AMA Wire

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For Medical Students

Medical schools shift focus to team-based care

As the nation's health care system concentrates more on team-based care and the medical home model, medical schools are working to provide their students with the skills needed to use these approaches.

A story by American Medical News features the interprofessional training offered at several schools, including the Medical University of South Carolina, Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and Loyola University Chicago. Interprofessional training also is offered or being developed at the University of California San Diego, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of Kentucky, American Medical News reports.

The story also tackles the national focus on interprofessional training through the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, which aims to better integrate and coordinate the education of nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals to provide more collaborative care.

Submit a programming idea for next AMA-MSS meeting

Do you have an idea for a forum that could be part of this year's AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) Annual Assembly Meeting? Share your ideas with the AMA-MSS and help develop the programming for the meeting, which will take place June 14–16 in Chicago.

Ideas are due March 30. If you have questions, email Raymond Tsai and Grayson Armstrong, speakers of the AMA-MSS Governing Council, or email the AMA-MSS.

Visit the meeting Web page for details about registration and upcoming deadlines for convention committees, resolutions and leadership position applications.

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