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Medical Education

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.

Find out what medical school and residency training (PDF) involve and how they are changing.

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What's New in Medical Education

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. 

EXPLORE THESE OPPORTUNITIES

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.

read the report (PDF)

AAMC Health Professions Education Curricular Innovations Grant Program

The AAMC has selected five programs to receive funding to support the initial development of competency-based, interprofessional strategies to mitigate health misinformation and integrate these approaches into new or existing curricula.

Learn more

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).

Watch the recording

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Professional Development

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 grmc@aamc.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 gir@lists.aamc.org.

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 ci@aamc.org.

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  • @MedBiquitous, the standards development program of the AAMC
  • @AlisonWhelanMD, Alison Whelan, MD, Chief Academic Officer
  • @LisaDHowley,Lisa Howley, PhD, MEd, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
  • @AndrioleDorothy, Dorothy Andriole, MD, Senior Director, Medical Education Research
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  • @KamilahWeems, Kamilah Weems, MS, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
     

Engage with Academic Medicine

Voices of Academic Medicine

Alison J. Whelan, MD

“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.