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Apply for the AMA Health Systems Science Impact Competition


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Dear IU School of Medicine Students,

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just announced the Health Systems Science Impact Competition. They are planning to collect stories of medical students who are making a real impact on health systems and provide awards to those that they determine are most worthy.

As a member of the AMA Accelerating Change Consortium, Indiana University Medical School students are eligible to participate. Current or recently graduated students (first-year residents) who have made a difference in the health care system or the community around them through their activities while in the school are encouraged to participate.

Eligible projects should address one of the health system science domains, including leadership, patient safety, quality improvement or population health. Students must identify a faculty mentor who will verify the content of each submission.

The winners of first, second and third place will win a cash prize and be invited to present their stories at AMA ChangMedEd® 2019 conference, Sept. 18 – 21, in Chicago. However, all stories submitted will be eligible for further publication by the AMA.

All submissions will be handled electronically and must be submitted before 11:59 PM Central time on Monday, November 5, 2018.

If you are interested in participating, you may contact Kenneth Lazarus, MD, for more information. You may also submit an entry directly.

The views expressed in this content represent the perspective and opinions of the author and may or may not represent the position of Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Bradley Allen, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education

Bradley serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at IUSM, working to help build student support at all nine IUSM campuses from a Student Affairs standpoint as well as continuous improvement in the curriculum offered in all phases...