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 is closely monitoring COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) developments. Learn more with the AMA's COVID-19 resource center.
Taking a palliative care approach to psychiatry’s toughest cases
Patients with treatment-resistant depression or persistent suicidality pose major challenges. Find out how palliative psychiatry could help.
Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs
Financing & delivery of health care: CEJA reports
Download PDFs of reports on this topic for the Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs (CEJA) presented during the AMA Interim and Annual Meetings.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Patient data privacy and access resources
AMA seeks to ensure that patients have meaningful controls over and a clear understanding of how their health information data is being used.
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.
FREIDA™, the AMA Residency and Fellowship Database®
Save, rank, take notes, download and compare programs.Access FREIDA. Find your Match.