Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
Help your resident physicians meet ACGME competencies
An online educational series from the AMA can help residents and fellows sharpen their professional skills.
Designed to complement and reinforce the training of residency and fellowship programs, the AMA's Introduction to the Practice of Medicine (IPM) gives physicians in training 24/7 access to learning modules and lets them track their progress toward fulfilling Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competency requirements.
IPM users have access to a virtual library of more than 25 modules covering such topics as patient safety, sleep deprivation, confidentiality and cultural competency. Each module consists of a video lecture, PowerPoint™ presentation, post-assessment and evaluation.
New modules are added frequently, including the latest topic: Physician Health: Physicians Caring for Ourselves. Additionally, IPM's extensive reporting features let graduate medical education departments seamlessly track and report how their institutions and residents are using the program.
IPM is a collaboration among the AMA, the Ohio State Medical Association and The Ohio State University Medical Center. It is offered as a benefit of AMA membership to institutions that sponsor the program for their residents. Call the AMA at (312) 464-5698 or send an email for more information about IPM.
Now available: Presentations from AMA-SMS meeting
Presentations from the AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) Interim Assembly Meeting, held Nov. 9-10 in Honolulu, are now available. Download these presentations to learn more about topics covered at the meeting.
A panel of speakers participated in a session titled "Medical student mistreatment: The residency connection." Continuing a discussion begun at a 2011 AMA-convened invitational conference on medical student mistreatment, this session explored ways in which the graduate medical education community can address mistreatment of medical students, residents and fellows.
The panel consisted of four speakers:
- Neil Parker, MD, senior associate dean of the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
- Maya Babu, MD, a neurological surgery resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
- Megan Gayeski, MD, an anesthesiology resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
- George Anderson, of Anderson & Anderson anger management firm in Los Angeles
In addition, Richard Kasuya, MD, associate dean for medical education at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, discussed the school's curricular innovations and the ways in which the unique culture, people and geography of Hawaii are reflected in its only medical school.