AMA to add 20 schools to its medical education transformation program

The American Medical Association announced Thursday it plans to triple the size of its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, an initiative aimed at significantly redesigning undergraduate medical education.

The program initially funded 11 medical schools with $1 million each over five years to develop innovative medical school curriculum that better prepares students for the changing healthcare delivery system. The second phase will add up to 20 schools to the consortium to build on the curricula of the 11 founding schools. The AMA will provide $1.5 million in funding over the next three years for this phase.

Interested schools can submit proposals surrounding the several different themes that include developing flexible, competency based pathways; developing novel ways to work with healthcare delivery systems; using technology to support curriculum and assessment; and finding ways to shape future leaders, among other themes. Proposals are due Sept. 16 and can be submitted here.


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