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  • 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.
  • Nearly everyone who pursues a career in medicine has the goal of improving patient lives. The methods for doing that, however, can take on different forms. There are several alternative-career paths that, in many instances, have physicians putting in little or no time in a clinical setting. Read ...
  • When it comes to student debt, you’re far from alone. There’s no need to stress out or feel embarrassed about your situation. Instead, gain an understanding of the options available and make things manageable. Alex Macielak, and Chirag Shah, MD, discuss the state of student debt in the U.S., as w...
  • Nearly a century has passed since the American Medical Association endorsed “periodic medical examinations of apparently healthy persons” in 1922 but real physicians and other interested parties have debated the value of checkups for decades. This JAMA Medical News & Perspectives explores this de...
  • Many physicians wait to retire until their late 60s or 70s, but if you’re considering an early retirement, you’re not alone. Nearly 30 percent of physicians retire between the ages of 60 and 65, and 12 percent retire before the age of 60. Here are five questions to include on your list of things ...
  • If your practice's team culture is healthy, it will influence the success of your practice's operations. Just as you can transform your processes, you can transform your culture. Read more about how you can engineer your culture to be one that will flourish in the current rapidly changing health ...
  • Your residency is wrapping up and you are thinking about your first post-residency job – What do you want and how can you achieve it? A recently released survey, conducted by the physician recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins, sheds some light on trends and AMA experts offer insights on how you can ac...
  • It’s not about what you wear as much as how you prepare. Interviewing and negotiating your first contract involves a lot of steps. Wes Cleveland, senior attorney with the AMA, shares some tips and walks you through the process in the Making the Rounds podcast. While many of these are common sens...
  • For the first time in history employed physicians slightly outnumber those who own their own practice. In 2018, 47.4 percent of practicing physicians were employed, while 45.9 percent owned their practices, according to a new entry in the AMA Policy Research Perspectives (PRP) series. Read more a...
  • Nearly half of all physicians are married to physicians, and those numbers are expected to rise. The good news is that dual physician couples are less likely to divorce, but they face unique career and family experiences. This JAMA Viewpoint discusses the special challenges these couples face, an...