AMA Wire

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Special Feature

AMA resource explains how to prepare for success in the profession

AMA resource explains how to prepare for success in the profession

The new generation of physicians now have the help they need to take the next step in their careers.

"Succeeding from Medical School to Practice" guides medical students, residents and young physicians through the key non-clinical issues they need to know as they progress through their training and careers. From choosing housing and managing finances to preparing for job interviews and managing a practice, this resource discusses important skills and considerations that are rarely taught in medical school. AMA members have exclusive access to this resource.

Medical students can access the resource's "roadmap to residency" for detailed guidance on preparing for licensing exams, choosing a specialty, evaluating and applying for residency positions, and navigating the Match. The resource's video library (login required) also includes an archived forum in which a panel of experienced medical residents offer advice about critical concerns medical students should consider as they approach residency.

For those who are preparing to enter or have just begun practice, this resource explains the ground rules of state medical licensure and board certification, offers suggestions for determining an appropriate practice setting, and evaluating employment contracts. Residents and young physicians also can find an abundance of practical advice about starting or purchasing a practice—from creating a business plan and raising capital to managing employees and medical billing.

With the many complexities of today's medical profession, "Succeeding from Medical School to Practice" can give young AMA members a strong start as they move toward the next phase of their training and careers.

Not an AMA member? Medical students, residents and physicians in their first or second year of practice can join the AMA at a discounted membership rate.

Know a new or future physician? Encourage them to get involved in the AMA and take advantage of this valuable resource and its video library.