The AMA defines physician re-entry as "a return to clinical practice in the discipline in which one has been trained or certified following an extended period of clinical inactivity not resulting from discipline or impairment."
The AMA, through its Council on Medical Education, continues to have an active interest in this area. Extensive information regarding physician re-entry can be found at the Physician Re-entry Into the Workforce Project.
See more facts on physician re-entry (PDF) or visit the AMA Career Planning Resource for additional information.
Tools to aid the re-entry process
- "Physician Re-entry": AMA Council on Medical Education Report 6-A-08 (PDF)
- "Physician Re-entry to Practice: Data to Guide Program Development": AMA Council on Medical Education Report 1-I-09 (PDF)
- AMA Bibliography on physician re-entry and re-entry-related resources (PDF)
- AMA Physician re-entry program questionnaire and results (PDF)
- The AMA's annual State Medical Licensure requirements and statistics (2013): Includes a table on re-entry regulations of state medical boards. (PDF)
- An educational seminar, "Physician Re-entry to Clinical Practice: What You Need To Know," was held at the 2010 Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates meeting in San Diego. (PDF)
- A national survey of 'inactive’ physicians in the United States of America: Enticements to re-entry human resources for health, Feb. 2011