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.
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.
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
Former Member returning after lapse of at least one year--$256 - Returning members received a 10% discount upon renewal
Medical Student or Medical Resident--FREE
1st Year of Practice (completed residency in 2019)--FREE
2nd Year of Practice (completed residency in 2018)--$143
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.
2018 Non-deductible lobbying percentage rate is 5%.
2019 Non-deductible lobbying percentage is 0%.