Mayo Medical School is one of 11 medical schools across the country to each receive a $1 million grant from the American Medical Association to help transform the way medical students are trained.
Mayo's proposal will create a curriculum to prepare students to practice within patient-centered, community-oriented, collaborative care teams.
The 11 schools will form a learning consortium to address gaps in the way medical students are trained now and the needs of 21st century medicine, said AMA president Jeremy Lazarus.
"They'll get together, share what they're doing, and then, hopefully we can then provide this information to medical schools around the country," he said, "the kinds of programs that work and the kind of programs we can transfer to other medical schools, also."
Lazaraus added: "Especially in terms of training, to get more training into the outpatient setting as opposed to the in-patient setting, making sure that our students are trained in our health system and health policy, business of medicine so that they can take leadership positions in this emerging health care system."
The grants are part of the association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
Mayo Medical School operates at the clinic's Minnesota, Florida and Arizona campuses. The school is working with Arizona State University to expand in the Phoenix area.