The AMA was founded in part to establish the first national codification of medical ethics. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics and the AMA Journal of Ethics® collectively underscore AMA’s commitment to promote the art of medicine and the betterment of public health. The Code is widely recognized as the most comprehensive ethics guide for physicians. The opinions in the Code address issues and challenges confronting the medical profession and represent AMA policy. Published monthly, the Journal examines a wide range of timely perspectives and questions of ethical importance in health care. The Journal is editorially independent from AMA governance.
COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians
The AMA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus).
The AMA is tracking the latest on the COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) pandemic, including vaccine developments. Learn more.
COVID-19 medical ethics videocasts and podcasts
Explore AMA Journal of Ethics videocasts that aim to promote ethical reflection and decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethics guidance during a pandemic: An overview
The AMA offers an overview of foundational guidance regarding medical ethics for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethics Group Internship
The Ethic Groups internship offers candidates first-hand insight to the formation of AMA ethics policy.
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