They say, “Perception is reality.” If that is the case, the American Medical Association (AMA) is in serious trouble.
In a recent survey of physicians conducted by the Atlanta-based physician recruitment firm Jackson & Coker, doctors believe that the AMA no longer represents their views. A whopping 77 percent of physicians reject that premise that the AMA currently reflects their profession. Only 11 percent said the nation’s oldest doctors’ organization today stands for what they do. (To view the survey, go to: http://www.jacksoncoker.com/news/News.aspx?sc_cid=AMA)
When asked if they agreed with the AMA’s support of federal health reform, physicians said the organization sold out the nation’s medical profession. The AMA’s high profile endorsement of ObamaCare has been questioned by AMA and non-AMA member physicians from every corner of the country.
So why did the AMA turn its back on the medical professional?
Many believe that the AMA is deeply conflicted.