In February 2017 the AMEE Executive Committee agreed to engage a Faculty Development Committee with the following terms of reference:

  • To advance best practices and excellence in the development of health professional academic faculty across the globe
  • To provide advice to the AMEE Executive Committee and AMEE staff on the area of faculty and health professional educator development
  • To promote scholarly work in faculty and health professional educator development to and among the membership of AMEE
  • To oversee the selection of sites and appointment of conference organising committees for biennial International Conferences on Faculty Development in the Health Professions into the future
  • To develop and deliver a symposium on a current topic in faculty and health professional educator development at each AMEE conference that is not associated with an International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions
  • To consider and develop other global and regional activities to support and advance faculty and health professional educator development
  • To keep AMEE members informed about current issues and events in faculty and health professional educator development through MedEdWorld and MedEdPublish.


The AMEE Faculty Development Committee consists of the following members:

  • Professor Yvonne Steinert (Canada) – Chair
  • Dr. Haruko Akatsu (Japan)
  • Professor Eliana Amaral (Brazil)
  • Dr Miriam Boillat (Canada)
  • Dr. Diana Dolmans (Netherlands) 
  • Professor David Irby (USA)
  • Professor Outi Kortekangas-Savolainen (Finland)
  • Professor Karen Leslie (Canada)
  • Dr. Clare Morris (UK)
  • Professor Patricia O’Sullivan (USA)
  • Professor Harm Peters (Germany)
  • Professor Gary Rogers (Australia) – AMEE Executive Committee Liaison
  • Professor Dujeepa Samarasekera (Singapore)
  • Professor Ivan Silver (Canada)
  • Dr. Olanrewaju Sorinola (UK)
  • Dr. Tripti Srivastava (India) 


The Committee meets on a regular basis and a closed meeting will be held at AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria. An open meeting with SIG members will also be held at that time. 


As an AMEE member you are welcome to visit the Faculty Development Committee exhibit during AMEE conferences to find out what the Committee is working on and to have your say in what AMEE's involvement in Faculty Development should be.  We would also welcome your participation in our Faculty Development SIG.  

Special Interest Group (SIG)

We have now launched an AMEE Faculty Development Special Interest Group (SIG) and would like to offer our previous conference participants and Faculty Development committee members the opportunity to join.

If you are interested and you have not been asked to take part in a recent survey, please click on the snapshot below and select "Request to Join".


Faculty Development Research Grant

The Faculty Development Committee of AMEE is interested in promoting research in faculty development.  With a budget of £2000 (no facilities and administration fee), the committee anticipates funding one grant in the coming year.  The committee will exclude program development and evaluation proposals. The committee will accept pre-proposals until December 1, 2018, and if invited, full proposals will be accepted until March 1, 2019 following the same format used for other AMEE grants.

Read more about Faculty Development Research Grants

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