Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
AMA-SMS meeting details, registration form now online
Register today to attend the AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) Interim Assembly Meeting, which will take place Nov. 9–10 in Honolulu. Log in and register online, then view more details about the meeting, which will take place in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
The meeting agenda will include a more in-depth examination of the issue of medical student mistreatment in light of new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Graduation Questionnaire showing that 47 percent of graduating medical students are reporting mistreatment. View American Medical News' coverage of the AAMC data.
In addition, a leading anger management expert will discuss his work in helping health professionals handle their emotions on the job. The meeting also will feature a presentation on using a cross-cultural care survey to assess cultural competency in graduate medical education.
Proposed policy resolutions wanted for Interim Meeting
The AMA Section on Medical Schools 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 Nov. 10–13 in Honolulu during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
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. Email Fred Lenhoff of the AMA with questions or proposed resolutions.
Last chance: Nominate your mentor for this year's recognition program
Acknowledge the people who have made a difference in your professional life by nominating them for an award issued through the AMA Women Physicians Congress Physician Mentor Recognition Program. The program is a unique way to recognize a professional colleague or teacher who has served a special role in your life or career.
Nominations are due today; download a nomination form. In submitting a nomination, your mentor will be issued a special certificate and recognized in November during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Read more about the Physician Mentor Recognition Program.
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.
Find out what happened at the last AMA-SMS meeting
Check out the meeting highlights from AMA Section on Medical Schools' (SMS) 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.