AMA Wire

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

News for Academic Physicians

AMA Academic Medicine Caucus set for Nov. 12

All AMA delegates and alternate delegates with an academic appointment are invited to attend the second meeting of the AMA Academic Medicine Caucus, which will take place Nov. 12 in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Attendees will discuss issues of mutual concern and interest pertaining to academic medicine. Additionally, information about the AMA's new strategic focus to accelerate change in medical education will be presented. Come network with your colleagues and share your ideas on how the AMA can continue to provide leadership in medical education.

Agenda book for SMS meeting now available

The agenda book for this week's meeting of the AMA Section on Medical Schools meeting is now available.

The meeting, held Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, will feature an educational session, "Medical student mistreatment: The graduate medical education connection."

Also of note is a welcome and presentation from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, with a discussion of curricular innovations at the school as well as public health challenges they face with the diverse cultures on the island of Hawaii.

The meeting includes a presentation on innovations in medical education at the University of Hawaii and the unique public health challenges faced on the island.

Reviewers needed for meeting resolutions, reports

Physicians attending the AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) I-12 meeting this week are invited to help review resolutions and reports submitted for consideration during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Reviewers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday to develop a consent calendar of recommended actions and present suggestions to the section for a consensus vote. These actions will help guide AMA-SMS delegates, alternate delegates and other representatives who will testify in AMA House reference committee hearings on Sunday.

Resolutions and reports related to medical education include:

Email the SMS if you are interested in participating as a reviewer. AMA members can view comments on these items via the Virtual Reference Committee online forum (AMA login required).

Provide feedback on proposed LCME standard for interprofessional education, collaborative practice

On Nov. 6, at the Association of American Medical Colleges meeting, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) held a hearing for public comment on a new accreditation standard on interprofessional education and collaborative practice

Written comments on the new standard are encouraged. The deadline for written comments is Dec. 31 via email.