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Medical Education

The AAMC advances the continuum of medical education to meet society’s evolving health needs. Serving as the academic home for medical educators, the AAMC offers a range of resources, initiatives, and learning opportunities to support the medical education community.


Improving Opioids Education: Submit Your Scholarship and Best Practices Today

The AAMC is seeking submissions from across the continuum and the health professions community that advance pain management, addition medicine, and opioids education. These curated collections will be free to use. For implemented teaching and learning modules, submit to the MedEdPORTAL opioids education collection. Learn more. For innovations and best practices intended for agile dissemination and sharing, submit to the opioids education resource collection. Learn more.

AAMC 2020 Medical Education Call for Submissions

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting (LSL) in Washington, DC and the 2020 Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Regional Spring Meetings in Rapid City, SD, Atlanta, GA, Burlington, VT, and Pacific Grove, CA. To review submission guidelines and submit a proposal click on the link below. All submissions must adhere to the structure and format described in each session type’s submission guidelines. Follow the links for further details:
2020 AAMC Learn Serve Lead (LSL) Meeting 
2020 CGEA Spring Conference
2020 NEGEA Annual Conference
2020 SGEA Regional Conference
2020 WGEA Spring Conference

Fostering Scholarship in Medical Education: Resources for Authors and Reviewers

Check out this new curated set of resources to advance your work as a health professions education researcher, writer, and reviewer. Learn more.

Next Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine Named

Laura Roberts, MD, MA, has been named the next editor-in-chief of Academic Medicine. She will succeed David Sklar, MD, who has served as editor-in-chief since 2012, when she begins her term on January 1, 2020. Learn more.

MedEdPORTAL Calls for Submissions

Contribute to a featured collection on: diversity, inclusion, and health equity; opioids education; self-directed learning; or American Indian, Alaska Native, and Indigenous perspectives. Search for an open call.

Building Better Curriculum Webinar Series

Register for our monthly webinar series to learn more about innovations in curriculum and curriculum mapping. Learn more.


The AAMC leads and supports initiatives and projects to advance medical education:

Curriculum Inventory
Humanities and Arts in Medical Education
Interprofessional Education
Transition to Residency
Role of Medical Education in the Opioid Epidemic
Competency-based Medical Education


The AAMC publishes a variety of resources on topics related to medical education:

Academic Medicine
MedEdPORTAL - The AAMC Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources
CI in Context
Curriculum Reports
Fostering Scholarship Resource Collection
Other AAMC publications


The AAMC offers a variety of training opportunities for medical educators to advance in their careers:

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program

Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Program
MedEdPORTAL Faculty Mentors

Teaching and learning in the health professions
Teaching for Quality (Te4Q)


The AAMC offers a number of opportunities for medical educators to get involved, network with colleagues, and share their work:

Attend a meeting or webinar
Group on Educational Affairs spring meetings
Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting
Building Better Curriculum Webinar Series
Other meetings
Other webinars

Join a group
Group on Educational Affairs
Group on Regional Medical Campuses
Group on Information Resources
Other AAMC Groups, Councils, and Organizations

Present at a regional or national conference
AAMC regional and national conference opportunities

Review or submit to a journal
Academic Medicine

Join the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)

Looking for a welcoming and supportive professional community of people who can help you grow and feel valued? Join the GEA.

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Read AM Rounds: Beyond the Pages of Academic Medicine


Read Academic Medicine’s blog for additional perspectives and insights into the scholarship found in the journal. Subscribe and read more.