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  • The American Medical Association COVID-19 guide provides information for physicians and health care professionals who want to support communities severely impacted by COVID-19. View the Resource Guide around how and where to volunteer and things to consider before registering.
  • The JAMA Career Center is here to provide you the tools to support your practice and your patients. Here you can find the latest on diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, Patient Pages from JAMA, and COVID-19 Guides from the American Medical Association, including the AMA Telehealth Playbook.
  • During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone experiences increased levels of stress and anxiety, but physicians and other front-line health care professionals are particularly vulnerable. These resources will help you prioritize your well-being during this difficult time.
  • With conferences and other in-person CME opportunities cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, opportunities to take advantage of in-person CME opportunities are limited or unavailable. With the AMA Ed Hub™ featuring JN Learning from the JAMA Network, you can meet your CME requirements with trust...
  • In this video, the editors of JAMA Health Forum discuss this innovative online channel focused on health policy and health strategy issues affecting medicine and health care. The channel gathers health policy research and commentary from across the JAMA Network and incorporates blog posts from le...
  • There are thousands of resources available on buying and renting housing. The information in this guide can help you identify helpful and relevant resources to aid you in making the decision to rent or buy and, if you decide to buy, help guide you through the home-buying process.
  • 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...