The Patricia A. Tietjen, MD Teaching Academy is an active member of the The Academies Collaborative (AC). The Academies Collaborative was created in 2001 with the goals of sharing nationally new approaches to improving medical education and helping to create culture change in academic medicine that better fosters the recognition, support, and collaborative work of educators. Since its founding, the Academies Collaborative has since grown to include dozens of universities with existing academies or plans to establish an academy.
The AC meets each fall in conjunction with the annual AAMC meeting to catch up on accomplishments and challenges and to tackle shared issues. The event typically features a keynote address, peer-reviewed podium presentations, and table discussions. By sharing experiences and discussing common issues, the institutions in the collaborative have learned much and strengthened the organizational change accompanying the creation of our respective academies.
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