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How do I become a member?

Click here to complete MAG's membership application. Once you have submitted the application and your membership has been approved, you will receive an email that outlines your MAG membership benefits and allows you to print a membership certificate.

How much does it cost to join MAG?

MAG dues are $275 per year for the first two years. Dues are $500 per year thereafter.

How does MAG interact with county medical societies in the state?

Georgia’s CMS offer some excellent benefits (e.g., referral services, special events, educational opportunities) that will enable you to run a more successful practice as well as expand your professional network. You are not required to join your CMS to join MAG (or vice versa), but MAG does encourage its members to join their CMS.

Am I required to join AMA if I join MAG?

No, MAG and the American Medical Association (AMA) are separate organizations – but MAG’s House of Delegates does elect Georgia’s AMA Delegation and MAG does encourage its members to join AMA.

Are MAG and MagMutual the same?

No. MAG is a physicians’ advocacy organization, while MagMutual is one of the largest medical malpractice insurers in the Southeast U.S. MAG does not own MagMutual, but the two do share a 30-year history – and MagMutual is one of MAG’s endorsed vendors.

How do I get a medical license in Georgia?

Contact the Georgia Composite Medical Board at medbd@dch.ga.gov or 404.656.3913

Can I join more than one state medical association?

A physician can join MAG as long as they have a current Georgia medical license and meet the basic rules of membership. According to MAG’s bylaws, an “active” member must have a medical degree and be licensed to practice medicine in Georgia or be employed as an intern, resident or fellow in a hospital or institution whose internship, residency or fellowship program is approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board or any predecessor or successor body authorized to license Doctor of Medicine or be employed as a commissioned medical officer in any of the armed forces of the U.S. or in the U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

If I move to Georgia and I was a member of another state medical association at the time, do I need to pay dues to join MAG?

No. MAG has a reciprocal agreement with the other state medical associations – so you can join MAG for the rest of a calendar year for free if you had already paid your dues for that year in the other state.

Does MAG offer a ‘Find a physician’ feature?

Yes, MAG's website has a ‘Find a physician’ feature that enables Georgians to search for MAG member physicians by specialty and location.

How can I become more involved at MAG?

Contact Donna Glass at dglass@mag.org if you have an interest in serving on a MAG committee or advisory group. It is also worth noting that the county medical societies in the state elect delegates who attend the annual House of Delegates, which is MAG’s policy-making body.

How can I get involved in the legislative process in Georgia?

Go to www.mag.org/resources/gr for details, including ways to contact MAG’s Government Relations team.