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Submit Your Education Scholarship to These AAMC Calls for Submissions

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Scholarship drives the practice of medical education forward, affecting how you educate trainees, what you know about your colleagues and institutions, and how you identify and close gaps in your understanding of important topics. These calls for submissions from the AAMC aim to advance the work of all those engaged in improving academic medicine and bringing together the medical school and teaching hospital community across campuses, disciplines, and missions.

This page includes information about current and reoccurring calls for submissions. It will be updated throughout the year with links to calls as they open. Information about submitting to the AAMC’s 2 peer-reviewed journals is also included.

With questions, email mec@aamc.org.

Active Calls Open Now

Academic Medicine Call for Letters to the Editor from Trainees

Academic Medicine is seeking original submissions for its Letters to the Editor feature from medical students, residents, fellows, and trainees in other health professions on the topic of trainees as agents of change in academic medicine and the health professions. Letters may be submitted between 9 AM ET on Monday, May 24 and 5 PM ET on Friday, May 28. Please note the window for submissions is just one week. More information, including formatting and other requirements, is available on AM Rounds.

Read the letters on courage, connection, and COVID-19 published in response to the 2020 call

MedEdPORTAL Current Calls for Submissions

MedEdPORTAL invites authors to submit their work for publication consideration and inclusion in the following collections: 

Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences: A Resource Collection to Support Innovations in Health Professions Education

Designed by diverse educators, this collection features clinical learning experiences that can be readily used or easily adapted for specific, local settings, without the need for physical patient contact. Originally created to gather resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAMC now invites submissions of clinical teaching and learning experiences that focus on all emerging needs in the community, especially those related diversity, equity, and inclusion; telehealth; and service learning.

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Collaborative Student Volunteer and Service Projects

Launched in April 2020, this resource collection was built in response to the upsurge in student volunteer and service projects to provide additional support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on communities, medical schools, and health systems. Largely student-initiated, this working collection features volunteer and service experiences that are responsive to local needs, do not place additional burdens on local systems, and prioritize student, patient, and community safety. These experiences can be adopted or adapted for local use and have helped inform student-led projects around the country. The AAMC invites submissions of student volunteer projects done in collaboration with health systems and medical schools.

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Annual Calls Currently Closed

Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting

The AAMC invites proposals for its annual Learn Serve Lead meeting. This call consists of 3 types of medical education submissions: (1) sessions on medical education; (2) medical education abstracts (innovation and research); and (3) Research in Medical Education (RIME) research and review papers. Work focused on a wide variety of themes incorporating a broad representation of topics, institutions, and presenters will be selected for presentation. This call is open annually in the fall; currently it is closed.

Group on Educational Affairs Regional Spring Meetings

The Group on Educational Affairs invites abstracts for interactive workshops, oral abstract presentations, and posters for its regional spring meetings. Proposals may represent original research or innovations in medical education and focus on any level of the medical education continuum (UME pre-clerkship, UME clerkship, GME, CME/CPD, or across the continuum). Students, residents, fellows, and new investigators are strongly encouraged to submit their work. This call is open annually in the fall; currently it is closed.

Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference

Sponsored by the Group on Information Resources, this conference is held annually in the spring. The meeting planning committee solicits proposals for breakout sessions, digital demonstrations, podium presentations, and posters. The 2021 instruction guide includes detailed submission information from that year. This call is open annually in the winter; currently it is closed.

Cover Art

Academic Medicine announced it will begin issuing an annual call for submissions to its popular Cover Art feature. The journal’s new cover design prominently features original artwork, and artists can submit their work for consideration by an expert panel of reviewers when this year’s call opens May 3. Submissions of original works of photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media will be considered. Artwork should be inspired by an academic medicine experience from any perspective (e.g., caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, patient).

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Curriculum Inventory

The Curriculum Inventory (CI) serves as the premier benchmarking and reporting tool on content, structure, delivery, and assessment of U.S. and Canadian medical school curricula for accredited MD and DO degree-granting schools. Schools share their curriculum inventories with the AAMC so national reports of both aggregate and historical curriculum data can be generated on various topics. CI data are uploaded annually between August 1 – September 30. This year’s upload season is not open yet.

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MedBiquitous

MedBiquitous serves as both the developer and collector of open-access, information technology standards for the health professions education community. The AAMC invites abstracts for interactive workshops and posters for the fall, in-person MedBiquitous meeting, as well as submissions for the winter webinar series. Work focused on health professions education and the intersection with data standards and technology, incorporating a broad representation of topics, institutions, and presenters, will be selected for presentation or publication. Once launched, this call will remain open, with an annual submission deadline of 3 months prior to the fall meeting for consideration for inclusion in both events; currently it is closed.

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Submit to the AAMC’s Peer-Reviewed Journals 

Academic Medicine

A peer-reviewed journal that serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies to address the major challenges facing the academic medicine community as it strives to carry out its missions in the public interest. The journal’s areas of focus include education and training issues; health and science policy; institutional policy, management, and values; research practice; and clinical practice in academic settings. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Submit your manuscript

MedEdPORTAL

An online, MEDLINE-indexed, open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the AAMC in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. MedEdPORTAL publications are stand-alone teaching or learning modules that have been implemented and evaluated with medical or dental trainees or practitioners. Each submission is peer-reviewed using a standardized review instrument grounded in the tenets of educational scholarship. MedEdPORTAL operates under a highly unusual diamond open-access model, which means that there are no fees to submit to, publish in, or read the journal. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Calls for submissions on specific topics are listed above.

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Become a Reviewer for the AAMC’s Journals and Other Calls

Academic Medicine

To become a reviewer for Academic Medicine, please email your inquiry and CV to academicmedicine@aamc.org. CVs will be vetted and, if there is demonstrated alignment between the reviewer’s experience and expertise and the journal’s mission and focus, a reviewer account will be created. There is always a need for reviewers who are skilled in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) as well as literature review methods (systematic, narrative, scoping, etc.).

MedEdPORTAL

To become a reviewer for MedEdPORTAL, please email your inquiry and CV to mededportal@aamc.org. CVs will be vetted and, if there is demonstrated alignment between the reviewer’s experience and expertise and the journal’s mission and focus, a reviewer account will be created. There is always a need for reviewers who are skilled in curricular design and evaluation and/or who have expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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