Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)
The Section on Undergraduate Medical Education of the GEA promotes excellence in the education of medical students from selection to graduation and contributes to the health of the public.
Guide to the Undergraduate Medical Education Section
The UME Section Steering Committee coordinates with other sections and with the GEA Steering Committee, and provides a liaison with the Group on Student Affairs (GSA), the Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR) and the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) of the AAMC. Learn more about the UME Section Steering Committee.
Rules and Regulations
The name of the section shall be the Section on Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
The purpose of the Section on UME of the GEA shall be to promote excellence in the education of medical students from selection to graduation and thereby contribute to the health of the public.
The Section on UME of the GEA fosters:
- The development and continued improvement of undergraduate medical education programs to enhance medical students' learning and subsequent performance as graduate physicians.
- The professional development of all teachers of medical students.
- The application of research to undergraduate medical education.
- The development of policies, (locally, regionally, and nationally), that recognize the fundamental importance of undergraduate medical education.
- Communication specific to issues pertaining to undergraduate medical education.
Specific Organizational Structure
The organizational structure of the Section on UME shall parallel that of the GEA. It shall comprise a national steering committee and if desired by the region, constituent groups in each of the GEA regions.