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About MedEdPORTAL®

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See the video that explains MedEdPORTAL®, the free destination for peer-reviewed educational scholarship, innovations to improve patient care, and continuing education activities to support lifelong learning.

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2013 Annual Report

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The AAMC and our members worked together in 2012 to lay a strong foundation for the future.

Medical Education

Our vision is to lead innovation along the continuum of medical education to meet the health needs of the public.

Each year, more than 16,000 students graduate with an M.D. degree from AAMC-member medical schools, and more than 100,000 resident physicians continue their training at teaching hospitals and associated community sites across the country. The AAMC works to ensure that the medical education and advanced preparation of these new doctors meet the highest standards to keep pace with the changing needs of patients and the nation's health care system.


Featured Initiatives

Depict the Future of Academic Medicine

The AAMC's video competition, Light-years Beyond Flexner: Academic Medicine in 2033, challenges the nation’s medical schools to envision the future of academic medicine.


Advisory Panel on Medical Education (APME)

Convened to deliberate contemporary issues impacting academic medicine, the Advisory Panel on Medical Education brings forward thought leader insight as the AAMC addresses medical education for the new physician.


National Medical School Outreach (NMSO)

The National Medical School Outreach (NMSO) initiative invites AAMC Student Diversity Affairs Representatives to promote their outreach efforts. See how AAMC Constituents are Making a World of Difference in K-16 Outreach.


Teaching for Quality (Te4Q)

The Te4Q initiative seeks to facilitate the integration of quality improvement and patient safety into medical education across the continuum, ensuring that quality and safety are part of medical education from day one.


CE Directory

The site includes a centralized collection of evidence-based online activities aimed at providing physicians with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to help physicians reach maintenance of certification goals.


AAMC Project on the Clinical Education of Medical Students

Skillful physician performance is fundamental to the delivery of quality medical care. Thus, medical education must ensure that all students develop and continually refine basic clinical skills throughout their careers.


Admissions Initiative

The AAMC continues to introduce and offer many initiatives to broaden the medical school applicant pool, and improve the selection process to create a diverse, capable, and caring physician workforce.