Scholarship drives the practice of medical education forward, affecting how you educate trainees, what you know about your colleagues and institutions, and how you identify and close gaps in your understanding of important topics. These calls for submissions from the AAMC aim to advance the work of all those engaged in improving academic medicine and bringing together the medical school and teaching hospital community across campuses, disciplines, and missions.
This page includes information about current and recurring calls for submissions. It will be updated throughout the year with links to calls as they open. Information about submitting to the AAMC’s two peer-reviewed journals is also included.
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- Active Calls Open Now
- Annual Calls Currently Closed
- Submit to the AAMC’s Peer-Reviewed Journals
- Become a Reviewer for the AAMC’s Journals and Other Calls
Active Calls Open Now
Constructing an Equitable Learning Environment Compendium
The AAMC invites submissions for inclusion in the new Constructing an Equitable, Inclusive, and Anti-racist Learning Environment compendium, a collection of timely and diverse materials that support an anti-racist, inclusive, and equity-centered learning environment. Successful submissions will include content aligned with the competency domains described in the AAMC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competencies Across the Learning Continuum. Resources will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the call will remain open until the compendium addresses all of the competency domains.
MedBiquitous Call for Proposals
MedBiquitous serves as both the developer and collector of open access information technology standards for the health professions education community. MedBiquitous invites abstracts for round tables, posters, workshops, and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, as well as facilitated content for its webinar series. Of interest are proposals that demonstrate the effective use of or need for data standards.
MedEdPORTAL Current Calls for Submissions
MedEdPORTAL invites authors to submit their work for publication consideration and inclusion in the following collections:
- Language-Appropriate Health Care and Medical Language Education
- Anti-racism in Medicine
- Climate Change and Health
- Integrated Behavioral Health
- Telehealth Education
Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences: A Resource Collection to Support Innovations in Health Professions Education
Designed by diverse educators, this collection features clinical learning experiences that can be readily used or easily adapted for specific, local settings without the need for physical patient contact. Originally created to gather resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAMC now invites submissions of clinical teaching and learning experiences that focus on all emerging needs in the community, especially those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; telehealth; and service learning.
Collaborative Student Volunteer and Service Projects
Launched in April 2020, this resource collection was built in response to the upsurge in student volunteer and service projects to provide additional support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on communities, medical schools, and health systems. Largely student-initiated, this working collection features volunteer and service experiences that are responsive to local needs, do not place additional burdens on local systems, and prioritize student, patient, and community safety. These experiences can be adopted or adapted for local use and have helped inform student-led projects around the country. The AAMC invites submissions of student volunteer projects done in collaboration with health systems and medical schools.
Annual Calls Currently Closed
Academic Medicine Call for Cover Art
Academic Medicine issues an annual call for submissions to its popular Cover Art feature. Artists can submit their work for consideration by an expert panel of reviewers. Submissions of original works of sculpture, painting, textile work, photography, and other visual media will be considered. Artwork should be inspired by an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient. This call is open annually in the spring; currently it is closed.
Academic Medicine Call for Letters to the Editor from Trainees
Academic Medicine invites original submissions for its Letters to the Editor feature from medical students, residents, fellows, and trainees in other health professions. Each year the editorial team names a new theme for these submissions. This call is open annually for one week in the spring; currently it is closed.
Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Regional Spring Meetings
The GEA invites abstracts for interactive workshops, oral abstract presentations, and posters for its regional spring meetings. Abstract proposals may represent original research or innovations in medical education and can focus on any level (UME preclerkship or clerkship, GME, CME/CPD, or across the continuum). All proposals will undergo a peer review process. Students, residents, fellows, new investigators, and colleagues from backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine are strongly encouraged to submit their work for consideration. This call is open annually in the fall; currently it is closed.
Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting
The AAMC invites proposals for Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting through two calls. The call for medical education submissions consists of three types: (1) Sessions on Medical Education, (2) Research Abstracts, and (3) Innovation Abstracts. The call for Research in Medical Education submissions consists of two types: (1) Research Papers and (2) Review Papers. Work focused on a wide variety of themes incorporating a broad representation of topics, institutions, and presenters is selected for presentation each year. This call is open annually in the fall; currently it is closed.
Submit to the AAMC’s Peer-Reviewed Journals
Academic Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal 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. The journal’s areas of focus include education and training issues; health and science policy; institutional policy, management, and values; research practice; and clinical practice in academic settings. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
MedEDPORTAL is 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. Publications are stand-alone teaching or learning modules that have been implemented and evaluated with medical or dental trainees or practitioners. Each submission is peer-reviewed using a standardized review instrument grounded in the tenets of educational scholarship. MedEdPORTAL operates under a highly unusual diamond open access model, which means that there are no fees to submit to, publish in, or read the journal. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Calls for submissions on specific topics are listed above.
Become a Reviewer for the AAMC’s Journals and Other Calls
Medical Education Conference Submissions
The Educational Affairs Team solicits reviewers for submissions to the following conferences: (1) GEA Regional Spring Meetings and (2) Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting. All medical education submissions to these conferences undergo a peer review process. This call is open annually in the fall; currently it is closed.
To become a reviewer for Academic Medicine, please email your inquiry and CV to email@example.com. CVs will be vetted and if there is demonstrated alignment between the reviewer’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. CVs will be vetted and if there is demonstrated alignment between the reviewer’s 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.