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Professional Development for Medical Educators

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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

AAMC Building Better Curriculum Webinar

Building Better Curriculum

This webinar series is an opportunity for curriculum deans, leaders, administrators, teaching faculty, and staff to learn about and explore innovations in curriculum.

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Scholarly Publishing 

This webinar 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. 

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AI in Academic Medicine 

Explore critical concepts, the current landscape, and practical strategies drawn from various perspectives and institutions from the evolving world of AI in this webinar series.

Certificate Programs

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Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program

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.

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Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Program

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.

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Teaching for Quality (Te4Q)

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 2024: The AAMC Annual Meeting - Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8-12, 2024

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.

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Upcoming Meetings

The AAMC offers a wide range of other informative and engaging learning and professional development opportunities. 

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Affinity Groups

Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)

The GEA advances medical education and medical educators through faculty development, curriculum development, education research, and assessment across the continuum of education.

Group on Student Affairs (GSA)

The GSA addresses issues in medical school admissions, student affairs, student diversity affairs, student financial assistance, and student records.

Group on Regional Medical Campuses (GRMC)

The GRMC fosters professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among administrators, staff, and faculty of regional medical campuses.

Group on Information Resources (GIR)

The GIR promotes excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine.

Other Opportunities

MedEdSCHOLAR Program  

The AAMC 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.

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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.

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AAMC Communities 

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. 

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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.

Explore the Calls

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Resources for Authors and Reviewers

Explore this curated set of resources to advance your work as a health professions education researcher, writer, and reviewer.

Access the Resources

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Academic Medicine

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. 

Submit Your Manuscript

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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.

Submit Your Resources

Become a Reviewer for the AAMC’s Journals

Academic Medicine

To become a reviewer for Academic Medicine, please email your inquiry and CV to academicmedicine@aamc.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 mededportal@aamc.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 curricular design and evaluation and/or who have expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion.