AMA considers restructuring

Buried in the documents on this page is evidence of enormous changes in store the the American Medical Association.  To some degree, they are (finally?) acknowlegding that the AMA simply does not represent the physicians of this country.  Their members account for only 28% of physicians in this country.  While the AMA claims to repersent us and our patients, it is becoming increasingly obvious that they do not.    

If the business plan is adopted by the AMA House of Delegates, the AMA will transition to an organization or organizations.

By becoming an "Organization of Organizations" there may be no individual members of the AMA at all.  Other medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of physicians will send delegates to the AMA meetings, where concensus will presumably be reached on what physicians think is best, and how we should best advocate for our patients and the health of our communities.