Online medicolegal learning experiences training for physicians, attorneys, and claims professionals.



Welcome to the professionals’ premier source of online training on the AMA Guides and other crucial medicolegal issues. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality, cost-effective virtual learning experiences that contribute to your success.


We are pleased to provide you with the finest learning experiences available. 

AMA Guides, Sixth Edition

Learn how to use the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, to provide accurate impairment ratings.


Virtual Learning

Our virtual learning experiences are the best way to learn the medicolegal skills required for your success.


More Learning Experiences Launching 2023

This spring we are launching several unique learning experiences that will assist you in achieving your professional goals.


Why wait for the new Fifth Edition learning experience?

As we develop our new Fifth Edition course, you can subscribe to the training and resources of  www.fifthedition.com. You will be able to access the new Fifth Edition learning with full credit for your subscription fee. 

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AMA Guides Digital

The gold standard methodology for the assessment of permanent impairment for over 50 years is now digital. We highly recommend the use of the digital platform with full access to the AMA Guides and all AMA Guides Newsletters.
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It's great connecting with you. I'm Chris Brigham, MD

Whether you are starting your journey or seeking a new destination, I am pleased to be there with you – empowering you to “captain your ship” while navigating challenging medicolegal “seas.” As a board-certified occupational medicine physician, who entered the medicolegal field over four decades ago, I realized that there was much to learn to succeed. I look forward to sharing knowledge, skills, experiences, and insights that will contribute dramatically to your success and benefit society. I am the Editor of the AMA Guides Newsletter and Casebook and Senior Contributing Editor for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. I have been blessed by the opportunity to be surrounded by talented colleagues, have many unique learning experiences, write over 300 peer-reviewed articles and several books, speak at hundreds of events, and consult throughout the United States and internationally. I sincerely appreciate my colleagues representing many domains and life’s “learning experiences.” I want to help you succeed and provide those injured or ill with accurate assessments. I also want this to be enjoyable for you. My involvement in virtual learning systems began five decades ago; therefore, I hope you find the learning experiences here the finest. (By the way, in assisting you to “navigate,” please be assured that I am also a licensed USCG captain.)

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AMA Guides and MedicoLegal

Achieve your vision of success by learning the essentials not taught during traditional training. These learning experiences are unparalleled in quality and the best cost-effective solution.

AMA Guides Sixth Edition

Learn how to perform high-quality, sought-after impairment evaluations. Your best learning solution.

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AMA Guides Fifth Edition

Our new learning platform on the Fifth Edition launches in mid-February. Subscribe now to our training and resources site of  www.fifthedition.com. You will be able to access the new Fifth Edition learning with full credit for your subscription fee. 

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Virtual Meetings

Join our monthly live virtual coaching sessions on the Fifth Edition, Sixth Edition, and medicolegal issues.


Certified Impairment Rater

Demonstrate your knowledge and skills - and obtain more valued referrals.

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This site is independent of the American Medical Association (AMA). The training program and resources provided are neither endorsed nor sponsored by the AMA, and the opinions and content of the training presentations and learning content represent the views of the presenters and are not necessarily the views of the AMA, particularly on matters of medical policy. All participants in AMA Guides training must have access to the AMA Guides, either digitally or printed edition.  Visit AMA Guides Digital.


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