Wednesday, September 18, 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.
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 at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia.
Judges needed: AMA Research Symposium Nov. 15
The 11th annual AMA Research Symposium will be held Nov. 15 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Please consider participating in this national competition by judging the original work of some of the brightest medical students, residents and fellows in the country.
Judging will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., and judges are invited to stay for a reception with the symposium participants from 6 to 7 p.m. To become a judge and mentor the next generation of physicians, sign up online or send an email to email@example.com. Physicians are welcome to invite their colleagues to participate as well.
The "golden age" of medical education?
A commentary in the July 15 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine outlines the challenges—and opportunities—facing academic medicine, and calls for a new educational paradigm to ensure that future physicians can survive and thrive in today's changing health care environment.
The commentary is authored by Catherine Lucey, MD, vice dean for education at the University of California–San Francisco School of Medicine, one of the 11 schools leading the transformation of medical education through the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. She also is one of the school's representatives to the AMA Section on Medical Schools.
While each school in the AMA initiative will pursue a unique model to transform medical education, the projects share a number of underlying goals and themes. The three main goals for all the schools are:
- Closing the gap between medical education and the practice of medicine in the 21st century
- Developing life-long learning skills, including those around health IT
- Creating new methods for medical education, such as measuring progress by demonstrated competence rather than time