Wednesday, June 20, 2012
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
Senior physicians explore advocacy, give advice
The AMA Senior Physicians Group (SPG) sponsored a continuing medical education program titled "Advocacy with your elected officials: The senior physician's role in the community." This well-attended program featured Richard Deem, AMA senior vice president of advocacy, as speaker and Virginia T. Latham, MD, chair of the AMA-SPG Governing Council, as moderator.
Members of the AMA-SPG also provided advice for medical students, sharing their experiences during a June 15 session titled "If I knew then what I know now: Roundtable with senior physician mentors."
The AMA-SPG Governing Council met June 15-16, reviewing resolutions and reports related to senior physician issues and holding elections. Richert E. Quinn, Jr., MD, was voted chair-elect and will assume his responsibilities July 1. Barbara A. Hummel, MD, and Paul H. Wick, MD, were appointed by the AMA Board of Trustees for three-year terms on the council.
The Meeting of the State Liaisons brought together senior physician leaders to discuss emerging issues. In particular, the council discussed working to expand the group's outreach to physicians age 65 or older.
Discover new online home for JAMA, Archives Journals
A new Web platform brings together the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the nine specialty Archives Journals to offer physicians fully integrated access to the latest thinking and innovations in medicine.
Covering clinical topics, policy issues and everything in between, The JAMA Network's new website makes the journals more user friendly and easily accessible. The website facilitates in-depth exploration, providing access to the complete content from the 10 journals alongside integrated multimedia, including videos, author interviews and audio summaries.
Research is further simplified by a new concept-based search engine. Rather than performing multiple searches for various terms that describe the same topic, physicians will receive a complete listing of all relevant content, regardless of the terminology used to describe it.
Hundreds of continuing medical education activities also are available. Physicians can search for activities by topic or access them alongside the related journal article, track their participation and receive instant accreditation for completed activities.
A new mobile app for accessing this content on the go will become available this summer.