Academic Physicians

About the Academic Physicians Section (APS)


The Academic Physicians Section (APS) is the home within the AMA for academic physicians, providing an opportunity to influence AMA policy, learn about topics of interest to academic physicians, and connect with peers across the country.

Your Powerful Ally

The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

In this video, former APS Governing Council member Ken Simons, MD, discusses the work of the APS and how it serves the interests of academic physicians nationwide.


APS membership is open to any AMA member who meets one of three criteria:

  • Appointed by the dean of a U.S. medical school to represent the institution
  • Holds a faculty appointment at a U.S. medical school
  • Does not hold a faculty appointment at a U.S. medical school but has an active role in undergraduate, graduate or continuing medical education or serves in a clinical/research capacity with an academic medical center, community hospital, or other health care setting

Join the APS today!

Keith Voogd | (312) 464-4539 | [email protected]

Wilda Knox | (312) 464-5529 | [email protected]

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