Welcome!

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Medical Students Experience Health System's Ills

During a summer program providing primary care in rural and underserved areas, medical students from the University of Washington School of Medicine discovered a host of problems in the nation's primary care system. A recent New York Times article describes their experiences.

The Times interviewed one student who shadowed a pediatrician who saw as many as 45 patients each day, and was able to spend only five minutes with each patient. Another worked in a community health center where four out of five patients had no health insurance. Many of the students concluded that primary care, which can involve working long, unsatisfying hours and often makes it difficult to raise a family and pay off medical school debt, was not for them.

Read more.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free registration for the AMA Alliance Leadership Development Conference

The AMA Alliance Leadership Development Conference (LDC), to be held October 4-6, 2009, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Hotel, is a two-and-a-half day networking and team-building opportunity for all Alliance members to ensure our voice in support of medical families.

Best of all, registration is free for Medical Students, Medical Student Spouses, Resident Physicians, and Resident Physician Spouses who are current members of the AMA Alliance. Don't miss this great opportunity to boost your leadership skills and meet other physician families from across the nation!

See what we're offering and register for the meeting at http://www.amaalliance.org/site/epage/64805_625.htm