AMA taps 31 schools, collaboratives to submit full proposals for med school grant


And then there were 31.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has emerged from its initial dip into the pool of 119 base applicants vying for a slice of the organization’s $10 million education initiative (Accelerating Change in Medical Education) with 31 promising proposals deemed most fit to travel figuratively further upstream.

"More than 80 percent of U.S. medical schools submitted brief letters of intent outlining their ideas to redesign medical education — an outstanding response that demonstrates medical schools are ready and willing to implement bold, transformative and innovative ideas," said AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, in a prepared statement. "We've narrowed these initial applications down to 31 exciting ideas, and we look forward to reviewing the full proposals in the coming months to find the ones that can best align with the changing needs of our health care system."

The institutions — 28 individual schools and three collaborative groups of schools — tapped to take their visions to the next stage will flesh out their given concepts into full proposals and submit them for review by May 15th. Thereafter, the AMA and its review squadron will conduct a final sweep of the applicants and choose 8-10 projects to award grant funds to. The winners are slated to be announced in June at the AMA’s semi-annual policy meeting in Chicago.

Below are the 31 semi-finalists:

  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
  • Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • University of California - Davis School of Medicine
  • University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine University of Connecticut School of Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical School University of Miami Leonard M. Miller
  • School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Yale University School of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine
Texas A&M — Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Medical School —
University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine — University of Colorado School of Medicine —
University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine — Medical College of Wisconsin —
Mercer University School of Medicine

More initiative information can be found here.

 

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