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Transforming The Way We Train Future Physicians


February 5th, 2013

Rapid changes in health care require a transformation in the way future physicians are trained. They will need to be able to navigate new and increasingly complicated health information technologies, understand, and use advances in personalized medicine and many will need to know how to lead accountable care organizations. Advancing medical education will ensure our future physicians can flourish in a high-performance, physician-led team-based health care system whose business side grows more complex every day.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is setting ambitious new goals to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities for the future of health care. These goals include improving health outcomes for patients, enhancing practice sustainability and professional satisfaction for physicians, and accelerating change in medical education for medical students. As part of the third prong of this strategic plan, we have launched a $10 million initiative to help medical schools develop innovations that will prepare students to thrive in the rapidly evolving health care system.

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