Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
News for Women Physicians
Research grants available for medical students, residents and fellows
The AMA Foundation is now accepting applications from medical students and physician residents/fellows leading basic science, applied or clinical research projects.
The Seed Grant Research Program provides junior investigators with financial resources and professional development to encourage young physicians to pursue careers in medical research.
This year, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in the following three categories: cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases, HIV/AIDS and pancreatic cancer.
Applications for the 2013 Seed Grants are due Dec. 5.
CME activity offers tips on diagnosing eating disorders
Estimates from various studies suggest that up to 27 million Americans may suffer from an eating disorder. An AMA training module helps primary care physicians screen and manage these serious mental illnesses.
Eating disorders affect patients' mental and physical health and can have serious, and even life-threatening, consequences. But early intervention can improve patient outcomes and reduce the duration of the disorder. The training module, part of the AMA's Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health series, helps physicians understand how to identify eating disorders and help patients get the treatment they need.
The online module features leading physician specialists explaining some of the key symptoms of eating disorders, common misconceptions, timely interventions and effective care management. It also describes techniques to facilitate open communication, offers screening questions and tools, and suggests ways to counsel patients and families about effective treatments for eating disorders.
Physicians can earn continuing medical education (CME) credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for participating in this activity.