CREATING THE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

The AMA is collaborating to accelerate change in medical education by creating a system that trains physicians to meet the needs of today's patients and to anticipate future changes.

Solutions & Outcomes

Explore the work of consortium schools that are collaborating to accelerate change in medical education. Learn from these schools to inspire change at your own institution.

Learn more about key innovation areas that are helping to create the medical school of the future.

Shaping tomorrow's leaders

Medical Student Perceptions of the Learning Environment: Learning Communities Are Associated With a More Positive Learning Environment in a Multi-Institutional Medical School Study

Data from the Learning Environment Study, a five-year project funded by the AMA, indicates learning communities are associated with medical students having a more positive perception of the learning environment. Learn more about this study in this paper published in Academic Medicine.

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Teaching new content in health systems science

Health Systems Science Curricula in Undergraduate Medical Education: Identifying and Defining a Potential Curricular Framework

Educators working with the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium analyzed existing health systems science (HSS) related curriculum at founding consortium schools and developed a potential comprehensive HSS curricular framework with six core domains, five cross-cutting domains, and one linking domain. This framework published in Academic Medicine aims to build on the traditional definition of systems-based practice and highlight the need for health professions schools to better align education programs with the anticipated needs of the systems in which students will practice.

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Creating the Medical Schools of the Future

Explore how the AMA has partnered with medical schools to create the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. Most of the participating schools have embarked on major curriculum revisions, replacing as much as 25% of the curriculum with new content in health care delivery and health system science in all 4 years of training. Schools are developing new certification in quality and patient safety and population management.

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SXSW 2016 Panel: Revolutionizing Med Education to Transform Health

Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH, speaks on a panel at SXSW 2016 along with Dell Medical School's Sue Cox, MD, and University of Texas System's Marni Baker Stein, PhD, about the role technology, discovery and innovation are playing in transforming how physician leaders are trained.

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Medical Student Perceptions of the Learning Environment at the End of the First Year: A 28-Medical School Collaborative

The AMA sponsored a 5-year study to measure student perceptions of the learning environment and professional attributes across 2 cohorts of medical students through all 4 years of medical school. Results were published in Academic Medicine. Data from first year medical students suggest that the variance in perceptions of the learning environment are explained more by the campus the student trains at and less so by student demographics.

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Universal solutions & outcomes

Transforming Medical Education is the Key to Meeting North Carolina's Physician Workforce Needs

In this commentary, faculty at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University propose that their strategy for preparing a primary care physician workforce can serve as a model for meeting future physician workforce needs.

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"Turn Med Ed on its Head": Abstracts and Videos from the AMA Medical Education Innovation Challenge

Medical students were asked to turn med ed on its head by envisioning new solutions to education challenges. Students were asked to think big, think broad and think beyond the status quo. Innovation challenge winners received cash awards and had the opportunity to present their vision for the medical school of the future to medical education leaders. All teams were invited to submit project abstracts for publication that best described the vision of the innovations.

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Teaching new content in health systems science

Educating for the 21st-Century Health Care System: An Interdependent Framework of Basic, Clinical, and Systems Sciences

Learn from Penn State College of Medicine authors as they explore how health systems science can be integrated with basic and clinical sciences into a cohesive academic framework in medical school.

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Teaching new content in health systems science

The Primary Care Population Medicine Program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Learn from Paul George, MD, associate professor of family medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as he discusses the challenges of creating and implementing the primary care-population medicine program at his institution in his presentation at the AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 conference.

Universal solutions & outcomes

AMA ChangeMedEd 2015 Conference Presentations

Medical education leaders gathered at the AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 conference to explore how to transform medical education so it can produce physicians fully equipped to work within 21st-century health care systems and provide excellent care for patients.

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Making technology work for learning

Developing the Role of Big Data and Analytics in Health Professional Education

In this study, authors from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Canada and New York University School of Medicine explore how big data and analytics can be used to improve and refine health professional education.

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Developing flexible, competency-based pathways

Using a Curricular Vision to Define Entrustable Professional Activities for Medical Student Assessment: The UCSF Experience

Explore how medical students can succeed in the modern health care system and what a medical school curriculum that creates physicians who work to advance science and address modern biomedical and social problems looks like. Watch Associate Dean of Assessment Karen E. Hauer, MD, PhD, from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine speak at the AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 conference on developing flexible, competency-based pathways at her institution.

Making technology work for learning

NYU School of Medicine Healthcare by the Numbers

The NYU Healthcare by the Numbers: Populations, Systems, and Clinically Integrated Data curriculum is a 3-year education program based on actual clinical data. Explore their website to find links to lecture materials, slides, small-group session handouts, datasets and student exercises that assist in implementing a data-based curriculum focused on population health.

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Working with health care delivery systems in novel ways

Kaiser Permanente Clinic: Early Lessons

How can a medical school collaborate with a large health system to create a 6-year medical school and residency pathway that produces more primary care physicians and aims to put medical students in the clinic as early as possible? Hear from Hillary Campbell, MD, MPH, director of ACE-PC Kaiser Permanente at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, on strategies to address these questions and the early lessons learned from the Kaiser Permanente Clinic in her presentation from the AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 conference.

Developing flexible, competency-based pathways

Reporting Achievement of Medical Student Milestones to Residency Program Directors: An Educational Handover

This paper by authors from the University of Michigan explores how competency-based assessments can be used as part of the handover from medical school to residency, as well as how these assessments can determine the baseline competency of graduating medical students and entering interns.

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Envisioning the master adaptive learner

Mission Control: The Gamification of Medical Learning

Suraiya S. Rahman, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine, discusses the gamification of medical learning at the AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 conference. Watch her presentation to understand how massive multi-player online role playing games and thinking like a gamer can turn medical students into master adaptive learners.

Shaping tomorrow's leaders

Curriculum Revision as an Organizational Change Problem

Find out how leaders at medical schools are implementing massive curricular and organizational change and engaging departments and faculty across an institution. Hear about curriculum revision as an organizational change problem during the AMA ChangeMedED 2015 conference presentation from Rajesh Mangrulkar, MD, associate dean for medical student education at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Developing flexible, competency-based pathways
Accelerated Training for Primary Care: UC Davis' ACE-PC Program

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UC Davis Health System

Envisioning the master adaptive learner
Creating the Medical School of the Future

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Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH, group vice president, medical education, AMA, presenting at AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 conference

Making technology work for learning
Medical Student Awareness of and Interest in Clinical Informatics

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Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

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A Description of the Inquiry Component of the UCSF Bridges Curriculum

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UCSF

Working with health care delivery systems in novel ways
Medical Students Reflect on Their Innovative Roles as Patient Navigators

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Penn State Hershey

Developing flexible, competency-based pathways
Milestones for Internal Medicine Sub-Interns

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American Journal of Medicine

Making technology work for learning
Beyond Information Retrieval and Electronic Health Record Use: Competencies in Clinical Informatics for Medical Education

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Advances in Medical Education and Practice

Making technology work for learning
Preparing Future Physicians for the New Digital Frontier

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UCSF School of Medicine

Teaching new content in health systems science
Foundations of Health Care Delivery

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Vanderbilt University

Universal solutions & outcomes
Closing Reflections from AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 Conference

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Tonya Fancher, MD, MPH and Jed D. Gonzalo, MD, MSc

Developing flexible, competency-based pathways
Your M-Home at the University of Michigan Medical School

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University of Michigan Medical School

Making technology work for learning
Learning Analytics for Training in the Workplace

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Anderson Spickard III, MD, MS, presenting at AMA's ChangeMedED 2015 conference

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Changing the Face of Medicine

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William McDade, MD, PhD, presenting at AMA's ChangeMedEd 2015 conference

Working with health care delivery systems in novel ways
Medical Education Without Graduation Debt: Visioning the Future for Medical Education in the Health Care Delivery System of Tomorrow

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Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, presenting at AMA's ChangeMedED 2015 conference