Medical school stories of innovation and collaboration
As a cosponsor of the New Horizons in Medical Education conference and the Innovative Strategies for Transforming the Education of Physicians initiative, the AMA is interested in the ways in which medical schools are changing to meet current and future health care needs.
In a recent interview with medical education leaders at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, we learn what that institution is doing to help advance medical education and practice.
Also read our interview with David Musick, PhD, associate dean of medical education at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
AMA section seeks your ideas on school initiatives
Does your medical school have any innovative curricular initiatives you'd like to share with colleagues? AMA Section on Medical Schools (SMS) meetings, held every June and November, feature mini-presentations on this topic. We invite you to share your updates at the section's upcoming June 15 meeting in Chicago.
In addition, the SMS is seeking ideas or actual language for AMA policy resolutions that address areas of importance to academic physicians. Resolutions are due April 23 and will be debated during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, June 16-20 in Chicago.
To learn more and submit your proposals, email Jackie Drake of the AMA.
Finally, learn how academic physicians and AMA members can help shape key policy positions on medical education, national research and health care issues. Check out a video of a presentation by Arthur Ross, III, MD, chair of the SMS, at the Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting.
Wondering how to succeed in medicine? AMA guide can help
The AMA's "Succeeding from medical school to practice" is a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource that includes a wealth of valuable information, plus streaming video, to help medical students, residents, fellows and young physicians confront the nonclinical demands of training and today's practice environment.
Developed by your AMA physician colleagues and the AMA Resident and Fellow Section, this newly updated online guide comprises sections on medical school and residency as well as preparing for practice.
Just the facts (fast): Medical education trend data now available
Newly available on the AMA website are Medical Education "Fast Facts," data tables, graphs and analyses that synthesize medical school and residency/fellowship data and allow for quick analysis of key trends.