Amy Farouk

Amy Farouk

AMA Affiliated Groups

Past News Editor,

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.

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Career Development

Early retirement? 5 factors physicians should evaluate

Nearly 30 percent of physicians retire before they turn 65. Keep these things in mind if you want to be one of them.
Early retirement

Career Development

6 key physician retirement insights from doctors already there

More 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 disease

As 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 word

A 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.

Academic Physicians

AMA Academic Physicians Section: 40 years shaping medical education

The 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.

Public Health

Physicians call for funding, strategies to control Zika

Delegates 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 workplace

Statistics 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.


Telemedicine prompts new ethical ground rules for physicians

With the increasing use of telemedicine, delegates at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting adopted new policy that outlines ethical ground rules for physicians using these technologies to treat patients.