Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
News for Academic Physicians
Register now for AMA-SMS Nov. 1 meeting
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 at its next meeting, Nov. 1 in Philadelphia from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Register now for the AMA-SMS meeting (which is free to attend), and see a draft schedule.
Participants will examine how medical schools can ensure that physicians in training understand the need to consider cost of care in clinical decisions and to avoid overuse and misuse of resources.
Steven E. Weinberger, MD, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Physicians, will be a keynote speaker for the meeting. Attendees also will hear a keynote presentation on teaching stewardship in procedural fields by Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, professor of clinical radiology and neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Two members of a reactor panel will respond to the presentations: Bonnie M. Miller, MD, senior associate dean for health sciences education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine. Both institutions are among the 11 awardees of the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
In addition, Art Feldman, MD, executive dean and chief academic officer at Temple University School of Medicine, will open the meeting with a look at innovations underway at his school. AMA-SMS alternate delegate Ken Simons, MD, will lead a review of relevant AMA reports and resolutions slated for the AMA Interim Meeting in mid-November.
Be sure to join the AMA-SMS to discuss stewardship, a most important topic for the future of medicine and the U.S. health care system. The section will be meeting in the Loews Hotel Philadelphia, Congress Room A/B/C.
Read a summary of the June AMA-SMS meeting
A summary of the June 14-16 meeting of the AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) now is available. Among the meeting's highlights were:
- AMA-SMS approval of a proposed resolution linking graduate medical education funding to quality outcomes, which was forwarded to the AMA House of Delegates and adopted as new AMA policy.
- An education program on planned medical school innovations, featuring representatives of five of the 11 awardees of the AMA's $11 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
- An education program on international experiences for medical students presented by James Conway, MD, a noted expert on the topic.