Twenty medical schools were recently chosen to join the American Medical Association's (AMA) Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium.
The goal of the consortium is to "create the medical school of the future," information at the AMA website said.
The new schools join 11 schools that joined the consortium in 2013. About 18,000 medical students will be involved.
"Our goal throughout this initiative has been to spread the robust work being done by our consortium to accelerate systemic change throughout medical education,” said AMA CEO Dr. James L. Madara. “By tripling the number of schools participating in this effort, we know that we will be able to more quickly disseminate the consortium schools’ innovative curriculum models to even more schools — leading to the type of seismic shift that the medical education system needs so that future physicians can better care for their patients.”
The AMA will award the schools $75,000 each over the next three years to help enhance undergraduate medical education.
The schools added to the consortium were A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio; Eastern Virginia Medical School; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; Florida International University (FIU) Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine; Harvard Medical School; Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/City College of New York; Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; University of Connecticut School of Medicine; University of Nebraska Medical Center/College of Medicine; University of North Carolina School of Medicine; University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences; University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine; University of Utah School of Medicine; and University of Washington School of Medicine.
"Together, the 31 schools will collectively work to quickly identify and widely share the best models for educational change to ensure future physicians are prepared for a lifetime of learning, to lead a team of professionals in delivering care and to explore innovative ways to care for patients, populations and communities in the evolving health-care system,” said Dr. Susan E. Skochelak, AMA group vice president for Medical Education.
AMA adds 20 medical schools to Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium
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