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AMA Seeking Volunteer Physicians To Help With COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is top of mind for pretty much everybody. Needless to say, it’s impacted our lives in ways we never imagined. So many lives are being lost. Businesses have shut down. Life, as we once knew it, has completely changed. The Allegiant Experts team joins the rest of the world in hoping this awful health crisis is behind us much sooner than later.

On behalf of everyone at Allegiant Experts, we would like to send our sincere and heartfelt thanks to every single person working on the front lines. Our health care workers have always mattered a lot us. But, quite clearly, their importance in our society has never been clearer than it is right now. We encourage everyone to offer a show of gratitude to the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are risking their own lives to save so many others.

The American Medical Association is seeking volunteers.

The AMA recognizes that, although much is being done by our medical community to treat sufferers of COVID-19, they are in great need of help. In a situation like the one we’re facing, there is no such thing as “enough” help. There is a great need for volunteer physician recruitment all over the country. To recruit volunteers, the AMA has created a new resource.

It’s known as “The COVID-19 Volunteer Guide for Health Care Professionals.” It is filled with information for physicians and other health care professionals who wish to lend helping hands to communities that are being heavily impacted by COVID-19. In the guide, you’ll receive details about where to volunteer and what to consider prior to registering.

For state agencies and institutions, the new guide also includes information about third party organizations that can identify and match volunteers. As well, it has resources for credentialing in an emergency. According to the guide, the states that are requesting volunteers and have set up registration sites include California, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Washington.

AMA’s new guide highlights organizations that are offering volunteer opportunities.

Among the organizations offering volunteer opportunities to health care professionals are The MAVEN Project. It is a non-profit organization that specializes in connecting volunteer physicians to underserved clinics and frontline providers via telehealth to enhance local care capacity.

“The MAVEN Project is aggregating physician volunteers for deployment in areas of greatest need—including at the state level—to support COVID-19 response efforts,” informs the guide.

Also included in the volunteer guide are links to other guides.

One is for retired physicians and the other is for learners.

“The AMA has curated a selection of resources to provide guidance to senior and retired physicians who may wish to return to work or are called upon to do so during the COVID-19 outbreak,” it reveals, “This resource includes guidance on licensing, providing assistance that does not involve direct patient care, re-entering practice, managing professional liability and consideration of retirement status.”

The guide for learners specifies principles that were created to protect student volunteers during their responses to COVID-19. “Medical students who are considering volunteer roles should review the guiding principles developed by the AMA Council on Medical Education,” instructs the guide.

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