Approximately 50 members of the Academic Physicians Section—comprising deans, other leaders and faculty from a wide range of medical schools, graduate medical education programs and academic health systems nationwide—participated in the 2023 APS Interim Meeting on Nov. 10 in National Harbor, Maryland.
APS members discussed a resolution on “Spirituality in Medical Education and Practice,” adopting language that will be forwarded to the House of Delegates for consideration at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Additionally, members voiced their opinions and reached consensus on positions the section should take on reports and resolutions relevant to academic physicians that are to be considered by the House of Delegates at the 2023 Interim Meeting.
The section followed up its Annual Meeting education session on relative value units (RVUs) in academic medical practice with a session on educational value units (EVUs). Speakers included Linda Regan, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Jose Manuel de la Rosa, MD, of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, and Lisa M. Bellini, MD, of Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Following thought-provoking presentations from these experts, participants engaged in robust discussion of their experience with EVUs at their own institutions.
The section also heard informative updates from Sanjay Desai, MD, AMA chief academic officer, Kate McOwen, AAMC senior director of educational and student affairs, and the AMA Board of Trustees’ liaisons to the APS, Toluwalase (Lasé) Ajayi, MD, John Armstrong, MD, and Harris Pastides, PhD.
The APS thanks all of its speakers for their contributions to the meeting.
The 2024 APS Annual Meeting will be held June 7, 2024, in Chicago. Additionally, please keep an eye out for information about an APS-sponsored virtual education session in April.