In response to cautious states reopening and resident needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released new informational and educational resources without charge.
The new Physician Practice Guide to Reopening provides step-by-step support and guidance for physicians planning to reopen their medical practices to help ensure the health and safety of patients, clinicians, and staff as more routine in-person care and non-essential and outpatient surgery resume. The guide includes tools to help ensure state and federal government compliance, institute new safety measures, and review medical liability, privacy, and confidentiality policies, as well as links to COVID-19 resources from the AMA and the CDC’s monitoring of the outbreak. Other resources include a chart detailing state-by-state actions related to the delay and resumption of elective procedures, a list of COVID-19 myths, and CDC charts on safe travel. The guide will be updated frequently.
In addition, the AMA is also offering medical students, residents, and medical educators free access to its online education modules to help with remote learning. All 13 modules of the Health System Science Learning Series for medical students and six modules from the GME Competency Education Program for resident training will be available for free through Sept. 30, 2020. The modules are available with transcript tracking capability.
“The AMA is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring the physician workforce—both present and future—is equipped with the skills and education necessary to meet our nation’s rapidly changing healthcare needs,” said AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA. “We believe decisions about public health and the provision of healthcare should be made based on science, evidence, and data.”