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AMA grants to help prepare medical students of today for health care tomorrow
Across the continuum of physician education, the gap between how physicians are being trained and the future needs of our health care system continues to widen. The AMA is working to bridge this divide by accelerating change in medical education in the United States.
This goal will be supported by an AMA Request for Proposal (RFP) to all U.S. medical schools for release in early 2013, with proposals due by mid-March. The RFP was announced Nov. 4 by James L. Madara, MD, AMA executive vice president and chief executive officer, during the Association of American Medical Colleges meeting in San Francisco.
This RFP will be open to schools seeking funding to support innovations that align with the AMA's initiative to accelerate change in undergraduate medical education. Awards will begin in July 2013. The RFP will support efforts that:
- Develop new methods for measuring and assessing key competencies for physicians at all training levels to create more flexible, individualized learning plans.
- Promote exemplary methods to achieve patient safety, performance improvement and patient-centered team care.
- Improve understanding of the health care system and health care financing in medical training.
- Enhance development of professionalism throughout the medical education learning environment.
Learn more about the AMA's strategic focus on accelerating change in medical education.
The medical education focus is part of the AMA's five-year strategic plan, which also seeks to improve health outcomes and enhance professional satisfaction and practice sustainability by shaping delivery and payment models.