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Senior Physicians Section

Learn more about the benefits of belonging to the AMA Senior Physicians Section. Join the nearly 55,000 senior physician group members and remain active and involved in the AMA medical community.

Current highlights

  • New! SPS Resolutions must be submitted by September 8 for the Interim Meeting. Resolutions propose policy positions that you believe the AMA-SPS should support and that relate to either the interests of senior physicians (65 years of age and older, full time, part time or retired) or the interests of patients age 65 years and older.
  • New! Participate in the AMA-SPS online member forum, Sept. 14–25. This forum enables senior physicians from across the United States to access, review and comment on AMA-SPS resolutions.
  • New! Participate in the virtual AMA-SPS assembly meeting via conference call, 8 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, Oct. 1. During the call senior physicians will develop consensus opinions on AMA-SPS resolutions that have been approved for consideration.
  • Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, presented a program on The Aging Physician: Possibilities and Perils during the AMA’s Annual Meeting. Learn more about the program and print out a copy of the slides.
  • Subscribe to AMA Morning Rounds Weekend Edition to receive a members-only compilation of top AMA, clinical and socioeconomic news from the week, and news for the AMA Senior Physicians Section. Be sure to indicate that you would like to receive news for the AMA Senior Physicians Section.
  • Travel Opportunities are now available for 2016 through AHI Travel, a travel provider selected by the AMA for its members. View the 2016 travel program lineup.
  • The AMA Insurance Agency offers customized solutions for your personal and professional needs. View new products and get a rate quote.

About the AMA-SPS

Any AMA physician 65 years of age or older is an automatic member of the Senior Physicians Section (SPS). The AMA-SPS is the largest senior physician group in the United States.

The history, governance and mission of the SPS

2015-2016 Governing Council Members

AMA-SPS benefits

Special opportunities and services for senior physicians

Staying active and involved

  • Interested in returning back to practice? The AMA has developed re-entry resources that can help get you started. In addition, the AMA-SPS Governing Council would be interested in your feedback. Are you interested in full-time practice? Part-time? Free Clinics? Teaching? Let us know what resources would benefit you most at this stage of your career.
  • Learn the facts about health system reform, and review the latest developments on the AMA's Advocacy Efforts
  • Volunteer Opportunities for seniors
  • A copy of the State Licensing & Liability Laws, updated in August 2014, is available upon request. Please sent an e-mail to sps@ama-assn.org if you are interested in receiving a copy.

Call to action

AMA in Washington

2015 Jack B McConnell Award Winner

Dr. Sean Palfrey received the Jack B. McConnell, MD Award for Excellence in Volunteerism in June 2015. This award honors a senior (older than 55 years) physician’s commitment to volunteer medical care.

Contact us at:

AMA Department of Senior Physicians Section
330 N Wabash
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone (312) 464-5523
Email: sps@ama-assn.org