Wed January 23, 2013
AMA invests $10M to transform doctor education
The American Medical Association announced this week a $10 million dollar initiative to help U.S. medical schools improve the education of future doctors. They're looking for proposals now from schools for projects that develop new ways of teaching and evaluating medical students, new ways of teaching them about the health care system and financing, and other attempts to, as they say, "bridge the widening gap between how physicians are being trained and the future needs of our health care system." Here's their launch video, complete with dramatic music! I'll be watching with great interest which schools apply and what kind of impact this AMA initiative has on medical training.