The Academies Collaborative is a national forum for health professions teaching academies and similar organizations.

Mission:  The Academies Collaborative fosters and champions teaching academies and similar organizations to develop and recognize educators’ excellence in the health professions.

Vision:  To become a national community of academies that drives institutional commitment to educators and excellence in teaching in the health professions.

Goals: To achieve this vision, we will:

  • Provide a mechanism for academies to share information about function, structure and best practices.
  • Establish an advising system among academy members.
  • Facilitate collaboration on academy conferences or institutional initiatives.
  • Foster multi-institutional educational research, especially research designed to investigate the effectiveness or outcomes of academies or their initiatives.
  • Recognize and celebrate successes of individual academies.