Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
Next AMA-SMS meeting set for Nov. 9-10 in Hawaii
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.
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 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
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 healthcare 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 Oct. 5.
Register for meeting on behavioral sciences in medical education
Attend this year's Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education (ABSAME) Oct. 4-6 meeting in San Antonio. The meeting's theme is "Leadership in Health Care Education: Recalibrating Our Ethical Compass." Attendees will share lessons learned from "provider-as-patient" experiences to prepare students for improved provider-patient relationships that promote humanistic and ethical care.