The American Medical Association is “funding a competitive grant program open to U.S. medical schools that propose bold and innovative projects that support significant redesign of undergraduate medical education,” according to the AMA website.
The goals of the AMA’s program include:
- Improving health outcomes and reducing health care costs
- Accelerating change in medical education to align physician training and education with the evolving health care system
- Enhancing professional satisfaction and practice sustainability by helping physicians navigate and adopt delivery and payment models that make the most sense for them and their practices
“We can do better for our students and we can do better for our patients,” said Susan Skochelak, M.D., Group VP, Medical Education, American Medical Association. “And we need to make those changes happen now.”
But you have to act quickly. The AMA is accepting letters of intent through February 15, 2013. Full proposals are then due by May 15; and the winners will be announced this Summer. Check out the AMA website for details.