245. Medical Education
245.988 Unified Graduate Medical Education
The Colorado Medical Society supports a unified accreditation system for allopathic and osteopathic physicians which:
- Grants equal access to application to all residency positions for both osteopathic and allopathic medical students, and
- Grants equal access to application to all postdoctoral fellowships for graduates of both osteopathic and allopathic residency programs.
(RES 18-P, AM 2013; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.989 Discrepancies in Clerkship Cost
The Colorado Medical Society supports and encourages continued dialogue between the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine regarding clerkship costs to arrive at a resolution that satisfied both parties.
(RES 17-P, AM 2013; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.990 Workforce-Centered Education Funding
The Colorado Medical Society supports a funding structure for student education at the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus determined by the workforce and medical needs of Colorado.
(RES 7-P, AM 2013; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.991 Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer in Medical Education
The Colorado Medical Society recognizes the importance of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers and supports the work of AAMC, AACOM, ACGME, AOA, and other relevant organizations in developing core competencies to ensure that medical students and residents are familiar with the unique medical, social and psychological issues posed by AYA cancer.
(LATE RES-7-A, AM 2011; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.992 Health Policy Education in Medical School
The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) supports improving medical student education on health policy. The CMS shall help the Medical Student Component educate its members on the creation of a health policy forum.
(RES-3, AM 2008; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.993 Medical Student Tuition and Debt
The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) supports legislation that would decrease medical school tuition debt.
(RES-8, AM 2006; Revised, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.994 “All Payer” Funding for Medical Education
The Colorado Medical Society supports the American Medical Association’s efforts to achieve “all payer” funding for medical education.
(RES-10, IM 1996; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.995 Training or Retraining Physicians for Rural Practice
The Colorado Medical Society encourages and supports broad-based, cross-specialty training and retraining for primary care physicians wishing to practice in rural areas and for physicians wishing to improve and increase their skills.
(RES-5, AM 1995; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.996 Specialty Choice Requirements for Student Financial Aid
The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) supports efforts to increase medical student interest in primary care. The CMS supports incentives that enhance the practice of primary care as a means of encouraging selection of primary care specialties by medical students.
(RES-8, IM 1994; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.997 Topics and Responsibility for the Annual Meeting Educational Program
(RES-1, AM 1991; Sunset, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.998 Resident Working Hours
The Colorado Medical Society supports safe working hours and conditions for resident physicians.
(RES-54, AM 1990; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
245.999 Maternity Leave for Residents
The Colorado Medical Society encourages all Residency program directors to review maternity leave policies so as to allow pregnant residents the same leave and benefits as designated for residents who are ill or disabled as defined in Federal law, and the Colorado Medical Society encourages written maternity leave policies which allow residents to return to their training program after said maternity leave without loss of eligibility to complete their training program.
(RES-54, AM 1988; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)