The AAMC is dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education,
cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. The AAMC’s Learn, Serve, Lead conference is the largest medical education conference in the U.S. and attracts both
national and international scholars.
The AAMC has divided the U.S. and Canadian medical schools into four regions to ensure
those in geographic proximity have an opportunity to collaborate and share their research.
Together, these four regions make up the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA). MCG belongs
to the Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA), which fosters excellence in research,
professional development, and service within UME, GME, and CME.
Each of the four AAMC regions has a sub-group known as MESRE that focuses on supporting
scholarship in medical education. This subgroup works coordinates activities between
AAMC and the regional groups to enhance the quality of research in medical education
and promote its applicability to educational practice.
The GIR is another subgroup within the AAMC. The GIR promotes excellence in the application
and integration of information resources in academic medicine, focusing specifically
on information technology.
IAMSE is a nonprofit professional development society organized and directed by health
professions educators whose goals include promoting excellence and innovation in teaching,
student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation,
and learner-centered education.
AMEE is a worldwide organization with members in 90 countries on five continents.
Members include teachers, educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers,
deans, assessors, students and trainees in medicine and the healthcare professions.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to enhancing the quality of education in
medical schools. It is composed of directors of units responsible for educational
research, evaluation, and program development. Directors gather twice annually to
discuss issues in medical education research, problem-solve various challenges, and
create a community that supports those who supervise educational scholarship.
IMSH is the annual conference for Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). This
is the largest health professions simulation conference and is attended by interprofessional
educators, scholars, and academic leaders.
The Innovations in Medical Education Conference is sponsored by the Department of
Medical Education and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, Keck School of Medicine
of the University of Southern California. The conference provides an excellent opportunity
to join a growing community of educators, leaders, scholars, and learners working
together to promote change in health professions education, moving towards a higher
level of excellence and wellbeing.
The MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and
3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field, committed to educating
health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting
access to the world's health sciences information, and working to ensure that the
best health information is available to all.