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Join one of the fastest growing medical professional societies and be a part of the change we want to see in health care.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the nation’s only medical professional association representing the interdisciplinary field of Lifestyle medicine. Our members are united by a dedication to identifying and eradicating the root causes of chronic disease through the six pillars of lifestyle medicine. There is no better time to join than during our 20th anniversary year.


Refer a Friend to Join ACLM

How it works:

  • Please share the link below with your friends, family, and colleagues by email, text, or direct message.
  • When that person joins, have them enter your name in the referral box in the membership join application.

Where You Belong

Being a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is more than earning discounts on continuing education. It means joining a network of passionate, purpose-driven healthcare professionals who see an opportunity for change.

We celebrate all the members who have called ACLM home for the past 20 years, striving to eradicate chronic diseases. Join us on the journey – belong to a society driven to transform health and healthcare. We can’t wait to celebrate you!

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“After practicing medicine for almost 20 years, I found myself with a strong calling to follow my passion as a healer. I wanted to find a way to combine both my personal and professional beliefs about what truly encompasses wellness. When I read about the six pillars of lifestyle medicine, it truly felt like coming home.

Since attending my first ACLM conference in 2019 and taking (and passing) the ACLM board exam, my entire life has blossomed. I am no longer feeling burned out as a primary care physician because I now have the tools to help my patients not only prevent, but also possibly reverse their chronic diseases. I have found that I am better able to empower and educate my patients with evidence-based resources to help them best succeed in achieving wellness and vitality. ”

Melissa Sundermann, DO, FACOI, DipABLM

Justin Charles

“When I arrived at medical school, I spent months emailing physicians from many specialties about my interest in comprehensive, compassionate, lifestyle-oriented care to treat chronic disease and improve patients’ physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I was introduced by a faculty mentor to ACLM and from the moment I went on the website and read the description of the field, I was hooked. After attending my first ACLM conference, meeting like-minded individuals at all different stages of their careers, I knew I had found my professional home. It became clear that following, teaching, practicing, and promoting lifestyle medicine was my calling. This sense of purpose helped provide the support and motivation I needed to persevere through my medical training. Whatever direction my path takes, I plan to do everything in my power to help advance the field of lifestyle medicine.”

Justin Charles, MD