The AAMC provides a number of resources to assist member-institutions in planning their Project Medical Education (PME) event. These resources include a planning manual, block outlines, sample agendas, and template materials and are available below for download.
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The PME Planning Manual (PDF) lists out the steps necessary to host a successful PME event and provides tips for completing these steps. It also provides a timeline that allows PME hosts to check off steps as they are accomplished.
To further assist institutions in planning a PME event, the AAMC, along with past PME event hosts, has devised a set of sample event agendas and a list of best practices for hosting a PME event. We have also created "Suggestions for Sharing Your PME on Social Media" to assist with promoting your PME.
- Sample Agendas (PDF)
- Best Practices for Hosting a PME Event (PDF)
- Suggestions for Sharing Your PME on Social Media (PDF)
Blocks of Instruction
The PME program consists of six blocks of instruction. Each block outline provides the key takeaway messages and topics for discussion, along with suggested interactive activities and a list of resources that can aid the discussion and be used as handouts. The block outlines are meant to serve as base suggestions. Some topics may not apply to your institution, or you may wish to cover some topics not listed. You should always tailor your program and presentations to your institution and your audience. AAMC staff can assist with this.
- Welcome and Medical School Admissions (PDF)
- Undergraduate Medical Education (PDF)
- The Role and Missions of Teaching Hospitals and Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (PDF)
- Graduate Medical Education (GME) (PDF)
- Medical Research (PDF)
- Graduation and Wrap-Up (PDF)
Budget and Planning Worksheets
The AAMC provides a template budget worksheet to assist hosts in determining and maintaining a budget for their PME event. We also provide a planning and logistics worksheet to allow hosts to track the logistical steps necessary in the planning of their PME.
- Budget Worksheet (Excel)
- Planning and Logistics Worksheet (Excel)
- Planning and Logistics Worksheet (Word)
Customizable Metaphor Handouts and Other Template Materials
To accompany the blocks of instruction and to extend the metaphor of participants being a medical student, resident, and researcher, the AAMC provides a set of customizable materials including sample student profiles, course financing information, match results and residency program outlines. We also provide sample invitations, a sample certificate of completion, and sample evaluation forms. A presentation template is also provided to assist with providing graphic support during your PME event.