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IU School of Medicine selected for ChangeMedEd® innovation team

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IU School Medicine has been chosen through a competitive process to serve on the American Medical Association’s (AMA) ChangeMedEd Innovation Groundwork Teams. The two teams are part of a recent AMA initiative that places a new level of strategic focus on four high-priority areas in medical education:

  • Competency-based medical education (CBME)
  • Transitions across the continuum
  • Equity, diversity and belonging
  • Precision education

Each Innovation Groundwork Team consists of eight U.S. medical schools along with select AMA Reimagining Residency initiative projects and subject matter experts. IU School of Medicine and the other medical school team members were selected in spring 2023 to develop tools and strategies and pilot innovations at their respective sites over the next two years. The teams’ efforts will center on:

  • Developing health systems science assessment in clinical environments to support the development of CBME.
  • Coaching for competency development to support better transitions across the continuum.

IU School of Medicine is a member of the Health Systems Science in Clinical Environments Innovation Groundwork Team with the following medical schools: Carle Illinois College of Medicine, CUNY School of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. 

The second innovation groundwork team is focused on coaching for competency development. The medical schools participating on this team are Harvard Medical School, Morehouse School of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Washington School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

IU School of Medicine’s involvement in the AMA ChangeMedEd Innovation Groundwork Team is being led by Paul Ko, MD, associate dean for curriculum.

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