Consider fellow-level AMA membership
LETTER — Posted Feb. 7, 2005
Regarding "AMA announces new membership strategy" (Article, Jan. 5): Your article states that "[membership] loss is driven more by members who do not renew than by a decline in newcomers."
May I suggest that AMA recognize members with five or more years of continuous membership with a "fellow" status, i.e., Fellow of the American Medical Association (FAMA). Fellows then will have to remain members in good standing or else they will lose their "fellow" status.
Chowallur Dev Chacko, MD, Orlando, Fla.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/02/07/edlt0207.htm.