- Help MedEdPORTAL Prioritize the Most Important Needs in Health Education
- Find a MedEdPORTAL Faculty Mentor Near You
- Publications Highlights New Associate Editor Introducing Barney Beins, PhD
- More Resources Added to the DREAM Collection Page
- Call for Abstracts: 2014 Integrating Quality Meeting: Improving Value through Clinical Transformation, Education and Science
- Updating Author, Reviewer, Contributor and User Accounts
- Did you know? Demonstrating impact of Publications
- iCollaborative Call for Submissions: Administrative Tools
- Watch, Learn, Share: MedEdPORTAL Debuts a Short Informational Video
- MedEdPORTAL Associate Editor Spotlight: Alexander Chessman, MD
Help MedEdPORTAL Prioritize the Most Important Needs in Health Education
MedEdPORTAL is planning for the future and we need your help. We are interested in learning which topic areas you would like to be better represented in MedEdPORTAL. Please email Emily Cahill (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your suggestions to help guide the future of MedEdPORTAL.
Find a MedEdPORTAL Faculty Mentor Near You
As we enter our second year of the Faculty Mentor program, we are excited to announce that our mentor count has doubled and continues to grow. Please view the Faculty Mentor map to find a mentor near you. Faculty Mentors are a helpful resource for learning how to search and access MedEdPORTAL content as well as how to prepare materials for submission.
Publications Highlights New Associate Editor Introducing Barney Beins, PhD
Please welcome Dr. Barney Beins as MedEdPORTAL Publications’ Associate Editor for psychological science submissions. Dr. Beins joins the MedEdPORTAL team to support the recent partnership between the AAMC and the American Psychological Association which aims to provide health education students, faculty, and other professionals with access to psychological science resources through MedEdPORTAL. The partnership will support the development of collections within Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory.
Calls for submissions and peer reviewers are planned for the near future. For more information, please email Sara Hunt email@example.com.
More Resources Added to the DREAM Collection Page
The Directory & Repository of Educational Assessment Measures (DREAM)
collection page is live within MedEdPORTAL Publications. Formal DREAM publication packages include an assessment instrument that has been studied in health sciences education, a peer reviewed critical analysis which highlights how the instrument has been administered with references to the validity evidence related to responses on the instrument, and any supplementary materials that aid in the administration of the instrument.
Now available: DREAM researchers have collaborated with University of Texas Medical Branch to catalogue additional instruments from an extensive systematic review of the assessment literature in medical education. This index includes study citations for instrument use and sorts instruments by competency and the availability of validity evidence. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Call for Abstracts: 2014 Integrating Quality Meeting: Improving Value through Clinical Transformation, Education and Science
The annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting is a highly interactive program that brings together health care leaders, faculty, trainees and students from teaching hospitals, medical schools, health professions schools, and other health care organizations to share best practices and celebrate successes in care delivery transformation, interprofessional education, and research that leads to high-value, high quality care delivery. The Call for Abstracts is now open. Learn more about the IQ Meeting.
Updating Author, Reviewer, Contributor and User Accounts
MedEdPORTAL requests that authors and reviewers (in Manuscript Central), and contributors and users (both in MedEdPORTAL) update their accounts as needed. This includes updating individual professional degree information as well as institutional affiliation. This detail is useful for staff as we evaluate program metrics. Please email email@example.com for assistance in updating your account.
Did you know? Demonstrating impact of Publications
MedEdPORTAL Publications is committed to ensuring that authors of peer reviewed materials are able to demonstrate the impact of their published work. Real time detailed usage reports are available to authors from their MedEdPORTAL user account. To access this report, simply log in and download the PDF that includes a total download count for the publication as well as more specific information about the user that includes: institutional affiliation, country of residence, and reason for download. These distinct reports are limited to Publications' authors and are provided to serve as a means to document global utilization of their peer reviewed, published educational works. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on accessing your report.
iCollaborative Call for Submissions: Administrative Tools
iCollaborative is pleased to announce a partnership with the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) and Careers in Medicine (CiM) to establish and promote a collection of practical medical school administrative tools that support Admissions, Diversity Affairs, and Student Affairs efforts. Resources of interest include guidelines/policy definitions, forms and templates for assessment, and advising tools.
See the full call for submissions.
Watch, Learn, Share: MedEdPORTAL Debuts a Short Informational Video
WATCH a brief, animated informational MedEdPORTAL video to LEARN about the distinct offerings available from Publications, iCollaborative and CE Directory and then SHARE the video with your colleagues and spread the message!
MedEdPORTAL Associate Editor Spotlight: Alexander Chessman, MD
Alexander Wallace Chessman (Alec), M.D., the MedEdPORTAL Associate Editor for Family Medicine, is currently the director of medical student education for family medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC.
Dr. Chessman received his MD from Case Western Reserve University, and completed residency training at the MUSC in 1988. He worked clinically for the department for two years, and then joined as an academic faculty member in 1990. When Dr. Chessman joined the regular faculty, he was tasked with overseeing creation of the family medicine clerkship and he has continued as director or co-director to this day. Chessman helped create a new clerkship in 1998, in collaboration with the only other medical school in the state at that time. This Deans’ Rural Primary Care Clerkship was devoted to outpatient primary care training in rural, underserved South Carolina. These two clerkships have since combined into one.
Since 1990, Dr. Chessman has directed and taught courses in all four years of medical school. He has helped to use OSCE’s both for assessment and for learning and he has incorporated Evidence Based Medicine into the curriculum. Since the mid-90’s, we have provided online resources and connectivity to students on rotation away from the campus. Dr. Chessman has been engaged in interprofessional education and training, particularly using a quality improvement approach to serve a population.
Watch, Learn, Share!
MedEdPORTAL's new informational video!
- Watch: MedEdPORTAL reveals a short animated video that provides a quick and fun overview of the MedEdPORTAL suite of services.
- Learn: Identify the distinct offerings available from Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory.
- Share: Pass it along! Spread the word by sharing this video with your colleagues.