The seven AMA councils provide information and recommend policies to the Board of Trustees or House of Delegates on various issues impacting patients and physicians, including medical education, professional ethics, legislation, AMA bylaws, long range planning, medical service, and science and public health.
Essential Tools & Resources
AMA Council Report Finder
Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs (CEJA) reports
Council on Medical Education reports
Council on Medical Service Reports
Council on Science & Public Health reports
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Candidate for election at 2023 Annual Meeting: Ricardo R. Correa, MD, EdD
Read the candidate profile for Ricardo R. Correa, MD, EdD, running for a position on the Council on Medical Education at the 2023 Annual Meeting elections.
Candidate for election at 2023 Annual Meeting: Carl Streed, Jr., MD, MPH
Read the candidate profile for Carl Streed, Jr., MD, MPH, who is running for Council on Science and Public Health at the 2023 Annual Meeting elections.
Candidate for election at 2023 Annual Meeting: Dan Pfeifle, MD
Read the candidate profile for Dan Pfeifle, MD, who is running for resident/fellow member of the Council on Constitution and Bylaws at the 2023 Annual Meeting elections.
Candidate for election at 2023 Annual Meeting: Daniel Young, MD
Read the candidate profile for Daniel Young, MD, who is running for Council on Medical Education at the 2023 Annual Meeting elections.
Council on Medical Education
General medical education: Council on Medical Education reports & issue briefs
Access reports on this topic from the Council on Medical Education presented during the AMA Interim and Annual Meetings.
By doctors, for doctors: Ethics guidance now just one click away
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ new website brings ethics into the exam room to help patients and physicians with expert guidance on everyday issues.
Council on Constitution & Bylaws
About the Council on Constitution & Bylaws (CCB)
See how the CCB recommends changes to the AMA Constitution and Bylaws and assists in reviewing the rules, regulations and procedures of AMA sections.
What doctors wish patients knew about the contagious norovirus
Often wrongly called the “stomach flu,” norovirus sickens tens of millions of Americans annually. Two physicians explain how to prevent and treat it.
Medical School Life
Medical student leadership opportunities
Take on leadership opportunities at the local, state or national levels to represent medical students and address their concerns.
Council on Medical Service
Physician payment reform: Council on Medical Service reports
These Council reports contribute to the policy options for reforming physician payment. Key council reports on this topic have addressed APMs, Medicaid expansion, the site-of-service differential and high-value care.
FREIDA™, the AMA Residency and Fellowship Database®
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