Improving Health Care through Medical Education

AHME Overview

The Association for Hospital Medical Education, founded in 1956, is a national, non-profit professional organization involved in the continuum of hospital-based medical education. AHME’s members represent several hundred teaching hospitals, academic medical centers, and consortia which are involved in the delivery of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. The Mission of AHME is to: promote improvement in medical education to meet health care needs; serve as a forum and resource for medical education information; develop professionals in the field of medical education; and advocate the value of medical education in health care.

To fulfill its Mission, the Association annually provides: a three-day educational conference (AHME Institute); one-day educational programs (AHME Academy); and a series of six webinars. AHME publishes the Guide to Medical Education in the Teaching Hospital (a practical resource for medical education administrators), Remediation of the Struggling Medical Learner (a structured approach to identifying and supporting residents and students who aren’t progressing at an expected pace); and AHME News. Additional resources are also made available on our website (

AHME has secured external funding to support clinical performance-improvement activities, solicited and reviewed proposals from member institutions, and awarded grants to support these projects. AHME publishes the peer-reviewed Journal for Continuing Education in the Health Professions in collaboration with the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) and the Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME).

AHME supports four interest groups which include: the Council of Institutional Leaders; the Council of Program Administrators and Coordinators; the Council on Professional and Faculty Development; and the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors. The Association is a member organization of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, an associate member organization of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and a liaison organization of the National Resident Matching Program. It also enjoys collaborative relationships with a number of other accreditation, regulatory, and professional organizations with an interest in medical education.