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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

Academic CME Survey

The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.

Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)

“Continuing Education and Improvement” is defined by the continuing education community as a set of activities and programs conceived and directed by the AAMC, enabling the achievement of an effective, quality-driven, integrated presence for continuing professional development in academic medical centers and health systems. CEI is supported by a team at the AAMC that manages, coordinates, and staffs these activities and programs.

This site attempts to guide academic continuing medical education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CE from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods with quality and performance improvement (QI/PI) principles to close the clinical care gap.


2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report

2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report Now Available

Academic CME Survey 2015

Read the Academic CME/CPD in the United States and Canada: The 2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report

The seventh biennial report of the AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey outlines consistent evidence of the integration of CME/CPD into the function and mission of academic medical centers/academic health systems; a clear movement to develop innovation and scholarship in educational design and methods of delivery of continuing education and professional development to the health professional population; and highlights efforts measuring the impact of actions, programs, and activities on learner competence, performance, and healthcare outcomes.

The report provides benchmarking and comparisons of the influence and effect of CME/CPD unit activities and interaction with academic institutions and groups, designed to be shared with academic leaders, policymakers, regulators, and others, to assist in decision making at local, state, national, and international levels to illustrate these relationships and promote the needs and goals of the CME/CPD unit. The report also allows for comparison and reflection on individual institutional goals, directions, methods, and standards in CME/CPD.

For a high-level view of the results, the 2015 AAMC/SACME Harrison Survey Executive Summary is also available.


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Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
Application Deadline: June 12, 2017—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)—Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 12 for award grants which help emerging independent health services research investigators prepare for careers focusing on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity and effectiveness of health care.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices External Link

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities External Link

● For Canadian Researchers
ResearchNet External Link—Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Opportunities

Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight

Improving Population Health: Collaborative Strategies that Work, 2017 Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 31-June 2, 2017, The Westin Washington D.C. City Center, Washington, D.C.

MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2017—Pragmatic Education Innovation, June 4-6, 2017, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

Essentials of Problem-Based Learning: Facilitator Development, Problem Construction, Curriculum Design, and Student Assessment, The Academy for Scholarship in Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, June 6-9, 2017, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill.

2017 Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting: Achieving the Quadruple Aim, June 8-9, 2017, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill.

ENRICH 2017—Connecting Across Differences: Relational Skills for Thriving in a Changing Healthcare Environment, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH), June 8-11, 2017, Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, Ca.

American Medical Association Academic Physicians Section (AMA-APS) Annual 2017 Meeting, June 9-10, 2017, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) 21st Annual Conference: Delivering Evidence-Based Health Sciences Education, hosted by the University of Vermont College of Medicine, June 10-13, 2017, Burlington, Vt.

Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education, Harvard Macy Institute, June 11-16, 2017, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Boston, Mass.

Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Annual Scientific Meeting 2017: KT in Primary Care, June 15-16, 2017, Hotel Le Concorde Quebec, Quebec City, Que., Canada

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