Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Nonprofit Accrediting Orgs, Regulatory Bodies, and Professional Associations in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:American Medical Association (AMA) Nearly 225,000 members Physicians with an MD or DO degree, or a recognized international equivalent Resident physicians and fellows Medical students Major programs Resources for physicians Advocacy Publishing medical journals 32
Slide notes:The mission of the American Medical Association, or AMA, is to promote the art and science of medicine and improve public health. There are close to 225,000 members, primarily comprised of physicians who have a U.S. doctor of medicine degree, a U.S. doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, or a recognized international equivalent. Also eligible for membership are resident physicians and fellows, who have their medical degree but are still in training, and medical students. Major activities of the AMA include educating physicians, advocating for the medical profession, and publishing medical journals. 32