Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Academy of Medical Educators’ Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Academy of Medical Educators was founded to advance medical education for the benefit of the public through the development of its Professional Standards Framework and qualification systems and the promotion and dissemination of current best practice in medical education. Acting in full accordance with its accountability to the Equality Act of 2010, the Academy celebrates, values, and seeks to support its diverse staff, Members and Fellows in its day-to-day work; shaping policy, delivering services and enhancing the overall aims and standing of the Academy.

In addition, as stated in their terms of reference, the standing committees of the Academy uphold AoME’s commitment to providing equality of opportunity for all its members; endeavouring to listen to and understand the needs of the groups that make up its membership and the wider medical education community; not simply declaring its support for minority and under-represented groups, but actively addressing the challenges they face and standing with them against prejudice.

At its annual strategy day in 2022 the Academy’s Council incorporated a commitment that in the pursuit of its strategic aims - to increase and develop an inclusive membership; to maintain and develop financial stability; to increase and utilise influence - it will pursue an active policy of equity, diversity and inclusion. The Council asked Executive Director Tony Carlisle (he/him) to lead on developing a more comprehensive strategy to ensure equity of access and opportunity for our members, partners and stakeholders, trainees, students, and anyone who can benefit from our services and resources.

An Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is being formed to advise on the strategy. We are seeking representation on the group from within our membership, aiming to make it as diverse as possible. Where expertise in a particular area is thought to be lacking, we will seek advice from other colleagues, partners, and institutions.

LGBTQ+ medical and healthcare educators - Statement in support of support of GLADD’s UK Medical Scho ols Charter on So-Called LGBTQ+ ‘Conversion Therapy’  

This statement has been written in collaboration with Dr Jo Hartland, Lecturer and researcher in EDI and bias within higher healthcare education, queer activist and independent co-author of the GLADD and Lancaster "UK Medical School Charter on So-Called LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy" Twitter: @HartlandJoseph; and with the support Dr Duncan McGregor, co-chair GLADDGLADD Logo Landscape Large1

Some further useful resources for those wishing to fins out more about the issue and how they can support colleagues are available below:









Healthcare education and training during and following the
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- Position Statement from the Academy of Medical Educators