About AoME

About the Academy of Medical Educators

Welcome to the Academy of Medical Educators

The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) is the multiprofessional organisation for all those involved in medical education – the education and training of students and practitioners in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. Established in 2006 and gaining charitable status in 2009, AoME exists to provide leadership, promote standards and support all those involved in the academic discipline and practice of medical education.

Medical education is a field of practice based on the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the effective teaching and training of medical, veterinary and dental students and of doctors, vets and dentists. It encompasses all stages of education from undergraduate medical, veterinary and dental education through postgraduate education to continuing professional development. Medical educators and clinical teachers develop, deliver and manage teaching programmes and engage in scholarship and research into all aspects of teaching learning and assessment. Within this definition the daily work of medical education relates to the teaching of students, doctors, vets and dentists about all aspects of patient care, the management of health services, the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

The Academy's Professional Standards serve as a guide to curriculum development and provide a recognised framework so that those in education can demonstrate expertise and achievements in medical education through accreditation as a medical teacher to an agreed national standard.

The Academy is a Company Limited by Guarantee with Companies' House (Company number 5965178) and is registered as a charity with the Charity Commissioners for England (Charity registration number 1128988).