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About Us

Download the AMEE Annual Report 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 healthcare professions education. AMEE's activities include:

For more information on AMEE activities see 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 Trevor Gibbs, UK
General Secretary/Treasurer: Professor Ronald M Harden, Dundee, UK

Committee Members:

Until 2023:

Dr Rashmi Kusurkar, the Netherlands
Dr Richard Fuller, UK

Until 2022:
Dr Subha Ramani, Boston, USA
Professor Tim Wilkinson, Christchurch, New Zealand

Until 2021:
Dr Janusz Janczukowicz, Lodz, Poland
Professor Jennifer Cleland, UK

Ex officio members:
AMEE Past-President: Professor Trudie Roberts, Leeds, UK
AMSE President:  Professor Harm Peters, Germany
WFME President:  Professor David Gordon, UK

Student Representatives:
Mr Abdullah Al-Khafajy, IFMSA Representative
Ms Philippa Lantwin, EMSA Representative

Junior Doctor Representative:
Dr Evangelos Papageorgiou, European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group

Strategic Objectives

To set the standard in professional development while being responsive to the changing world in health professions education delivery
  1. Define the competencies expected of a medical teacher and use it to inform curriculum development
  2. Encourage the setting of high standards of health professions globally in response to local context and needs
  3. Expand AMEE's network to obtain a more informed insight into future developments that will impact medical education
  4. Engage and collaborate with experts from outside healthcare in learning technology development to develop teaching resources of a high standard
  5. Provide opportunities in AMEE for personal development that can help to accelerate individual careers
To remain the foremost global community of health education stakeholders including patients and students
  1. Build upon existing capacities to extend AMEE's global community of HPEs
  2. Develop strategies for individual and institutional engagement of all AMEE stakeholders
  3. Explore and respond to the needs of the various AMEE global communities.
  4. Develop AMEE conferences as the primary vehicle for networking and knowledge sharing in the sector
  5. Identify and foster areas and strategies to develop international dimensions of health education
To be a significant influencer of global policy and practice in health professions education
  1. Develop strategic relationships which will allow AMEE to positively influence developments in health professions education.
  2. Identify the areas and strategies to effectively influence global policies and health education
  3. Promote publication and research of topics of significance to decision makers in the global HPE sector
  4. Contribute to greater synergy between health and education systems by aligning their priorities
To promote scholarship in healthcare education in order to support better healthcare delivery
  1. Lead by example in developing a positive culture of learning and scholarship.
  2. Provide resources to encourage scholarship
  3. Develop effective collaborations with appropriate partners to encourage scholarship
  4. Create a program in which schools and educators are recognised and rewarded for scholarship
To remain a leader in driving innovation in [healthcare] educational development worldwide
  1. Develop an organisational culture that encourages and nurtures innovation in education among all its stakeholders
  2. Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas from around the world
  3. Integrate innovation into forward planning and strategic thinking
  4. Adapt from other sectors to develop innovation in HPE
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