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.
Medical School Diversity
Why med schools hold the key to diversity and justice in medicine
Learn with the AMA Journal of Ethics about the key ethical issues driving decisions about who gets into medical school.
Code of Medical Ethics: Professional self-regulation
As practicing clinicians, educators, professional colleagues, businesspeople and citizens, physicians should hold one another to high standards of conduct.
Physician Responsibilities to Colleagues with Illness, Disability or Impairment
Physicians who are impaired are deserving of thoughtful, compassionate care.
How to balance public health with homeless rights in a pandemic
Learn about the ethical considerations involved in responding when a patient without housing declines COVID-19 testing and isolation.
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.
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