National Reports

The following is a compiled list of national reports that focus on Medical Education:

  • Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care (2010)
    A report by the Lucian Leape Institute Roundtable on Reforming Medical Education.
  • New and Developing Medical Schools: Motivating Factors, Major Challenges, Planning Strategies (October 2009)
    This new report written by Michael E. Whitcomb, M.D., addresses the challenges that exist for institutions planning to establish a new medical school. During the report he explores how these institutions responded to the situations. Whitcomb uses the Florida State University's College of Medicine as a case study. Published by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.
  • AAMC-HHMI Committee Report: Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians (June 2009)
    A new report, issued by an expert committee convened by the AAMC and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), for the first time defines scientific competencies for future medical school graduates and for undergraduate students who want to pursue a career in medicine.
  • Revisiting the Medical School Educational Mission at a Time of Expansion (October 2008)
    Published by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, this conference summary focuses on the goals and expectations of Medical School expansion, including discussions of confronting the challenge of modernizing medical education and educating physicians in the 21st century. This report also targets problems of medical student debt and the lack of diversity in school admissions.
  • Functions and Structure of a Medical School  (June 2008)
    This report focuses on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standards for a Medical School.
  • Advancing Educators and Education: Defining the Components and Evidence of Educational Scholarship
    This report addresses important information and issues related to the legitimization of the scholarship of teaching. The information is a summary report from AAMC Group on Educational Affairs Consensus Conference on the topic of Educational Scholarship.
  • Ambulatory Based Clinical Education: Flexner Revisited (Feburary 2006)
    Written by Michael Whitcomb
    This is an editorial in which Dr. Whitcomb provides clarification of the Flexner report relative to the importance and place of ambulatory based educational experiences. This editorial supports the FSUCOM clinical education model. Featured in Academic Medicine, Issue: Volume 81(2), pp 105-106.
  • AAMC Sullivan Commission Report (September 2004)
    This report focuses on strategies for increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce with the ultimate goal of reducing health care disparities.
  • AAMC Report Educating Doctors to Provide High Quality Medical Care (July 2004)
    Medical education in the U.S. must undergo significant change in order to better prepare physicians for the nation's rapidly evolving health care needs, according to this report by a panel of medical school deans convened by the AAMC. This report identifies strategies for improving medical education including medical school, residency, and continuing medical education and is the work of the AAMC's Institute for the Improvement of Medical Education (IIME) that was created in 2002 to foster innovations in medical education.
  • Educating for Professionalism in Medicine (AAMC) (2003)
    In this report, Dr. Thomas Inui presents an exceptional, scholarly analysis of the topic of professionalism, particularly as it is applied to the teaching and practice of medicine. Dr. Inui spent a year as a scholar-in-residence with the Division of Medical Education at the AAMC. His analysis is derived not simply from what he learned during his time with the AAMC, but is informed by his own professional life experiences. In the report, Dr. Inui sets forth recommendations that deserve careful reading by anyone involved in academic medicine, particularly by those interested in embedding professionalism in medical education. 
  • AAMC Report on Millennium Conferences I & II (2001-2002)
    This is a summary report of two successive conferences (2001 & 2002) conducted by the AAMC. Themes resulting from the conferences were centered around three major foci in medical education; those being: 1. What to teach, 2. How to teach, and 3.Who teaches. Themes discussed included: competency based curricula, performance assessment, integration of orphan topics, curricular oversight, design of clinical experiences, importance of resident teaching, and rewarding of teaching. Familiarization with the content of these two conferences is a must for the up-to-date medical educator.