Key Dates/Activities in ISTEP History
- Study of the medical school learning environment is launched.
- Annual meeting held in October.
- The AMA assists the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in launching the NIDAMED Web site, a physician resource for information on substance abuse.
- Completion of the Sound Prescribing grant, which examined the impact of pharmaceutical marketing practices on physician prescribing behaviors.
- ISTEP looks at research projects aimed at medical students, residents and practicing physicians, including a study of the medical school learning environment.
- Administration of ISTEP moves from the AMA Ethics department to Medical Education.
- The NIDA initiative produces 11 curriculum products.
- ISTEP is featured on a panel presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges' national meeting. Other ISTEP schools make ISTEP-related presentations to various regional and national organizations.
- ISTEP considers proposal for a prospective longitudinal study of medical students.
- In February, all 16 teams agree to move ahead to officially establish ISTEP.
- ISTEP goal is established: To be the premier transformational medical education research collaborative focused on identifying the connections between educational efforts across all learner levels (students, residents/fellows and practicing physicians) and improved patient care outcomes.
- An ISTEP steering group with representation from each school is formed, as well as a five-member executive committee.
- A contract from NIDA, through JBS International, is awarded to the AMA and eight ISTEP schools to develop an array of substance abuse-focused content and curriculum materials for medical students and residents.
- Two national and three regional planning meetings are held.
- The AMA receives 53 grant applications, and 16 teams are awarded planning grants. Of these 16 teams, five were joint applications, resulting in a total of 27 medical schools represented by the awardees.