ChangeMedEd Initiative

ChangeMedEd®: Innovation groundwork teams & grants


In support of our work to catalyze innovation in medical education, the American Medical Association’s efforts and focus have entered an important new phase. We have formed innovation groundwork teams, issued innovation grants and identified select innovation sites to tackle the AMA’s new priorities in competency-based medical education; the transition; precision education; and equity, diversity and belonging.

These institutions are the latest cohort of members of the ChangeMedEd Consortium, formerly referred to as the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. The new consortium exists to develop, implement and disseminate bold, innovative projects that promote systemic change in medical education to benefit and better train future physicians to succeed in our rapidly evolving health care system.

The AMA is pleased to announce its 2024 ChangeMedEd Innovation Grant Program. The AMA invites medical schools, residency programs and practice settings to apply.  

In addition to receiving funding, grant recipients will join the AMA ChangeMedEd Consortium, which is committed to developing, implementing and disseminating bold, innovative projects that promote systemic change to better train future physicians. This round of innovation grants will focus on projects about coaching in medical education across the continuum of physician professional development. Specifically, AMA seeks projects that address effectiveness of coaching through rigorous evaluation methodologies and projects that promote scalability and dissemination of coaching programs.  

The AMA ChangeMedEd Innovation Grant Program supports novel experiments while building a community of practice within the AMA ChangeMedEd Consortium. Inter-institutional collaborative projects will be particularly competitive. Applications from undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education and practice settings are welcome. 

Submission deadline is now closed. Notification of award will be made by Aug. 2, 2024.

In 2023, under the leadership of Sanjay Desai, MD, group vice president and chief academic officer, the American Medical Association placed a new level of strategic focus on four high-priority areas in medical education:

  • Competency-based medical education (CBME)
  • Transitions across the continuum
  • Equity, diversity and belonging
  • Precision education

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Consistent with this new focus, the AMA selected two innovation groundwork teams in spring 2023 to develop tools and strategies and pilot innovations at their respective sites. These new groundwork teams’ efforts will center on developing health systems science assessment in clinical environments to support the development of CBME and on coaching for competency development to support better transitions across the continuum.

Each Innovation Groundwork Team consists of eight U.S. medical schools along with select AMA Reimagining Residency initiative projects and subject matter experts. These partners will collectively develop innovations in their subject areas and pilot them at their local institutions over a two-year period, 2023–2025. Below are the medical schools selected to work with the new ChangeMedEd Innovation Groundwork teams.

Health systems science in clinical environments Innovation Groundwork Team

  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine 
  • CUNY School of Medicine 
  • Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine 
  • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California 
  • Indiana University School of Medicine 
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 
  • University of Utah School of Medicine 
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 

Coaching for competency development Innovation Groundwork Team  

  • Harvard Medical School 
  • Morehouse School of Medicine 
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine 
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
  • University of Michigan Medical School 
  • University of Washington School of Medicine 
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

The institutions selected for this program receive a $25,000 one-year grant and join the AMA ChangeMedEd Consortium. This year’s recipients will focus on the application of precision education across the medical education continuum—from medical school and residency to continuing medical education. 

Grant recipients: 

  1. California University of Science and Medicine

    1. Adaptive learning in medical education: An AI-powered approach to personalized performance feedback for clinical skills and EPA achievement
  2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania

    1. Intelligent tutor: A novel precision education solution to ensure optimal training and performance in radiology
  3. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

    1. Precision well-being in medical education
  4. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

    1. Natural language processing methods to identify key terms in history gathering and physical examination based on patients notes written by medical students
  5. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    1. Identifying student-specific electronic health record-derived measures (STEMs): An exploration of learning analytics to foster student growth in a longitudinal outpatient primary care setting
  6. Oregon Health and Science University

    1. Development of a taxonomy for precision medical education
  7. The Wright Center

    1. The Wright Center graduate medical education safety-net consortium
  8. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    1. Transition to practice: Precision education for hospitalists
  9. UCI School of Medicine

    1. Adaptive learning in medical education: An AI-powered approach to personalized performance feedback for clinical skills and EPA achievement
  10. University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

    1. GME programs as master adaptive learners: Using artificial intelligence enabled precision education and GME program milestones to power improvement of GME programs
  11. University of Colorado School of Medicine

    1. Identifying disparities in clinical grading to promote equity: A multi-institutional study
  12. University of Virginia School of Medicine

    1. Competency-based medical education with precision: An integrated, data-driven, learner-centered model to support student advancement
  13. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    1. From logging to learning: A precision education learner engagement tool to enhance master adaptive learning by clerkship students
  14. Wayne State University School of Medicine

    1. Precision evaluation: A student to resident growth chart in demonstrated competencies and skills