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If you are a Community Medicine Specialist, or are working in the field of community medicine, you are entitled to submit an application for membership into the National Specialty Society for Community Medicine.

Benefits afforded by the NSSCM include:

  • Member’s Listserve – receive announcements, job postings and resources specific to the field of community medicine
  • Career Planning/Job Opportunities – learn about job opportunities nationwide via messages sent directly to your email and posted on the NSSCM website
  • Networking – meet public health practitioners across the country through Council and Committee work, as well as via the NSSCM Annual Member’s Dinner held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunity to shape and support community medicine in Canada – membership allows you to participate in the NSSCM Council along with various working Committees dedicated to establishing and promoting Canadian Community Medicine Specialists as recognized and respected leaders in health protection and promotion, and disease and injury prevention

NSSCM is the ONLY pan-Canadian organization representing the interests of community medicine physicians – JOIN NOW!

Membership categories include:

(Active Member):

  • graduate of a Canadian medical school (or equivalent),  have either a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or a Quebec certificate in Community Medicine (or equivalent), and be licensed by a Canadian licensing authority to practice medicine;
  • graduate of a Canadian medical school (or equivalent),  have either a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or a Quebec certificate in a specialty other than Community Medicine (or equivalent), be licensed by a Canadian licensing authority to practice medicine, be  engaged in a practice related to Community Medicine or have otherwise shown an active and primary interest in the field of Community Medicine, and conform to the ongoing standards of the Society.
  • graduate of a Canadian medical school (or equivalent), has graduate education in community health or in a relevant  field, be licensed by a Canadian licensing authority to practice medicine, and  be engaged in a practice related to Community Medicine or otherwise has shown an active interest in the field of Community Medicine, and who conforms to the ongoing standards of the Society
  • graduate in a training program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, (or equivalent), in a field related to Community Medicine.
  • physician or scientist outside of Canada. Members who leave Canada may retain their category of membership or may apply to become corresponding members.

For the complete list of membership categories please refer to the NSSCM Bylaws. Application for all other members not listed on the membership form must be completed through the NSSCM office. Please email the NSSCM at nsscm @ cpha.ca to inquire.

*Applications for Active, Associate, Resident, Emeritus, Corresponding and Corporate membership will be forwarded to the Society. Election to membership takes place at the annual general meeting of members.  Nominations for Honorary membership must be presented by Council to the annual general meeting of members, where a vote of fifty percent (50%) plus one of the members present constitutes approval.