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Member Moving Medicine: Hilary Fairbrother, MD

December 6, 2019

For me, moving medicine is about educating the next generation of physicians. Every medical school across the country is trying to do the very
best job that they can educating medical students, for sure. The problem always there is
that you may only be looking at your particular med
school and not looking at medical education in a broader sense. At NYU, when I was faculty there, we were one of the original awardees of the Accelerating Change
in Education grants. The AMA was in a unique
position where they funded these large grants at
schools across the U.S. where we are changing the
way medical students learn. And you’ve seen it in curriculum design, in the length of time students spend in a pre-clinical versus
clinical environment, how they’re preparing to
take their USMLE exams. How they’re learning the basic science and the clinical application
of that knowledge is changing. I am an AMA member because I’m a doer. I encourage my students to join the AMA because I want them to
be part of a solution. By joining together, physicians can make demonstrative change in healthcare.

1 Comment

  • Reply Tortuga June 16, 2019 at 2:17 am

    We want universal health care, not AMA collusion with insurance companies. It´s not… first do more harm than good. 🙁

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