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AMA: Telemedicine training should be core part of med school

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The American Medical Association is urging telemedicine training to be part of medical school curricula, an announcement it made days after releasing new telemedicine guidance on physician responsibilities.

Telemedicine training should be incorporated at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as a core competency, according to the association’s new policy.

“As innovation in care delivery and technology continue to transform healthcare, we must ensure that our current and future physicians have the tools and resources they need to provide the best possible care for their patients,” Robert M. Wah, M.D., AMA immediate past president, says in an announcement. “In particular, exposure to and evidence-based instruction in telemedicine’s capabilities and limitations at all levels of physician education will be essential to harnessing its potential”

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