Dues Categories

Active Members

To be an active member of PCMS, you must:

  • Hold the degree of MD or DO from an approved teaching institution

  • Hold a license to practice medicine in the State of Washington

  • Reside or practice in Pierce County or a neighboring county

  • Represent all material facts on the membership application in a truthful/honest manner

  • Be current on all dues and assessments

Physician Assistant Members

Assistant members must be licensed by the state and be employed and/or supervised by an active member of the Society.

Retired Members

A retired member is a physician or physician assistant who has been a member of the Society or of another component Society of the AMA, and has retired from the practice of medicine.

Associate Members

An associate member must possess all qualifications of active members except the license requirement.  This includes a physician or physician assistant with the US armed forces, Public Health Service, or actively serving in federal, state or local government.

Medical Student, Intern, Resident Members

Medical students, interns, residents or other physicians in training in an appropriate institution are included in this membership category.


Dues for PCMS are:


Active/Associate US Military, USPHS, VA--$143

New Member, First Year--$228 - New members receive 20% discount on their first year of membership 

Medical Student or Medical Resident--FREE

1st Year of Practice (completed residency in 2020)--FREE

2nd Year of Practice (completed residency in 2019)--$143

Physician Assistant--$85

Retired Member--FREE

You can pay your dues by clicking here

Need assistance?  Contact Tanya McClain, Membership Coordinator  or call PCMS at 253.572.3667

Are my dues deductible?  

In most cases, a portion of the medical society dues may be deductible for tax purposes as professional or business expenses. The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 states that association dues used for lobbying activities are not deductible as a business expense. As a result, a portion of your PCMS dues cannot be deducted as a business expense for federal income tax purposes. See below for current non-deductible lobbying percentage rates. 

2021 Non-deductible lobbying percentage rate is 5%. 
2019 Non-deductible lobbying percentage rate is 5%.
2020 Non-deductible lobbying percentage rate is 5%.
2021 Non-deductible lobbying percentage rate is 5%



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