Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
CME credit available during AMA-SMS ed session
With data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) showing that 47 percent of graduating medical students are reporting mistreatment, the next AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) meeting will feature an education session covering the issue of medical student mistreatment. Attendees can earn continuing medical education credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit.
Read more about the AAMC data in a recent story by American Medical News.
The AMA-SMS meeting will take place Nov. 9–10 in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Attendees will also participate in a discussion of the AMA's new strategic focus on accelerating change in medical education. In addition, the meeting will include a discussion of curriculum innovations at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine as well as public health challenges the school faces with the Hawaii's diverse cultures.
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.
Interview initiative reflects minority physicians' inspiration
Only about 9 percent of all U.S. physicians are African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Alaskan Native. Meanwhile, almost 30 percent of the patient population are from these racial and ethnic groups.
These data highlight the need to increase the number of underrepresented minority physicians. Through its Physician Interview Project, the AMA is sharing information on how minority physicians were guided in their career paths. The initiative aims to pinpoint specific determinants that have proven critical for minority students pursuing a career in medicine.
View a video of interviews with several minority physicians and see how these doctors are making a difference in their patients' lives. You also can view the entire interview of each participating physician on the Physician Interview Project Web page.
Judges still needed for AMA Research Symposium
If you're attending this year's Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Honolulu, consider being a judge at the 10th annual AMA Research Symposium, which will take place Nov. 9 in Honolulu.
Judges are needed both for the podium presentations and poster presentations. Judges who volunteer may be asked to judge one or both events, depending on availability.
The event is divided into three segments—for medical students, resident/fellow physicians and international medical graduates—and categories. Judges should select a segment and the top two or three categories they would like to judge:
Medical students, eight categories:
- Biochemistry/cell biology
- Cancer biology
- Clinical outcomes and health care improvement
- Immunology/infectious diseases/inflammation
- Public health and epidemiology
- Surgery/biomedical engineering
Residents/fellows, two categories:
- Clinical vignette
- Clinical medicine (includes quality improvement, health policy, clinical research and medical education)
International medical graduates (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates-certified candidates awaiting residency), four categories:
- Clinical vignette
- Clinical medicine
- Health policy and medical education
- Basic science
To learn more and volunteer, contact Katherine Torres-Hertz of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-4742 by Friday.
Wanted: feedback on proposed LCME standard
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will hold a hearing for public comment on a new accreditation standard on interprofessional education and collaborative practice Nov. 6 in San Francisco during the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) annual meeting.
Details on the new standard will be made available on the LCME website by mid-October. In addition to oral testimony provided at the public hearing, written comments will become part of the hearing record. Written comments are due Dec. 31 via email.