About the IMA
Purposes of Idaho Medical Association
Idaho Medical Association is the leading organization representing physicians in all specialties, practice settings and geographic locations in our state, and is recognized as the voice of medicine in Idaho. IMA’s mission is to unify and advocate for all Idaho physicians, promote the art and science of medicine, and remain dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all Idahoans.
The Idaho Medical Association has over 3,500 members, all Idaho medical professionals who meet the Association's stringent membership requirements. Predominant membership is comprised of over 2,000 actively practicing physicians, including residents, with the balance of members comprised of retired physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical students.
The IMA's physician members represent 181 medical and surgical specialties. A high percentage of IMA members are board certified by their specialty accreditation organizations. Many IMA members have multiple specialties and board certifications.
The IMA is comprised of seven Trustee Districts and 14 component medical societies. Representatives of each component society comprise the IMA House of Delegates, which meets once a year at the IMA Annual Meeting.
The IMA is governed by policies adopted by the House of Delegates and the IMA Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is composed of representatives of the seven Trustee Districts and the Association's elected officers. IMA member committees work throughout the year to research and articulate medical issues to be acted upon by the House of Delegates and/or Board of Trustees.