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Advocacy

The Section plays a key role in ensuring that AMA policy related to education, patient care, and clinical research reflects the best interests of medical schools.

Since its inception in 1976, for example, the Section has introduced approximately 170 resolutions that the AMA House of Delegates has adopted as AMA policy. These resolutions are directly related to specific concerns and interests of academic physicians and the medical education community. Some recent examples:

  • Impact of Competency-Based Medical Education Programs as Opposed to Time-Based Programs
  • Assessing the Impact of Limited GME Residency Positions in the Match
  • Removal of the Cap on Graduate Medical Education Positions
  • Competition for Clinical Training Sites
  • Support for Graduate Medical Education

To stay informed, read the latest medical education news. You may also wish to access current and archived reports from the AMA Council on Medical Education on critical issues of interest to academic physicians. Finally, learn more about the AMA's advocacy efforts to protect both patients and physicians.