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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

AMA Alliance Community Match Program

Match Day is an exciting time for young medical families, but it can be nerve-wracking to adjust to a new lifestyle and a new city where you may not know anyone.

To help you and your spouse get acquainted with your new community, we invite you to "match your spouse" to the AMA Alliance physician family network. We can help connect you to your new community before you move so that an Alliance member can help you with the transition.

Getting involved in the Alliance is a great way to connect with others who know what you’re going through as the spouse of a physician-in-training and can provide support and encouragement.

To take advantage of the program, simply complete the application form at http://www.amaalliance.org/site/epage/74217_625.htm and email it to MaryLouise.Rieger@ama-assn.org or fax it to 312-464-5020.

Julie Ziegler, AMA Alliance Director of Membership


Physicians In Training said...

I received your e-mail about the community match program. That is awesome! I would be more than happy to be someone in Iowa that you could match an incoming person with if you needed. I am not sure exactly what the responsibilities would be in regards to being matched with someone incoming, but I am more than happy to be a "resource" etc. Just let me know what I need to do. I really love the new blog too!:) Erin Provenzano, Iowa Resident Spouse

Physicians In Training said...

Hi...my name is Jenifer Owens and I am the upcoming President of UTRA (University of Tennessee Residents Alliance). My husband is a 2nd year anesthesia resident and we moved to Knoxville, TN from Charleston, SC almost 3 years ago. We would love to have our website listed on your site for the University of Tennessee. Our website is www.utra.org. Also if you or anyone else needs any information about our group my email address would be find to post as well (tonyjenowens@hotmail.com). I would love to help any incoming residents/spouses get settled in Knoxville and have them be apart of our group. Please let me know what I can do to get this information linked with yours so that we can help people in this great and challenging transition of life.

Thanks...Jenifer Owens