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Amy Farouk joined the AMA in 2007 and served as the founding writer and editor for AMA Wire®, a post she held until 2016. She has covered health care topics from court cases to health IT and from Medicare payment policies to physicians' personal finance. Prior to joining the AMA, Amy taught writing at Florida State University, from which she also holds a masters degree in English Literature.
Early retirement? 5 factors physicians should evaluateNearly 30 percent of physicians retire before they turn 65. Keep these things in mind if you want to be one of them.
6 key physician retirement insights from doctors already thereMore than 1,200 doctors surveyed by AMA Insurance share their best physician retirement advice.
Accelerating Change in Medical Education
Rethinking how physicians learn to prevent, manage chronic diseaseAs the number of patients with chronic conditions continues to climb, so do the rates of burnout among physicians. Fundamental changes to how physicians approach chronic care are taking shape in medical schools across the country.
A physician's personal fight to prevent diabetes: Spreading the wordA family history of diabetes sends one physician to a prevention program. Her first-hand experience shows how access to information and support to make lifestyle changes benefits both patient and physician.
AMA Academic Physicians Section: 40 years shaping medical educationThe AMA Academic Physicians Section celebrates its 40th anniversary. This group of physicians continues to shape medical education and the practice of medicine. A look back at their history.
Physicians call for funding, strategies to control ZikaDelegates at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting called on lawmakers to act quickly to control the Zika virus, particularly when it comes to pregnant women for whom the virus could mean devastating consequences for their unborn babies.
Taking steps to prevent violence in health care workplaceStatistics show that 70 percent of workplace violence occurs in health care and social service settings. Addressing the safety of health care professionals was the topic of several policy actions at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting.