Become a member of the Ontario Medical Association

Start experiencing all the OMA has to offer by signing up for a membership

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Join the OMA

The OMA is committed to delivering value to our members and helping you meet your needs.

Become a member

What is the OMA?

The OMA serves more than 43,000 physicians, including practicing physicians, residents and medical students. Our mission is to strengthen the leadership role of doctors in patient care and be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system. As a member, you have the opportunity to work and connect with others to make an impact on policy and matters that affect the profession.

We support the professional and personal needs of Ontario’s doctors, so they can deliver better health care.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Membership Operations or call 1-800-268-7215.

As a valued member, you will have access to:

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The OMA negotiates compensation agreements between physicians and the government.

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The OMA advocates with the government, the public and other stakeholders to influence health-system transformation.

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The OMA enables physician leadership to create a member-driven organization.

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The OMA makes it easier for you to get resources and services to help you with your personal and financial well-being.

Member benefits and programs

Your OMA membership gives you access to a wide variety of benefits and programs tailored to your needs at every stage of your career, including:

Advocacy tools

Find tools and training, networking and mentorship opportunities as well as policy guidance.

Practice management

Get support for your practice and access educational resources, health promotion information and billing resources.

News updates

Receive regular communications and updates, which includes getting our weekly e-newsletter and quarterly publication.

Physician wellness

The OMA Physician wellness program offers advice, support, referrals, assessment services, advocacy and more.

Insurance offerings

Sign up for OMA Insurance solutions and receive exclusive rates and special offers for members.

Retirement plans

The Advantages Retirement Plan™ is an award-winning group retirement savings plan exclusively for OMA members and their spouses/common-law partners.

Member discounts

Get exclusive OMA member discounts on consumer goods and services through the OMA discount program and Memberperks.


Access digital tools for managing patient records, data and virtual care, as well as provincial health tools, with OntarioMD.

Frequently asked questions

The OMA membership year follows the calendar (January through December). Annual renewal opens on the second Monday of the year; renewal notices and reminders will be emailed.

According to the OMA Dues Act 1991, payment of dues is mandatory for physicians engaged in the practice of medicine or who conduct health research in Ontario. However, dues are not mandatory for retired physicians, medical students, residents and physicians in public service who do not maintain a sideline or occasional independent practice.

Membership in good standing, by the payment of OMA dues, may be required to access some OMA programs and services, such as OMA Insurance offerings.

Membership is available to medical students enrolled in one of the six medical schools in Ontario with fees of $10 for the calendar year.

Membership is available to postgrad/residents/fellows enrolled in a residency/fellowship program in Ontario and hold an active licence with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Fees are $160.

Membership is available to international medical students enrolled in a pre-residency program or Canadian medicine primer with Touchstone Institute in Toronto. To maintain membership the following year, you must hold an active licence with the CPSO.

A pro-rated fee amount is available to newly licensed physicians when applying after Jan. 31.

Once the payment is processed, you will receive a welcome email with a link that will return you to our website to complete the process.

It can take one to 10 days to process a membership application form.

Any applications with preauthorized bank debit as a payment method cannot be processed until 10 days after the bank details have been confirmed.

We will send you an email when your payment has been processed. After that, we will email you your membership card and/or receipt.

You can check the status of your application using the confirmation email sent to you.