October 2015

MedEdPORTAL Programming at the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting

The MedEdPORTAL team looks forward to seeing you at the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting in Baltimore next month and hopes you will be able to attend one or more of the following MedEdPORTAL social events and informational sessions:

  • Academic Medicine & MedEdPORTAL Publications Reviewer Reception
    Tuesday, November 10
    Hilton Baltimore: Paca Meeting Room
    Please join us at the Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL Reviewer Reception, honoring reviewers and editors from both journals.

  • Updates in Medical Education: MedEdPORTAL
    Wednesday, November 11
    Baltimore Convention Center: 347-348
    MedEdPORTAL promotes educational scholarship and collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources.
  • Celebrate with us: MedEdPORTAL’s 10th Anniversary!
    Wednesday, November 11
    Baltimore Convention Center: Camden Lobby
    Did someone say open bar? Help us celebrate the tenth anniversary of MedEdPORTAL during this year’s Medical Education Meeting. The tremendous growth and achievements of this last decade would not be possible without all the tremendous support of our authors, peer reviewers, associate editors, editorial board members, faculty mentors, and users in 198 countries.
  • MedEdPORTAL Demo Sessions in Exhibition Hall
    MedEdPORTAL will offer the following short (20 minute) demonstration sessions in the exhibition hall at the Baltimore Convention Center. MedEdPORTAL staff and editors will be available to answer questions.

    • The New and Improved MedEdPORTAL Publications Instructor Guide 
      Wednesday, November 11
      Baltimore Convention Center: Exhibition Hall (AAMC Pavilion)
      MedEdPORTAL Publications is revising the Instructor’s Guide to look much more like a traditional journal article. This demo will walk through the requirements of each field and show what the final product looks like.

    • Searching for Content in MedEdPORTAL
      Wednesday, November 11
      Baltimore Convention Center: Exhibition Hall (AAMC Pavilion)
      Learn how to search for resources across the MedEdPORTAL Suite of Services (Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory) for relevant and timely content.

    • The New and Improved MedEdPORTAL Publications Instructor Guide 
      Thursday, November 12
      Baltimore Convention Center: Exhibition Hall (AAMC Pavilion)
      MedEdPORTAL Publications is revising the Instructor Guide to look much more like a traditional journal article. This demo will walk through the requirements of each field and show what the final product looks like.

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MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2016: Call for Abstracts

The MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2016 will take place May 16-17 at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Join colleagues from around the world in examining how digital technologies can promote continuous improvement and better outcomes across the continuum of health professions education. The theme for the 2016 conference is using technology to catalyze quality improvement across the continuum. Abstracts are due Dec 14. See the call for abstracts here.

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Publications Associate Editor Spotlight: Kristen Eckstrand and Jennifer Potter

Dr. Eckstrand, Differences of Sex Development Associate Editor for MedEdPORTAL, received her MD and PhD in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. Throughout her career, Dr. Eckstrand has advocated for the needs of LGBT individuals. Dr. Eckstrand has been working on LGBT medical education since 2008 when she initiated curriculum reform at Vanderbilt, which culminated in the foundation of the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health in 2012--the second program in the country housed within an academic medical center.

Dr. Potter, LGBT Health Associate Editor for MedEdPORTAL, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Women's Health Programs at both Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Fenway Health. In addition to having numerous years of experience providing primary care to members of the LGBT community, she has developed an international reputation as a leader in the development of innovative medical education curricula designed to enhance the clinical care of underserved women, LGBT patients, people with disabilities, and people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Read more about Dr. Eckstrand and Dr. Potter.

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Register for Learn Serve Lead 2015 and the AAMC Medical Education Meeting

Members of the academic medicine community can now register to attend the AAMC's two signature meetings in Baltimore this November: Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss complex issues across all missions of academic medicine, learn new concepts and tools for leading innovation and cultural change in medical schools and teaching hospitals, and make valuable connections with colleagues and thought leaders. The AAMC Medical Education Meeting serves as a national platform to collaborate on transformative scholarly work and to engage with peers across the educational continuum who are implementing innovative strategies to enhance teaching and learning.

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Submit to MedEdPORTAL

MedEdPORTAL provides a free platform for health educators to build, share, elevate, and access high-quality health education teaching materials.

Watch MedEdPORTAL authors, reviewers, and editors share their personal perspectives on how MedEdPORTAL can save you time and resources in this month’s featured video.

MedEdPORTAL Overview

  • 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.

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