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The American Medical Association (AMA), along with its Affiliates and Subsidiaries, is headquartered in Chicago and is the largest and most influential professional medical association. Also, as a major business entity we produce many products and services for physicians and consumers. Our headquarters facility houses more than 1000 employees, including Affiliate and Subsidiary staff.

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Vice President, Medical Education Programs (3284PAB)

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The American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Education area, with the guidance of the AMA Council on Medical Education and the AMA Section on Medical Schools, helps develop, promulgate, and implement policies that fulfill the profession’s responsibility to students and trainees, to patients and families, and to communities within our health care system.  The Vice President will lead the staff team that supports the Council, the Section and will provide guidance and information on medical education policy or programs to other AMA leadership units, including the AMA Board of Trustees. 

Through guidance by the Council and AMA House of Delegates policy, the Vice President also plays a fundamental role in setting standards for medical education and ensuring adherence to these standards through AMA’s work of sponsorship of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and participation in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and additional national medical associations. 

Under the direction of the Vice President for Medical Education, the vice President of Medical Education Programs will work closely with the newly hired Vice President for Educational Outcomes to implement a major component of the AMA's new strategic plan.  The five year strategic plan has established goals to improve outcomes in patient and populations health, in accelerating innovation in medical education and in shaping new models for health care delivery and payment systems.  The Vice President will be a senior team member for the design and implementation of this exciting new major initiative to accelerate change in medical education.  The Vice President will also have the opportunity to be involved in the other AMA strategic focus areas and work across the AMA with membership, governance, communications and business units.


To qualify for this important position, you must meet the following requirements:

• M.D. degree required, with additional graduate training preferred (e.g., M.Ed., M.P.H., M.S., or M.B.A.).
• Extensive experience in medical education and academic medicine is required. 
• An in-depth knowledge of current issues and ability to participate on a senior level in medical education forums are essential.
• National reputation in medical education, having negotiated and interfaced with leaders in the field of medical education.
• Excellent leadership skills, particularly a demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire an experienced professional staff to perform at a continually high level and skills in planning and prioritizing.
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills appropriate for interactions with all levels of management, the Board of Trustees, Councils and Sections, the House of Delegates, physician members and nonmembers, and leaders of outside organizations.
• Exceptional written communication skills, including the ability to write articles for professional publications, grants, and reports for policy bodies (e.g., the Board of Trustees, Council on Medical Education, and House of Delegates).
• Strong presentation and speaking skills to deliver AMA messages to a wide variety of audiences, occasionally with limited time for preparation and potentially including testimony before Congressional committees or other governmental agencies.
• Highly developed analytical skills to identify emerging policy issues, review and evaluate literature, evaluate relevant AMA policies, and identify and recommend alternatives that are consistent with AMA policy.
• Professional negotiation and coalition-building skills
• Experience in evaluating and directing programs, including developing and managing budgets, grants, and contracts, as well as experience in handling all aspects of human resource management, including staff development.
• Excellent management skills, including  planning and organizing skills, and a track record of successfully managing a number of employees and a high-volume workload while coordinating a number of projects and programs at one time.
• Strict adherence to medical ethics and organizational policies, sensitivity to association priorities and politics, respect for members and staff, tact, and ability to maintain confidential information.
• Strong PC literacy a must; includes Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Some travel (10-20%) and representation required.

In return for your expertise, the AMA also offers employees a unique opportunity -- to play a role in shaping the way health care is provided in this country.  We offer a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a convenient downtown location.  We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce, and we encourage Veterans to apply!

Internal candidates may apply by completing an internal Career Opportunity Application found on our Intranet site, and submitting it to Peggy Boswell in Human Resources. External applicants may apply by going to  We hope to hear from you soon!

Position Type

Full Time

Assigned Departments

Medical Education Chicago

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