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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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2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

The AAMC Annual Report highlights key initiatives and accomplishments in 2015, with links to videos, publications, and other resources.

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.

Upcoming Events

Registration remains open for attendance at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting.

The AAMC 2017 Medical Education Call for Submissions is also now open. For more information, please see the Call details and information. This 2017 Call includes the call for medical education content at Learn Serve Lead 2017: The AAMC Annual Meeting, GEA Regional Spring Meetings, and RIME.

Select Initiatives

Core EPA Project

The AAMC published new guidelines in May 2014 to provide expectations for both learners and teachers that include 13 activities that all medical students should be able to perform upon entering residency, regardless of their future career specialty. The guidelines are based on emerging literature documenting a performance gap at the transition point between medical school and residency training. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) were chosen as the framework for the guide because they offer a practical approach to assessing competence in real-world settings and impact both learners and patients.

The Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum Project

The Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum project tests the feasibility of fixed-outcome, time-variable competency based advancement from early in medical school to exit from residency.

Optimizing Graduate Medical Education

The AAMC has been making progress in a number of areas on the Optimizing GME initiative, a comprehensive five-year roadmap to drive innovation in the delivery of graduate medical education and respond to emerging trends that are demanding rapid and simultaneous changes in medical education and health care delivery.

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.