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, August 21, 2009

Take a FIRST step in learning about student debt

Need help navigating the complexities of student debt? The Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) resource, developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in collaboration with the medical school financial aid community and the Organization of Student Representatives, can assist you.

FIRST offers a full range of information for applicants, medical school students, residents, advisors and financial aid officers. The goal of the resource is to help medical school borrowers expand their financial literacy, make smart decisions about student loans and manage their student debt wisely.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Resource for Non-Clinical Jobs

If you or the physician in your life is considering a non-clinical healthcare career, there are a number of options that don't involve patient care or long hours. Nonclinicaljobs.com, a blog for physicians and healthcare professionals who want to learn about nonclinical medical opportunities, is a helpful resource. In addition to information on nonclinical healthcare jobs, the blog covers relevant issues such as work/life balance, job-hunting tips, part-time work versus non-clinical work, establishing an online presence, retooling your resume and much more.