AMA Wire

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

News for Academic Physicians

International clinical education: What works?

A growing number of U.S. medical schools are offering international experiences for their medical students. How do faculty and staff administer these efforts and ensure an appropriate, safe and ethical environment for learning hundreds or thousands of miles from home?

Learn more by attending a June 15 special presentation on this topic during the AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) meeting June 14–16 in Chicago. The section meets in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Register now for the AMA-SMS meeting.

Also, be sure to check out a YouTube video featuring AMA-SMS chair Maria Savoia, MD, highlighting the section's role in serving as the voice of academic medicine to the AMA House of Delegates.

Third-year students urged to apply for $10,000 scholarship

The AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award nomination deadline is May 29. These $10,000 scholarships for rising fourth-year students are based on academic excellence, financial need and community involvement.

In addition to a general scholarship category, there are subcategories of this award for medical journalism, students attending medical school in Oklahoma and students from Chicago-area medical schools.

Students interested in applying for the Physicians of Tomorrow Award must do so through their medical school dean's office or the dean's designate.

Read more about the eligibility guidelines for this program and about past recipients.

AMA PRA now recognizes teaching as Category 1 activity

The learning associated with preparing for and teaching medical students and residents has now been approved by the AMA Council on Medical Education as a live activity that may be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. This activity has long been recognized as one appropriate for receiving AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™.

For more information, email Mary Kelly of the AMA or call (312) 464-4668.

Attend Academic Medicine Caucus meeting in Chicago

All AMA delegates and alternates with an academic appointment are invited to attend the AMA Academic Medicine Caucus from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Stetson F.

Attendees will discuss issues of mutual concern and interest pertaining to academic medicine and review the report of Reference Committee C (on medical education). Come network with your colleagues and share your ideas about how the AMA can continue to provide leadership in medical education.