Monday, June 17, 2013

H&HN Daily: Putting the Focus of Medical Education on Competency

Med school ideas target competency, population health.

By Paul Barr, June 17, 2013

When Susan Skochelak, M.D., recently sat down to talk about the American Medical Association's $10 million effort to kickstart the the transformation of medical education, she offered a good account of why it was needed.

Skochelak, AMA group vice president of medical education and director of the association's Center for Transforming Medical Education, described how the world of health care is changing drastically in areas such as reimbursement and technology, and medical education needs to change with it.

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