AMA to study impact of liability crisis on medical student education
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 28, 2005
The American Medical Association will study how the ongoing medical liability crisis is affecting medical student education.
The AMA Council on Medical Education recommended several changes to Association policy designed to gauge whether the availability of clinical faculty members is being hurt by rising liability premiums. In particular, fewer doctors may be willing or able to serve as part-time and volunteer instructors if premiums continue to increase, said several physicians at the Interim Meeting in Dallas.
Delegates also approved a new policy directing the AMA to oppose any increase in medical liability premiums that are based solely on a school hiring part-time or volunteer faculty.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/11/28/prbf1128.htm.