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Light-years Beyond Flexner: Academic Medicine in 2033

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The winning schools will be announced at Learn, Serve, Lead: The 2013 AAMC Annual Meeting session, Light-years Beyond Flexner: Academic Medicine in 2033, on Tuesday, November 5th, 9:30-10:30am. The winning videos, along with other qualifying submissions, will be displayed throughout the annual meeting in the AAMC Pavilion at the Convention Center.

Contest finalists:

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Meharry Medical College

Temple University School of Medicine

Be inspired! Watch the video submissions.

The AAMC Is Having a Contest
Fast forward 20 years. What do you think U.S. medical schools will look like in 2033? The AAMC is challenging our member medical schools to envision the innovations of tomorrow in academic medicine. We’re holding a video contest, asking teams to submit a two-minute video depicting any aspect of a medical school or medical education 20 years into the future.

Why We’re Doing This
This year’s AAMC Annual Meeting theme is "The Change Imperative." When we think about the future of academic medicine we know change is inevitable--but what will that look like? Who better to ask than those on the scene? This contest will provoke out-of-the-box-thinking, and to engage AAMC members in a fun and creative activity.

What You’ll Win: A Golden Ticket!
The school with the first place video will win a “Golden Ticket”, redeemable for one complimentary registration to eleven major AAMC meetings in 2014; a value of over $9,000! Second place wins a complimentary one-year subscription to Academic Medicine. Third place wins a publications package, including the Handbook of Medical Education: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work, and the AAMC Data Book.

Additionally, the three finalists will be recognized in various communication tools and messaging throughout the Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC 2013 Annual Meeting, Nov. 1-6 in Philadelphia. The first, second, and third place winning videos will be announced and awarded at the annual meeting session, "Light-years Beyond Flexner: Academic Medicine in 2033", on Nov. 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

How to Participate

Decide which aspect of the future of academic medicine you’d like to depict

Create a team

Work with colleagues and/or students to create the video that depicts your vision for the future

Provide video URL via the required submission form. Submission deadline has extended to Sept. 22, 2013

Questions can be emailed to

Top three finalists will be notified by Oct. 10, 2013

What We're Seeking
A team-made, 2-minute video, depicting some aspect of transformation and innovation in academic medicine. Teams will be judged on

Clarity - Vision is depicted clearly in the video

Creativity - Vision is compelling and is conveyed in a creative manner

Originality - Vision is unique and depicts a new and innovative idea

Collaboration - Video displays the broadest collaboration and includes diverse elements of academic medicine

Quality - Video is clear, audible, and includes closed captioning

Videos must include closed captioning, be produced internally (no commercial production), and have dean approval. Visit Rules and Eligibility for complete details.

Learn ● Serve ● Lead: The AAMC 2013 Annual Meeting

Learn ● Serve ● Lead: The AAMC 2013 Annual Meeting

Nov. 1-6, 2013, in Philadelphia