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  • When your contract comes up for renewal, will you be ready to re-sign with confidence? Lawyer Dennis Westlind has spent years as senior labor and employment counsel for large health systems. Here, he shares negotiation tips and how to avoid common pitfalls and contract surprises.
  • As a physician and a mother, Dr. Dina Vaynberg has always had to juggle life’s challenges, but the pandemic intensified the struggle. Here, the OBGYN and mom of toddler sons talks about what health systems must do to better support physician moms and offers tips on how to make sure your next role...
  • 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.
  • Social media has been flooded with images of people proudly displaying their COVID-19 vaccination cards—and the impetus for doing that is understandable writes AMA Senior News Writer Sara Berg. While that little white card has helped bring a sense of normalcy to people across the country, one que...
  • The concept of coaching has origins in the business world, but it is beginning to take root across medicine—in medical school, residency and in practice. In this article, AMA News Writer Brendan Murphy speaks with physician experts on coaching in medicine explain why it works, who benefits from i...
  • Stay in the loop on innovations and emerging issues impacting physicians and public health today. The Moving Medicine series from the American Medical Association includes interviews, educational presentations and in-depth discussions about a variety of current, relevant health care topics includ...
  • For some patients, COVID-19 is the uninvited visitor who won’t leave. These survivors have described a troubling array of persistent symptoms, including fatigue, insomnia, changes in smell and taste, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, depression, and anxiety. In late Februa...
  • While the electronic health record is here to stay, it is often a prime source of frustration and burnout for physicians, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer. But the good news is physician practices and health systems might have more control over the EHR than originally thought. It’s time t...
  • Patient advocates, researchers, policymakers and other experts in the medical field were named to the annual list of “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” set out by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). Sara Berg, AMA Senior News writer, reports on how these young leaders in health care...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 |