November 2015

MedEdPORTAL Publications Update: Education Summary Report

As you know, MedEdPORTAL is excited to celebrate our tenth anniversary this year (to watch our celebratory video, please visit Amidst our celebrations and excitement, we have remained committed to continuously improving our program.

In an effort to further strengthen the impact of our journal, we are making strides towards achieving our biggest goal yet. In 2016, we plan to submit an application to the National Library of Medicine for indexing status in MEDLINE and inclusion in the PubMed database.

Many of our authors are health educators who choose to publish in MedEdPORTAL as a way to disseminate their high-quality educational material to others around the world—for free. MedEdPORTAL is also a platform for these educators to receive recognition for works of educational scholarship, yet we continue to hear from our authors that inclusion in PubMed/MEDLINE would increase the likelihood that our publications count as compelling scholarly contributions that can support promotion and tenure.

We’ve spent much of the past year working with a consultant on how to revise our journal with an eye to being indexed among the top names in biomedical literature. While we know the content we publish is high quality—a result of our rigorous screening and peer review process—we are always looking for ways to increase the numbers of educators who access our materials and to improve the experience of using them in teaching and learning environments. As part of our plan to widen MedEdPORTAL’s reach, we will now attempt to improve the visual identity of our final product, the publication itself.

Beginning November 15, 2015, all authors will be required to develop an Educational Summary Report (ESR) as part of their submission to MedEdPORTAL Publications. The ESR will provide a summary overview of the entire submission and should serve as a guide for understanding the purpose and scope of the resource. The ESR will replace the Instructor Guide. Authors should be aware that a MedEdPORTAL publication will consist of the ESR and all component resources contained within the submission. For more information on the ESR and what it requires, please visit our Submission Instructions. Authors will be provided with a template that contains detailed guidance, and staff will prepare the ESR for publication upon acceptance. To view an example of what a published ESR looks like on a live publication, please visit

While inclusion in PubMed/MEDLINE is our immediate focus, the enhancement of our final publication will undoubtedly have greater impact. Regardless of the outcome of the application to the National Library of Medicine, the addition of the ESR and our emphasis on continuous improvement will increase the quality and value of our journal to current and potential users.

We look forward to sharing future updates with you. Thank you again for supporting MedEdPORTAL.

Please join us in celebrating MedEdPORTAL's 10-Year Anniversary during the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:30-8pm. We hope to see you there!

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iCollaborative Poster Competition: LGBT Health Workforce Conference

MedEdPORTAL is pleased to sponsor the 2016 LGBT Health Workforce Conference Poster Award.  The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Winners will be acknowledged in the areas of educational innovation and clinical research.  Both winners will receive a $250 cash reward, registration for the 2017 LGBT Healthcare Workforce Conference, and a feature on the AAMC’s iCollaborative homepage. In addition, the winner of the best educational innovation will have the opportunity to work alongside the associate editor of MedEdPORTAL’s LGBT Collection and receive guidance on how to turn the innovation into a work of high quality educational scholarship ready for peer review in MedEdPORTAL Publications. Applications are due December 31, 2015. For more information, click here.

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ABMS MOC Directory

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a leading organization that oversees physician Board Certification and the Program for Maintenance of Certification (MOC®) in the United States, in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), jointly announced today the launch of the new ABMS MOC Directory, powered by MedEdPORTAL’S CE Directory, offering benefits to both Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers and Board Certified diplomates seeking MOC credit.

For ABMS Member Board diplomates, the MOC Directory offers access to a comprehensive, centralized repository of approved MOC activities across medical specialties and subspecialties. For CME providers, the ABMS MOC Directory’s common submission form offers a simple way to submit and receive approval for MOC credit. View the full press release.

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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.
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