AMA Volunteer Guide: COVID-19
The American Medical Association (AMA) Volunteer Guide provides information for physicians and health care professionals who want to support communities severely impacted by COVID-19.
- Click here to download the AMA Physician’s Guide to COVID-19.
Guide to volunteer at the state-level:
For state agencies and institutions, the AMA Volunteer Guide includes information on third-party organizations that can identify and match volunteers accordingly as well as resources for credentialing in an emergency.
- Click here for volunteer activity and assistance.
Guide for retired physicians:
The AMA has curated a selection of resources to provide guidance to senior and retired physicians who may wish to return to work or are called upon to do so during the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource includes guidance on licensing, providing assistance that does not involve direct patient care, re-entering practice, managing professional liability and consideration of retirement status.
- Click here for the senior physician COVID-19 resource guide
Guide for learners:
Medical students who are considering volunteer roles should review the guiding principles developed by the AMA Council.
- Click here for guiding principles to protect learners
Guide for medical staff:
The National Association for Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to serving the medical services profession.
- Click here for the NAMSS COVID-19 guide
Additionally the Volunteer Guide covers in depth information regarding:
- Temporarily relaxed licensure requirements
- Organizations providing gratis access to credential verification data
- Statistics around the U.S. physician and student workforce
- COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions