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America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals educate tomorrow’s doctors and prepare them to meet society’s evolving health needs.

The AAMC leads innovation along the continuum of medical education, from medical school and residency training to continuing medical education by providing resources, programs, and learning opportunities to support the medical education community.  We represent all accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada that grant the MD degree.

Find out what medical school and residency training (PDF) involve and how they are changing.

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Professional Development

Medical Education 2020 Call for Submissions

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting (LSL) in Washington, DC and the 2020 Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Regional Spring Meetings in Rapid City, SD, Atlanta, GA, Burlington, VT, and Pacific Grove, CA. All submissions must adhere to the structure and format described in each session type’s submission guidelines. Learn more about submission guidelines and submit a proposal for a meeting.

Apply for a Curricular Innovation Award

The AAMC Curricular Innovation Award recognizes the innovative ways AAMC member institutions are actively working to advance the education of opioids, substance use disorder, and pain management. Four institutions across the U.S. and Canada will have an opportunity to receive $2,500 in recognition of their work. Apply now.

Join a listserv

GEA: To subscribe to the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) listserv and become a member of the GEA, complete a GEA Membership Application.

GSA: Connect with other Group on Student Affairs (GSA) members and stay informed on group news and priorities through the main listserv and role-specific listservs.

GRMC: The Group on Regional Medical Centers (GRMC) listserv is open to all individuals, including those closely associated with regional campuses to those who have an interest in regional campuses. To join, contact

GIR: The Group on Information Resources (GIR) listservs provide discussion threads and sources of timely news about technology in academic medicine. GIR members may post questions to the listserv by sending messages to

CI: With a subscription to the Curriculum Inventory News & Updates, you will receive invitations to the AAMC Building Better Curriculum webinar seriesCurriculum in Context publications, the CI Newsletter, and other news from AAMC. You can also request that AAMC send curriculum questions on your behalf to the distribution list by submitting them to

Voices of Academic Medicine

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Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)

To prepare students for team-based practice, medical and health professional schools across the nation are launching innovative programs in interprofessional collaboration.

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

The LCME is the U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting body for programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and Canada.