The AMA Journal of Ethics® is committed to helping students, residents and physicians explore and address the ethical challenges emerging from new medical technologies, changing patient expectations and shifting public priorities.
Expert commentaries and review articles offer practical guidance and foster professional reflection on timely ethical issues in health care. Readers can receive email alerts, share their opinions via ethics polls, and listen to podcasts on timely ethical issues.
Each monthly issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics focuses on a theme selected by a medical student or resident physician who serves as issue editor. Themes include: the culture of medicine, treatment of autism, professional boundaries, health reform and patient care. Medical students and physicians can also engage with the Journal by submitting manuscripts for peer review.
The MEDLINE-indexed AMA Journal of Ethics is advertisement-free and open-access, in line with the belief that ethics education for physicians and physicians-to-be is in the public's interest and should be made available without charge. As an editorially independent publication, the Journal freely explores issues and viewpoints that do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.