Types of Membership

Active Members
In-Training Members
Associate Members
Life Members
Emeritus Members
Inactive Members
Student Members
Service Members
Honorary Members
Special Members


Active Membership: Active membership shall be limited to doctors of medicine or osteopathy who practice or reside in Fayette County or in a contiguous county in Kentucky in which there is no component medical society. An active member must be of good moral and professional standing and subscribe to the Principles of Ethics of the American Medical Association. Cost: $830/year (includes LMS/KMA)
Active Member Application

In-Training Members: The in-training membership shall consist of interns, residents and teaching fellows who are doctors of medicine or osteopathy and who have complied with all pertinent regulations of the Kentucky State Board of Medical Licensure. An in-training member shall have the priviledges of an active member except that he/she cannot hold office.
In-Training Application Cost: $40 (one-time fee for the duration of your residency)

Associate Members: The associate membershipa shall consist of those persons not eligible for active membership and who are qualified under one or more of the following categories:
a. A doctor of medicine or osteopathy residing and practicing outside Fayette County and who is an active member in good standing in his/her own county medical society.
b. A doctor of medicine or osteopathy who is not a full-time medical officer of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Veterans' Administration, Public Health Service or other governmental service while on duty in Fayette County. An associate member shall have the priviledges of an active member except that he/she shall not have the right to vote or hold office.
Associate Member Application Cost: $100/year

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Life Members: The life membership shall consist of duly licensed doctors or medicine or osteopathy who are active members but who are not engaged in the active practice of medicine or who have reached the age of seventy (70). Conversion of status from active membership to life membership shall be upon notification of eligibility to and approval of the Administrative Council. A life member shall have the same priviledges of an active member except that he/she shall not pay dues and shall not have the right to hold office.
Cost: will depend on eligibility

Emeritus Members: At least once each year the Administrative Council shall consider and may nominate, and the Society may elect, members for emeritus membership from among the life membershp who have served this or another county medical society with distinction. An emeritus member shall have the priviledges of an active member except that he/she shall not pay dues.

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Inactive Members: The inactive membership shall consist of duly licensed doctors of medicine or osteopathy who are eligible for active membership but who because of temporary circumstances are not engaged in the active practice of medicine for a year or more. Application for inactive membership may be made by any member or by another member on his/her behalf. An inactive member shall have the same priviledges of an active member except the right to vote or hold office.

Student Membership: Any student in an accredited medical school in Kentucky or any resident of Fayette County who is a student in any accredited medical school in the United States shall be eligible for student membership. A student member shall have the priviledges of an active member except that he/she shall not have the right to vote or hold office.
Cost: Free

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Service Members: Members of the Lexington Medical Society who enter military service and who ae stationed outside of Fayette County shall be classified as service members, and their names shall be recorded as such on the roster of the Society until they are again eligible for a change of status. Dues of service members shall be assessed in the same manner as those in the Kentucky Medical Association. Questions concerning the length of military service and relationship to his/her absence shall be referred to the Executive Committee for resolution. A service member shall retain the membership priviledges of his/her previous classification.

Honorary Members: Any person distinguished by his/her attainments in medicine or science, either in practice, research or teaching, who has participaed in a program of the Society and who is not a member of a component county society of Kentucky is eligible for election to honorary membership. An honorary member shall have the priviledges of an active member except that he/she not have the right to vote, hold office or pay dues.

Nominations for honorary membership may be initiated by any member of the Society in writing, but must be approved by the Administrative Council, which shall report its recommendations to the Society. Election to honorary membership shall be by majority vote of the Society at any regular meeting. Cost: Free

Special Members: The special membership shall consist of health care administrators whose relationship to the Society whould be mutually beneficial and who are invited by the Administrative Council to join the Society. Invitation for special membership may be initiated by any member of the Society for consideration by the Administrative Council. Election to special membership shall be by majority vote of the Society at any regular meeting. A special member shall have the priviledges of an active member except that he/she shall not have the right to vote or hold office. Cost: $100/year

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