School of Medicine invited to submit full proposal to American Medical Association

The School of Medicine was recently invited to submit a full proposal to the American Medical Association in response to their request for the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Initiative – a grant program that will award $10 million over the next five years to fund eight to 12 selected educational innovations.

Leaders of the school’s M.D. Curriculum Transformation initiative submitted a letter of intent (LOI) in February which outlined the objectives, expected outcome and evaluation plan for transforming OHSU’s undergraduate medical education program. OHSU is among 31 selected projects chosen from a highly competitive pool of 119. The AMA review committee evaluated the LOIs using multiple reviewers and standardized criteria. The full proposal is due in May.

“We are very excited by this, but there’s also real work ahead of us in order to develop a strong grant application,” said George Mejicano, M.D., senior associate dean for education. “I want to thank the many people who have been working so diligently to advance the School of Medicine’s M.D. curriculum transformation. We are making significant progress.”

The purpose of the AMA initiative is to “bridge the widening gap between how physicians are being trained and the future needs of our health care system.” Recipient schools will be announced no later than July 1, 2013.

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