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Medical Education

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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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What's New in Medical Education

Professional Development Opportunities for Medical Educators

This curated set of learning events, certificate programs, professional development groups, and scholarship opportunities is designed to allow you to find the right opportunity for your career. 


Coalition for Physician Accountability Report on Improving the Transition to Residency

The Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) released its final report on improving the transition from medical school to residency. Other resources from the AAMC are also available.

read the report (PDF)

Calls for submissions to LSL and regional GEA conferences now open

The AAMC invites session, poster, abstract, and paper proposals focused on research and innovations in medical education for its 2022 national and regional meetings.

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Resources for Medical Schools During COVID-19

For news, information, and other resources, the AAMC has created a curated list of resources for medical educators and the academic medicine community at large.

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Professional Development

AAMC meetings canceled through June 2021

With the health and safety of our constituents and staff as our top priority, the AAMC has canceled all planned in-person meetings through June 30, 2021. This includes previously scheduled professional and leadership development programs, and learning and training sessions.

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 grmc@aamc.org

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 gir@lists.aamc.org.

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 ci@aamc.org.

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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.