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.
How to respond when “turfing” displaces patient welfare
The problematic nature of poorly executed patient placement decisions is long overdue for change. Learn how to start the conversation.
Medical Resident Wellness
Resident physicians: Is your social media habit a healthy one?
Like it or not, social media posts can provide insight into physician well-being. A doctor who has studied the topic among resident physicians offers tips.
The top 10 ethical issues medical students should be taught
Get key background from the AMA on the emerging medical ethics topics that medical students should be learning about in medical school.
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.
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.