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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

MedBiquitous 2021 Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now open for MedBiquitous 2021, a two-day, virtual conference for health professions educators and technology innovators that will provide attendees opportunities to network with data enthusiasts from around the world and examine how digital technologies can promote continuous improvement across the continuum of health professions education.

The Planning Committee is seeking proposals for roundtables, posters, workshops, and digital demonstrations. Of interest are proposals that demonstrate the effective use of, or system need for, data standards. Proposals featuring multiple institutions and case studies around strategic initiatives or operational excellence are also encouraged. The deadline for proposals is July 31.

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MedEdPORTAL Current Calls for Submissions

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

Academic Medicine Cover Art Call

Academic Medicine is seeking original artwork related to an academic medicine experience for its popular cover art feature. Anyone is eligible to submit, and selected pieces will be featured on the journal cover. High-resolution images of sculpture, painting, textile work, photography, and other visual media are welcome and must be accompanied by an artist’s statement of no more than 250 words. Entries may be submitted between 9 AM ET on May 3 and 5 PM ET on July 30.

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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

Academic Medicine Call for Letters to the Editor from Trainees

Academic Medicine invites original submissions for its Letters to the Editor feature from medical students, residents, fellows, and trainees in other health professions. Each year the editorial team names a new theme for these submissions. This call is open annually for one week in the spring; currently it is closed.

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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.

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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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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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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