What is AMEE?
Download the AMEE Brochure for more information on what AMEE does and its many initiatives
The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is a worldwide organisation with members in 90 countries on five continents. Members include teachers, educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, deans, assessors, students and trainees in medicine and the healthcare professions.
AMEE promotes international excellence in education in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. AMEE, working with other organisations, supports teachers and institutions in their current educational activities and in the development of new approaches to curriculum planning, teaching and learning methods, assessment techniques and educational management, in response to advances in medicine, changes in healthcare delivery and patient demands and new educational thinking and techniques.
AMEE promotes excellence in medical education internationally by:
Promoting the sharing of information through networking, conferences, publications and online activities
Identifying improvements in traditional approaches and supporting innovation in curriculum planning, teaching and learning, assessment and education management
Encouraging research in the field of healthcare professions education
Promoting the use of evidence-informed education
Setting standards for excellence in healthcare professions education
Acknowledging achievement both at an individual and an institutional level
Recognising the global nature of healthcare professions education
Influencing the continuing development of healthcare professions education through collaboration with relevant national, regional and international bodies.
AMEE was founded in 1972 in Copenhagen, to foster communication among medical educators and to help promote national associations for medical education throughout Europe. AMEE is the European regional association of the World Federation for Medical Education and a member of the WFME Executive Council. Several European national medical education associations are corporate members of AMEE. Over the past decade AMEE has developed steadily both in size and in the sphere of its activities and is now a worldwide association with members and contacts in over 90 countries.
In 2000, AMEE became recognised as a Scottish Charity – SC031618.
For more detail on AMEE’s history and development, see the informative paper by Andrzej Wojtczak, a Past President of AMEE: Occasional Paper 5: The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE): its conception and development (2010)
What does AMEE do?
AMEE is a membership organisation that helps teachers, doctors, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, assessors and students keep up to date with developments in the rapidly changing world of medical and healthcare professions education. AMEE's activities include:
For more information on AMEE activities see the AMEE Information Flyer and our Annual Reports:
AMEE is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, General Secretary/Treasurer, six committee members, one Junior Doctor Representative, one student member nominated by IFMSA and one student member nominated by EMSA. The President of the World Federation of Medical Education and the immediate Past President are ex officio members. Additional members may be co-opted to the Committee as the need arises.
A Nominations Committee is charged with reviewing nominations from AMEE members and bringing forward to the General Assembly appropriate nominations to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee.
The General Assembly is held in August/September, during the annual conference. The agenda papers are circulated to AMEE members in May/June, and include an invitation to nominate committee members to fill the vacant places on the Executive Committee. Committee members are elected by the membership at the General Assembly.
Current Membership of the AMEE Executive Committee
President: Professor Trudie Roberts, Leeds, UK
General Secretary/Treasurer: Professor Ronald M Harden, Dundee, UK
Professor Gary Rogers, Gold Coast, Australia
Subha Ramani, United States
Professor Olle ten Cate, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Professor Martin R. Fischer, Munich, Germany
Professor Deborah Murdoch Eaton, Sheffield, UK
Dr Janusz Janczukowicz, Lodz, Poland
Ex officio members:
AMEE Past-President: Professor Madalena Patrício, Lisbon, Portugal
AMSE President: Professor Peter Dieter, Dresden, Germany
President of WFME: Professor Stefan Lindgren, World Federation for Medical Education, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mr Alexander Lachapelle, IFMSA Representative
Ms Lara Teheux, EMSA Representative
Junior Doctor Representative:
Dr Rille Pihlak, European Doctors Permanent Working Group