As the umbrella organization for all the professional medical associations and societies in Jamaica, the MAJ has played a critical role in enhancing the welfare of Physicians and the medical needs of patients. As an advocate for the provision of high quality health care and a proactive voice in advancing health awareness and health prevention for the Jamaican people, the MAJ has raised the level of medical services offered to the people of Jamaica.
The Association has promoted continuing education through regular workshops and symposia held each year on tropical clinical and professional issues as well as legal and ethical seminars, frequently interfacing with other professional bodies.
Presidents of the MAJ now serve a two year tern in the office. Prior to their term in the presidency, they serve on the executive of the Association in preparation for the leadership role, often choosing the Projects on which they will focus during their term in office. As immediate past president they provide guidance to the incoming president, while at the same time completing work started during their term. In that way, the Association benefits from at least six years of dedicated service from each President.