In 2011 the Executive Committee identified the need to form additional committees in order to promote AMEE’s activities in specific areas and this was approved by the General Assembly. Four Committees were convened composed of AMEE members with recognised expertise in the areas.
In September 2014 AMEE commissioned John Cookson to examine and bring forward recommendations with regard to the committees' structure and function of the current four AMEE Committees (Research, eLearning, Simulation, Postgraduate). Download a copy of the Report for more information.
An Executive working group chaired by Gary Rogers has been set up to bring forward recommendations with regard to AMEE committee structure and function at the next AMEE Executive Committee meeting in Glasgow, September 2015.
We would welcome AMEE members comments on the recommendations in the report and on other aspects of the establishment, structure and funtioning of AMEE Committees.
The AMEE eLearning Committee was established to help progress AMEE’s activities in eLearning. In 2012 the eLearning Committee was tasked with producing “a strategy on how social media could be used during the AMEE conferences".
The Postgraduate Committee was formed to: (1) Raise the profile and coverage of postgraduate medical education (PGME) in AMEE; (2) Cooperate with other committees on research and new and innovative developments at the AMEE conference; (3) Propose symposia/workshops each year that focus on crucial aspects of postgraduate medical education; and (4) Assist countries where postgraduate medical education is underdeveloped.
The Research Committee believes that it is essential to provide opportunities to AMEE members across the continuum of health professions education with varying degrees of research experience. The activities below provide a spectrum of opportunities for feedback to AMEE members wishing to advance their research skills. The target of such activities is marked by level in the list below (N = novice; I = intermediate; E = expert). The AMEE Research Committee currently has monthly conference calls to discuss current and future activities.
The Committee was charged with responsibility to advise on how AMEE could engage in and promote simulation-based teaching and assessment, through the inclusion of sessions at the annual conference, the development of courses, guides and other materials, and the provision of support for AMEE members.
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.