Massachusetts Medical Society: Membership Dues Pricing FAQ

Membership Dues Pricing FAQ


Effective August 31, 2023

For 240 years, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) has served as the body representing the medical profession in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Today, the MMS remains the largest physician-led organization in Massachusetts, advocating for physicians and the well-being of their patients.

After careful consideration and review by the Committee on Membership, the Committee on Finance, and the MMS Board of Trustees, the House of Delegates approved an adjustment to dues at the Annual Meeting, held in May 2023, and is the final change as part of a three-year plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much will state medical society dues increase?
A: Regular state membership dues for an individual physician member will increase by $50 in 2024. Senior physicians who meet the eligibility requirements will have state dues of $100.00. The national median for state medical society dues is over $480. The MMS dues remain below the national median.

HOD Approved 2024 Dues Increases

Regular Physician State Dues: $450 
Senior Physician State Dues: $100
Approved Community Health Center Physicians: $200

For detailed information about dues prices of other membership categories, please visit

Q: Why are dues increasing?
In 2022, the MMS raised its dues for the first time in 35 years as part of a three-year plan to support the Society’s ongoing work advocating for its members and daily operations.

Q: When will this increase take effect?
The new membership fees will take effect August 31, 2023 for all renewing and new members.

Q: Is the MMS still a great value?
Absolutely! The Society’s benefits and services translate into over $1,000 in value. We will continue to offer and support the same event programming, advocacy efforts, quality CME, access to the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch Online, and practice management support. Additionally, the MMS supports our aspiring and early-career physicians by offering $100,000 in scholarships to medical students and free membership in the Society for Massachusetts residents from an accredited residency training program and medical students.

Q: Will MMS membership dues continue to increase?
While there is no decision regarding future dues price increases, recommendations regarding any changes will receive careful consideration and review by the Committee on Membership, the Committee on Finance, the MMS Board of Trustees, and the House of Delegates.

Q: Can I renew early to avoid an increase?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer any early-bird incentives. You may wish to consider a multi-year membership, which offers up to a 30% discount. Learn more by visiting or contact MMS Processing at or (617) 841-2925 for invoice and dues information.

View a PDF version of this FAQ here.

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