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.
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.
U.S. health system must come to terms with its environmental impact
The health system harms communities with its solid, liquid and gas emissions. Learn how health care organizations and policymakers can respond.
Call race-based algorithms what they are: sources of harm
That app on your phone may not be the helpful tool you think it is. It might be plugging you into an outdated and harmful worldview. Learn more.
Toolkit shows how developers can link health equity to innovation
New AMA resource offers insight into how digital health solution developers can ensure their products and services meaningfully advance health equity.
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.