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A peer-reviewed, open-access journal that promotes educational scholarship and dissemination of teaching and assessment resources in the health professions


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October 26, 2017

Half of the US population has chronic illness. Many disparities exist for management of chronic disease among poorer individuals, including decreased access to healthy foods, homelessness, and difficulty navigating large hospital systems due to low health literacy. This module was created as an introduction to social determinants of health, and highlights disparities in access to healthy food, water, shelter, and medical care.

December 21, 2017

Inadequately supported clinicians risk burnout, which is prevalent among them. Balint-like groups can be utilized to address clinician stressors and augment interpersonal skills by exploring the clinician-patient relationship. We initiated the Clinical Case Discussion Group, based on Michael Balint’s method, at Boston University SOM. The format consists of a facilitator-led small group session including 5-10 minutes of case discussion followed by open group discussion.

Grace Huang, MD
Harvard Medical School
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Call for Submissions: Justice, Disparities, and Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Populations

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

Featured Collections

The Opioids Education Collection promotes the efforts of AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals that are on the front lines addressing the opioid epidemic: responding with new approaches to prevent, identify, and treat pain and substance use disorders, delivering pain management and addiction education, and leading efforts in this area to advance medical research and promote innovations in clinical care.

The Interprofessional Education Collection is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce. This collection is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care.

Sponsored by the American Dental Education Association, The Voice of Dental Education, the Dental Education Collection supports innovative, collaborative, high quality dental education resources. Publications featured in this Collection are developed by those within academic dentistry for health educators, and are a vital educational resource across the health professions.