Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Groups
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The American Psychosomatic Society will sponsor the development of Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Groups (PMIGs) at three medical schools (U.S. and International) during the academic year 2012-2013.
The topics of the PMIG must fit with the goals of the APS and are as follows: Cardiovascular disease, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes, ID/HIV, Aging, Psychoneuroimmunology(PNI), Neuroimaging, Sleep Medicine, Health Services, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM),Genomics, and Women's Health. A combination of these topics is also acceptable.
These competitive awards will fund and guide innovative efforts to foster interest in psychosomatic medicine among medical students, residents, and other clinical trainees. The award for one year includes $1,500 per interest group for PMIG activity related expenses and up to $500 for travel to the 2013 APS Annual Meeting. Each PMIG is expected to integrate or use web-based technology to deliver content material, curriculum, lectures and facilitate maximum distribution of the PMIG project. Activities encouraged are dynamic journal clubs, interactive lectures and seminars, development of model curricula, and other academic projects all using the web based technology.
Objective data and outcome collection of the PMIG project is required, using instruments such as pre and post questionnaires, evaluation forms, and written feedback. It is the expectation of the PMIG selection committee that by March of 2013 sufficient activity has been generated and collected from the PMIG award to allow provisional data and results to be presented at the 2013 March APS Annual Meeting which will be held in Miami, Florida from March 13 - 16.
In addition, each interest group will be assigned a mentor.
The goals of the award are to: 1) facilitate interest in psychosomatic medicine among medical students and other trainees; 2) promote education and research collaborations in psychosomatic medicine at the institution; 3) integrate web based teaching tools and/or on-line curriculums that may further enhance the education resources of the APS; 4) recruit promising physicians and young researchers into the American Psychosomatic Society; 5) cultivate the career paths of students interested in psychosomatic medicine; and 6) establish the feasibility of developing interest groups at a larger number of medical schools and clinical institutions.
Interim and Final Progress Reports of the PMIGs will be required for full appropriation of funds.
The applicant must commit to present the findings and outcome of the PMIG award, in person, to the Membership Committee at the March 2013 APS Annual Meeting.
|UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine||John Brooks, MD, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu||Carmen Bianca Crivii, MD, PhDemail@example.com|
|University of Pittsburgh||Priya Gopalan, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of Pittsburgh||Neil V. Puri, MD
|UCLA||Jennifer Kruse, MD
American Psychosomatic Society
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
- Recipients of the awards, who will serve as Sponsor of the local PMIG, must be faculty members of a medical school.
- Sponsors will be expected to recruit a student or trainee leader, hold at least 6 meetings, submit a report on how the funds were used, and participate in the assessment of the effectiveness of the program.
- Selection will be based on the sponsor's expressed commitment to the project, proposed use of funds, potential for growth of the interest group at that institution, availability of other like-minded faculty members in the vicinity, and geographical distribution of the applicants.
Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group (PMIG)
The Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group (PMIG) section of the APS website provides the central resource for all who are planning or running PMIG's. The goals of the PMIG's are to: 1) facilitate interest in psychosomatic medicine among medical students and other trainees; 2) promote education and research collaborations in psychosomatic medicine at that institution; 3) recruit promising physicians and young researchers into the American Psychosomatic Society; 4) cultivate the career paths of students interested in psychosomatic medicine; and 5) establish the feasibility of developing interest groups at a larger number of medical schools.