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Open Now! Request for Proposals

Open Now! Request for Proposals

A Request for Proposals  is open for a systematic scoping review on how the humanities and arts are being used toward the development of healthcare professionals.

Teaching for Quality Report and Pilot

Te4Q Report

The AAMC’s 2013 expert panel report, Teaching for Quality: Integrating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety across the Continuum of Medical Education , affirmed a sizable gap in the training and education of health professional learners, across the continuum, in quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS). The report concluded that the future AMC must support the development of faculty as educators and leaders in QI/PS in order to meet nationwide patient care goals. It is from this report that the Te4Q faculty development certificate program developed. The report includes competencies, the current state of – and recommendations for – teaching healthcare quality improvement and patient safety across the continuum of medical education.

The executive summary  is also available.

The Te4Q Competencies in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety  are available and open for review. If you have revisions, concerns, additions, or other thoughts about the competencies, please send an email to Lisa Howley.

Steering Committee

Robert Baron, M.D., M.S. – AAMC/University of California, San Francisco
Raj Behal, M.D., M.P.H. – Rush University Medical Center
Linda Headrick, M.D., M.S. (Chair) – University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine
Dave Mayer, M.D. – University of Illinois College of Medicine
Susan Pingleton, M.D. – University of Kansas Medical Center
Kelley Skeff, M.D., Ph.D. – Stanford University School of Medicine
Dave Sklar, M.D. – University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Prathibha Varkey, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.P.E. – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Brian Wong, M.D., FRCPC – University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Te4Q Pilot

The Te4Q faculty development initiative was piloted at the University of Kansas on September 13th, 2013. A day-long workshop was provided to 22 KU clinical faculty. Prior to attending the workshop, each participant was required to begin the development of an educational project in quality improvement and patient safety, The workshop was led by four expert AAMC faculty and aimed to further develop participant's educational projects and enhance their knowledge and skills in creating curricula, teaching, and assessing learners in quality improvement and patient safety.

KU participants are continuing to develop their educational projects post-workshop with support of Te4Q coaches and mentors. In the early part of 2014, each KU participant will present their finalized educational project plan for review by AAMC Te4Q faculty. Completion of the workshop, participation in follow-up educational webinars, and presentation of the final project will result in an AAMC Certificate in Teaching for Quality awarded to participants.

Feedback from the pilot has led to valuable improvements and modifications of the Te4Q program.   

Open Now! Request for Proposals

Opioid Challenge Grants

Challenge grant opportunity for medical educators to respond to the training and development needs of physicians in the areas of acute and chronic pain management and substance use disorders (including prevention, screening, intervention, treatment, and long-term recovery).

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Call for Medical Education Content at Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting

The call for Medical Education and RIME submissions is now open. Click here to view the call requirements.


Featured Publications

  • The proceedings of the annual Research in Medical Education (RIME) sessions at the AAMC Learn Serve Lead meeting have been published as a supplement to the November 2017 issue of Academic Medicine. All RIME content is free to access. Review the supplement. 


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