How med schools will spend innovation grants

Chicago Teaching medical students by using virtual electronic health records. Embedding students in clinical care from their first weeks in medical school. Training tomorrow’s physicians to be leaders of interprofessional teams and deliver safer, higher-quality care. Giving students pursuing primary care the opportunity to speed their path to practice and averting dire physician shortages.

These are among the ambitious goals set forth by the 11 medical schools that won approval from the American Medical Association’s expert advisory panel. The $1 million grants awarded to each recipient over five years will give the schools the time and resources to implement changes that the AMA, physicians and educators hope will spark the biggest transformation of U.S. medical education since Abraham Flexner’s 1910 report set the standard for modern physician training.

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