The Academy sponsors or endorses a variety of programs and activities each year including the annual Excellence in Education Week. Members are invited to engage in these events as presenters/facilitators and participants. Academy members are also encouraged to spread the word about these programs in support of the Academy’s mission of building an inclusive learning community.
Please see below for external professional development opportunities. Please note that references or links to programs sponsored by non-School of Medicine entities are shared for informational purposes only and do not represent endorsement by the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
The purpose of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) is to advance medical education and medical educators through faculty development, curriculum development, educational research, and assessment in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Visit the AAMC GEA website to learn more about events, resources, and membership.
The Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA) fosters excellence along the continuum of medical education—undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education—by providing a forum for discussing the concerns of the medical education profession, serving as a resource, and acting in an advisory capacity to the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC. This mission is accomplished through communication, cooperation and shared respect among its members. Visit the AAMC SGEA website to learn more about events, resources, and membership.
The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is a worldwide organisation with members in 90 countries on five continents. AMEE promotes international excellence in education in the health professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. Visit the AMEE website to learn more about events, resources, and membership.
The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is a nonprofit professional development society organized and directed by health professions educators whose goals include promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education. Visit the IAMSE website to learn more about events, resources, and membership.