The AMA path to private practice
Follow the AMA path to private practice for the steps you can take for a successful private practice.
Career Planning Resource
Understanding employment contracts
Find out what you need to know before signing a physician employment contract. Read up on how to understand your compensation package and more.
Transition to Practice
Licensing and board certification: What residents need to know
Obtaining a medical license and earning board certification are key achievements for young physicians. What do those processes entail?
Employed physicians now exceed those who own their practices
AMA survey reveals milestone, but many doctors still thrive in private practice and the trend toward hospital ownership of practices has slowed in recent years.
Employed physicians outnumber self-employed
For the first time in U.S., employed physicians outnumber self-employed physicians, according to an updated study by the AMA.
Your practice doors are open. Now make sure exam rooms are full
Start by knowing that you are a brand, one that patients often will connect with online. Potential referring colleagues require a more personal touch.
How to face 3 common private practice hassles
Actionable resources, professional autonomy and banding together when needed give private-practice physicians the power to alleviate common headaches.
Membership Moves Medicine™
- Get expert advice on contract negotiation, licensing and certification, and resident life
- Access interest rate discounts when you refinance your student loan
- Full-access to the JAMA Network™
AMA member physicians get a 35% discount on own-specialty disability insurance premiums.Calculate Your Quote Now