More than 20,000 young physicians belong to the AMA. The Young Physicians Section (YPS) works hard to attract young physicians to the AMA and organized medicine. The Young Physicians Section also is constantly working with the AMA to develop products and services of interest to young physicians. A vital membership outreach program utilizes young physicians to recruit their colleagues.
The Young Physicians Section focuses on the concerns of those physicians under 40 years of age or within the first 8 years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training.
The Young Physicians Section’s major goal is to strengthen the value of AMA young physician membership in the following ways:
- Enhancing young physician practice of medicine, including the transition into practice.
- Facilitating the participation of young physicians in policy development and other activities of the AMA and the Federation of Medicine.
- Promoting young physician leadership throughout organized medicine.
YPS Strategic Plan overview
The YPS 2016-2021 Strategic Plan (PDF) entails 4 key objectives:
- YPS focus areas
- YPS communications with young physicians
- YPS leadership development opportunities
- YPS membership & involvement opportunities
Get involved in the Young Physicians Section
Join us and get involved with the Young Physicians Section and be a part of our educational events and opportunities for networking and leadership.
Learn more about what opportunities for involvement are available.
The Young Physicians Section Assembly, consisting of representatives from each state and nearly 40 specialty societies, meets twice each year in conjunction with the AMA House of Delegates. The assembly considers resolutions and reports on policy issues, especially those of concern to young practicing physicians, and elects a 7-member governing council, which directs the section's affairs.
Learn more about the Young Physicians Section assembly and governing council.
Young Physicians Section policy resources
The YPS dedicates resources to be the voice of young physicians concerned about issues affecting their practice and their patients.
Learn about how to participate in our policy-making process or how to successfully Communicate with Members of Congress (PDF).
The AMA has developed numerous policies for physicians and health issues. Review the AMA PolicyFinder to see what positions the AMA has taken on health care issues that impact your practice and your patients.
Contact the Young Physicians Section
For more information about the YPS, please contact us:
Harley Grant, Director, Young Physician Services
Wilda Knox, Policy Analyst
Cynthia Norwood, Program Administrator
Collaborative Agreement (PDF)