March 29, 2017
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AMA, Mayo Clinic working to create ‘medical school of the future’

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The AMA and the Mayo Clinic recently convened its 32-school Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium to develop innovative ideas regarding physician training, according to an AMA press release.

The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine’s first class of medical students at its new Scottsdale campus will use the curriculum models being developed by the consortium.

In 2013, Mayo received a grant to work with the consortium, and through that grant it has developed a new 4-year course to “prepare students to practice within and lead patient-centered, community-oriented collaborative care teams,” the release said

“Over the past 3 years, the AMA has been working with some of the nation’s leading medical schools to create the medical school of the future — incorporating the newest technologies, health care reforms and scientific discoveries that continue to alter what physicians need to know to practice in the modern health care system,” Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH, AMA group vice president for medical education, said in the release.

The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is one of two medical schools in Arizona that received a grant from the AMA to develop a curriculum that can later be shared with other medical schools throughout the U.S., according to the release.

The two organizations also worked together to write the Health Systems Science textbook to help health care providers navigate the changing landscape of modern health systems, focusing on value-based care.

“Transforming medical education in our country is critical if we want future patients to receive the highest value and quality of care,” Michele Halyard, MD, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine – Arizona campus dean, said in the release. “Our work with the AMA Consortium brings the brightest minds together from medical schools around the country to build innovative solutions that can then be disseminated broadly to change medical education for the better.”