Career Development

Retire and stay active within the medical community


Your journey in medicine doesn't end the moment you retire from practice. That's why the American Medical Association (AMA) has benefits that support you throughout retirement.

Senior physicians remain active in medicine well after retirement. If you want to share your time and expertise, these opportunities are a good place to start.

Subscribe to AMA Morning Rounds®, a daily newsletter highlighting the top news and issues impacting medicine, and other AMA email newsletters.

Receive a complimentary print subscription to JAMA® and unlimited online access to the 11 specialty journals of the JAMA Network™.

Membership offers various options to continue making an impact in medicine as a leader and mentor.

  • JAMA Career Center: Search for volunteer and locum tenens positions at the Career Center, which offers resources for physicians who are mapping out their career strategy and navigating professional transition points
  • AMA Physician Innovation Network: Partner with health tech companies to develop new tools for physicians
  • Join a team of leaders in technology and medicine working to transform the health care industry
  • Consult with start-ups through AMA's collaboration with MATTER, a Chicago health care incubator

Secure your financial future with discounts on plans from AMA Insurance that serve the needs of physicians at every stage of their medical journey.

Attend an SPS meeting to network with your peers and help shape policies that address the needs of senior physicians and patients.

Senior Physicians Section (SPS)

Submitting a Resolution to the Senior Physicians Section (SPS)

Take a trip with your fellow AMA members. Explore more than 20 international destinations offered through AHI Travel in its 2018 tour lineup (PDF). Be sure to book early, as trips sell out 6-8 months in advance of the date of departure.

The section works to engage physicians (age 65 and above) both active and retired, and advocates on their behalf. The AMA Senior Physicians Section provides a way for you to remain active and involved with your AMA and your community. We support projects of interest to the senior physicians, including continued communication with your colleagues, advocacy on behalf of senior physician issues and ongoing development of members benefits and activities. Your participation in organized medicine throughout your career has helped to define the profession.

Learn what you should do about insurance, employment contracts, patient medical records and your medical license.