The Greater Albuquerque Medical Association (GAMA) is a private, incorporated 501(c) (6), non-profit, dues supported membership organization. Membership is voluntary and limited to licensed doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO), residents and interns living or working in the greater Albuquerque area.

GAMA is a component society of the New Mexico Medical Association. GAMA has a strong professional relationship with NMMS, specialty societies and other medical professional organizations.

Our function as a professional organization is to focus on the interests of physicians and their patients, working to promote the general health of the community.

GAMA addresses issues of importance to our membership including physician and patient advocacy at the local, state, and federal level; professional collegiality, professional ethics, physician/patient relationships, and continuing medical education for physicians and their staff. We represent physicians in every specialty of medicine.

We welcome your interest and look forward to having you as a member.

Persons eligible for membership will meet the geographic requirements established by the Association as defined by the New Mexico Medical Society. The greater Albuquerque area currently includes Bernalillo County and areas of Sandoval, and Torrance Counties. Below are details on membership categories:

Active Members shall have the following rights and privileges: to attend all meetings and social functions of the Association; to vote; and to hold elective office. We have two categories of Active Members:

  1. Regular Paid Members. Shall meet the requirements set forth in ARTICLE Ill of the Constitution of the New Mexico Medical Society, of a regular paid member: (1) must be a properly certified member of a-component society; (2) must hold the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy or a Bachelor of Medicine and must hold a license to practice medicine in New Mexico; (3) or he/she must be an intern or resident physician serving in a training program approved by the American Medical Association
  2. Regular Dues-Exempt Members. Regular dues-exempt membership shall be limited to the provisions specified below in items 1, 2 and 3. Regular dues exempt members have all the rights and privileges of regular members as specified below in Section 1 and 2.
  1. Emeritus Members. Emeritus members are those physicians who have been regular paid members of the Association who have been New Mexico Medical Society members for five or more years and are no longer in practice, for one of the following reasons:  prolonged illness; absence retirement from practice for post-graduate work; or retirement from practice.
  2. Members who reached 70 years of age are excused from dues.
  3. A member who has been a member for over five years and because of illness/impairment is working less than 20 hours a week is exempt from paying dues, until such time as that member can return to practice for over 20 hours per week

Special Members shall have the privilege to attend all scientific meetings and social functions of the Association. They may not vote or hold elective office in the Association. We have three types of Special Membership:

  1. Affiliate Members. Affiliate membership may be conferred on New Mexico physicians who are located in a foreign country or United States possession and are engaged in medical missionary, education, or philanthropic activities, and are granted affiliate membership in the New Mexico Medical Society.   Affiliate members shall be exempt from the payment of dues.
  2. Retired Members. Retired membership status may be conferred on a physician who has practiced medicine in New Mexico for less than five years and elects to retire from practice, or retires due to illness or to do post-graduate work, and who is granted retired membership by the New Mexico Medical Society. A physician who retires from work or practices outside of New Mexico and relocates to this state to live in retirement may also be a retired member. Retired members shall be excused from paying dues and may receive all publications of the Society.
  3. Honorary Members. Honorary membership may be conferred upon any person who has received honorary membership in the New Mexico Medical Society. Honorary members shall be exempt from the payment of dues.  An honorary member of GAMA may include a medical student enrolled in the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and who is a member of New Mexico Medical Society.

The Greater Albuquerque Medical Association (GAMA) is a private, incorporated 501(c) (6), non-profit, dues supported membership organization. Membership is voluntary and limited to licensed doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO), residents and interns living or working in the greater Albuquerque area.

GAMA is a component society of the New Mexico Medical Association. GAMA has a strong professional relationship with NMMS, specialty societies and other medical professional organizations.

Our function as a professional organization is to focus on the interests of physicians and their patients, working to promote the general health of the community.

GAMA addresses issues of importance to our membership including physician and patient advocacy at the local, state, and federal level; professional collegiality, professional ethics, physician/patient relationships, and continuing medical education for physicians and their staff. We represent physicians in every specialty of medicine.

We welcome your interest and look forward to having you as a member.

GAMA Membership Categories:

Membership consists of three categories:

A. Voting, Dues Paying Members: Voting Dues Paying membership shall be limited to one (1) category:

1) Regular members who are licensed to practice medicine as a M.D. or D.O. in the State of New Mexico or those serving as an Intern or Resident Physicians in a training program in the greater Albuquerque area approved by the American Medical Association or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


B. Voting, Non-Dues Paying Members: Voting, Non-Dues Paying membership shall be limited to two (2) categories:

1) Emeritus Membership: Emeritus membership may be granted by the Board of Trustees to a member of the Association who has been a Regular Member for five (5) or more years, and for one or more of the following reasons: prolonged illness, absence from practice for post-graduate work or retirement from practice. When the reason for which Emeritus membership was granted no longer exists, the member shall automatically be returned to Regular membership.

2) Senior Membership: Senior membership may be granted by the Board of Trustees to members who are 70 years of age and older who are still practicing medicine.


C. Non-Voting Members: Non-Voting Members are not required to pay dues to the Association and shall be limited to three (3) categories:


1) Retired Membership: Retired membership may be granted by the Board of Trustees to anyone who otherwise qualifies for Emeritus membership but who has been a Regular Member for fewer than five years, or to any physician who formerly practiced outside of the Albuquerque area, who has retired from active practice or from his/her former position, was a member of the local medical society outside of the Albuquerque area, and who has moved to the Albuquerque area to live in retirement.

2) Associate Membership: Associate membership may be granted to Albuquerque area physicians who are engaged as full-time medical missionaries, are engaged in education or philanthropic activities or are active members of the Armed Forces or of the United States Public Health Service.

3) Honorary Membership: Honorary membership may be granted to any person by the Board of Trustees for outstanding achievement in the medical profession or for outstanding service to the Association. The Association shall present an appropriate certificate to such members.


Apply Online (link)

An application is considered complete upon the receipt of application, photo (headshot) and payment in full. Brief professional statements and a photo of each applicant is published in the annual GAMA pictorial directory. Note: The application must be signed with an electronic signature. If you cannot complete an application online, you can submit them via e-mail, fax or mail: Email: staff@gamamed.org; Fax: 505.823.4760; Mail: GAMA, 7770 Jefferson NE, Suite 420, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please do not fax photos. If you have any questions, please contact us at 505.821.4583.

Dues & Payment Information

Dues for Active membership in GAMA and the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) for 2017 are $220 for county and $375 for state. Membership for Interns, Residents, and Fellows is $60/yr (GAMA is $35/yr and NMMS is $25/yr). Although membership is voluntary, membership in both GAMA and NMMS is a condition required by the Bylaws of the State Society. Payment in full is required with your application.