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AMA revises policy on medical student and physician health

Residency Program Insider, November 18, 2016

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Delegates at the recent AMA Interim Meeting adopted a new policy to address burnout among medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians by supporting their access to low-cost confidential mental health services. The policy also calls for training programs to keep use of these services outside trainees’ grading and evaluation pathways and to be available near training sites or accessible through telemedicine. The policy also aims to lessen fears of stigma and career repercussions among physicians by urging state medical boards to refrain from asking about past history of mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis or treatment.

Source: AMA Wire



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