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Initiative to Transform Medical Education

Formed in 2005, the AMA's Initiative to Transform Medical Education (ITME) worked to promote excellence in patient care by reforming medical education and training, from premedical preparation and medical school admission through continuing physician professional development. Today, the AMA's Center for Transforming Medical Education is continuing much of the work initiated by ITME.

Three of the key issues that ITME addressed are:

The medical education learning environment 

ITME held working conferences in December 2007 and December 2008 on optimizing and transforming the medical education learning environment.

Medical school admissions

ITME held a joint conference with AAMC in December 2009 to review and discuss new methods for interviewing and selecting applicants that emphasize the importance of interpersonal skills.

Physician re-entry

The ITME conference on physician re-entry was held in May 2010, in collaboration with the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); this work led to development of an AMA Web page with information on re-entry.

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