President's Corner

Keep Calm and Build Alliances:
I would like to take a moment to say Welcome to the AMA Alliance, and all that we offer Physician Families around the nation! I have a fantastic team of leaders this year, to support and empower you, our family of medicine. We know, it’s not always easy being the spouse of someone whose work demands sometimes seem to take precedence, or take on a life of their own! We didn’t necessarily bank on being married to medicine. We get it!

In my inaugural address, I said that “Connectedness, understanding and a sense of community,” are the key to what makes the Alliance, and all that we do in life, valuable. It is that connectedness that guides our understanding, and drives our desire to make our communities safer, our children better citizens or our neighbors healthier through Alliance Health Promotions and National Initiatives. We understand the stresses which drive our spouses to burnout and early retirement. We are making things better by connecting, supporting and understanding: “Uniting and Empowering Physician Families since 1922!”

I hope that you will take a moment to check us out and join us in partnering to improve our national opioid misuse crisis through education and prevention, or Alliance projects to properly dispose of controlled substances and reduce the supply of opioids. The AMA Alliance will empower you to support your spouse through recognition and early intervention of burnout, and even prevention of physician suicide. Join us in collaborating with recognized experts to support our families on these important issues and more! We take on not only the health and well-being of our families, but of our communities as well. It’s all about learning to effectively connect with one another; to recognize and embrace our similarities and differences. To support the members in training and remember how that felt. To advocate for better health care legislation, reducing practice-strangling regulations and protect the doctor-patient relationship and quality health care.

Collectively, we are better. A more effective team. Andrew Carnegie said, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. …It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Connecting to others gives us perspective and understanding. Connecting through the AMA Alliance brings friends together, from one side of the U.S. to another, with common goals and shared passions, and to support one another in our family of medicine!  Never underestimate the lives that you touch, especially through the Alliance.

…And remember to~ 

KEEP CALM AND BUILD ALLIANCES!