As a member of The Nashville Academy of Medicine, you have an opportunity to influence how medicine is practiced now and in the future. In addition to invaluable information, membership offers you a wide variety of discounts and services to help you practice medicine more effectively. Membership in the Nashville Academy of Medicine and Tennessee Medical Association is a sound investment that protects you and your practice. Increase your personal influence in today’s medical marketplace by joining with your peers across the state to strengthen medicine’s unified voice.
- Benefits of the Nashville Academy of Medicine
Keeping members informed of medical-political issues that affect the practice of medicine
Governmental Affairs committee discusses upcoming legislation and issues related to the practice of medicine
Legislative Reception in the fall to meet local legislators in person and hear about issues important to them
Doctor’s Day on the Hill every spring where we join physicians around the state to talk to legislators
MULTI-MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
NAM News monthly e-newsletter
NAM’s website – http://www.nashvillemedicine.org
Social Media channels through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
Online communications, press releases and blog posts about pertinent issues
Frequent seminars and CME events on topics pertinent to your practice
Project Access Nashville Specialty Care (formerly Bridges to Care Plus) providing specialty care to uninsured patients who are 200% or below of the Federal poverty line in Davidson County
Promoting education and research in the field of medicine
Providing physician speakers, free of charge, to community groups
Participating in community groups such as the Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee, Nashville Health Steering Committee, Healing Trust roundtables, United Way Communities of Practice, and various health meetings and summits to ensure that we are understanding the needs of the community.
Supporting the Medical Foundation of Nashville in its mission to empower our community by supporting health access, promoting healthy lifestyles, championing health and medical education
Special sections to address the needs and interests of young physicians, medical students and residents
Networking events for collegiality and community building
The opportunity to participate in NAM’s board, delegate, foundation and committee structure which develops recommendations to guide the association
We support and provide partial scholarships to every member who is interested in participating in the TMA’s John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership, offering programs on improving healthcare efficiency and quality in a team-based delivery model.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS
Member discounts for all your staffing needs
Physician referral service
Discounted legal, banking, credit and financial management services
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- Benefits of the Tennessee Medical Association
(influential voice and representation with government and regulatory entities)
We use grassroots and government affairs to tackle big issues that no one else can or will, like patient-centered, physician-led, team-based healthcare delivery; payment reform and payer accountability; and medical liability reform.
(proprietary, accredited CME content on the topics that matter most to doctors and their patients)
Members get free or discounted content via in-person workshops and events, or online 24/7 to maintain their licensure requirements and achieve ongoing professional development.
(tools to excel in the medical profession, and in the community)
We train doctors to be leaders in their practice settings and in their communities through the John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership, offering programs on improving healthcare efficiency and quality in a team-based delivery model.
(proven third party intermediary between doctors and insurance companies)
We help members eliminate or mitigate reimbursement challenges with government and commercial payers.
(expert interpretation and guidance, at no charge)
Our in-house attorneys help keep members informed and compliant.
(good deals on good products and services)
We partner with a variety of companies to give members exclusive access to the things doctors need and/or want to run their practices.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
Tennessee Medicine – TMA’s socio-economic magazine and scientific journal
TMA’s electronic membership newsletter
TMA’s website – http://www.tnmed.org/
A weekly update of happenings and successes during the legislative session
- Intern/Resident/Fellow Membership Benefits
Intern/Resident/Fellow membership provides physicians-in-training the opportunity to learn more about the business of medicine and all that membership in organized medicine offers to physicians. It also provides new physicians with an active voice in the decision making process of the association. Intern/Resident/Fellow membership is FREE to all physicians who are actively enrolled in postgraduate residency programs or fellowships. Simply complete a short application here and you then you will go through the same approval process as an actively practicing member. By allowing Interns/Residents/Fellows the chance to become involved in our organizations early in their careers we hope to develop a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship over the career life of the member.
- Student Membership Benefits
The Nashville Academy of Medicine and Tennessee Medical Association provide student members with many of the same benefits as actively practicing physicians. Both the NAM and TMA lobby on behalf of medical students regarding policies that will affect the funding of residency programs and help alleviate medical education debt, among others. NAM will work with local student chapters in Nashville to host events on campus and help you identify speakers for your student chapter events.
You can also join the American Medical Association (AMA) as a student member for a nominal annual fee. Membership in the AMA provides student members with unlimited access to JAMA and all 11 specialty journals through The JAMA Network® (a $660 value). For other student benefit information through the AMA, click here.
For more information on NAM and TMA membership, click here.