Wednesday, Oct. 10, 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.
Review proposed policy resolutions, reports
A number of proposed resolutions and reports will be discussed and considered for adoption as AMA policy during this year's Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which will take place Nov. 10– 13 in Honolulu. Current resolutions and reports related to medical education include:
- Resolution 902, "Eliminating Legacy Admissions"
- Resolution 903, "Expanding Clerkship Site Access to Include U.S. Medical Schools Undergoing Accreditation"
- Council on Medical Education (CME)/Council on Medical Service Joint Report, "The Structure and Function of Interprofessional Health Care Teams"
- CME Report 1-I-12, "Update on Interprofessional Education"
To weigh in on these items, AMA members can participate in the an online forum that opens Friday. Next week's AMA Wire will include details about the forum.
Connect with the AMA at the AAMC Annual Meeting
If you're attending the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting in San Francisco next month, be sure to take part in a Nov. 4 education session detailing the AMA's strategic focus on accelerating change in medical education. Presenters will include James Madara, MD, AMA executive vice president and CEO; Susan Skochelak, MD, the AMA's vice president of medical education; and Maria Savoia, MD, chair of the AMA Section on Medical Schools. Also, visit the AMA exhibit at booths 430 and 432.
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.
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.