AoME 2022

Recognition of Excellence through Accredited Courses in Medical Education

We invite all organisers of PG Certificate / Diploma & Masters programmes in Medical or Healthcare Education to join us for a half-day symposium. 


We will discuss

  • The professionalisation of the medical education workforce
  • Accreditation of programmes by the Academy of Medical Educators
  • Details of the new Accreditation Plus programme
Anton Saayman photo Keynote speaker: Dr Anton Saayman, Director of Educational Improvement and Governance, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) (full biography)

Draft Programme

Time Activity Lead
12.00 Arrival, luch  
12.30 Welcome and introduction Prof Jacky Hayden, AoME President
12.45 Keynote Dr Anton Saayman, HEIW
13.15 Overview of AoME accreditation schemes Prof Nick Cooper, lead assessor, membership chair, AoME
13.45 Reflective Practice Prof Andrew Grant, AoME
14.15 Break  
14.30 Panel discussion - How can we ensure the best support for students of postgraduate medical education programme; a synergistic approach?   Chair - Dr Jim Price, AoME course assessment lead
15.30 Facilitated group discussion; benefits, challenges, support and overcoming barriers  
16.00 Plenary: reporting back from groups; agreeing actions  
16.30 Wrap up  

Over the last two decades, leaders in healthcare education have recognised the importance of the professionalisation of medical and clinical education. The Academy of Medical Educators accreditation for programmes is aimed at appropriate ‘recognition of prior learning’ for educators of practitioners and students of medicine (including physician associates), dentistry and veterinary surgery. Accreditation of courses provides an independent validation of programme quality judged against the Academy’s Professional Standards.  

Over 50 courses, currently, receive this accreditation.

Recognising that many courses already contain (often significant)  elements of reflection, from 2022 the Academy will invite Course Leads & Institutions  to apply for a new Accreditation Plus scheme. This new scheme will make conversion from programme completion to Academy Membership much simpler. For courses already accredited we will simply ask for evidence of the reflective element to add to the course profile that we hold. For courses without a reflective element at the level the Academy would expect, graduates can still apply for accredited membership via the existing route.

This half day symposium offers the opportunity for Leaders of Healthcare Education programmes to discuss the benefits of the courses available to early career development and, together with AoME, the professionalism of tomorrow’s workforce. We will cover the level of reflection required by the Accreditation Plus scheme, and the practical benefits of AoME partnership, giving medical educators the confidence and the skills to progress in their chosen roles.

We are delighted to work with course leads, providing a network and forum to discuss with peers the future demands and best practice in the healthcare education sector. It is our intention to make this symposium a regular event.

And also in Nottingham on 15 June

AoME 2022 Summer Academic Meeting

Re-energising Medical Education: New Era, New Ways of Teaching and Learning

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15 June 2022


The Academy of Medical Educators’ 2022 Summer Academic Meeting takes place at The Albert Hall in Nottingham on Wednesday 15 June. For travel, transport, parking and hotel accommodation information see here

Themed ‘Re-Energising Medical Education: New Era, New Ways of Teaching and Learning’, we are inviting participants to share creative and adaptive approaches in medical education developed during and since the COVID-19 pandemic. At our September 2021 conference Learning together for Patient Care; Fall Back; Spring Forward, we hosted a panel discussion that considered the question Backlog of Education: whose responsibility? in the context of clinicians and managers working for a pressurised service who are also trying to cope as trainers and developers of new educators. During this it became clear that many of us have developed new ideas and innovations to healthcare education – new ways of learning and new ways of teaching. The Summer conference presents an opportunity to share lessons learnt and best practice. Together we can put the pandemic behind us and move into a new era of medical education, adapting to a new normal and breathing new life into Medical Education.

The Academy of Medical Educators’ Summer conference is one of the best opportunities for educators across the health professions to come together to share good practice and the latest innovations in healthcare education, as well as for networking, academic collaboration, and professional development. 

Abstract submission is now closed and corresponding authors have been notified.  

 We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:

Prof Dogra photo Professor Nisha Dogra, BM DCH FRCPsych MA (Socio-legal studies, children), Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice, PhD; Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Education at the University of Leicester and a retired consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist (full biography)

“How understanding and embracing diversity can help create an open, supportive, and inclusive culture”

Susi Caesar Dr Susi Caesar, MA, MB ChB, DRCOG, DCH, FRCGP, SFFMLM, MA Med Ed (Appraisal); Locum GP, who also facilitates appraisals, coaches, provides appraiser training, is the Director of Wessex Appraisal Service Ltd. and has national roles as the RCGP Medical Director for Primary Care Development and Chair of the AoMRC Professional Development Committee (full biography)

“Why is appraisal like chocolate?”

The draft outline programme for the day is below (NB times may alter slightly).  The provisional full programme can be downloaded here    (this will be updated regularly and is subject to change). 

Draft AoME outline programme 2022