AMA Wire

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

For Medical Students

How med schools will spend AMA's $11 million in grants

The 11 medical schools selected for AMA grants of $1 million are set to begin implementing bold projects to transform the way medical students are trained in the United States.

Part of the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative, the projects range from boosting the use of technology in medical education to increasing the instruction of patient safety and quality improvement to preparing students to be effective leaders in team-based care.

Additionally, each of the recipient schools will take part in a collaborative consortium designed to pull together the variety of innovations being implemented at each school. The consortium will meet in-person at least twice a year to share information with the other schools receiving AMA grants. 

Read more in a recent article in American Medical News and a recent story in AMA Wire.

Check out proceedings from the AMA Annual Meeting

Medical students from around the country participated in dynamic policymaking during the AMA Medical Student Section's (MSS) Annual Meeting held last month in Chicago.

Students debated a wide range of topics, including support for the development of a model for sustainable financing of graduate medical education and encouragement of further research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The AMA-MSS also presented numerous resolutions to the AMA House of Delegates for consideration.

Download the AMA-MSS Annual Meeting summary of actions to learn how resolutions were addressed in the AMA-MSS Assembly and the AMA House of Delegates.