Updated Aug. 12, 2020

The AMA has curated a selection of resources to provide guidance to resident and fellow physicians during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Featured updates: COVID-19

Track the evolving situation with the AMA's library of the most up-to-date resources from JAMA, CDC and WHO.


Wellness and burnout

  1. Mental health and coping

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  2. Five ways to view coverage of the coronavirus

    1. American Psychological Association (APA)
  3. Managing mental health during COVID-19 

    1. American Medical Association (AMA)
  4. Headspace

    1. A mindfulness meditation app with guided meditations, articles and videos to help improve mental health. Headspace is offering access for health care professionals throughout 2020.

  5. Physician support line

    1. A national, free and confidential support line service for physicians and medical students to help navigate the intersections of their personal and professional lives.

Support resources when confirmed with COVID-19 for residents and families

  1. Helping children cope

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  2. Coronavirus & emerging infectious disease outbreaks response

    1. Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
  3. Parent/caregiver guide to helping families cope with COVID-19 (PDF)

    1. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  4. Updated guidance on best practices if you’ve been exposed to patients with COVID-19

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  5. Interim infection prevention and control recommendations for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in health care settings

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1. Strategies to optimize the supply of PPE and equipment

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  2. Training for health care professionals

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    2. Including donning/doffing and respiratory protection.
  3. PPE: Questions and answers

    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  4. N95 respirators, surgical masks and face masks

    1. U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  5. PPE for infection control

    1. U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  6. FAQs on shortages of surgical masks and gowns during the COVID-19 pandemic

    1. U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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