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Everyone knows that medical school and residency are stressful for young physicians. The AMA Alliance knows that the training years can be just as challenging for the physician's spouse. Our new blog offers resources to provide specific support for partners of physicians in training, as well as assistance in finding an Alliance in your area.

We know that support for the family of medicine is most comforting when it is provided by the family of medicine.

To learn more about the Young Member Connection please view our first blog entry here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

About the Young Member Connection

Who is YMC?
The AMA Alliance Young Member Connection is a network of medical students and their spouses as well as resident physicians and their spouses. We are members of the AMA Alliance and we know that support for the family of medicine is most comforting when it is provided by the family of medicine.

Mission
The mission of the AMA Alliance is to partner with physicians to promote the good health of America and support the family of medicine.

Programs Available
Medical school and residency can be stressful for young physicians. The AMA Alliance knows that the training years can be just as challenging for the physician's spouse. The following programs are available to members:

* Making Choices for a Medical Lifestyle
What specialty should I choose? Is it possible to have work/life balance as a physician? These are questions medical students and their spouses often ask themselves. Get answers to these questions from physicians who have experienced life in and out of the lab coat.

* Surviving the Training Years
This panel session will discuss how your family can survive—and even thrive—during the difficult medical training years.

* Physicians-In-Training Host Program
The AMA Alliance, AMA Medical Student Section and AMA Resident/Fellows Section have joined forces to provide housing opportunities for fourth-year medical students as they interview for residency. The program was created to help students cut down on interviewing costs, get to know the community surrounding their potential residency program, and introduce them to the local medical society and Alliance. Through the Physicians-In-Training Host Program, students can expect a one-or-two-night stay in an Alliance member's home. Click here to download an application.

* Discounts
As a young member, you will receive a 75% discount off of an AMA Alliance annual membership (Regular dues are $40 for physicians and their spouses. Dues for medical students and their spouses as well as resident physicians and their spouses are $10). Additionally, you may receive discounts or waived registration fees to selected AMA Alliance events.

* Membership that travels with you
Chances are that you will relocate following medical school, residency, or fellowship training. Your alliance membership travels with you. We can help connect you to your new community before you move so that an Alliance member can help you with the transition to a new community.