Admission & Advancement/AAMA




You qualify for admission to the American Academy of Medical Administrators if you are employed in healthcare management. Those providing educational or consulting services are also eligible. Students in programs of healthcare administration are eligible to be a Student affiliate with yearly dues of $20.00. Nominee yearly dues are $140.00 while Member and Fellow dues are $175.00 per year.

Nominees are eligible to advance to Member, after meeting the criteria for advancement.

After four years as a Member, you are eligible for advancement to Fellow upon completion of a Fellowship project or indication of other professional achievements approved by the Credentials Committee.

AAMA is the first professional health association granting the prestigious status of Diplomate in Healthcare Administration. Diplomate status can be earned by Fellows, not as a new level, but as evidence of meeting specified criteria of excellence in the healthcare field and in service to the Academy.

The Academy offers an examination several times each year for which successful candidates earn the designation of credentialed health services administrator. This distinction is an indication that they have successfully demonstrated an understanding of the common body of knowledge in the field of healthcare administration and an awareness of current issues and developments in the field.

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