Professional Development for Medical Educators
To support the professional development and growth of 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.
The AAMC also offers professional development opportunities that span the many different careers in academic medicine. Learn more about all upcoming learning opportunities at the AAMC.
Webinars and Learning Events
This webinar series is an opportunity for curriculum deans, leaders, administrators, teaching faculty, and staff to learn about and explore innovations in curriculum.
This series covers the importance of publishing your education scholarship and practical suggestions for how to do so successfully, including how to improve your writing and navigate the peer-review and publication processes.
LEAD is an annual certificate program for early- to mid-career medical educators, focused on cultivating leaders in academic medicine through evidence-based, collaborative learning and reflective practice.
MERC is a certificate program for early-career medical educators and others interested in understanding the purposes and processes of medical education research, becoming informed consumers of the education research literature, and being effective collaborators in education research.
Te4Q is a faculty development certificate program that trains clinical faculty to effectively teach quality improvement and patient safety to students, residents, fellows, and other clinicians.
Learn Serve Lead: The Annual Meeting
Learn Serve Lead is the signature learning and networking event for all those who care about the future of academic medicine.
MedBiquitous Annual Conference
This annual conference examines how digital technologies can promote continuous improvement and better outcomes in health professions education.
The AAMC offers a wide range of other informative and engaging learning and professional development opportunities.
The GEA advances medical education and medical educators through faculty development, curriculum development, education research, and assessment across the continuum of education.
The GSA addresses issues in medical school admissions, student affairs, student diversity affairs, student financial assistance, and student records.
The GRMC fosters professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among administrators, staff, and faculty of regional medical campuses.
The GIR promotes excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine.
The AAMC’s MedEdSCHOLAR Program provides mentorship to both early career faculty and educators who are new to scholarship, with a focus on those from backgrounds historically excluded from medicine and publishing. This program helps mentees develop scholarly publishing skills with a goal of increasing their representation in leadership roles in academic medicine. The MedEdSCHOLAR Program is now accepting applications. If you are an early career faculty member from a minoritized background or an educator who is newly engaged in scholarship, we encourage you to apply by November 15, 2023.
Group on Student Affairs Professional Development Initiative
This initiative provides access to role-based critical behaviors, tailored career development tools, and learning opportunities specific to student affairs professionals working in medical education.
Find your medical education family. Engage with colleagues through discussion threads around timely questions, share useful resources, and connect with your peers on topics of interest. Check out the medical education-focused Curriculum community and Assessment and Evaluation community.
Submit Your Scholarship
Calls for Submissions
Submit your education scholarship to one of the AAMC’s calls for submissions. This page includes information about current and annual calls and is updated throughout the year.
Resources for Authors and Reviewers
Explore this curated set of resources to advance your work as a health professions education researcher, writer, and reviewer.
A peer-reviewed journal published by the AAMC that serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies to address the major challenges facing the academic medicine community as it strives to carry out its missions in the public interest. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
An online, MEDLINE-indexed, open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the AAMC in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Become a Reviewer for the AAMC’s Journals
To become a reviewer for Academic Medicine, please email your inquiry and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. CVs will be vetted and, if there is demonstrated alignment between your experience and expertise and the journal’s mission and focus, a reviewer account will be created. There is always a need for reviewers who are skilled in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) as well as literature review methods (systematic, narrative, scoping, etc.).
To become a reviewer for MedEdPORTAL, please email your inquiry and CV to email@example.com. CVs will be vetted and, if there is demonstrated alignment between your experience and expertise and the journal’s mission and focus, a reviewer account will be created. There is always a need for reviewers who are skilled in curricular design and evaluation and/or who have expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion.