Why join AoME?

Joining a community of like minded educationalists can be a real boost for your career development. Keep in touch by means of our regular newsletters and our website, and you will have access to a network of medical educators at every level of your career progression.

You will be able to access AoME Workshops, Master classes and Special Events at discounted rates, and we hope you will use the opportunities afforded by your membership to exert your influence on the future of medical education. AoME, like similar professional organisations, responds to governmental requests for professional advice. It is increasingly consulted by NHS and teaching organisations on all matters related to medical education, including the framing of appropriate job descriptions, and the development of courses.

Members and Fellows are entitled to use the postnominal letters MAcadMEd and FAcadMEd respectively. This signifies that you have a special interest and expertise in medical education, in the same way as Membership or Fellowship of a medical or surgical Royal College signifies craft knowledge and skills. Effective clinical supervision depends on the application of skills in education and training, and increasingly employers look for evidence that people applying for posts with significant roles in medical education meet the professional standards laid out by AoME. Professional recognition from your peers in medical education within AoME may also help when you apply for promotion or revalidation.


Support for career development

You will have access to a network of medical educators at every level of your career progression, whether you are new to the field of medical education or are a very experienced academic professor.

The Professional Standards can be used with your manager to highlight areas of your personal development and develop your career.

Membership or Fellowship demonstrates your skills and competence when you apply for promotion, approval as a trainer, or revalidation.

International recognition: MAcadMEd and FAcadMEd

As a Member or Fellow you are entitled to use the post‐nominal letters MAcadMEd and FAcadMEd respectively, signifying to colleagues that you have specific expertise in medical education which has been externally validated.


You will receive the monthly President’s newsletter, as well as other news, regular mailings and updates via the online community.

Opportunities to influence policy

You have the opportunity to contribute your views as part of AoME’s work to influence the future of medical education at the highest levels.

AoME is regularly asked to respond to requests for professional advice by Government Departments, agencies, Colleges and others on many matters related to medical education.

AoME provides a forum for members to influence government and regulatory policy on medical education through consultations.

Participation in conferences and events

You will be informed of the programme of meetings and other events, which provide an early opportunity to submit abstracts and further opportunities to network with colleagues. We hold a Spring Academic Meeting, workshops and other events throughout the year. 

Members are invited to the President’s Evenings and the annual Calman Lecture.

One‐day masterclasses concentrate on specific issues in educational development and are presented by contributors of international standing.

You can attend AoME conferences, masterclasses, workshops and special events at discounted rates.

Special Interest Groups

You can sign up for Special Interest Groups which foster participation among particular specialties and areas of professional interest. The Early Careers Group, for example, actively addresses the concerns and issues affecting those early in their careers as medical educators.

Prizes and awards

AoME offers its own awards and prizes, and can support medical educators in their applications for national and local awards.

Who can join

Anyone interested in medical, dental, veterinary, physician associate or associated healthcare professions education, including: clinical tutors; medical/dental/veterinary school managers or senior leaders; educational supervisors; administrators; college examiner; researchers in medical education; GP trainers; undergraduate & postgraduate deans; veterinary educator; postgraduate centre managers; dental educator; undergraduate or postgraduate programme directors; biomedical & social science educators in medical or dental schools; student or junior doctors interested in a career in medical education.

Please note that all applications should be made through the on-line form; the Academy can no longer accept paper-based application forms.

72% of our members agree that AoME "delivers important benefits to society."