SHARED RESPONSIBILITY AND MUTUAL SUPPORT: THE AMA AND ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATION
For more than 50 years, the American Medical Association (AMA) and its members have recognized the value of actively participating in and promoting quality education for allied health personnel to maintain an adequate supply of qualified professionals whose functions include complementing, facilitating, or assisting in the work of physicians and other health care specialists.
Physician Contributions to the Accreditation Review Process
Physicians promote quality education for allied health professionals by participating in the accreditation review process coordinated by the AMA Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA). By serving as teachers and medical directors/advisers in allied health educational programs, as members of review committees, and as site visitors, they make significant contributions to professional standards, to educational programs, to identifying and addressing critical issues, and to the decision-making and consensus-forming process.Through the CAHEA structure, the