Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
Apply for board, review committee appointments
AMA members interested in being part of either the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the Residency Review Committee for Medical Genetics are invited to apply today. Interested candidates must submit their nomination materials to the AMA Council on Medical Education by Sept. 15. Learn more by visiting the Council on Medical Education Web page.
If you're not an AMA member, join today.
Presenters wanted for next AMA-SMS meeting
Do you want to present at the next AMA Section on Medical Schools meeting Nov. 9–10 in Hawaii? If you plan to attend the meeting, the section is seeking your ideas for mini-presentations on innovative curricular initiatives in medical education that relate to 1) using technology to aid education and 2) new ways to assess learners and ensure attainment of the competencies.
In addition, the AMA-SMS Governing Council is seeking ideas or actual language for AMA policy resolutions that address areas of importance to academic physicians. Resolutions are due Sept. 17 and would be debated during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, Nov. 10–13 in Honolulu.
As a reminder, the focus of this year's Interim Meeting is on advocacy and legislation. Resolutions for the AMA-SMS June 2013 meeting also will be accepted for discussion at the Interim Meeting in November.
Email proposed presentations or resolutions to Fred Lenhoff of the AMA.
Find out what happened at the last AMA-SMS meeting
Check out the meeting highlights from AMA Section on Medical Schools' June meeting, which took place in Chicago prior to the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Available information includes summaries of presentations from the meeting, which focused on "Understanding the Culture and Learning Environment in Academic Health Centers: Perspectives from Medical Students, Residents and Practicing Physicians." Recommendations and final actions on medical education-related items by the AMA House of Delegates also are posted online.
Nominate physicians for AMA mentor award
Who has made a difference in your professional journey—inspiring you to reach your goals, teaching you to excel in your field or mentoring you through the challenges of the profession? You can thank those physicians today by nominating them for an AMA mentor award.
The Physician Mentor Recognition Program, created by the AMA Women Physicians Congress, provides an opportunity to recognize the physicians who have contributed in unsung ways to your success in medicine. The 2012 honorees will be recognized in November at the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Honolulu. They also will be celebrated during Women in Medicine Month, which is observed in September.
Take a moment today to show your mentor your appreciation by submitting a nomination form, including a brief description of how he or she has made a difference in your life. The program is accepting nominations for this year's honorees through Aug. 15.
Any member of the AMA Women Physicians Congress is eligible to nominate one or more male or female physician mentors. Women physicians and medical students who are AMA members are automatically part of the 67,000 member section, and male AMA members also may elect to participate in the section. Not an AMA member? Join today.