Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
Reviewers needed for meeting 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 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 of Delegates reference committee hearings on Nov. 11.
Resolutions and reports related to medical education include:
- Resolution 902, "Eliminating Legacy Admissions"
- Resolution 903, "Expanding Clerkship Site Access to Include US 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, "Update on Interprofessional Education"
Additional resolutions that will be debated during the Reference Committee K hearing in Hawaii include:
- Resolution 914, "Pediatric Workforce Shortages"
- Resolution 917, "Accreditation/Certification Cost and Convenience"
- Resolution 920, "ACGME Residency Program Entry Requirements"
- Resolution 921, "Shortage of Residency Training Positions"
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.
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, which begins Friday, be sure to take part in an education session Sunday detailing the AMA's strategic focus on accelerating change in medical education. Presenters will include James Madara, MD, the AMA's 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.
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.
Provide feedback on proposed LCME standard for interprofessional education, collaborative practice
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. View the LCME website for details on the new standard.
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.