Change MedEd 2021

This fall join the American Medical Association at ChangeMedEd® 2021, a national conference bringing together innovative leaders from institutions across the medical education continuum to reimagine the way future physicians are trained. This year’s conference will be transformed into a unique online experience featuring workshops, panel discussions, a poster session and a variety of ways to connect and engage with your colleagues from across the country.

We are excited to announce our opening keynote session will feature an interactive presentation by Second City Works, the professional services arm of the world-renowned Second City improvisational comedy theatre.

ChangeMedEd® 2021 is part of the AMA’s “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative and is co-sponsored by the AMA Foundation. The AMA and AMA Foundation would like to acknowledge Pfizer, whose generous support of ChangeMedEd® 2021 helped make this program possible.

Register for ChangeMedEd 2021

Registration for ChangeMedEd® 2021 is now open. Join us Sept. 29–Oct. 1 and together we will explore new and innovative ways to train future physicians to adapt to and lead change, innovate and proactively respond to challenges and improve health care quality for their patients and their communities

Register now. Registration closes Sept. 1.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions or want any additional information.

Call for blue-sky ideas to improve diversity in MedEd

We invite you to submit your ideas to improve diversity in medical education as part of the ChangeMedEd® 2021 Bright Ideas Showcase. With the Bright Ideas Showcase, the AMA wants to hear your blue-sky ideas to improve diversity and address structural racism across the medical education continuum. Your bright ideas may include innovative solutions to:

  • Increasing representation among applicants.
  • Addressing admissions and selection processes.
  • Diversifying faculty.
  • Improving retention.
  • Eliminating bias in educational programming and assessment.

Accepted submissions will be presented at ChangeMedEd® 2021. Attendees will ultimately select three ideas that will each be eligible to earn their submitters a $20,000 AMA grant. The deadline for submissions is June 16, 11:59 p.m. Central. Access the platform for submissions.

Exhibitor and sponsor prospectus

Learn more (PDF) about the virtual exhibitor booth and sponsorship opportunities for ChangeMedEd® 2021. Email [email protected] if you have any questions or want any additional information.


The conference agenda will be posted this summer.

Scheduled plenary speakers

Second City Works

Second City Works is the professional services arm of the world-renowned Second City improvisational comedy theatre. Second City Works uses the Improv methods to create events, content and professional development programs that drive personal growth and organizational improvement.

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH

Dr. Maybank currently serves as the chief health equity officer and senior vice president for the AMA where she focuses on embedding health equity across all the work of the AMA and leading the Center for Health Equity. Dr. Maybank previously served as founding director for the Center for Health Equity at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2014) and the Office of Minority Health in the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (2006). She is a nationally recognized speaker, writer and advisor on issues related to health equity, the future of medicine and public health impact. 

Mike Evans

Mike Evans has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years of working alongside world-renowned thought leaders, including John Kotter and Stephen Covey, and has served in executive leadership and consulting roles with Kotter International, FranklinCovey and Tom Peters Company. He is a leading authority on unleashing personal and organizational accountability, accelerating change and thriving and exceling in the age of disruption. His clients include Apple, NASA, Johnson & Johnson, Google and the United States Navy.

Contact us

If you have any questions or want any additional information about ChangeMedEd® 2021, please contact [email protected]

Visit changemeded.org to find out more about the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education collaborative effort to transform medical education across the continuum.