Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
Come to Hawaii for the next AMA-SMS meeting
Register today to attend the AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) Interim Assembly Meeting, which will take place Nov. 9–10 in Honolulu. Log in and register online, then view more details about the meeting, which will take place in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
The meeting agenda will include a more in-depth examination of the issue of medical student mistreatment in light of new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Graduation Questionnaire showing that 47 percent of graduating medical students are reporting mistreatment. View American Medical News' coverage of the AAMC data. In addition, a leading anger management expert will discuss his work in helping health professionals handle their emotions on the job.
Attendees also will participate in a discussion of the AMA's new strategic focus on accelerating change in medical education. The meeting includes a presentation on innovations in medical education at the University of Hawaii and the unique public health challenges faced on the island.
Proposed policy resolutions wanted for Interim Meeting
The AMA Section on Medical Schools is seeking ideas or actual language for AMA policy resolutions that address areas of importance to academic physicians. Resolutions are due Sept. 17 and would be debated Nov. 10–13 in Honolulu during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
As a reminder, the focus of this year's Interim Meeting is on advocacy and legislation. Resolutions for the AMA-SMS June 2013 meeting also will be accepted for discussion at the Interim Meeting. Email Fred Lenhoff of the AMA with questions or proposed resolutions.
Apply for board, review committee appointments
AMA members interested in being part of either the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the Residency Review Committee for Medical Genetics are invited to apply today. Interested candidates must submit their nomination materials to the AMA Council on Medical Education by Sept. 15. Learn more by visiting the Council on Medical Education Web page.
If you're not an AMA member, join today.