CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that it is offering medical students, residents and medical educators free access to online education modules to help ensure they have the resources they need to continue remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aimed at helping medical schools and residency programs more quickly adjust to the impact of the pandemic on clinical and educational practices, these undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME) resources will be available for free through Sept. 30, 2020.

“The American Medical Association is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring the physician workforce — both present and future — is equipped with the skills and education necessary to meet our nation’s rapidly changing health care needs,” said AMA President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A. “The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted medical education for students, residents and educators, and the AMA is working to fill gaps by offering free access to content, tools and resources that will ensure a well-trained physician workforce of the future.”

Free UME resources during COVID-19 

The AMA is offering medical schools access to all 13 modules of the Health System Science Learning Series with transcript tracking capability, including: 

  • How Clinical Informatics Impacts Health Care Delivery​ 
  • Introducing Health Care Policy and Economics​
  • What Is Health Systems Science?​ 
  • Identifying the Fundamentals of Medical Ethics​ 
  • Establishing Essential Leadership Behaviors​ 
  • What Are the Components of Value-Based Care?​ 
  • What Makes Team-Based Care Effective?​ 
  • How Systems Thinking Applies to Health Care​ 
  • Recognizing A Physician's Role in Patient Safety​ 
  • Essentials of Quality Improvement​ 
  • What to Know About Health Care Delivery Systems​ 
  • Understanding and Improving Population Health​ 
  • What Are Social Determinants of Health? 

Free GME resources during COVID-19 

The AMA is offering residency programs access to transcript tracking capabilities and six modules from the GME Competency Education Program, including:

  • Creating an Effective and Respectful Learning Environment​ 
  • Physician Health: Physicians Caring for Ourselves​ 
  • Working Effectively within an Interprofessional Team​ 
  • Patient Safety​ 
  • End of Life Care​ 
  • Patient Handoffs 

The AMA will also continue to release other information and tools in response to the urgent public health crisis to support physicians and the patients they care for, which can be found on the AMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center. 

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The American Medical Association is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care.  The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises and, driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.