Lifelong Learning Initiative: Call for Interprofessional in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), in support of the AAMC/AACN Life Long Learning in Interprofessional Education initiative, is soliciting MedEdPORTAL/IPE portal resources that address the specific needs for teaching healthcare quality improvement and patient safety to learners from all health professions and across the educational continuum. 

Call for Submissions

AAMC & AACN will award four $2,500 awards in a competition for high quality educational materials that could be developed into peer-reviewed MedEdPORTAL Publications.

Eligible submissions will follow the PDF DocumentIPE QI/PS curriculum development process. Submissions will be evaluated based on their adherence to the curriculum design process; applicability to interprofessional learners; focus on quality improvement and/or patient safety; and plans for dissemination. This call will result in credible, peer-reviewed instructional materials for educators, administrators, and students in health professions.


  • Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. ET, Friday, July 18, 2014.
  • Winning submissions chosen and their authors notified: August 15, 2014.
  • Winners announced at IPEC Institute, September 28-October 1, 2014
  • Deadline for winners to complete preparation of required curriculum/course: May 31, 2015
  • Deadline for winners to submit full resource to MedEdPORTAL Publications: within 12 months of implementation of curriculum.


MedEdPORTAL Publications is an open education resource and publication service provided by the AAMC now featuring approximately 1,500 authenticated educational and assessment modules that cover the continuum of medical and interprofessional education. MedEdPORTAL Publications seeks educational materials primarily designed to help future and current healthcare professionals better understand and effectively practice high quality care and patient safety. This call will result in credible, peer-reviewed instructional materials for educators, administrators, and students in health professions.

All submissions will be posted in MedEdPORTAL’s iCollaborative. It is designed to provide an open and collaborative environment for health educators, learners, and providers to share and discuss resources and innovations spanning health education, health care delivery, and research.

Award Eligibility

To be considered for the awards, all submissions must be complete and submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET, Friday, July 18, 2014.  Multiple authors are permitted.  Author(s) must be of the legal age of majority at the time of submission.  Authors must agree to the terms and conditions of any submission to MedEdPORTAL’s iCollaborative at the time of submission. Submissions must be from affiliates of US accredited educational institutions.

Authors of the winning resources will be selected and notified by August 15, 2015. They will also be announced at the IPEC Institute, September 28-October 1, 2014 and through various announcements of the AAMC, the AACN and IPEC.


Up to four awards of $2,500 each will be awarded to the submissions based on the judging criteria.  Receipt of award is contingent on execution of a written agreement to complete the required activities.  Awards will be paid in one payment to qualifying individual or organization upon agreement of terms and execution of contract.

Required Activities

  1. Winning authors must agree to complete web-based training on preparing submissions for MedEdPORTAL Publications by October 1, 2015. Training dates will be announced at a later date.
  2. Winning authors must submit classroom tested curriculum to MedEdPORTAL Publications within 12 months of implementing completed curriculum.


Teaching materials that enhance interprofessional education take many forms: tutorials, exercises, lab guides, case studies, videos, simulations, etc. A teaching module published in MedEdPORTAL Publications:

  • Serves as full, stand-alone teaching/learning activity;
  • Includes educational objectives and outcome-based measures; and
  • Is relevant to and reusable by other faculty.

General Terms and Conditions

Awards are made without warranty, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulations. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.  Your submission means you agree to be bound by these terms and by the decisions of AAMC, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this promotion.

Any potential winner that cannot be contacted within five (5) business days of attempted first notification will forfeit the prize. To the extent permitted by law or applicable university policy, the winner agree to hold AAMC, its subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the contest and/or use or acceptance of any prize won, except to the extent that any death or personal injury is caused by the negligence of AAMC. 

AAMC will not be liable in the event a typographical or other error occurs in the administration of the promotion or the announcement of the winners.   AAMC is not responsible for any errors, defects or omissions in the submission process, including Internet or email disruptions. 

AAMC further reserves the right to disqualify any submission that it in good faith believes, and in its sole discretion, infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, seeks to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest, contains false or fraudulent information or otherwise does not comply with these terms, or to disqualify any individual or institution who tampers with the submission process.  If any provision(s) of these terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

The sponsor of this promotion is the Association of American Medical Colleges, 655 K St NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC, 20001-2339 in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036.

Submit Educational Activity

Ready to submit? All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET, Friday, July 18, 2014.

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