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  • Long before the pandemic, doctors faced their own mental health concerns. Learn what’s been done — and what’s needed — to improve access to help.
  • 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.
  • This is the most inclusive, accommodating and equitable time for women in the history of the U.S. medical profession. Yet for all the gains posted by women over the last three-plus decades, the playing field remains uneven. AMA senior news writer Timothy Smith shares a conversation with two preem...
  • Poor staffing levels, excessive workloads, subpar management skills, stress and lack of autonomy are some of the factors that contribute to bullying in the workplace—including in medicine—according to a recent AMA report on the problem that pervades health care and how to stop it.
  • Today’s COVID-19 pandemic is less deadly than the influenza pandemic that ravaged the globe in 1918, though it’s more prolonged and has caused far greater economic damage. But there are lessons from 1918 that can help us navigate this global health crisis, writes Tanya Albert Henry, AMA Contribut...
  • The AMA Membership team is excited to announce a two-part series, What Doctors Wish Patients Knew on the AMA Moving Medicine podcast. Learn more here.
  • In this success story, you’ll learn how a leadership development program at Novant Health dramatically improved physician engagement, reinvigorated organizational culture, and led to commitment to system-level change.
  • When it comes to career choices, physicians have many options. From employed to part-time and location-based work, you’re bound to find your fit.
  • In this JAMA Piece of My Mind article, Physician and patient Michelle S. Mourad, MD relates her experience of being diagnosed with cancer and managing her serious illness during a pandemic.
  • After a disappointingly slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., Americans are growing increasingly eager to receive a COVID-19 vaccine reports Senior News Writer Sara Berg. While struggles remain and states continue to navigate distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, physicians want patients to...
  • COVID-19 has taken—and continues to take—a tremendous toll on physicians and other health professionals around the world, writes AMA Senior News Writer, Sara Berg. While physician burnout has been an ongoing problem in the medical community, the pandemic has, unsurprisingly, exacerbated the situa...
  • If you’re job hunting right now, making a good impression through the screen of your laptop has taken on a whole new importance. We asked our recruiters their top tips on how to approach your virtual interview with confidence. Here’s what they had to say. | NATIVE CONTENT |
  • It’s time to restore joy in medicine. STEPS Forward Success Stories highlight real-world examples of ways to address the causes of burnout, covering topics such as implementing team-based care and strategies to instill a culture of well-being. Success Stories also look at EHR and Technology impro...
  • For Dr. Steven Dailey, getting his black belt was just as important as where he’d be performing surgery. He is now building a thriving Orthopedics program in a small town hospital, with a jiu jitsu studio just down the street. Here, he shares how he worked with Provider Solutions & Development to...
  • To understand and address vaccine hesitancy and the roots of medical mistrust among Black Americans, look to the U.S. Public Health Service Study at Tuskegee—but not as an isolated event, writes Andis Robeznieks, AMA Senior News Writer. Rather, it is one component of structural racism that requir...
  • Physician burnout has been defined as an occupational syndrome that is driven by the work environment. To reduce physician burnout and improve well-being, health systems and organizations must create a better work environment that aligns their commitments, leadership structures, policies, and act...
  • Sure, money and location are important when you’re deciding where to work next. But often it’s the intangibles that will tip the scales toward one particular opportunity. How innovative is the health system? What’s the work culture like? Here, we dive under the surface to explore how you can make...
  • Given the realities presented by COVID-19, physicians should proactively consider their best plan of action should their employer wish to modify their current employment arrangement, and/or if the current situation presents an opportunity to change or terminate the relationship in a manner benefi...
  • JAMA Medical News sat down with Elvis Francois and William Robinson to talk about their unexpected fame as a musical duo. Videos of the two performing uplifting songs, with Francois on vocals and Robinson on the piano, have gone viral, leading the two spine surgery fellows to record an EP at a Na...
  • Practicing medicine in a positive, supportive environment is the foundation for a truly joyful career, but a job that is the wrong fit can lead to burnout & the need for disruptive job changes. Learn how to identify available practice settings & how each setting may affect your experience; develo...