Wednesday, March 7, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
Next AMA-SMS meeting set for June 15–17 in Chicago
This year's AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) Annual Assembly Meeting will take place June 15–17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
The AMA-SMS meeting education program will focus on understanding the culture and learning environment in academic health centers, and attendees will hear perspectives from medical students, residents and practicing physicians. Data from the AMA-convened research collaborative, Innovative Strategies for Transforming the Education of Physicians, also will be presented.
In addition, the AMA-SMS will hold a session of mini-presentations on curricular innovations in medical education, including model programs in the handling of medical student and resident physician mistreatment.
The AMA-SMS meeting will provide medical education colleagues an opportunity to network, help develop AMA policy, discuss issues affecting medical education and elect the 2012–2013 AMA-SMS Governing Council.
Watch AMA Wire and check the AMA-SMS Web page in the coming months for details about the meeting.
Bring the AMA's outreach program to your institution
Team up with the AMA to engage with residents during orientations as part of the AMA Resident Outreach Program. Through this program, the AMA strives to increase residents' and fellows' awareness of the important resources and advocacy the AMA offers.
If your institution does not offer orientations or similar events, the AMA can send you materials that your institution can include in orientation kits or distribute through its graduate medical education office.
If you'd like the program to visit your institution, or for materials about the program, fill out an online request form by March 31.
Web series offers AMA member benefit to resident physicians
Residents and their institutions can now develop the competencies required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) through a recent Web-based educational series called Introduction to the Practice of Medicine (IPM). The program is a collaboration of the AMA, the Ohio State Medical Association and The Ohio State University Medical Center.