Join or Renew


Welcome to the community! By joining our over 3,000 members, you are furthering your career while giving back to your profession. For that, we thank you.

We have a few membership options for you, including group membership. Take a look at our options below and see what is the right fit for you. Office administrators, non-DC physicians, and allied health professionals have options to join as well!

Members enjoy numerous member benefits including:

  • free coaching sessions or free sessions with an MSDC wellbeing psychologist
  • strong advocacy to protect physicians and patients 
  • access to member communities like Women in Medicine and Early Career Physicians
  • free or discounted educational and networking opportunities
  • practice management assistance
  • timely information on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the daily practice of medicine.

Contact Robert Hay with questions about membership
   202-466-1800 x101

How to Join MSDC

Individual Physicians
Group and Practice Memberships
Early Career Physicians
Physicians in Training
Allied Health Professionals

Individual Physicians

Active membership for physicians who have completed their training is only $325 for the first year.

Join now and get membership through December 31, 2022.


Fan of paper forms? You can download and return a membership form here.

MSDC also has membership options for physicians who work in the government, military, or non-clinical settings, or who are working part-time seeing patients. Join as an Associate member here.

Group and Practice Memberships

If you practice in a group setting and at least five physicians at the practice are MSDC members, you are eligible for a discount on membership! The discount varies based on group size. Contact MSDC to learn more.

Contact MSDC

Physicians under 40 years of age or within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training, may take advantage of our special Early Career Physician rate of $275. 

Contact MSDC

Select "Early Career Physician" when prompted.

Membership for residents, fellows and students is dues-exempt.

Residents and Fellows JOIN MSDC HERE.


Non-physician allied health professionals who work for an Active MSDC member OR non-physicians interested in supporting the Medical Society may join MSDC as a dues-exempt Associate member. Apply here.

Eligibility: Active membership in the Medical Society of the District of Columbia is open to reputable doctors of medicine or osteopathy who are actively licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the District of Columbia or suburban Maryland or Virginia and who live or practice in the greater Metropolitan Washington area; or who are in a post graduate training program in the greater Metropolitan Washington area.


To renew by phone, call 202-466-1800. 

To renew online, follow the steps below.

1) Create your password HERE.  You will be prompted to enter your email address and reset your password using a link sent to your personal email. (IMPORTANT: Sign up using the email address where you receive MSDC eNewsline)

2) Access your online profile HERE

3) Go to "Membership Info" under MY PROFILE. Follow additional directions at How To Renew