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MedEdPORTAL is an open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. MedEdPORTAL actively encourages educators across the health professions to submit generalizable educational materials for physician or dental medicine with a focus on self-directed learning.
The rapid advancement of medical knowledge and accessibility to information have created new opportunities and challenges for physicians and those educating physicians. This evolving health care environment requires physicians adept at continuously identifying, assessing, interpreting and applying new information. Developing critical skills to identify gaps in knowledge, appropriately appraise resources and communicate relevant information are fundamental to successful delivery of high quality, safe patient care. Academic medicine is paving the way for the next generation of physicians that are self-directed, lifelong, master adaptive learners.
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MedEdPORTAL is an open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. MedEdPORTAL actively encourages educators across the health professions to submit generalizable educational materials with a focus on American Indian, Alaska Native (AIAN) and Indigenous Perspectives.
While very diverse, AIAN and Indigenous populations share similarly sophisticated and holistic approaches to health. Despite these strengths, AIAN and Indigenous populations experience alarming health inequities. Furthermore, there is a paucity of existing curricula that teaches about this unique population, and fewer opportunities for students and institutions to learn from an Indigenous worldview as it relates to health.
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Dereck W. Paul Jr. is an MD candidate in the class of 2021 at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He was born in Queens, NY, to immigrant parents from Guyana and Trinidad. At UCSF, he conducts research in the social determinants of health for underserved populations at the Center for Vulnerable Populations, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, under Dr. Margot Kushel. His research on the relationship between racial discrimination, homelessness, and health is supported by the David E. Satcher, MD, PhD Fellowship for Health Disparities Research and the 2018 Dean’s Prize in Research for Health & Society at UCSF.
Dereck is a co-president of the Student National Medical Association’s UCSF chapter, where he supports the organization’s mission to foster the success of underrepresented students in medicine, promote diversity and inclusion, and improve the health of underserved communities in San Francisco and the East Bay. He is an advocate for health equity and an active member of the White Coats for Black Lives chapter at UCSF, where he has co-led initiatives aimed at bringing attention and change to the epidemics of state violence and gun violence.
MedEdPORTAL is seeking a new associate editor for OB/GYN. Associate editors assist with the recruitment of submissions and peer reviewers, employ their knowledge and expertise in the assignment of reviewers during the peer review process and review of submissions, and provide publication recommendations to the editor-in-chief. The new associate editor would manage submissions in the content areas of obstetrics and gynecology, joining our team of 30+ associate editors. Most associate editors have prior experience as either an author or reviewer for MedEdPORTAL and are currently engaged in practicing or teaching their topic of interest. This is a voluntary position. The time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours/month.
If interested, please send a CV and a brief statement of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2018.
The Association of American Medical Colleges is pleased to announce that MedEdPORTAL: The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources has been selected for inclusion in MEDLINE, the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Selection is determined by the recommendations of an expert advisory committee that evaluates journals based on a rigorous review of scientific quality and scope. Only 15%-20% of journals that apply are recommended by the committee. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations from more than 5,000 biomedical journals published worldwide and is freely searchable using PubMed at http://pubmed.gov.
Founded in 2005, MedEdPORTAL was designed as a repository of materials for faculty to submit scholarly works for peer review. Today, it has grown into an open-access publication, internationally recognized as the preeminent journal for publishing educational resources in the health professions, while providing free access to thousands of high-quality educational materials. MedEdPORTAL is accessed by over 4,500 academic and health organizations in more than 175 countries, and publications are downloaded approximately 3,000 times each month.
Inclusion in MEDLINE will advance MedEdPORTAL’s growth by increasing its visibility and accessibility of published content. Scholars, researchers, educators, and health care practitioners around the world use MEDLINE as the authoritative gateway to access content from the most prestigious biomedical and health journals. In addition to equipping a broader community of readers with access to innovative and high-quality educational tools and resources, inclusion in MEDLINE solidifies MedEdPORTAL as the premier destination to publish teaching and learning materials in the health professions.
Recognizing Our Reviewers
Peer reviewers serve as important quality gatekeepers for MedEdPORTAL. While often unrecognized, the critical appraisal of submissions by reviewers and the dedication and hard work of our associate editors is vital our success.