Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
AMA Affiliated Groups
- Former President, American Medical Association,
Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a board-certified psychiatrist, was the 174th president of the American Medical Association for the year 2020-2021.
We can’t let essential care become another casualty of COVID-19One of the pandemic’s hidden tragedies is the degree to which people have put off treatments for serious health conditions.
Police brutality must stopViolence between law enforcement and the public is a critical determinant of health. The AMA urges a multi-fold response to address longstanding societal racism.
Med school grads: We need you more than everGraduating from medical school in the midst of a global pandemic spurs mixed emotions, including a sense of loss as in-person ceremonies are canceled and loved ones are unable to witness the accomplishment firsthand.
We must extend health coverage to all in COVID-19 crisisTens of millions of people are losing their jobs—and can lose their health insurance coverage as a result. Here’s how to help these patients get covered during the pandemic.
We must expand COVID-19 testing capacity before restarting the economyGoing forward, our response to the pandemic must be unified, evidence-based, and as free from political considerations as possible.
5 vital lifelines still needed for struggling physician practicesTo protect private practices from financial ruin as a result of COVID-19, the AMA urges 5 steps that must be taken to preserve their viability.
Defending science in a time of fear and uncertaintyThe COVID-19 pandemic has emerged in a time where evidence and facts are increasingly viewed with skepticism. It’s time to restore the trust in science.
Doctors will beat COVID-19. Let’s bring more of them to the fight.The global pandemic is an all-hands-on-deck moment. Retired doctors, IMGs, and DACA recipients can play vital roles to help us stop the deadly coronavirus.
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