Updates & Events
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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As MedEdPORTAL now focuses exclusively on peer-reviewed publications, iCollaborative no longer exists under the MedEdPORTAL umbrella. However, the AAMC remains committed to preserving iCollaborative content, which can now be found at https://icollaborative.aamc.org. All existing iCollaborative URLs have been redirected to the new site.
MedEdPORTAL has just 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
The MedEdPORTAL staff is excited to announce that Anne Farmakidis has joined the team as Senior Director, Medical Education Digital Resources and Scholarship.
With AAMC since 2001, Anne most recently served as the organization’s Senior Director of Publishing, a position including oversight of the AAMC’s other peer-reviewed publication, Academic Medicine. She received her Master’s in Publishing from the George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from The Ohio State University. She has worked in the field of scholarly publishing for over a decade and has helped Academic Medicine cope with the evolving digital side of the industry by migrating to a new manuscript submission and peer-review system, overhauling the journal’s online presence, and transitioning to a publish-ahead-of-print production model. Beyond Academic Medicine, Anne has led strategy development and process improvement for all AAMC publishing products, as well as achieving AAMC strategic and business objectives related to publishing, and has ensured that the business and strategy pillars of publishing at the AAMC fully align.
In her new role, Anne will build on MedEdPORTAL and Curriculum Inventory with the overall aim of supporting the sharing of best practices in medical education curricula, innovation, and scholarship.
Please join the editors from MedEdPORTAL and Academic Medicine at Learn Serve Lead, the 2017 AAMC Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. This workshop will highlight how both journals are complementary in supporting scholarship, and will be held on Monday, November 6, from 3:00 - 4:15 PM at the Sheraton. See the Agenda for full details.
As the editor-in-chief of MedEdPORTAL, I am thrilled to announce the release of our new website, which officially marks the transition of MedEdPORTAL as an open-access journal. Open access is synonymous with free and unrestricted access, which means that readers no longer need to sign in to download our publications. We also have a new search function; together, these improved functionalities will drive the usage and accessibility of our publications, supporting our dual mission of scholarship and dissemination.
In addition, the new site highlights curated content on important topics (e.g., see the Opioids Education Collection), clearer instructions for authors, and the ability for readers to opt-in to receive alerts when new content is published or when updates and events are added.
We hope you enjoy our new look and improved functionality of our journal. If you have any feedback, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
We have officially submitted an application to the National Library of Medicine for indexing status in MEDLINE. The next opportunity for review is in February 2018. Regardless of the application’s outcome, MedEdPORTAL is pursuing archiving opportunities to ensure permanent preservation of our publication content and the searchability/discoverability of our publications in PubMed. Please stay tuned.
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.