Resources Available Through the AMA-YPS. JAMA. 1999;281(12):1142. doi:10.1001/jama.281.12.1142
Prepared by Ashish Bajaj, Department of Resident and
Fellow Services, American Medical Association.
Physicians leaving residencies and fellowships can
remain active within the AMA through the Young Physicians Section
(YPS). The AMA-YPS, focuses on the concerns of those physicians in
professional practice who are either younger than 40
years or in their first 5 years of practice. The YPS has developed
several products of interest to young physicians.
The following publications and products are available at no cost to AMA
members from the AMA Department of Young Physician Services:
Guide to AMA Services and Resources for Young Physicians
Entering Practice. Describes services to help physicians as they
enter practice and includes resources on managed care, practice
management, career resources, and continuing education.
Professional Liability Insurance: Considerations for
Young Physicians. Presents basic information so that physicians can
make an informed and confident decision about liability
Board Certification: What Every
Student and Resident Needs to Know. A lengthy compendium of board
certification requirements, pass rates, and other information for
residents and medical students.
Curriculum Vitae and Other Job Search Tips. A short publication
with easy tips to help you in your job hunting.
Contracts: What You Need to Know. A comprehensive
resource publication that includes sample contracts, tips on
contracting, finding legal counsel, and where to get further information.
Your DEA (Drug Enforcement
Administration)Number: An Action Plan to Prevent Inappropriate
Request by Insurers, Pharmacies, or Durable Equipment
Managed Care Curriculum. A slide
show designed for presentation by young physicians to
medical students or residents. The 50-minute presentation discusses the
managed care marketplace, talks about how to manage one's managed care
practice, and identifies practice options. The latter lays out in
unbiased fashion the pros and cons of each practice setting. Includes
text and slides.
Responsibilities and Alternatives. A short publication that
provides information on legal and ethical considerations for physicians
providing emergency care.
Care Decision-Making: Recent Developments. A compendium of articles
and criminal cases against physicians for their medical
Violence Prevention in the Medical
Workplace: Prevention Strategies . Provides information on violence
predictors, personal precautions, risk assessment/management, and
institutional security and includes model protocols, legislative and
legal information, policy statements, institutional standards,
addresses of other organizations, and annotated
Medical Staff Development Plans:
An Impetus for Young Physician Leadership on Medical Staffs .
Explains the purposes of these hospital plans and the importance of
young physician involvement in them.
How Medical Democracy Determines Policy: A Primer. Provides basic information
about the AMA-YPS's policy development, which includes writing and
formatting resolutions, caucus participation, running for election, and
testifying at reference committee hearings.
For more information about the AMA-YPS or any of the above
publications, contact the AMA Department of Young Physician Services at
(312) 464-4978; or check out their Web page at