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Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA)

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The Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA) fosters excellence along the continuum of medical education—undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education—by providing a forum for discussing the concerns of the medical education profession, serving as a resource, and acting in an advisory capacity to the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC. This mission is accomplished through communication, cooperation and shared respect among its members.


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2019 SGEA Call for Grant Proposals  - MESRE Grants

SGEA supports and encourages scholarship in medical education and provides funding to initiate new Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation (MESRE) proposals.  The call for proposals for the 2019 cycle is officially open. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019. Please review the grant proposal submission guidelines. 

SGEA MESRE Grant Guidelines

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Guide to Southern Group on Educational Affairs


SGEA goals are to enhance the professional development of medical educators, advance research and understanding in medical education, provide service to the profession and practice evidence-based principles of medical education.

SGEA membership is open to all faculty, faculty, staff, and learners involved in medical education. SGEA members are self-nominated. For more information on membership contact

Steering Committee

The Southern Group on Educational Affairs offers numerous opportunities for members to collaborate and participate in group decisions and governance

Special Interest Groups

Special interest groups provide opportunities for members to collaborate in order to advance specific areas within the Southern Group on Educational Affairs. Membership is open to individuals at AAMC member institutions. 

Awards and Grants

The Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) supports and encourages scholarship and innovation in medical education.


Official governance and administration information for members of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs. 

Regional Groups

The  Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) has four regions: Southern, Central, Northeast, and Western, corresponding to AAMC regions. Each holds an annual spring meeting for faculty, educators, and administrators from the member institutions within their respective regions. Regional GEA meetings include sessions and exhibits analogous to those offered at the national meeting, including meetings of regional special interest groups (SIGs). The other regions are:

Contact SGEA

SGEA Chair: Nicole Borges, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center

AAMC Staff

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AAMC mailing lists are available for sharing valuable information and resources with our member institutions and constituents.

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