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STARS Receives ABIMF Funding

The ABIM Foundation today announced the recipients of its new Putting Stewardship into Medical Education and Training grant program. The six winning proposals are designed to create new training program initiatives or expand existing ones to focus on potential negative consequences associated with unneeded care and, in doing so, reduce the overuse of certain tests and treatments.

We are delighted that our Choosing Wisely Canada STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) program was one of the six proposals to receive funding. As the international reach of Choosing Wisely grows, Choosing Wisely Canada is reaching out to medical students from coast to coast. Choosing Wisely Canada STARS will raise awareness about resource stewardship among medical students and empower them to reduce overuse. The grassroots initiative involves identifying students from all of Canada’s medical schools to lead local campaigns. This includes convening a leadership summit of medical students, developing an online community and creating a toolkit for local action.

Read ABIMF’s full press release: New Grantees Will Work to Reduce Overuse Through Medical Education and Training Initiatives.

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