Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
News for Academic Physicians
How to teach stewardship of health care resources
Teaching students and residents about stewardship of health care resources is a key concern facing academic medicine and health care as a whole.
The AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) will examine this issue from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at its next meeting, held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Register now to attend this free event.
Participants will examine how medical schools can ensure that physicians in training understand the need to consider cost of care in clinical decisions and avoid overuse and misuse of resources.
Be sure to join the AMA-SMS to discuss this important topic for the future of medicine and the U.S. health care system. The AMA-SMS will be meeting in the Loews Hotel Philadelphia. The meeting schedule now is available on the section's Web page.
Be a judge for AMA Research Symposium Nov. 15
The 11th annual AMA Research Symposium is a national competition highlighting the original work of some of the nation's brightest medical students, residents and fellows, and international medical graduates. Academic physicians are invited to participate as judges.
The event will be held Nov. 15 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
"Clustering" of LCME accreditation standards underway
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) currently uses 131 standards to accredit medical education programs leading to the MD degree. For the past 18 months, the LCME has been working to reorganize the standards into 12 comprehensive clusters—including leadership and administration, curricular content, and curriculum management and evaluation—with the goal of eliminating redundancy and enhancing clarity.
Learn more in the September issue of AMA MedEd Update.