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  • Health equity is improving for the LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community, yet research suggests there is much work to be done. Here, Provider Solutions & Development interviews Swedish health system’s Dr. Kevin Wang about his journey as a gay physician and ho...
  • Let us help connect you Today! Below you will find organization PROFILES that will guide you through opportunities within reputable volunteer organizations. You can also explore resource guides for volunteering across multiple areas of the American Medical Association.
  • More than a year and a half into this pandemic, medicine finds itself with a unique opportunity: A chance to rethink and overhaul the way care is delivered reports Tanya Albert Henry, AMA Contributing News Writer.
  • Did you know that Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day? It’s a great time to start discussions since many families are together celebrating. While these conversations can be difficult, they are very important not only for your health but for your entire extended family.
  • Physicians see retirement differently than many other professions. According to a 2017 Comp Health Survey, the average age physicians expect to retire is 68–when the average age of Americans in all other jobs is near 63. What’s behind this difference?
  • When Donna Strickland, PhD, in 2018 became only the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in physics, she was still just an associate professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Asked why she wasn’t a full professor, she responded that she “never asked” writes Jennifer Lubell, AMA cont...
  • During the 5 months between my son’s 2nd birthday and my 37th, my father and stepfather died. The day after my son’s birthday, my father died alone in the hospital, 10 hours after we gave permission to withdraw life support. Five days earlier, he and 3 friends had been hit by a driver while t...
  • You play an important role in training your medical residents. Are you confident in doing so? Learn about the importance of giving these residents learning opportunities and others ways to enhance their experience and create a positive working relationship.
  • Last summer, 54 students donned white coats as the inaugural class of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. Located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the Cherokee Nation capital of Tahlequah, it’s the first US medical school on tribal...
  • Starting a new job is never easy, let alone during a global pandemic writes AMA Senior news writer Sara Berg. For Amy Frieman, MD, a palliative care physician, that was a reality. Dr. Frieman started her role as chief wellness officer at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) in Edison, New Jersey, in ...
  • Workplaces across the country continue to map out their back-to-the-office plans as the COVID-19 pandemic endures, writes AMA senior news writer Sara Berg. After more than a year out of the office, returning to work faces some challenges, including what that workplace will look like and how to pr...
  • In the age of physician burnout, simply taking your PTO can be a step toward reclaiming your health. Learn the science behind why prioritizing yourself can improve your well-being and your productivity, and read tips on how to plan a successful vacation.
  • I remember when we started running. It was a Monday evening. We had just finished dinner, pork chops and pesto, on our back porch as a family of 5. I had reading to do, so I pushed my chair back to get up from the table. Before I had time to stand, your voice cut through the hot, humid July air, ...
  • For Dr. Adrian Dryden, COVID meant more than learning new protocols and wearing extra PPE. It upended his life, starting with a job loss and ending with him having to return to Canada, where he grew up. Read how Provider Solutions & Development's team helped him navigate a complex immigration pro...
  • New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes have been created that streamline the novel coronavirus testing currently available on the United States market. These CPT codes are unique for each coronavirus vaccine as well as administration codes unique to each such vaccine. The new CPT codes c...
  • Back in the spring, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 could safely resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Now, though, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer, the agency’s expert physicians and ...
  • Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly, writes Tanya Albert Henry, AMA Contributing News Writer. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tas...
  • A mental health crisis has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than a year, physicians and other health professionals have been dealing with elevated levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, post-traumatic stress disorder and burnout. But a new health campaign aims to mak...
  • Government and private insurers’ audits have revealed unfortunate cases of fraudulent or abusive medical billing practices, writes AMA News Editor Kevin B O’Reilly. You deserve to be paid for the medical care you provide, but it is essential that you avoid improper billing practices to steer clea...
  • Physicians shouldn’t wait for the Social Security Administration to tell them when to apply for retirement benefits. Navigating the agency’s complex rules and schedules should be part of every doctor’s personal retirement planning.