America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals educate tomorrow’s doctors and prepare them to meet society’s evolving health needs.
The AAMC leads innovation along the continuum of medical education, from medical school and residency training to continuing medical education by providing resources, programs, and learning opportunities to support the medical education community. We represent all accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada that grant the MD degree.
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Professional Development Opportunities for Medical Educators
This curated set of learning events, certificate programs, professional development groups, and scholarship opportunities is designed to allow you to find the right opportunity for your career.
Coalition for Physician Accountability Report on Improving the Transition to Residency
The Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) released its final report on improving the transition from medical school to residency. Other resources from the AAMC are also available.
Race-Conscious Admissions in Medical Education
This collection includes information and resources for medical schools about the two cases under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court — SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC — that seek to prohibit the limited consideration of an applicant’s racial or ethnic background in the higher education admissions process.
Navigating Expectations Following Transition of STEP 1 - “Next Step 1”
A collaborative event of the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs (GEA), Group on Student Affairs (GSA), Group on Information Resources (GIR), and Organization of Student Representatives (OSR).
Medical Education Initiatives
The AAMC leads and supports initiatives and projects to advance a continuum of medical education that inspires members of the academic medicine community to serve the public, promote health, and improve care for all.
- Academic Medicine’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic
- Competency-Based Medical Education
- Humanities and Arts in Medical Education
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Curriculum Inventory
- Transition to Residency (T2R)
Data, Reports, and Publications
The AAMC publishes a variety of resources on topics related to medical education.
- Academic Medicine®
- Curriculum Reports
- The Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency
- Fostering Scholarship in Medical Education: Resources for Authors and Reviewers
- Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Competencies (QIPS)
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Submit and Review Education Scholarship
Join a listserv
GEA: To subscribe to the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) listserv and become a member of the GEA, complete a GEA Membership Application.
GSA: Connect with other Group on Student Affairs (GSA) members and stay informed on group news and priorities through the main listserv and role-specific listservs.
GRMC: The Group on Regional Medical Centers (GRMC) listserv is open to all individuals, including those closely associated with regional campuses to those who have an interest in regional campuses. To join, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIR: The Group on Information Resources (GIR) listservs provide discussion threads and sources of timely news about technology in academic medicine. GIR members may post questions to the listserv by sending messages to email@example.com.
CI: With a subscription to the Curriculum Inventory News & Updates, you will receive invitations to the AAMC Building Better Curriculum webinar series and other news from AAMC. You can also request that AAMC send curriculum questions on your behalf to the distribution list by submitting them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- @AcadMedJournal, a peer-reviewed journal advancing academic medicine through scholarship
- @MedEdPORTAL, the open-access, MEDLINE-indexed journal of teaching and learning resources
- @MedBiquitous, the standards development program of the AAMC
- @AlisonWhelanMD, Alison Whelan, MD, Chief Academic Officer
Engage with Academic Medicine
- Listen to the Academic Medicine Podcast anywhere podcasts are available, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify
- Follow Academic Medicine on LinkedIn
- Read AM Rounds, Academic Medicine’s blog
Voices of Academic Medicine
“As a physician, when your patients keep coming back to the hospital again and again, it can be frustrating. But understanding why they keep coming back ... can make you a better doctor.”
Alison J. Whelan, MD, Chief Academic Officer
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)
To prepare students for team-based practice, medical and health professional schools across the nation are launching innovative programs in interprofessional collaboration.
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
The LCME is the U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting body for programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada.