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John Paul Sánchez MD, MPH
President, Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Inc.
Dr. Sánchez has worked extensively to promote diversity and inclusion in the physician and academic medicine workforces. In 2014, he joined Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS) and currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Since joining the RNJMS faculty in the fall of 2014, Dr. Sánchez has undertaken several new diversity-related projects. He has co-led the development of a longitudinal Community Engaged Service Learning elective, which is mandatory for all incoming students to facilitate their engagement in community service and reflection, developed a Safe Zone LGBT Allies Program to ensure the personal and professional development of LGBTQ trainees and faculty, and revamped the Men of Distinction Program focused on men of color.
In addition to his academic responsibilities and clinical contributions as an emergency medicine at a Level 1 trauma center, Dr. Sánchez is on the Editorial Board of Academic Medicine and is an associate editor for the Journal of Health Equity; is the Co-Executive Director of the Latino Medical Student Association Inc., the largest Latino medical student association in the country with chapters at 129 medical schools; a member of the NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Working Group; prior Board member and current member of the Clinical Care Committee for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center in New York City dedicated to providing quality care for LGBTQ patients; and the President and Founder of Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) Inc., an organization dedicated to building the upstream pipeline of diverse trainees (i.e., college and graduate students) considering academic careers. He has numerous publications and presentations related to LGBT Health and academic medicine career development for diverse medical students and residents.
He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his residency training at Jacobi/Montefiore, and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Public Health, with a concentration in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, from the Yale School of Public Health. He is of Puerto Rican ancestry, gay-identified, and was raised in the Bronx, NY.
MedEdPORTAL is actively seeking submissions that feature curricula or learning activities that address an important topic that is both timeless and timely in medical education – the care of our most vulnerable populations. We have a responsibility as educators and leaders to highlight these issues in a scholarly way through commentary, research, and advocacy. In addition, publishing learning activities through MedEdPORTAL offers concrete solutions for training our future physicians to be attentive, knowledgeable,and proactive to how social justice, racial/ethnic/ sexual identity disparities, and geopolitical forces have deleterious effects on human health.
We are launching this effort in conjunction with our sister journal Academic Medicine; please read more in Dr. Sklar’s thoughtful announcement here.
All MedEdPORTAL submissions must be stand-alone, complete teaching or learning modules that have been implemented and evaluated. Each submission is reviewed by editorial staff and external peer reviewers using a standardized review instrument grounded in the tenets of educational scholarship. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication to include in curriculum vitae and other reference formats. For full submission guidelines to MedEdPORTAL, please visit the Authors page.
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MedEdPORTAL has been accepted as an official member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE is an organization that provides guidance to journals on publication ethics, specifically in regard to research and publication misconduct. Membership in COPE demonstrates MedEdPORTAL's support of publication ethics and commitment to following the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
MedEdPORTAL peer reviewers ensure submitted resources are accurate, clear, complete, and relevant to health professions education. Each year MedEdPORTAL recognizes those reviewers who provide exceptional feedback, both in quality and timeliness. Join us in congratulating the following individuals.
Sarosh P. Batlivala, MD
Bobbi J. Byrne, MD
Luba Dumenco, MD
Letitia Easdown, MD
N. Kevin Krane, MD, FACP
Luan Lawson, MD, MAEd
Amy F. Lee, MD, MPH, MBA
Aseel Murad, DMD
Thomas Noeller, MD
Laura Welsh, MD
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.