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JAMA Career Center offers resources for physicians who are mapping career strategy and navigating professional transition points. Whether you’re a medical student, resident, fellow, or established physician, our goal is to provide you with useful information. We do not assume responsibility for content other than articles from JAMA & Archives Journals (see Terms of Use). We are interested in your needs and opinions. Please send us your suggestions.

» Volunteer Opportunities

A listing of service opportunities, both domestic and international, that can provide rewarding experiences to physicians who are interested in contributing their skills.


» JAMA’s Medical Education Issue

Each year since 1901, JAMA has published a Medical Education Issue. Original contributions address some of the most important concerns affecting undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education today. Includes an audio commentary of issue highlights. Appendices provide a summary of training program data not readily available elsewhere.

Appendix I: Undergraduate Medical Education

  • Enrollment for each of 136 LCME-accredited medical schools
  • Trends in enrollment by sex for 1992 – 2013
  • Other useful tables on medical school enrollment

Appendix II: Graduate Medical Education

  • Trends in numbers of programs and residents, specialty vs. subspecialty
  • Detailed distribution of residents on duty by specialty and subspecialty
  • Geographic distribution of residents by state/region relative to population
  • Citizenship status of International Medical Graduates
  • Race and Hispanic ethnic origin of residents, overall and by specialty
  • Citizenship/visa status of residents
  • Total program size and number of first-year positions by specialty

» Graduate Medical Education

Links to FREIDA Online, the ability to search open residency and fellowship programs, and other useful information from the AMA Division of Graduate Medical Education.

» Location & Licensure

A primer on medical licensure, links to state licensing boards, content from the AMA | Store, and community data from external sources including the US Census Bureau.

» Workforce Reentry

Valuable planning information from the Physician Reentry into the Workforce Project—of use to individuals contemplating leaving practice, as well as those who have left and intend to reenter.

» JAMA Network CME

Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by reading an article and completing an online quiz. Track credits and print certificates. Quizzes are available at no additional charge to AMA Members and subscribers. New!  You can now purchase CME tokens in 3 increments (1, 5, and 10 packs).

» JAMA Network References

JAMAevidence provides fundamental tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses. Available by subscription or on a pay per view basis.

AMA Manual of Style is the definitive guide for authors and editors engaged in scholarly medical and scientific publication. Ordering information and handy links to this subscription product.

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