The AMA Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program can spark change and guide organizations interested, committed, or already engaged in improving physician satisfaction and reducing burnout.

Representing the American Medical Association’s steadfast commitment to advancing the science of physician burnout, this program can empower health systems to reduce burnout so that physicians—and their patients—thrive. The Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program is designed to: 

  • Provide a roadmap for health system leaders to implement programs and policies that support physician well-being  
  • Unite the health care community in building a culture committed to increasing joy in medicine for the profession nationwide 
  • Build awareness about solutions that promote joy in medicine, and spur investment within health systems to reduce physician burnout 


2022 Applications

Applications for the 2022 Joy in Medicine Program will open on January 14, 2022 and close on March 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. Please complete the Intent to Apply form below to receive access to the 2022 program application.

For more information visit the Joy in Medicine landing page, read our FAQs, or contact us at practice.transformation@ama-assn.org

Welcome to the AMA Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program. Please use this form to indicate your interest in the program and intent to apply to current or future application cycles. Applicants to the 2022 program are required to complete this form before receiving their full application. If you are not yet ready to apply to the program, we encourage you to fill out this form to stay connected about opportunities, events, and resources.