AMDA membership is open to any physician who is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association. Active membership is limited to physicians who are full or part-time members of medical departments of commercial airlines, or or who are consultants to commercial airlines as determined by the AMDA Executive Council. However, any physician who wishes to affiliate because of his or her interest in airline medicine may join as an Associate member. Both Active and Associate members serve on committees and participate at the general business meeting. However, only Active members may vote at the meetings, and only Active members may hold elected offices.
The application form must be signed by two Active AMDA members, or by one Active and one Emeritus member. The form must be accompanied by two letters of reference, one from the primary AMDA sponsor, and one from the applicant's employer or supervisor. The application fee is $90 US; annual dues are $50. Requests for membership are approved by vote of the Executive Council.