Wednesday, July 18, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
What are the most critical changes needed in med ed?
As the AMA seeks to implement an ambitious plan to accelerate change in medical education, you can express your opinions on what you think are the most critical changes needed by logging in to the AMA's New Horizons in Medical Education online forum.
Also, vote on which of the following is most critically in need of change:
- Competency-based education
- Better coordination across the "silos"
- Shortening the length of education and training
- Addressing medical student debt
Audio conference to detail next accreditation system
Find out what physicians can expect with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) next accreditation system by participating in an audio teleconference at 1 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 14.
Hosted by the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME), the event will feature presenters Louis Ling, MD, senior vice president for hospital-based accreditation at the ACGME, and Timothy Brigham, MD, chief of staff and senior vice president of the ACGME Department of Education. Visit the AHME website to register today.
Develop alternatives for non-board-certified physicians, AMA delegates say
AMA policy adopted in June during this year's Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates encourages medical licensure alternatives for the estimated 200,000 physicians who are not board-certified. The AMA is working to ensure that maintenance of certification and maintenance of licensure do not overly burden physicians. The AMA's goal is to make sure evolving rules are flexible and support life-long learning but do not hinder physicians' ability to care for their patients.
View a story by American Medical News chronicling the new policy.