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Conditions of AMA membership and application:
As part of a physician organization committed to strengthening the ethics of medicine,
every member pledges to uphold the Principles of Medical Ethics as interpreted in
Code of Medical Ethics
, and to comply with the Bylaws of the American Medical
Association and the Rules of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
AMA Principles and the AMA
Code of Medical Ethics
can be found at
he AMA’s Bylaws can be found at
AMA’s Rules of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs can be found at
Applicants and members are required to disclose to the AMA Office of General Counsel
any violations of the Principles of Medical Ethics or unprofessional conduct including
actions taken or pending regarding professional licensure, medical staff privileges, or
felony or fraud convictions. Please mail related information to the attention of AMA
Office of General Counsel: 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 39300 Chicago, IL 60611-
5885. Additionally, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act requires professional societies
to report certain professional review actions to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
*By signing this application, the applicant authorizes the release of medical education information by the institution identified above to AMA for purposes of credential verification.
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