Screen Shot 2019-02-05 at 22.03.54.pngTeaching for a changing health care system- Perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa

Dear Participant
Thank you for participating in the webinar “Teaching for a changing health care system- Perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa,” hosted by the AMA, along with its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, to share the latest innovations emerging from medical schools across the U.S. with our international colleagues.

You may access a recorded video of the webinar and a copy of the presentation slides on AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Community, located under the resources tab.

Thank you,

Susan E. Skochelak, MD, MPH
Group vice president, Medical Education, American Medical Association

Meeting Description:
As the pace of change in health care increases, medical schools face an ongoing quandary: Are we equipping our learners to practice in the health system they will face when they enter practice? Technology is rapidly evolving, giving physicians new approaches to treatment and access to new data. Governments are changing the playing field, moving towards value-based payments in the United States and preparing for a full system overhaul in South Africa based on National Health Insurance (NHI) plans. In South Africa this involves mixed capitation payments for primary care, including private general practitioners. The focus, especially with increasing chronic care, is not just comprehensively managing the patient across the desk but managing the population as a whole. This goes with a strong focus on prevention and community-oriented primary care. How do medical schools need to change to ensure tomorrow’s doctors are ready for tomorrow’s challenges?

During this webinar we will:

  • Compare changes in the practice of medicine in South Africa and the United States
  • Discuss what medical schools in both countries are doing to prepare future doctors for this changing landscape
  • Explore the role health systems science might play in the evolving training of physicians


Paul F. Weber, MD, RPh, MBA

Health Systems Science Curriculum Thread Director

Associate Dean-Continuing Medical Education

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Shabir Moosa, PhD

Associate professor, family medicine

Johannesburg Health District and University of Witwatersrand

Wonca Africa President

Consultant for NHI Capitation Design


Kimberly D Lomis, MD

Vice President, UME Innovations

American Medical Association