Founded in 1904, the Council on Medical Education recommends educational policies to the AMA House of Delegates. The council also recommends to the AMA Board of Trustees the appointments of representatives to medical education organizations, accrediting bodies and certification boards.
The council collaborates with other key organizations in medical education, supports the accreditation of medical education programs and gathers and disseminates medical education data and products/services. The council focuses on issues and initiatives related to 4 areas:
- Undergraduate medical education
- Graduate medical education
- Continuing medical education
- Continuing professional development