Accelerating Change in Medical Education

Teaching health systems science

Health Systems Science Scholars Program

The AMA Health Systems Science Scholars Program equips faculty who have significant responsibility for—or who anticipate having responsibility for—implementing and/or teaching topics related to health systems science, with the knowledge and skills needed to be outstanding teachers and leaders. Specifically, the program provides an overview of how to design, implement and evaluate health systems science curriculum at participants’ local institutions. 

This 12-month program includes a 2-day faculty development workshop taught by nationally known experts in health systems science, who will also serve as mentors to the scholars over a year-long period, and several webinars. In addition, scholars will join a community of faculty scholars with similar interests from across the country.

Submissions for the 2019-2020 cohort of scholars are closed. The 2020-2021 submission process will open this summer.

Health Systems Science Learning Series

The AMA Health Systems Science Learning Series is a set of modules that prepares learners to successfully navigate complex health systems, enhance patient care, improve outcomes and work toward fulfilling the promise of the Quadruple Aim—better patient experience, better population health, lower overall costs and improved professional satisfaction. Each engaging and interactive module is a vital part of helping medical students and other learners become effective systems citizens.

Health Systems Science Review book

Health Systems Science Review, a companion to the Health Systems Science textbook, is a first-of-its-kind review book created by the consortium and published by Elsevier. This study tool provides case-based questions followed by discussions of answers and suggested readings—making it a valuable review resource for medical students and instructors, as well as medical residents; nursing, allied health, and public health students; and hospital administrators.

Health Systems Science textbook

Explore the Health Systems Science textbook, the first text that focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of how health care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care and how the health system can improve patient care.

Online community 

Join a community of educators discussing developments and innovations in medical education—including how to teach health systems science.

Health systems science peer reviewed articles

Discover the rich landscape of peer reviewed articles covering topics from the principles of teamwork to the future of health systems science.

Health systems science webinars

Learn more about teaching health systems science by registering for upcoming webinars or reviewing past sessions.