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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.

Research & Evidence

The term "evidence" refers to references, bibliographies, and other sources you may use as you create, support, and evaluate continuing education interventions.

Literature Sources

Search Tools


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Research Tools and Data External Link
AHRQ provides resources for research findings, data and statistical tools, publications, and reports.


Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education Research Resources External Link
One of SACME's goals is to promote, disseminate, and fund research in CME, adult learning and continuing education, and other fields related to how physicians learn and change clinical behaviors.


Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP) Database External Link
A medical search engine guiding answers to clinical questions using the principles of evidence based medicine.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) External Link

Canadian Medical Association Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines Database (CPGs) External Link

Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Resources/International Guideline Library External Link


Academic Medicine External Link

American Journal of Managed Care External Link

American Journal of Medical Quality External Link

BMC Medical Education External Link

BMJ Journals External Link

BMJ Quality & Safety External Link

The Clinical Teacher External Link

International Journal for Quality in Health Care External Link

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association External Link

JCEHP - Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions External Link

Journal of Adult and Continuing Education External Link

Journal of Graduate Medical Education External Link

Medical Education External Link

Medical Education Online External Link

Medical Teacher External Link

Population Health Management External Link

Teaching and Learning in Medicine External Link


AAMC-Regional Groups on Educational Affairs (GEA) Medical Education Scholarship, Research, and Evaluation Section (MESRE) Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship 
Coordinated by the NEGEA in collaboration with members of the CGEA, SGEA, and WGEA, this bibliography (revised March, 2016) provides a comprehensive list of medical education scholarship resources.


MedPageToday External Link

Publications and Reports

What's New in the Literature?
News and topics on quality and performance improvement for the CME community.