Transition from Resident to Attending

Transitioning to practice


As you continue the journey to being a young physician, the AMA has guidance and resources on deciding where to practice, negotiating an employment contract, managing work-life balance and other essential tips about starting in practice. 

Half the dues, all the AMA benefits!

  • Laurel Road student loan refinance: 0.25% rate discount.
  • Access to the JAMA Network™, ClassPass gym discounts & more!

Supporting you today. Protecting your future.

One of the most important decisions in your career as a physician is choosing a practice setting. Find the latest advice and learn how the AMA can help with this decision.

Go behind the scenes of the credentialing process to discover what happens every step of the way and why credentialing is so important for patients, physicians and health care institutions.

Visit FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database® to learn how you can prepare for it.


Get advice on how to handle medical school student loan debt, manage personal finances and start your medical career on strong financial footing.

Improving the well-being of today’s physicians is essential to the future of medicine. We offer guidance and resources to support wellness throughout your career.


AMA is your ally on the journey to medical school, residency and beyond.