Senior Physicians

Senior Physicians Recognition Month


In honor of Older Americans Month, the AMA celebrates senior physician members in the month of May.

Senior physicians bring a wealth of experience to their communities and play a vital role in their patients’ health. They can stay active and involved with the AMA while they practice medicine and following retirement.

Any AMA physician member 65 years and above is an automatic member of the AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS), whether working full time, part time or fully retired. The SPS tackles issues related to ageism, senior physician competency, telemedicine services for the underserved, healthy aging and more.

Learn how the SPS gives voice to and advocates for issues that impact senior physicians, and explore opportunities to get involved.

Half the dues, all the AMA benefits!

  • Free access to JAMA Network™ and CME
  • Save hundreds on insurance
  • Fight for physicians and patient rights
  • Keep informed with AMA daily newsletters, including the AMA Morning Rounds® e-newsletter, which includes the top health policy, medical and pharmaceutical news. Note: AMA members 65 and above automatically receive the SPS monthly newsletter.
  • JAMA Career Center: Find resources for both active and retired physicians. Search job listings, sign up for job alerts, read career advice articles, volunteer and more! 
  • Earn CME to keep your medical license active though AMA’s Ed Hub™ and stay up to date with essential medical research and clinical insights through JAMA Network® clinical courses.
  • Enjoy exclusive AMA discounts that provide value for your membership dollar.
  • AHI Travel: For a limited time, AMA members can save up to $350 per person per trip on select programs with code SAVE604. Offer expires June 4, 2024.