Medical schools win service awards
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 21, 2005
The Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of California, Davis, Health System in November received the "Outstanding Community Service Award" from the Assn. of American Medical Colleges. The award recognizes schools for their longstanding commitment to their local communities' health care needs.
Judges look at institutions with community service programs that go beyond the traditional role of academic medicine to reach communities whose needs are not met by the health care delivery system.
AAMC officials said the institutions honored this year are addressing the needs of underserved citizens in their communities and beyond, with the Medical College of Wisconsin reaching patients in downtown Milwaukee and rural Wisconsin, and the University of California, Davis, Health System reaching residents in inner-city Sacramento and rural northern California.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/11/21/prbf1121.htm.