American Medical Technologists Institute for Excellence
AMTIE officially changed its name in January 2012, from American Medical Technologists Institute for Education to American Medical Technologists Institute for Excellence. In addition to the change in the name came the change in its mission.
AMTIE now is charged with the administration of scholarships and grants associated with enhancing educational and competency opportunities for current and future allied health care professionals.
Formerly, AMTIE was responsible for the mission of promoting the education of health practitioners required to obtain and maintain certification. As part of this, the Institute had recorded and sent out reports on the continuing education credit earned, as well as established continuing education goals and standards appropriate to disciplines. Previously, the Institute also pursued avenues for locating and obtaining related educational experiences.
To achieve the new AMTIE charge for the funding of scholarships and grants, AMTIE currently solicits its members for contributions when they are renewing their membership in AMT. Additionally, AMTIE is developing their processes and methodology for the solicitation of donations from philanthropic organizations, businesses, educational institutions and the healthcare community, in the hope of being able fund more scholarships and educational grants.
In 2012, AMTIE gave out 7 scholarships, totaling $6,500 and awarded over $ 2,000 in educational grants/awards.