Patient Support & Advocacy

5 ways to improve access to health care

Uninsured patients live sicker and die younger, but insurance coverage alone doesn’t guarantee access. Learn how to reduce major barriers to health care access.

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GME Funding

AMA seeks more GME slots to match future workforce needs

The House of Delegates adopted new policy that aims to help increase the number of graduate training positions available to medical school graduates.

Press Releases

AMA builds on efforts to expand funding for graduate medical education

AMA adopted policy reaffirming the need for more medical residency slots to ensure that patients have access to an adequate physician workforce.

Dr. Hilary Fairbrother, adult and pediatric emergency physician in Houston.

Leadership

Members Move Medicine: Change starts with education

AMA member Hilary E. Fairbrother, MD, is a young emergency physician who has helped spearhead advocacy on physician shortages and public health.

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Economics

Proof of physicians’ economic impact sways policy at state level

When state medical societies such as the Idaho Medical Association do their advocacy work, they enter with numbers detailing how physicians boost the local economy.

#Best of 2017 Student Advocacy

Public Health

From “dreamers” to loan forgiveness, students are loud and clear

On issues such as the president’s travel ban and the need to protect loan forgiveness, 2017 was a big year for student advocacy.

Dr. Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts comments at AMA Annual Meeting.

Resident & Student Finance

Loan forgiveness program, under threat, gets AMA support

Delegates oppose capping, eliminating PSLF program. AMA also will push back on 5-year GME funding cap for new residency programs.

Press Releases

AMA continues efforts to expand funding for GME

The AMA today adopted policy aimed at making sure there is sufficient funding for medical residency positions

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