Academia Nacional de Medicina de Buenos Aires
The Academy was launched at the same time as the national university by government minister, Bernardino Rivadavia, in 1822 and it is the oldest academy in the Americas.
There are 35 full members, 11 national honorary members, 68 national corresponding members, 58 foreign honorary members and 197 foreign corresponding members. Full members are elected by their peers through a strict mechanism of election as dictated by the Statute.
A series of exchange programmes are carried out especially with Latin-American and Spanish Academies.