6 students discuss creating the med school of the future

Amy Farouk
Past Editor
AMA Wire
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You may have heard about the transformation of medical education underway at 32 of the nation’s medical schools—and with nearly 1 in 5 U.S. medical students working on their degrees at one of these schools, chances are that you or someone you know is attending one of these schools. Are you familiar with the bold changes at these schools? Six medical students are sharing their firsthand perspectives on how they’re leading and benefiting from this concerted effort to create the medical school of the future.

Looking behind the scenes

As representatives of the 32 schools that make up the newly-expanded AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium meet for the first time at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine this week, students are giving a glimpse at the remarkable work taking place at their schools.

Each day this week, a different student is being featured in a special Spotlight on Innovation series, each with a unique story to tell about their involvement in this national initiative.

Start with a post from David Savage, the medical student member of the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Initiative’s national advisory board. Then follow the series with insights from students at University of Michigan Medical School, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Mayo Medical School. The latest posts include:

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Medical school
Oct 27, 2016
Medical education is hugely expensive. Are students getting good value for their investment? One school looks at evaluating what they spend on education and what actually has the highest impact.