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.
We set out to become the standard setting body for medical educators in the UK. In 2009, we achieved this aim with the publication of the Professional Standards that define the level of competence that medical educators should achieve at each point in their careers.
The Academy aims to build on the success of the Professional Standards by:
- developing standards for educational supervisors, and ensuring all educational supervisors in the UK become assessed and accredited.
- formally linking measurable achievement in medical education to the GMC revalidation process for doctors.
- recognising all medical educators in the UK, at the appropriate level, through our professional recognition scheme, the framework for which is set out in the Professional Standards.
- developing a more interactive network of members to ensure those new to medical education get the mentoring, support and help they need.
Download a PDF copy of the Standards from here. To request to be sent copies of the Professional Standards to your institution please email our office: firstname.lastname@example.org.