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AMA awards grants for innovation in medical education

June 19, 2013

The American Medical Association recently awarded $1 million each to 11 medical schools for projects to transform undergraduate medical education. The projects include models for competency-based student progression, student immersion within the health care system, and increased use of health information technology and virtual patients. The schools, which will participate in a learning consortium to help disseminate best practices to other schools, are: Indiana University School of Medicine; Mayo Medical School; NYU School of Medicine; Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine; Penn State 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 Michigan Medical School; and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.