$50K Grant Aids in Assessment of HSS in Clinical Environments

KPSOM joins the AMA’s ChangeMedEd Initiative

August 29, 2023

Logo for AMA ChangeMedEd 2023

The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) has been selected to participate in a national effort by the American Medical Association aimed at transforming medical education from the ground up. KPSOM will join a new Innovation Groundwork Team as part of the AMA’s ChangeMedEd Initiative. The team will focus on Health Systems Science (HSS) assessment in clinical environments as part of the AMA’s focus on improving competency-based medical education (CBME).

Abbas Hyderi, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Clinical Science, was chosen as the national co-chair of the groundwork team, along with Rosalyn Maben-Feaster, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Michigan. Hyderi will serve as the Principal Investigator for the Initiative’s two-year grant of $25,000 per year, and he will collaborate with co-investigators Anthony Burgos, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Science and Health Systems Science; Jung Kim, PhD, MPH, CPH, Assistant Professor of Health Systems Science; Jennifer Loh, MD, FACE, Assistant Professor of Clinical Science; Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Associate Professor of Health Systems Science; and Lindsay Mazotti, MD, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and Professor of Clinical Science.

KPSOM faculty (L-R): Anthony Burgos; Abbas Hyderi; and Jung Kim

KPSOM faculty (L-R): Anthony Burgos; Abbas Hyderi; and Jung Kim

“It is a great honor for KPSOM to be joining the prestigious and transformative AMA ChangeMedEd Initiative by virtue of being selected as one of eight schools from across the country for the two-year Assessment of Health Systems Science in Clinical Environments national Innovation Groundwork Team,” said Hyderi. “Involvement in this initiative is aligned well with why KPSOM was founded and its mission and vision. Our school is in a position to lead given it is embedded within and can leverage the KP integrated health care system.”

KPSOM is joining seven other U.S. medical schools chosen for this Innovation Groundwork Team, including Carle Illinois College of Medicine, CUNY School of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Indiana University School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for the Initiative. The team will also partner with select AMA Reimagining Residency initiative projects and subject matter experts.

KPSOM faculty (L-R): Jennifer Loh; Wendy Madigosky; and Lindsay Mazotti

KPSOM faculty (L-R): Jennifer Loh; Wendy Madigosky; and Lindsay Mazotti

The AMA launched the Accelerating Change in Medical Education  initiative in 2013 to create a system that trains physicians to meet the needs of today's patients while anticipating future changes. There will be two Innovation Groundwork Teams with one team that will develop tools and strategies and will pilot innovations at their sites in the areas of HSS assessment in clinical environments to support the development of CBME, which is one of the AMA’s four high-priority areas in medical education, in addition to transitions across the continuum; equity, diversity, and belonging; and precision education. The other Innovation Groundwork Team will focus on coaching for competency development to support better transitions across the continuum from medical school to residency to practice.

According to the AMA, the ChangeMedEd Initiative aims to invest in and facilitate collaboration between a wide range of partners across the medical education continuum, and throughout the healthcare ecosystem, with a shared objective to “catalyze change and seek innovations that reduce barriers to lifelong learning, advance health equity, and improve patient outcomes.”