Wednesday, March 21, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
New proposed medical schools labeled by LCME
Six schools are now considered to be applicant medical schools by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) while another eight schools have been granted preliminary accreditation status. The six schools with "applicant" status are:
- California Northstate University College of Medicine
- University of California–Riverside School of Medicine
- Quinnipac University School of Medicine
- Palm Beach Medical College
- Western Michigan University School of Medicine
- King School of Medicine and Health Science Center
The eight schools with preliminary accreditation status are:
- The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
- Central Michigan University School of Medicine
- Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
- Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
- The Commonwealth Medical College (on probation)
- University of South Carolina School of Medicine–Greenville
- Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
In addition, the LCME has listed the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix as a candidate school.
Visit the LCME website for more information and a detailed explanation of the criteria used for the different classifications.
AMA resource shows the way to succeed in medicine
View a wealth of valuable information that can help medical students, residents, fellows and young physicians confront the nonclinical demands of training and today's practice environment in the AMA guide "Succeeding from medical school to practice."
This comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource also includes streaming video and comprises sections on medical school and residency as well as preparing for practice. Academic physicians are encouraged to share this resource with their students.
AMA members can access the entire guide, while nonmembers can view the table of contents and sample pages. If you're not an AMA member, join today.
Earn CME credit and help your patients make healthy food choices
A new online training module from the AMA helps physicians counsel their patients on healthy eating habits using the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new ChooseMyPlate.gov website. Physicians can earn continuing medical education (CME) credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for completing the module.