Wednesday, March 14, 2012
For Minority Physicians
Earn CME credit by viewing new education program webcasts
Learn about physician leadership, engaging members of the medical staff to improve quality and the future of the medical staff organization by viewing new webcasts from the AMA Organized Medical Staff Section. Physicians can claim continuing medical education (CME) credit for watching the webcasts. Titles include:
- "Doing the right thing for our patients: leading as a professional" (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)
- "Engaging members of the medical staff to measure and improve quality" (1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
- "Future of the medical staff: strategies for re-engineering governance and operations to advance clinical and strategic imperatives" (1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
AMA members can view these webcasts for free; nonmembers can watch them for $75 each. If you're not an AMA member, join today.
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Showcase studies Native Americans' notion of health, medicine
A new exhibition examining concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians is open and free to the public at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md.
The exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, explores the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native Americans, artwork, objects and interactive media. Featured topics include:
- Native views of land, food, community, earth/nature and spirituality as they relate to Native health
- The relationship between traditional healing and Western medicine in Native communities
- Economic and cultural issues that affect the health of Native communities
- Efforts by Native communities to improve health conditions
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine has a history of working with Native American communities as part of its commitment to make health information resources accessible to people no matter where they live or work. The Native Voices exhibition concept grew out of meetings with Native leaders in Alaska, Hawaii and the contiguous United States.
Email the AMA Minority Affairs Section with questions or comments.