American Medical Association

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The American Medical Association (AMA) foundation is an organization founded in 1847 to help advance health care though support of education, research, and service programs at home and abroad. The foundation helps advance medical education though grants, scholarships, and all other types of funds and donations provided by supporters all over. It is though these funds that help medical students, educators and retired physicians advance well into the future. Besides founding grants for medical students and educators, AMA also develops and promotes the standers in medical practice, research, and education, strong advocacy agenda on behalf of patients and physicians, and the commitment to providing timely information on matters important to the health of America. "The AMA strives to serve as the voice of the American medical profession. Being that voice is our mission".

Members of this organization include medical students, physicians, educators, retired physicians, AMA Board of Trustees, and all those who choose to express their commitment to medicine and its professionalism by choosing an AMA membership.

"We are the patient's advocate and the physicians voice. Our members are the men and women who work every day to care for patients and save lives". The members of this organization strides to enforce and help keep the general purpose of this organization, which is "To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health".

Besides promoting the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health, AMA has general policies regarding the health care delivery system which include: Developing policy recommendations that form the basis for AMA advocacy campaigns on issues related to the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services; Strengthening the economic and technical foundations of AMA policy and advocacy by conducting economic and statistical research; Advocating systemic reforms of the...