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.
Is your patient lonely? There may be a prescription for that
The surgeon general says loneliness can be as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Learn how “social prescriptions” could help.
Health care administrators must not be medical decision-makers
A rise in physician employment and health care administrators has created tension. The AMA says physicians should be making medical decisions for patients.
Montana vaccine law would put physicians in ethical bind
Find out how the AMA’s fighting a law that would bar physicians from knowing employees’ status for any vaccine, putting patients’ health at risk.
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.