How does the AMA achieve their goals?


The American Medical Association is the nation’s largest medical association and works tirelessly to advance efforts that support and empower America’s physicians.

The AMA promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health through a wide range of efforts in policy advocacy, education, research, physician resources and more.

As a primary focus today, the AMA is leading major initiatives to examine prior authorization, scope of practice, physician burnout, Medicare reform and telehealth, engaging with physicians, health systems and government and developing AMA policy through its House of Delegates.

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Your Powerful Ally

The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

AMA efforts

  1. Advocacy

    1. The AMA contributes to policy outcomes at the federal and state levels that benefit patients and physicians.

  2. Public Health

    1. The AMA offers physicians valuable tools and resources to face major issues impacting the health of the nation.

  3. Education

    1. The AMA is an accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME) and a driving force in the modernization of physician training.

  4. Research

    1. AMA research is aimed at educating members about new innovations and emerging trends in health care.

  5. Recovery Plan

    1. The AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians targets issues of critical importance to the profession as it looks beyond the pandemic.

  6. Private Practice

    1. The AMA offers the resources and support physicians need to start and sustain success on the path to private practice.

  7. Heath Systems

    1. The AMA partners with health systems on solutions to address the critical issues they face while helping to advance their programs.

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