The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM) was one of 11 medical schools chosen by the AMA to receive part of an $11 million grant in the “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative. The AMA will provide the funds to IUSOM over five years to support innovative programs designed to transform medical education and prepare students for practice in a changing health care delivery system – in Indiana and the U.S.
“This AMA initiative will identify specific changes in medical education that can be applied in medical schools throughout the nation to enable students to thrive in a changing health care environment and improve the health of our nation’s patients,” said AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D.
With the funding, IUSOM students will use a teaching version of an electronic medical record with actual patient data – identifying details removed – to create a realistic environment in which to develop clinical decision-making skills.
Noting the school is honored to accept the prestigious award from the AMA, D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IUSOM, said, “Importantly, this proposal meets our institutional mission to advance health in the state of Indiana and beyond by promoting excellence in education and patient care.”