The AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) provides a way for physicians to remain active and involved with the AMA and the medical community. The purpose of the group is to support projects of interest to the senior physician community, including continued communication with colleagues, advocacy on behalf of senior physician issues, and ongoing development of member benefits and activities.
Any AMA physician over 65 years of age is automatically a member, whether working full time, part time or fully retired.
Our Policy Work
The SPS identifies the needs and desires of senior physicians and advocates on their behalf.
Upon recommendation from the Council on Medical Education, the AMA developed a licensure relief model for retired physicians working in free clinics. The model recommends that states adopt legislation which would exempt retired physicians practicing in free clinics from the licensing board registration fee.