Academy Membership

Academy of Medical Educators 

We are dedicated to inspiring, nurturing, acknowledging, and supporting our community of faculty educators.  

 We've customized the membership entry process to allow you to choose the track and level that best aligns with your career aspirations.

Explore the tracks and levels below to find the one that best suits you!


Three Tracks

Curriculum Development & Instructional
Educational Leadership

Four Levels

Senior Fellow 

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Benefits of Academy Membership


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Community Building
Connecting educators to facilitate shared learning, collaboration, mentoring, and networking.

Academic Resources 
Gain early access to a variety of professional development programming, including ScEI Club, Education Grand Rounds, annual Education & Innovation Symposium, and invited speakers.

Educational Opportunities
Invest in the future and contribute to programming via teaching, moderating panels, leading workshops, and mentoring others. 

Service Opportunities
As a member of the Academy, you will have unique access and priority for grant funding, awards, speaker opportunities, and other resources.

Membership Tracks

Select the track that aligns with your roles and experiences!


Demonstrations of Excellence:

  • Participating in program teaching, delivering educational content actively.
  • Guiding colleagues in education, nurturing their growth.
  • Contributing to scholarly work on teaching, enhancing education.
  • Sharing insights through regional and national events.
  • Demonstrating innovative teaching methods for wider adoption.

Curriculum Development & Instructional Design

Demonstrations of Excellence:
  • Creating educational materials or assessments utilized by external institutions.
  • Serving as an examiner or item writer for national boards and exams.
  • Engaging in instructional design.
  • Conducting speaking engagements or workshops on curriculum materials and instructional design.
  • Contributing to scholarship and mentorship related to curriculum, assessment, and simulation development.

Educational Leadership

Demonstrations of Excellence:

  • Assuming leadership roles within accrediting or certifying bodies.
  • Stepping into senior leadership positions such as Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, Chair of the Education Committee, Vice Chancellor of Education, or Program Director.
  • Taking on visiting professorships related to education.
  • Serving as an editor for an educational journal.
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Submission Documents

Tell us how you have been developing yourself (or developing others!) as an educator!  

A minimum of 15 hours over past 3 years is required.

Tracks & Level

For each selected Track and Level, you are required to submit documentation that corresponds appropriately. Please refer to the different tracks and levels below to determine the specific documentation needed. While there may be multiple ways to document your accomplishments in most levels, you only need to submit one for the application process.

Membership and Track Levels

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6 Steps to Apply Today

Step 1: Review Eligibility 

  • Membership is both based on your time spent honing your skills in an education role and demonstration of excellence within that role. Anyone within the institution with an academic appointment may apply. 

Step 2: Select a Track

  • While you may excel in multiple tracks, you are only permitted to apply for ONE track each year. Please choose the track that you feel the closest affinity to for your career goals:
  • Teaching 
  • Curriculum Development & Instructional Design 
  • Educational Leadership

Step 3: Select a Level

  • There are four distinct levels from which to choose. Review the criteria required to demonstrate your excellence and determine which one best aligns with your current career stage. 

Step 4: Document Your Development Hours

  • Please ensure you submit a form or document indicating your continuing development hours in academics. Review a list of eligible and ineligible activities here. 

Step 5: Submit your Application

  • You've selected your track and level and are prepared to submit your documentation? Click the link to apply today!

Step 6: Await Review & Acceptance 

  • Applications are accepted from May 1st to June 15th. After submission of your application, it will be reviewed by the academy. You can expect to hear back from us within a month regarding your acceptance. New members will be invited to our annual award ceremony!

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