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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

Coronavirus Resources for the Academic Medicine Community

For the latest news, information, and other resources for medical educators and the academic medicine community at large, visit the AAMC's resources page. 

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New Anti-racism in Medicine Collection

A new MedEdPORTAL collection provides educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills, elevates the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula, and aims to convene a community dedicated to the elimination of racism within medical education. 

Access the collection

Request for Proposals for New Grant Program

The AAMC, with support from the NEH, launched a grants program to support advancing the integration of arts and humanities into medical education.  

Apply Now

Seeking Your Stories and Poems During These Critical Times

The AAMC, in partnership with StoryCorps and the National Endowment for the Arts, is leading a collaborative listening and narrative writing project with the aim of sharing stories, poems, and visual images from our health care professionals’ lived experiences during these times of extremity.

Read the complete call for submissions and submit your stories or poetry

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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.

Find cancellation Information

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.