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Project Medical Education

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Project Medical Education (PME) is helping to educate Congress and their staff, state and local officials, community members, donors, and others about the process of medical education, the benefits it provides, its complex funding mechanisms, and the essential role of government in providing financial support.

At the heart of PME is a one-and-a-half-day program that uses interactive teaching techniques to show participants the complex medical education system and how it is funded. This program offers external audiences information to make insightful decisions on issues that affect the future of medical education.

Participants visit a medical campus and assume roles of a medical student, resident physician, and academic physician. They get a first-hand look at what it takes to become a doctor and the financial challenges that face our nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals.

In 2018, based off of the success of the traditional PME model, the AAMC launched Research-Based Project Medical Education. The new program showcases information related to basic, clinical, community and population, and translational research and the supporting funding mechanisms. Participants assume the role of an MD-PhD student and medical researcher, then are given the opportunity to experience research across the bench-to-bedside-to-community continuum.

Would you consider hosting a PME or Research-Based PME event at your institution?

For more information about the program, contact Jared Dashoff at jdashoff@aamc.org.

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Jared Dashoff
Public Affairs Specialist
Telephone: 202-828-0441
Email: jdashoff@aamc.org