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NBME CEO Participates in AMA Initiative to Transform Residency Training

In late October, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced a new “Reimagining Residency” initiative and the committee members who will work to transform residency training and better address the workforce needs of the current and future health care system. The five-year, $15-million grant program will support innovations that provide meaningful and safe transitions from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME). The program will establish new curriculum content and experiences to enhance readiness for practice and promote well-being along the continuum of medical training.
NBME is in full support of this initiative. Dr. Peter Katsufrakis, President and CEO, states:
“The AMA’s leadership over the past five years with its Advancing Change in Medical Education initiative demonstrated the power of convening a collaborative of educators committed to enhancing education. This experience naturally leads to considering how best to help transform residency training. The NBME’s critical role in ensuring the qualifications of health care providers aligns fully with the AMA’s support to enhance residency training. I am happy to help guide the development and implementation of this initiative.”
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Updated: December 7, 2018