Updates & Events
Dr. Boyd currently serves as the Dean for Admissions and Recruitment at Rush Medical College. In this role Dr. Boyd is responsible for the leadership and direction of the comprehensive admissions process and ensures that the policies, procedures and objectives of the Admissions process are met and aligned with the mission, strategic goals and diversity interests of the institution. Dr. Boyd provides leadership and oversight of policies and practices to achieve appropriate diversity by engaging in ongoing, systematic and focused efforts to attract and retain students from demographically diverse backgrounds and who are underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Boyd also currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer for Rush University Medical Center. She has served in this role for the past fifteen years and is responsible for providing direction and oversight of the institution’s Corporate, HIPAA and Research Compliance Program.
On an organizational, level Dr. Boyd currently serves as a key member of the Diversity Leadership Council where senior leaders at Rush have committed to promoting equity and inclusiveness for all individuals within the organization by promoting diversity and inclusion as part of the culture, climate and strategic planning process for the medical center at large.
A longstanding member on the faculty at Rush Medical College, Dr. Boyd is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her M.D. at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. She holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and certification from the University of Chicago’s School of Health Administration and Policy. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has an expansive history of clinical practice and teaching experience in the academic setting.
The Association of American Medical Colleges is pleased to announce that MedEdPORTAL: The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources has been selected for inclusion in MEDLINE, the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Selection is determined by the recommendations of an expert advisory committee that evaluates journals based on a rigorous review of scientific quality and scope. Only 15%-20% of journals that apply are recommended by the committee. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations from more than 5,000 biomedical journals published worldwide and is freely searchable using PubMed at http://pubmed.gov.
Founded in 2005, MedEdPORTAL was designed as a repository of materials for faculty to submit scholarly works for peer review. Today, it has grown into an open-access publication, internationally recognized as the preeminent journal for publishing educational resources in the health professions, while providing free access to thousands of high-quality educational materials. MedEdPORTAL is accessed by over 4,500 academic and health organizations in more than 175 countries, and publications are downloaded approximately 3,000 times each month.
Inclusion in MEDLINE will advance MedEdPORTAL’s growth by increasing its visibility and accessibility of published content. Scholars, researchers, educators, and health care practitioners around the world use MEDLINE as the authoritative gateway to access content from the most prestigious biomedical and health journals. In addition to equipping a broader community of readers with access to innovative and high-quality educational tools and resources, inclusion in MEDLINE solidifies MedEdPORTAL as the premier destination to publish teaching and learning materials in the health professions.
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.
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.