ABIM Foundation Focus – Fall 2015

Professionalism Challenge Grant Program

In order to further support physicians advancing medical professionalism in their practice, we partnered with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) to create the new Professionalism Challenge grant program.

The Professionalism Challenge grant program will fund up to four projects of $25,000 over a two-year period. Projects will be led by practicing physicians who propose a solution to an obstacle that is keeping them from fulfilling the principles and professional commitments defined in Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter.

In addition to helping individual physicians develop solutions to challenging situations, we will share best practices and outcomes from the grant projects to help other physicians keep their commitments to professionalism.

Physicians whose primary professional activity is providing patient care are encouraged to apply. Grant applications are due January 19, 2016.

Download the RFP (pdf) to learn more.

Putting Stewardship into Medical Education and Training Grant Winners

In September, we announced the winners of the Putting Stewardship into Medical Education and Training grant program. The six winning proposals will create new training program initiatives or expand existing ones to focus on potential negative consequences associated with unneeded care, thus reducing the overuse of certain tests and treatments.

This work will build upon our current efforts to advance medical professionalism, including Choosing Wisely®, which encourages clinician-patient discussions to avoid unnecessary care, and the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge®, which recognizes innovative efforts in medical education to promote stewardship.

Initiatives selected to receive $25,000 include:

Read more about the winning initiatives.

In addition to their projects, grantees will participate in the Teaching Value in Health Care Learning Network. The learning network is open to medical residents, students, faculty and others who are committed to advancing stewardship competencies and high-value care. It features monthly “Third Thursday” webinars with leaders in medical education to highlight implementation models and innovations in value-based training.

Join the Conversation
  • Join the Teaching Value in Health Care Learning Network on Google+.
  • Mark your calendars for January 11, 2016, when the Society of Hospital Medicine hosts another tweet chat on “urinary fractional excretion indices in the evaluation of acute kidney injury” by Drs. Amit Pahwa and C. John Sperati. Follow the discussion using #JHMChat.

Share your Choosing Wisely story.


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