Wednesday, May 23, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
Last chance to register for the AMA-SMS meeting
Today is the final day to register for this year's AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) Annual Assembly Meeting, which will take place June 15–17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Log in and register online, then view more details about the meeting, which will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
View the agenda for the meeting, which includes a listing of education sessions that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. If you have questions about the meeting, contact Jackie Drake of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-4389.
IOM: Primary care, public health should join forces
Primary care physicians and public health professionals must overcome the traditional gap separating their respective disciplines as a means of ensuring the nation's health, a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) states.
A related IOM report proposes that the nation double its investment in public health, from $11.6 billion to $24 billion a year. The money would bolster the work of public health departments and help the United States narrow the gap between the rest of the industrialized world in such markers as life expectancy and childhood mortality.
Read more in the May issue of AMA MedEd Update.
First Academic Medicine Caucus scheduled during AMA Annual Meeting
All AMA delegates and alternates with an academic appointment are invited to attend a new AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) caucus June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to discuss issues of mutual concern and interest pertaining to academic medicine.
The caucus will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Information about the AMA's strategic direction to implement change in undergraduate medical education will be presented. Network with your colleagues and share your ideas on how the AMA can continue to provide leadership in transforming medical education.