The American Medical Association (AMA) has its own manual of style for scholarly publication in medical and other scientific fields, the AMA Manual of Style: A Manual for Authors and Editors (11th edition, 2020).
At Piedmont University, programs of the the School of Health Sciences require students to use AMA style in their papers.
AMA Manual of Style - now in its 11th edition, published in 2020 - is the publication manual of the American Medical Association and defines the writing and citation/reference styles for use in journals published by the American Medical Association. It is widely used in universities as the appropriate citation style for medicine and medical-related disciplines. The 11th edition has been thoroughly updated, including comprehensive guidance on reference citations, an expanded chapter on data display, a completely updated chapter on ethical and legal issues, and updated guidance on language usage (from patient-first language and terms to avoid, to preferred spelling and standards for sociodemographic descriptors).