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Residency training needs a revamp. So AMA is offering cash for the best ideas

October 30, 2018 / Joanne Finnegan

Building on its efforts to transform medical school training, the American Medical Association is now turning its eye—and its funding—to residency training. The AMA, the country’s largest physician association, announced today that it will provide $15 million over five years to fund up to eight innovations aimed at transforming residency training for physicians. The money will fund a competitive grant initiative and the AMA will release a request for proposals in January seeking innovative projects from U.S. graduate medical education sponsors, medical schools, health systems and medical specialty societies that promote systemic change in graduate medical education. Building on its efforts to transform medical school training, the American Medical Association is now turning its eye—and its funding—to residency training. The AMA, the country’s largest physician association, announced today that it will provide $15 million over five years to fund up to...