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AAMC Statement on the Learning Environment

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Having a respectful, inclusive, and robust learning environment plays a critical role in developing and sustaining a professional, capable, compassionate, and diverse healthcare workforce that will meet the healthcare needs of all. 

In recognition of this important concept, the AAMC Board of Directors recently approved a Statement on the Learning Environment  to address the shared accountability for creating optimal learning environments for medical education with the goal of providing safe and effective patient care.

The statement was developed by the AAMC Council of Deans, with input from and endorsement by a broad spectrum of AAMC professional development groups. The statement focuses on the importance of creating a learning environment that fosters respect, resilience, integrity, and excellence across the continuum and the multiple dimensions of health professions that interact to deliver patient care.

We are excited to announce a new Resources section to support your work creating an optimal learning environment.

Learn Serve Lead 2014 Sessions Supporting the Optimal Learning Environment

Several sessions focused on the learning environment will be held at Learn Serve Lead 2014.

MedEdPORTAL External Link

MedEdPORTAL®, the free destination for peer-reviewed educational scholarship, innovations to improve patient care, and continuing education activities to support lifelong learning.


Ann Steinecke, Ph.D.
Sr. Dir., Academic Affairs
Programs & Engagement
Telephone: 202-828-0475