Mayo Medical School Receives AMA Grant to Speed Change in Medical Education
Jun 14, 2013 - 2:41:54 PM
Mayo Medical School Dean, Sherine Gabriel, M.D., credits the school's selection in part to its work with partners across Mayo including Mayo Clinic Health System, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Office of Population Health Management and Quality Academy, and organizations such as Arizona State University's School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the High Value Healthcare Collaborative and Dartmouth's Center for Health Care Delivery Science.
"This award allows us to create a new model of undergraduate education that will prepare future physicians to better care for their patients and themselves and to lead in transforming American health care," Dr. Gabriel says.
Mayo Medical School is working with Arizona State University (ASU) to expand Mayo's medical school to the Phoenix metropolitan area. Students at all Mayo locations will have the option of completing an ASU master's degree in the science of health care delivery as they earn Mayo medical degrees. The master's degrees components include social and behavioral determinants of health, health care policy, health economics, management science, biomedical informatics, systems engineering and value principles of health care.
"The health care landscape is changing so quickly, and we need to ensure that medical education keeps pace," says Michele Halyard, M.D., vice dean of Mayo Medical School. "We are eager and ready to implement the transformative changes needed, such as the science of health care delivery degree, with ASU to respond to the future needs of patients."
Mayo Medical School enrolls 50 medical students each year. It received 4,327 applications for those spots last year. The Arizona expansion will allow additional students to enroll. The medical school is integrated with medical practice and research at Mayo Clinic.
The AMA grant program drew proposals from more than 80 percent of AMA-accredited medical schools. Eleven were selected to receive $1 million grants over five years. AMA wants to establish a learning consortium with selected schools to rapidly spread best practices to other schools.
Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,700 physicians, scientists and researchers, and 50,100 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has campuses in Rochester, Minn; Jacksonville, Fla; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.; and community-based providers in more than 70 locations in southern Minnesota., western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. These locations treat more than half a million people each year. To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to www.mayoclinic.org/news. For information about research and education, visit www.mayo.edu.
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