The Anthroposophic Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA provides a professional membership body for Doctors and with (or training to work with) Anthroposophic Medicine in the UK. The AMA sponsored the creation of this website.
The Anthroposophic Medical Association (AMA) is open to all doctors and medical students who have a positive interest in anthroposophic medicine.
We also offer membership to students and professionals in the fields of nursery, midwifery, pharmacy and other paramedical professionals who have a positive interest in anthroposophic ways of working.
The AMA is the professional body of the doctors practising anthroposophic medicine in the United Kingdom and is involved in education, research and medicines legislation. It is affiliated to the I.V.A.A. (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations). It supports the work of the School of Spiritual Science, and relates particularly to its Medical Section. This has its centre at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and has members working throughout the world. It’s criteria for the qualification of Anthroposophic Doctor are supported by the AMA.
Through organising regular meetings and conferences, the AMA provides opportunities for colleagues to meet and study together. Members receive regular British and international newsletters, as well as other occasional mailings. The AMA also supports the English Training in Anthroposophic Medicine.
The AMA aims to support research undertaken by its members related to anthroposophic medicine and its therapies, and it engages in the work concerning medicines legislation as the professional body representing the prescribers’ interests. In this it works closely together with Weleda (UK) Ltd., the pharmaceutical company which manufactures and imports anthroposophic medicines in this country, and internationally in the IVAA.
As a member you will:
There are currently four categories of AMA membership. The details are currently under review. and we plan to open up membership to nurses and pharmacists in the near future.
For more information please contact us.
We ask AMA members to set up recurring online payment or a standing order so that we don't need to chase up payment every year and to keep you in control of your payments. If you set up recurring online payments you can cancel this at any time in your online account and you will be notified by email before money is taken from your card the following year.
Is available for £25 per year for as long as you remain a student.
Is available for £50 per year for the first 2 years of membership.
Associate members of the AMA are asked to pay £100 per year. As described below for Full Members, reduced contributions are also possible.
The annual fee for full membership is £200 per year. Of this we pay £40 to the Medical Section in Dornach. The remainder of the fee is used to to pay other expenses such as
There is no obligation for you to pay the full £200/year. If you cannot or don’t want to pay that amount then you are free to pay according to your means as you see fit. You can pay annually, half yearly or quarterly but best not to pay monthly because there is a charge from the bank for every payment.
When you apply for AMA membership, you have the option to pay online (only if you are paying the full amount) or you can receive an email with details of how to pay your membership fees by standing order (do this if you wish to pay a reduced amount).