Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
News for Academic Physicians
AMA-SMS meeting to look at med student mistreatment
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.
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. The meeting will include 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 health care 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.