SOURCE: American Medical Association

American Medical Association

October 29, 2015 10:00 ET

AMA to Announce 20 Additional U.S. Medical Schools Joining With AMA to Expand Work to Create the Medical School of the Future

New Schools Will Join AMA Consortium to Reshape How Future Physicians Are Trained and Improve Health Outcomes

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 29, 2015) - Next week, the American Medical Association (AMA) will unveil the names of the 20 medical schools selected to join its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium to enhance the innovative work underway to create the medical school of the future and quickly spread these innovations to additional medical schools throughout the country.

In an effort to bridge the gaps that exist between how medical students are trained and how health care is delivered, the AMA launched the Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative in 2013. As part of this effort, the AMA provided $11 million in grants to 11 of the nation's leading medical schools to form a dynamic consortium allowing the schools to share best practices and ideas for developing innovative curricula that can ultimately be implemented in medical schools across the county.

During a tele-news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the AMA will reveal the 20 new schools that will build upon the projects that were created by the 11 school consortium and ultimately impact thousands of medical students across the nation currently being trained to care for patients in the 21st century health care system.

WHAT:
AMA tele-news conference and webinar

WHEN:
9 a.m. (CT), Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

WHO:
AMA CEO James L. Madara, M.D.

AMA Group Vice President for Medical Education Susan E. Skochelak, M.D.

CONTACT:
Kelly Jakubek, AMA (312) 464-4443, Kelly.jakubek@ama-assn.org

REGISTER:
To participate in the tele-news conference, please register online.

About the AMA
The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation's physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care to patients and communities. For more than 165 years the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America. For more information, visit ama-assn.org.

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