AMA to offer $50k prize to physicians, med students for innovation proposals

Calling all U.S. physicians, residents and medical students with good ideas to improve healthcare — the American Medical Association is awarding top innovation proposals with prizes totaling $50,000.

The "AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge" will award prizes for three categories — physician education transformation, patient health technologies and physician practice innovations.

"New ideas for better care emerge every day from physicians and medical students on the front lines of medicine," AMA President Steven Stack, MD, said in a statement. "The AMA wants to support these healthcare innovators and help them succeed in moving their new ideas from the concept phase into day-to-day practice."

Submissions are due May 20 and will appear in the AMA CrowdChallenge Showcase, where they will be reviewed by physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, patients, hospital staff, health leaders and investors. Five winners from the showcase will compete for the top prizes in front of a live audience and panel of judges at an event June 11.

 

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