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220 Medical Education - 1 June 2006 REPORTS OF COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION The following reports, 1-15, were presented by Carl A. Sirio, MD, Chair: 1. ANNUAL REPORT ON AMA MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES: 2005 HOUSE ACTION: FILED This informational report summarizes the major activities of the Council on Medical Education and American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Education Group during 2005. For more information on the Council on Medical Education, see www.ama-assn.org/go/councilmeded . THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION The Council on Medical Education was founded in 1904 with the general goal of improving medical education in the United States. The Council now has four general goals: To propose policy on medical education to the AMA House of Delegates. To act as primary liaison between the AMA and other organizations with responsibility for medical education and physician performance. To collect and disseminate information about undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education/ continuing professional development. To ensure the quality of medical education and the physician graduate. Council activities during 2005-2006 can be classified into several areas. Policy Development and Implementation During 2005-2006, the Council submitted 15 reports for consideration by the House of Delegates, as well as one additional report for information. Reports typically are developed with advice and input from relevant areas of the AMA, especially the Section on Medical Schools, the Resident and Fellow Section, and the Medical Student Section. The Council on Medical Education, supported by staff from the Professional Standards Group of the AMA, has embarked on a major initiative to improve the quality of patient care by transforming medical education and training across the continuum from pre-medical preparation and medical school admissions through continuing physician professional development. The first meeting of the Initiative to Transform Medical Education (ITME) was held in December 2005, and a second meeting is being planned for September 2006 (see Council on Medical Education Report 3-A-06 for a detailed description of the ITME goals and process). Liaison to Other Organizations A major activity of the Council is to identify and recommend qualified nominees for various national medical education-related committees. The nominations are reviewed and finalized by the AMA Board of Trustees. During 2005-2006, the Council recommended new appointments to 22 Residency Review Committees (RRCs), the reappointment of 33 existing RRC members, and the nomination of individuals to 5 medical specialty boards. In addition, the Council recommended appointments or reappointments to accrediting bodies (the Liaison Committee on Medical Education [LCME] and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education [ACGME]). The nomination process ensures that the AMA appoints well-qualified individuals who will work to enhance medical education. Activities in Support of Accreditation
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