Professionalism and Ethics Action Committee
Your P&E Action Committee national leaders are here to be your resources for education and advocacy, helping to support you in your path to become a well-rounded physician. Feel free to contact us at any time. Below, you will find resources and our formal goals.
AMSA’s Professionalism & Ethics Action Committee aims to improve the physician-in-training experience by:
- Supporting professional advancement of future physicians;
- Promoting a supportive patient environment;
- Determining and addressing unmet patient needs to improve patient safety and quality of care;
- Stimulating intellectual and analytical discussion among students regarding biomedical ethics;
- Providing resources for students to develop the skills and experiences necessary to advocate for themselves and others.
We aim improve the quality of medical care by promoting patient-centered over physician-centered care.
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Join the Discussion:
- Executive Summary – To Err Is Human: Building a Safer HealthSystem, National Academy of Sciences
- Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out by Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
Medical Ethics Resources:
- Medline Plus Medical Ethics: NIH produces the largest national medical library of information and resources
- Center for Practical Bioethics: Full length lectures, television programs, and educational programs for guidance at the crossroads of decisions
- Ethical Perspectives: A peer-reviewed international academic journal facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration
- Patient Safety: Helping medical students understand error in healthcare, QSHC: Teaching about adverse events and how to trap and mitigate against errors
- Development and Implementation of Expected Practices to Reduce Inappropriate Variations in Clinical Practice: The expected practices model addresses educational, economic, legal, cultural, infrastructural, and organizational barriers to practice standardization that have affected U.S. health care
- Relationship Between Increased Personal Well-Being and Enhanced Empathy Among Internal Medicine Residents: This study evaluated internal medicine residents at Mayo Clinic to measure resident well-being and its relationship with empathy
- The Devil is in the Third Year: A Longitudinal Study of Empathy in Medical School: This study looks at when and how changes in empathy occur during med school