A career in medical education

Excellent medical teachers are needed to educate new generations of doctors, dentists and vets to provide the best possible care for patients. Medical educators need opportunities for personal development, and career support for teaching; employers need to be able to recognise, recruit and retain outstanding teachers

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The benefits of joining

Members benefit from a range of services including networking and mentoring opportunities; support in developing your professional portfolio as an educator; the post-nominals MAcadMEd or FAcadMEd for Members and Fellows; and other benefits including conferences, meetings, newsletters, educational resources and career support.

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Join or renew membership

Membership and Fellowship are open to all, whatever their professional background, who are actively involved in the education and training of medical, dental and veterinary professionals at any stage of their careers, including undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development. 

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Professional Standards

Core value framework

The Academy recognises that medical education is distinct from teaching in higher education in general because of the central place that patient care occupies not only in teaching and learning but also in assessment and feedback, and in quality assurance.

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Teaching and facilitating learning

This domain outlines the expected standards for medical educators in relation to teaching and facilitating learning. Applicants must demonstrate and referees must corroborate these capabilities.

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Assessment of learning

This domain outlines the expected standards for medical educators in making and reporting judgments that capture, guide and make decisions about the learning achievement of learners. Applicants must demonstrate and referees must corroborate these capabilities.

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Educational research & scholarship

This domain outlines the expected standards for medical educators in relation to their own personal and professional development. This domain is underpinned by the commitment to educational scholarship outlined in the core values outlined above. Applicants must demonstrate and referees must corroborate these capabilities.

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Educational management & leadership

This domain outlines the expected standards for medical educators in relation to the management, leadership and governance of medical education. Applicants must demonstrate and referees must corroborate these capabilities.

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Designing & planning learning

This domain outlines the expected standards for medical educators involved in educational design and learning development processes. Applicants must demonstrate and referees must corroborate these capabilities.

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Core values of Medical Educators

  • Promotes quality and safety of care
  • Demonstrates professional identity and integrity
  • Is committed to scholarship and reflection in medical education
  • Demonstrates respect for others
Core values of Medical Educators
Teaching &
facilitating learning
Assessment
of learning
Educational research & scholarship
Educational management & leadership
Designing & planning learning

About the academy

Who we are, what we do, and why you should join the professional organisation for all medical, dental and veterinary professionals.

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Being a fellow of the academy gives me the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other educators who are passionate about medical education

Saleem Farooq

My AoME membership is important to me as it allows me to enter a community of practice, where I can develop my skills as an educator and work towards goals within a recognised framework

Eva Wooding

The Academy's Professional Standards are an invaluable benchmark for career development. They guide me towards attaining the required level of competence at each point in my career

Mo Gnanalingham

The Academy of Medical Educators is the professional home for all clinical teachers. Medical education is unique; it requires a unique set of skills and understandings. AoME is therefore a unique organisation