Medical School Life
The meaning behind your white coat
A short white coat can be a life-changing article of attire for medical students beginning their journey in the provision of care.
The opioid epidemic: What is the physician’s responsibility?
With the growing opioid crisis, pain management and approaches to prescribing have taken on a new ethical component. Learn more from the AMA Journal of Ethics.
2020: Teachable moment in fight against anti-Asian, anti-Black racism
An academic expert traces the origins of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and reveals what seemingly disparate social justice movements have in common in 2020.
Top ethicist makes the case for COVID-19 vaccine challenge trials
Arthur Caplan, PhD, says the enormous toll of COVID-19 justifies a different approach to vaccine development. He examines how to proceed with human challenge trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.
What role does humor play in health care?
Some see the humorous side of medicine, but for others there is nothing funny about illness and injury. Learn how humor can be used in health care.
Polling during a public health crisis: What doctors must know
An expert lays out what to look for to have confidence in polling data that can reveal disturbing divisions on key public health protections during the pandemic.
Art and medicine: Looking at the role of portraiture in health care
Portraiture can be used to motivate deeper and fuller understanding of the experiences of patients, physicians, caregivers, and others in health care. Find out more.
Ethics Group Internship
The Ethic Groups internship offers candidates first-hand insight to the formation of AMA ethics policy.
Strengthen your voice
AMA members unify to empower the collective physician voice on innovations and emerging issues that impact physicians and public health today.
Essential Tools & Resources
Code of Medical Ethics
Medical ethics FAQs
Declaration of Professional Responsibility
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