AMA Offers $15 Million for “Reimagining Residency” Program
By David Doolittle

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The American Medical Association (AMA) is offering grants to transform residency training to better address the physician workforce needs of the health care system in the years to come.

Reimagining Residency” is a five-year, $15-million grant program that will “support innovations that provide meaningful and safe transitions from undergraduate medical education to graduate medical education (GME), establish new curricular content and experiences to enhance readiness for practice, and promote well-being in training,” the AMA said in an announcement.

The initiative is open to U.S. GME sponsors, health systems, specialty societies, and U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.

“We are seeking proposals that have the potential to transform GME, with results that are generalizable beyond a single residency or fellowship program at a single institution,” the AMA said. “Therefore, we encourage collaborations — between sponsoring institutions and health systems, between GME programs and medical schools, among programs and/or specialty societies — that can drive meaningful change.”

Programs that receive grants will be invited to join the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. It is anticipated that eight programs will be funded and each will receive an equal grant amount. 

If you think your program could benefit from the initiative, the person responsible for its oversight should submit a letter of intent describing the goals and scope of the proposed project by 5 pm (CT) on Feb. 1.

If you want more information, check out this comprehensive FAQ.


Last Updated On

January 30, 2019

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