The Association of American Medical Colleges has begun a yearlong review of medical education in the U.S., a process officials predicted would result in significant reform. After spending the last five years focusing on basic medical education, the association -- which represents all 126 accredited U.S. medical schools -- is shifting its attention to residency training and continuing medical education with a new initiative called the Institute for Improvement in Medical Education. The review of post-medical school training will be conducted by an advisory board comprising 10 medical school deans. They include Joseph Martin of Harvard Medical School, who will serve as chairman; Anthony Windebank of Mayo Medical School; and Steven Gabbe of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Results of the review are expected to be released in February 2004. -- by Michael Romano
Group to review post-medical school training
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