As part of a strategic initiative to ensure medical students are prepared to practice in the evolving health care environment, the American Medical Association is convening leaders and students from top medical schools at Oregon Health & Science University next week to continue closing the gaps between the way physicians are currently trained and how health care is delivered.
The meeting comes as the inaugural class of students at OHSU School of Medicine nears completion of the first year of the school’s new curriculum – YOUR M.D. – that was introduced last fall, thanks, in part, to a $1 million grant from the AMA as part of its Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
During the two-day meeting at OHSU, leaders from 11 medical schools will embark on the next phase of their collective work. They will also host a “live” town hall meeting with medical students from each participating school, including OHSU students, to share their unique and personal insights on the curriculum changes they are experiencing first-hand.
OHSU is among the 11 medical schools that received funding as part of the AMA’s $11 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education grant and is serving as part of a consortium — sharing innovative ideas and best practices on new programs and curricula that can quickly be spread to medical schools across the country.
Media Roundtable at American Medical Association’s April 2015 Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium Meeting
- AMA Group Vice President for Medical Education Susan Skochelak, M.D., M.P.H.
- OHSU School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Education George Mejicano, M.D., M.S.
- Educational leaders from 11 medical schools selected for AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative
Monday, April 13, 2015
9:30–10 a.m. – Media Roundtable: Participants include AMA Group Vice President for Medical Education Susan Skochelak, M.D., M.P.H., OHSU School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Education George Mejicano, M.D., M.S., and OHSU School of Medicine student Sophia Davis (Location: CLSB Classroom 1N121)
10-11:15 a.m. – Presentations and interactive session: Session led by local and national health experts, “Interprofessional Education: The meeting of the clinical and health care delivery sciences” (Location: CLSB Lecture Hall 3A003B)
1:30-2:30 p.m. – AMA panel: Improving Health Outcomes (Location: CLSB Learning Studio 3A001)
2:30-3:30 p.m. – Concurrent interactive sessions: “Strategies to approach medical student distress” led by the Mayo Clinic, and “Building early clinical experiences: A tale of two programs” led by UC Davis School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10:15-11 a.m. – Student Town Hall: Students from each of the 11 consortium schools from across the country will provide their unique perspective on the science of health care delivery, curriculum change, leadership (Location: Broadway Rooms, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower)
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB)
2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
Portland Hilton & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Please RSVP to Kelly Jakubek with AMA at (312) 320-3789 or Ariane Le Chevallier with OHSU at (503) 494-8231
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