Starting in Practice
Starting a practice is an exciting time for physicians. It can also be a stressful time full of complex decisions. The AMA has developed and compiled resources to help you make a successful transition into a practice setting. We provide a comprehensive view of all the options, challenges and other considerations that starting your practice entails, so that you can make informed decisions.
Evaluating your options
Choosing a geographical location and a practice setting are two significant initial decisions a physician will make. Use our resources to get the information and tips you will need to choose a path that best suits your personality and lifestyle.
Becoming an employee
Employment opportunities exist for physicians in many settings, including medical groups, hospitals, managed care organizations and academia. Understand the organization that you are considering joining, as well as the responsibilities of the position, before you take the job.
Establishing a private practice
Physicians wanting to start, buy into, or purchase a private practice need to consider how they will approach a wide range of issues. We offer resources on topics ranging from business plan development to staff management.