AMA Wire

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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.

Review upcoming AMA resolutions, reports

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

Reviewers will meet on Nov. 9 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 Nov. 11.
Current items include:

  • Resolution 902, "Eliminating Legacy Admissions"
  • Resolution 903, "Expanding Clerkship Site Access to Include U.S. Medical Schools Undergoing Accreditation"
  • Resolution 914, "Pediatric Workforce Shortages"
  • Resolution 917, "Accreditation/Certification Cost and Convenience"
  • 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"

Email the AMA-SMS if you are interested in participating as a reviewer. AMA members also can weigh in on these items through the Virtual Reference Committee forum (log in required).

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.

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 also will 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.

Register today (AMA login required) for the AMA-SMS meeting and view a draft schedule.

Wanted: feedback on proposed LCME standard

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education  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.

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.