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  • When Alexander J. Towbin, MD got the idea to use social media as a promotional tool, he initially planned to publicize his department's informatics projects. But Towbin quickly realized social media could serve an even broader purpose — promoting the entire department and increasing its visibilit...
  • Check the JAMA Network Coronavirus Resource for updates on COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment. The collection includes Q&A's with NIAID's Anthony Fauci, an interactive map of the outbreak courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past publications on vaccine deve...
  • In this short JAMA Network Video, Abraham Verghese, MD of Stanford University discusses the findings of a JAMA Special Communication on practices to foster physician presence and connection with patients in clinical encounters, and why the first moment between patient and physician is so crucial.
  • A medical license granted by a U.S. state or jurisdiction is required of every practicing physician. Licensing boards and statutes can be complex and vary from state to state. While there is a trend toward uniformity among licensing boards, automatic reciprocity between state medical boards has m...
  • Physicians often feel caught between the work required to best serve their patients, and the mandatory work required by in their organization. When those competing demands do not align, it can create a situation that is unmanageable for many doctors and other health professionals, which leads to ...
  • The AMA Ed Hub delivers learning opportunities on topics that matter to all involved in the art and practice of medicine. This featured learning module from STEPS ForwardTM focuses on hospitalists and burnout. The content shows how to identify drivers of hospitalist burnout, describes steps to he...
  • It’s never too late to learn more about the opportunities and resources available to further your competency in various public health disciplines and even make a career in that part of medicine. A recent panel discussion featuring four physicians who work in both public health and advocacy—some o...
  • A new JAMA Network Open Original Investigation by Shannon B. Juengst, PhD; Alexa Royston, DO; and Isabel Huang, MD explores the family leave and return-to-work experiences of physician mothers. In this cross-sectional survey, 844 physician mothers across multiple subspecialties reported positive ...
  • Many people believe that instead of creating new burdensome tasks that serve as obstacles to patient care, technology can be used to address concerns physician practices face every day, reports senior news writer Andis Robeznieks. However, some medical technology is not living up to its promise, ...
  • As social media is now a mainstream facet of American life, many physicians have learned how to get the most out of Facebook, Twitter and the like while avoiding some of the ethical pitfalls. But if you’re still trying to understand why smart use of social media could help your physician career, ...
  • Compared with other professionals, physicians generally have a strong understanding of the critical importance that disability insurance plays in their overall plans for financial well-being and security. But AMA Insurance agency research shows there are some disability insurance details—ones th...
  • Can professional coaching result in measurable reductions in burnout and measurable improvements in quality of life, resilience, job satisfaction, engagement, and fulfillment in physicians? Learn more here with this JN Learning CME activity.
  • Retirement can and should be a rich, joyful time in your life. Preparing for it wisely can help ensure the financial security needed to get the most out of this phase of life. AMA Insurance conducted research to learn how physicians prepare for this transition. Read more to see the results and an...
  • The term burnout has taken on meaning far beyond what is understood about it as an actual diagnosis or even a syndrome. How can we understand how burnout is assessed among physicians and what is the prevalence of burnout among physicians? Learn more from a JAMA Editorial on the subject and earn C...
  • Venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms represent ready cash for physicians open to selling a practice or seeking outside investors. Are these financial players the right choice for when money and medicine mix?
  • Many physicians and medical students want to make an impact beyond the exam room or the classroom by engaging in the public discourse—whether through speaking to the news media or advocating policy changes with government officials surrounding those issues. Here are some tips to help you communic...
  • Adult immunization guidelines are updated annually by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). In this JAMA Network video, Beverly E. Sha, MD and Angel N. Desai, MD discuss recent ACIP adult immunization updates for influenza, human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes zoster (shingl...
  • Being a physician is hard, but finding purpose after closing a practice can be even harder. That is why gradually transitioning toward retirement is an effective way for doctors to find purpose and enjoyment in the next chapter of their lives.
  • About 40 percent of physicians are likely to marry another physician or health professional. With about half of physicians reporting at least one symptom of burnout, that means many dual physician households have a heightened risk that one or both will experience burnout. Physician couples have u...
  • With three million copies in print, House of God is one of the most important medical novels ever written. The New York Times called the book “a cult phenomenon. . . . Singularly compelling…brutally honest,” A new video from JAMA Network tells the backstory of the writing of this classic.