Two Ohio medical schools to join AMA's "Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium"
In 2013, AMA launched its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium to help bridge the gaps that exist between how medical students are trained and how health care is delivered. Out of 170 eligible U.S medical schools, two Ohio schools were selected. Case Western Reserve University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, along with 20 other schools throughout the country, were selected through a competitive grant process.
The schools will each receive a $75,000 grant over the next three years allowing them to share best practices and develop innovative curricula for implementation in medical schools across the nation. “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 James L. Madara, M.D., in a statement. Susan E. Skochelak, M.D., M.P.H., the AMA group vice president for medical education stated, “By working together, we believe that during the next several years this effort will produce physicians who are not just skilled clinicians, but system-based thinkers, change agents, technology champions, and inter-professional team players.”
Congratulations Case Western Reserve University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine!