On January 17, AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, MD, described the program with these comments:
Today, a gap exists between physician training and the day-to-day realities of the evolving and emerging health care system. The AMA wants to change that and lower barriers for engagement. We want to bring schools together to foster and accelerate the kind of bold changes that will help you not only succeed, but thrive in the evolving health care environment.In recent posts, I’ve discussed the the shifting roles of medical professionals as the healthcare environment evolves (i.e., “gets more complicated”):
- Are doctors creating a new “Cheesecake Factory” medicine, in which a one-size-fits-all approach predominates?
- Are doctors recommending too many tests, procedures, and routine check-ups for our own good?
- Is individualized genomic medicine the wave of the future?