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.


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. Alternatively, enroll in AMA Guides, Fifth Edition - The Essentials!

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Comprehensive Medicolegal Training:  Foundations for Success

To be successful in the medicolegal field, you need to have a strong foundation. This weekly, nine-month program, provides you with essential knowledge and skills.

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Certified Impairment Rater

Demonstrate your competency in using the AMA Guides and obtain more valued referrals.

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

What is the best way for you to learn?

What is the best way to master the AMA Guides and other medicolegal issues? Learn how to make the right decision for you.


More Learning Experiences Launching 2023

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


Virtual Learning

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


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Learn about upcoming complimentary webinars in February 2023 - there are three. Learn about other resources essential to your practice.


AMA Guides, Sixth Edition - Mastery! 

This new, unique virtual learning experience is your best solution to master the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition. It is best to learn from those who are most knowledgeable and skilled. You need structured, practical learning experiences provided by a world-class mentor.

This learning experience includes:

  • Over 70 modules with several hours of video presentations, written content, and hyperlinks to additional content. 
  • Case exercises and quizzes – where you demonstrate your mastery.
  • Learning experience reflects 20 to 60 hours, depending on your preferences.
  • And much more.

You learn based on your schedule and preferences. In addition, you have three months of complimentary access to our monthly coaching sessions, where your questions are answered. Whether you are experienced or new, this resource will result in higher-quality assessments and contribute to your success.

We encourage you to view the video to your right and make an informed decision about learning the Guides. After completing the course, we encourage you to become a Certified Impairment Rater.

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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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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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