Save the date: Section to meet Nov. 9–10
The AMA Section on Medical Schools will meet in Hawaii on Nov. 9–10 in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Hope to see you there! Be sure to watch the section website for more information.
Also, if you plan to attend the Interim Meeting, the section is seeking your ideas for mini-presentations on innovative curricular initiatives in medical education that relate to 1) using technology to aid education and 2) new ways to assess learners and ensure attainment of the competencies.
Email Fred Lenhoff of the AMA with questions or proposed presentations.
Who are the members of the Section on Medical Schools?
Official representatives of the section, from each Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)- and American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-accredited medical school, consist of the dean or the dean's designate. Each dean may appoint up to four institutional representatives from the institution's undergraduate, graduate or continuing medical education units.
In addition, any AMA member with a faculty appointment to an LCME- or AOA-accredited medical school can choose to be a member of the section. Up to 20 at-large members, representing the interests of graduate and continuing medical education, also comprise the section.
News and notes
- With a projected future shortage of physicians, it's no surprise that 18 new medical schools are under various stages of development. Many of these are seeking to create more primary care physicians (Forbes).
- With increasing competition for clinical slots from offshore medical schools, the AMA has passed new policy to advocate for federal and state legislation opposing extraordinary compensation for clinical clerkship sites that could result in displacement of U.S. medical students (American Medical News).
- University of California - Riverside makes "rare" second attempt to garner medical school accreditation (Los Angeles Times).
- "Dramatic" variation in clerkship grading nationwide; more consistency, transparency, and reliability are needed "to improve the student evaluation process at the national level" (Academic Medicine).
- How do we teach future physicians to be cognizant of the costs of care? (Kaiser Health News).