A career in medical education

Excellent medical teachers are needed to educate new generations of doctors, physician associates, 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 in making and reporting judgements that capture, guide and make decisions about the achievement of learners, and the feedback required. Applicants must demonstrate and referees must corroborate these capabilities.

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Educational Scholarship and evidence-based Practice

This domain outlines the expected standards for medical educators in relation to medical education research and scholarship.  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

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Core values of Medical Educators
Teaching &
facilitating learning
Assessment
of learning
Educational Scholarship and evidence-based practice
Educational management & leadership
Designing & planning learning

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