AMA Wire

Friday, March 29, 2013

News for Academic Physicians

Next AMA-SMS meeting set for June 14-15

Medical school deans and academic physicians are invited to attend the next AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) meeting, scheduled for June 14–15 in Chicago, to help guide the AMA's work in improving medical education today for practice tomorrow.

The AMA-SMS, which serves as the voice of academic medicine to the AMA House of Delegates, is meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which will take place June 15–19 in Chicago.

Now more than ever, with a host of important issues facing medical education, it's critical for medical schools to have a voice in AMA policy—and that voice can be heard through each school's active participation in the AMA-SMS. The section provides all U.S. medical schools and their faculty the opportunity to contribute to deliberations by the AMA House of Delegates. It also offers a forum for education and for discussing, developing and advocating for policies on medical education, science, public health, ethics and professional standards.

During the AMA-SMS meeting, participants can take part in two education sessions scheduled for June 15: an update on the AMA's $10 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative—one of its three strategic focus areas—and a session on international medical education.

Watch AMA Wire and the AMA-SMS Web page for more information as it becomes available.

Introduce med students to your specialty at AMA event

Help the next generation of physicians learn more about the medical specialties they can pursue by participating in a June showcase event immediately preceding the AMA House of Delegates Meeting in Chicago.

The AMA Medical Student Section's 10th annual Medical Specialty Showcase will take place June 15, giving physicians and medical residents with experience in the field an excellent opportunity to help medical students in their career decision-making process. It also is a chance to mentor future doctors and to encourage them to become active participants in your specialty organizations after graduation.

If you would like to participate in the event, partner with interested colleagues in your specialty or encourage your medical specialty society to host an exhibit. The online registration form (AMA login required) is open through May 17, and participation is free. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the same location as the AMA House of Delegates meeting, and will end in time for participating delegates to attend the opening of the House.

Email Katherine Torres-Hertz of the AMA for more information.

View new education program webcasts on leadership

Learn about physician leadership, ethical leadership and newly integrated medical practices by viewing new webcasts from the AMA Organized Medical Staff Section. These webcasts have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Titles include:

  • "Physician leadership during challenging times"
  • "Leadership and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics"
  • "Lessons learned from newly integrated medical practices: Two case studies"

AMA members can view these webcasts for free; nonmembers can watch them for $30 per credit hour. If you're not an AMA member, join today.