Is Medicine in Good Health?
By David Doolittle


Are you a member of the American Medical Association (AMA)?

If so, you may have taken the AMA’s annual survey, which seeks input on health care-related topics to help AMA identify and better understand the issues physicians face every day.

But if you’re not a member, you probably think you can’t take the survey, right?


You see, AMA this year has opened the survey to nonmembers to get a more robust picture of the current and future state of medicine.

“Texas physicians are not a silent group -- we have strong opinions and unique perspectives that can make the AMA and health care in general stronger,” said Austin ophthalmologist Michelle A. Berger, MD, who serves on the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development, which is sponsoring the survey. “So many physicians feel they’re not represented by the AMA, and this is the first step to take to change that.”

You can find the survey on the AMA website.

The survey does not have to be completed in one sitting, but you do have to finish it by Aug. 31.

If you have questions, contact Susan Close at susan.close[at]ama-assn[dot]org or (312) 464-4836.

Last Updated On

July 02, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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