Mastering the AMA Guides: The Key to Success in Impairment Assessment

Mar 22, 2024 | AMA Guides

Mastering the AMA Guides: The Key to Success in Impairment Assessment

by AMA Guides

Are you missing this superb opportunity? In the world of impairment assessment, the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides) reign supreme as the most widely accepted standard. Published by the American Medical Association, the AMA Guides are used in workers’ compensation systems, federal and international systems, automobile casualty, and personal injury cases to rate impairment, not disability. As a medical professional or legal expert involved in these cases, mastering the AMA Guides is not just important – it is s essential for success.

Learning how to use the AMA Guides correctly can be a daunting task, especially if you rely solely on reading the book. That is where comes in, offering the best solution to master the AMA Guides through high-quality virtual learning experiences. With over two hundred modules and more than one hundred seventy hours of content for both the 5th and 6th Editions, these courses provide comprehensive training at a fraction of the cost of traditional in-person seminars.

Whether you are a physician, chiropractor, psychologist, nurse, attorney, or claims professional, investing in AMA Guides mastery learning experiences will elevate your knowledge and skills to new heights. You can enroll in the entire course or choose specific courses tailored to your needs, covering musculoskeletal, medical, and mental and behavioral disorders. We are now making this available at a lower fee. Why wait?

In addition to the comprehensive courses, offers a range of resources to support your journey toward mastery. From the Certified Impairment Rater (CIR®) program,, which establishes and maintains professional standards for expert impairment evaluations, to the Guides® Newsletter, which keeps you abreast of the latest developments in assessment, you must have access to the tools and information you need to excel.

The importance of mastering the AMA Guides extends beyond personal and professional development. By accurately assessing impairment, you contribute to a fair and equitable system that benefits all stakeholders – from the injured individuals seeking just compensation to the employers and insurers striving for cost-effective claims resolution. Your expertise can make a real difference in your success.

Navigating the complexities of impairment assessment can feel like sailing through uncharted waters, but with the right training and resources, you can confidently captain your ship. Christopher R. Brigham, MD,  a board-certified occupational medicine physician with over four decades of experience in the medicolegal field, serves as your guide at As the former Editor of the Guides Newsletter and Senior Contributing Editor of the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, Dr. Brigham brings unparalleled expertise and insights to help you succeed.

Do not let the challenges of learning the AMA Guides hold you back from reaching your full potential in impairment assessment. Embrace the opportunity to master this essential tool through the virtual learning experiences and resources offered at Your investment in knowledge and skills will pay dividends in your professional success and the lives of those you serve.

Take the first step towards AMA Guides mastery today and discover the power of confident, accurate impairment assessments. Your journey to success starts at

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