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AMA Wire - 07/25/2014

Project gets underway to ensure sustainable med school innovations

How can a medical school completely change its curriculum in a smooth, efficient and sustainable way? By applying principles of business organizational change to medical schools, faculty at some of the schools participating in the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Education consortium are seeking to measure schools’ readiness for change and ways to ensure changes can be maintained over time.

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AMA Wire - 07/25/2014

This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

New studies found that the annual HIV diagnosis rate in the United States decreased more than 30 percent from 2002 to 2011, with declines observed in several key populations, and that men and women who have served in the military have a higher prevalence of adverse childhood events, suggesting that enlistment may be a way to escape adversity for some.

AMA Wire - 07/24/2014

Fund enables research in areas crucial to women in medicine

Without funding, Rashmi Kudesia, MD, would not have been able to lead research into the reproductive knowledge, barriers and outcomes among female U.S. medical students and trainees. As a past recipient of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women, she was able to “think big” to help make a difference in this critical issue for women in medicine. This year’s fund application deadline is July 31.

AMA Wire - 07/24/2014

Find out whether your collections practices are compliant

Learn how to protect your practice from the constantly changing regulations surrounding collections by participating in a free webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time July 31. Register now.

AMA Wire - 07/24/2014

5 top tips for your financial life after residency

As a medical resident, you’re probably used to sticking to a budget and spending wisely. Your income as a practicing physician will seem substantial after being a resident, but don’t start spending it all just yet. Follow these five tips to prepare your finances for life as a practicing physician.

AMA Wire - 07/23/2014

How to dispute incorrect financial data before it goes public

Physicians can review reports about their financial interactions with manufacturers of drugs and medical devices now through Aug. 27 under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (also known as the Open Payments program). Here’s how to make sure the information reported about you is accurate before the data is released to the public Sept. 30.