For many years there has been general consensus that medical education—based largely on an educational model more than a century old—has needed to change in order to address significant gaps in physician training and prepare new doctors to practice effectively in our 21st century health systems.
To help fill these gaps, and as part of its larger strategic focus to improve our nation’s health, the AMA launched the “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative in 2013. After awarding initial grants to 11 medical schools from across the country, the AMA brought these schools together to form the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium—a unique, innovative collaboration that allowed for the sharing and dissemination of groundbreaking ideas and projects.
In 2016 the AMA awarded grants to another 21 schools and in 2019 five additional schools were added. Today, the 37-member consortium, which represents one-fifth of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, is delivering forward-thinking educational experiences to nearly 24,000 medical students—students who will provide care to a potential 41 million patients annually.
See the complete list of 37 medical schools working together to create the medical schools of the future and transform physician training.