AMA adopts policies addressing child care for physicians

Physicians-in-training have few affordable, accessible options for child care and a lack of paid parental leave, according to the AMA.Since medical students are not entitled to the Family and Medical Leave Act benefits, the AMA adopted a policy that encourages medical schools to offer a minimum of 6 weeks parental leave. The AMA also plans to work with key stakeholders to advocate that those involved in providing medical training are not discriminating against students who take leave, according to a press release.“It is essential that medical students are able to take parental leaveRead More

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