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AMA Announces New Residency Initiative

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced their new Reimagining Residency Initiative intended to help residency training programs better address the workforce needs of the nation’s current and future health care system. The five-year, $15 million grant program will build on the success of the Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative, which provided $12.5 million in grants awarded to 32 medical schools and impacted 19,000 medical students.

According to AMA, Reimagining Residency will support projects that provide meaningful and safe transitions from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME), establish new curricular content to enhance readiness for practice, and promote well-being in training. In early January 2019, the AMA will post a Request for Proposals for the new initiative. Selected partnerships with applicants from U.S. GME sponsors, medical schools, health systems, and specialty societies will be funded to support bold and innovative projects that promote systemic change in GME. For more information, visit changemeded.org

Important Grant Dates

Interested parties will be required to submit Letters of Intent describing the goals and scope of their proposed project. Important dates and activities include:

  • January 3, 2019: RFP distributed
  • January 16, 2019: Reimagining Residency Webinar (register now)
  • February 1, 2019: Letters of Intent due
  • February 25–March 1, 2019: Invitation for full proposals from selected Letters of Intent
  • April 17, 2019: Full proposals due
  • June 2019: Announcement of awards
  • July 2019: Funding cycle begins