Medical School Diversity
How medical schools are redoubling fight against racism in medicine
The structural elements of racism that exist in other areas of society also prevail in medical education. Learn what medical schools are doing about it.
Nov. 20, 2020: Advocacy Update spotlight on Highlights from the November 2020 AMA Special Meeting
Highlights from the November 2020 AMA Special Meeting in the latest Advocacy Update spotlight.
Top 10 stories from the November 2020 AMA Special Meeting
Amid a tragic tide of COVID-19 cases, physicians from across the U.S. gathered virtually to improve public health during the pandemic and beyond.
Law enforcement’s excessive use of force is a public health issue
AMA House of Delegates adopts policy declares police brutality a manifestation of structural racism. Among other steps, anti-bias training is in order.
AMA policy recognizes police brutality as product of structural racism
New policy recognizes police brutality as a manifestation of structural racism disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous, and other people of color.
New AMA policy recognizes racism as a public health threat
New policy adopted by AMA’s Special Meeting of its House of Delegates (HOD) recognizes racism as a public health threat.
AMA: Racism is a threat to public health
The House of Delegates says racism, in all its forms, harms patients. The AMA will identify best practices to help mitigate its effects.
Achieving optimal health for all
The AMA is confronting health disparities at the system and community level to bring health equity to marginalized and minoritized communities in the U.S.