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Contact the Minority Affairs Section

The materials and resources below are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a starting point for information regarding frequently asked questions of visitors to the AMA-MAS website.

Questions regarding the AMA Minority Affairs Section should be sent to mas@ama-assn.org.

Please note: A listing of a non-AMA resource, website or product does not indicate endorsement by the AMA.

AMA Members Only

AMA members can contact the AMA Member Relations Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 262-3221, msc@ama-assn.org.

AMA Women and Minority Services staff members are available weekdays from 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. CST to assist AMA members. Please call (312) 464-5622 for assistance.

See Physician section below for additional information.

Members of the Media

Members of the media who require assistance can contact the AMA at (312) 464-4430.

Physicians and Medical Students

What are the procedures for filing a complaint (including issues of discrimination and sexual harassment) against a residency program?

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) handles complaints against residency programs. The ACGME website has a section on its website regarding complaint procedures. Residents can also contact the ACGME at (312) 755-5041 or email at mmiller@acgme.org

For additional information on residency program issues go to the AMA Resident and Fellow website.

How do I resolve issues related to sexual harassment if I am a physician or medical student?

The AMA Women and Minority Services department provides information on AMA policy and guidance regarding issues of sexual harassment. Access information on AMA policies in PolicyFinder. PolicyFinder is an online searchable database of AMA policies.

Where can I find information on physician demographics and statistics?

The AMA Women Physicians Congress website and the AMA Minority Affairs Section website provide statistical information.

The AMA Bookstore offers products and resources on physician demographics and statistics. Log on to the AMA Bookstore website or call 800 621-8335. AMA members receive special rates on most products.

The Association of American Medical Colleges provides information on medical education demographics and statistics.

Where can I find information on AMA policy?

Access information on AMA policies in PolicyFinder. Here you can search and browse information on the AMA House of Delegates, Ethical Opinions, Constitution, Bylaws. Additional information on AMA policy is also available on the AMA Policy website.

Where can I find information on physician salaries?

There are a number of resources available for finding information on physician income.

The AMA Women Physician Congress website provides two tables for AMA members on physician income on its Women Physician Statistics website.

AMA Policy Finder provides information on AMA policy regarding the collection of physician income data.

Search for articles related to physician income issues at the American Medical News website

Non-Physicians and Patients

If you are a patient looking for health information go to the AMA's Information for Patients website.

How can I find a physician?

If you are a patient looking for a physician the AMA's website contains a DoctorFinder feature that provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions, including more than 690,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO). Some physicians may choose to provide information on languages spoken in their office and/or their race/ethnicity.

The National Medical Association also provides a Physician Locator Service on its website that provides information to the general public on locating an African American physician.