About the Academic Physicians Section (APS)
The AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS) provides AMA member academic physicians the opportunity to participate in forming AMA policy through debate and a vote in the AMA's House of Delegates (HOD).
Join the Academic Physicians Section (APS)
Get involved with the Academic Physicians Section (APS) and be recognized as a leader working to address key medical education and practice issues affecting academic physicians, medical students and trainees.
Medical society membership: A deterrent to physician burnout
Many doctors have found that professional solidarity can help when addressing burnout. Find out how joining a medical society can help you respond to stress and prevent burnout.
AMA Academic Physicians Section: 40 years shaping medical education
The AMA Academic Physicians Section celebrates its 40th anniversary. This group of physicians continues to shape medical education and the practice of medicine. A look back at their history.
What's new from the AMA Academic Physicians Section
During the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting, the AMA House of Delegates adopted changes to the bylaws of the AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS), to codify the section’s name change from “Section on Medical Schools” to “Academic Physicians Section” and clarify the pathways to membership in the AMA-APS.
Academic physicians have a new home in the AMA
The AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) changed its name. Its new name, the Academic Physicians Section, reflects a refined focus to better meet the needs of today’s academic physicians, medical educators and faculty.
New research outlines women academic physicians' challenges
As a 2013 recipient of the AMA Foundation’s Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women, Juliet Lee, MD, and her team surveyed women chief residents in surgery, emergency medicine and internal medicine for the last 10 years.
Residents discuss determining the “one best test”
An estimated one-third of health care costs—about $750 billion—don’t actually improve health, according to the Institute of Medicine. Residents’ exams often ask them to choose the “one best test” for diagnosis to avoid health care waste, but what if the real-world choice is “all of the above”?
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