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AMA reference committee reports on proposed medical education items
After a two-week period of online testimony by AMA members, an AMA committee has developed a preliminary report of recommended actions on proposed policy items related to medical education, science and public health.
The AMA House of Delegates will consider this and similar reference committee reports on Nov. 10–13 during the AMA's Interim Meeting in Honolulu.
The online forums, also referred to as Virtual Reference Committees, allow physicians and medical students, delegates and non-delegates alike, to add their voices to the AMA policy discussion at their convenience. Members attending the Interim Meeting also can provide testimony in person during any of the five reference committees that will meet Nov. 11 in Honolulu.
This is the second time the Virtual Reference Committees have been made accessible to all members. The forums generated about 650 comments on reports and resolutions in advance of the AMA Annual Meeting, held in June.
Resolutions and reports related to medical education include:
- Resolution 902, Eliminating Legacy Admissions.
- Resolution 903, Expanding Clerkship Site Access to Include U.S. Medical Schools Undergoing Accreditation.
- Council on Medical Education (CME)/Council on Medical Service Joint Report, The Structure and Function of Interprofessional Health Care Teams.
- CME Report 1-I-12, Update on Interprofessional Education.
Additional resolutions that will be debated during the Reference Committee K hearing in Hawaii include:
- Resolution 914, Pediatric Workforce Shortages.
- Resolution 917, Accreditation/Certification Cost and Convenience.
- Resolution 920, ACGME Residency Program Entry Requirements.
- Resolution 921, Shortage of Residency Training Positions.
- Resolution 923, Residency Orientation for International Medical Graduates