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Changes in med ed will make students integral to system solutions
As medical schools better align how they teach with how students learn and the nation's health care needs, students will become vital contributors to improving the U.S. health care system—even while they're in training.
"[W]e want them to help solve the problems that we're all facing," Maryellen Gusic, MD, of Indiana University School of Medicine, said in a new video about a recent conference of the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
The conference brought together nearly 200 leaders in medical education from schools across the country to discuss the innovations needed to bridge the gap between the training of medical students and the health care needs of the nation. At the heart of the AMA initiative is a consortium of 11 schools that each received a $1 million grant to implement bold changes in how they train the next generation of physicians.
Many of these projects include early immersion in health care delivery activities.
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