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Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting

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Learn Serve Lead brings together diverse communities within medical education, patient care, and research so that academic medicine professionals may learn from one another, find common ground, and build organizational capacity.

As the AAMC’s signature learning and networking event, Learn Serve Lead unites professionals from across the country to discover new ideas, discuss emerging innovations, and share in an incredibly meaningful experience.

In its re-imagined format, Learn Serve Lead: The Virtual Experience delivered high-quality, inspiring content focused on the life-changing events of 2020. The shift to virtual enabled more than 4,800 people to experience Learn Serve Lead’s highly rated programming.

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2020 Highlights

During the three-day virtual event, speakers addressed the complicated crises our country and our world have experienced in 2020. We explored how the pandemic has affected all of us, delving into how COVID-19 has changed our medical schools and teaching hospitals.

In addition, we discussed solutions to other topics including conscious and unconscious racial bias, overt discrimination, gender harassment, and inequities in academic medicine.

More from Learn Serve Lead 2020

If you registered for Learn Serve Lead 2020, you will have the opportunity to participate in an additional series of webinars, beginning Dec. 1. These webinars cover a wide variety of topics, including Medical Education, Student Affairs, Peer-to-Peer Support, and Veterans Affairs.

You will also receive access to supplemental medical education content the week of Nov. 23. You can access this content by logging into the Learn Serve Lead 2020 event on the Social27 platform. Once there, click on Resources & Additional Content to see the research in medical education papers, medical education abstracts and posters.

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Watch Learn Serve Lead: Leadership Plenary 2020

The Leadership Plenary with the AAMC’s Board Chair Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, and President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, inspired us to celebrate academic medicine and challenged us to confront our shared shortcomings.

Both leaders addressed issues that stand in our way, with frank, honest perspectives on persistent obstacles that affect academic medicine’s learners, leaders, and patients, and their insights about the path ahead.

Learn Serve Lead 2020 By the Numbers



concurrent sessions

4,800 +



plenary sessions

What Past Attendees Say



gained valuable skills and knowledge


would recommend Learn Serve Lead to a colleague


enjoyed networking with like-minded peers

AAMC Professional Development Opportunities

The AAMC is your premier resource for professional development within academic medicine providing insight, innovative training, tools, and networking opportunities to advance your career.

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