American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA ) is the largest professional organization of physicians and medical students in the United States with headquarters in Chicago. The organization was founded in 1847 and registered in 1897.

The current President is Ronald M. Davis. Around 244,000 doctors and medical students are members of the organization. AMA publishes the journal Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA). Furthermore, there AMA nine medical journals and a weekly newspaper for physicians out the American Medical News.

It awards the AMA Scientific Achievement Award.

About the Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee ( RUC ), which sits one representative of all settled under the auspices of the AMA companies AMA contributes to the determination of the remuneration of medical services in the United States. Formally, the RUC determined only the relative valuation of individual medical services within Medicare and Medicaid, in practice, the data are largely taken up by private health insurance.