Monday, May 11, 2009

LiME at SGEA in New Orleans 2009

I forgot to put the picture of the table set up.

LiME at SGEA in New Orleans

• Kathy Kerdolff and Molly Knapp of LSU Health Sciences Center Library – New Orleans presented a poster on information seeking behavior in medical students at SGEA, held in New Orleans April 2-4, 2009. The buzz this year was all about “interprofessional education”. Though Laura C. was unable to attend, she did set up a table for LiME members during breakfast roundtables. Kathy and Molly attended the table and were able to talk to several medical education professionals about the integration of library services into the curriculum. Everyone we spoke with had something positive to say about their librarians, so we must be doing something right! If you can swing it, the AAMC regional conferences are a great way to learn about hot topics & trends in medical education in a smaller setting. The SGEA 2010 is April 14-18 in Oklahoma City.
• Kathy Kerdolff is only 2 classes away from receiving MERC (Medical Education Research Certificate) certification. Our institution-wide Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship began offering subsidized MERC classes as a benefit to members earlier this year. It has been a great way to expand our understanding of educational research methods & statistical analysis.
• At this very moment Molly Knapp is presenting a poster at MLA in Hawaii from 10-11am Tuesday May 19th, based on Kathy Kerdolff’s research with LSU’s 1st and 2nd year Medical students’ information seeking skills. Kathy and Molly currently have an institutional grant to develop an automated testing tool that will gauge medical student information retrieval skills, as well as students' ability to critically appraise and evaluate research studies. “Test the Test: a Pilot Study” is #66 at the MLA annual meeting.
• Finally, Kathy Kerdolff is working to collaborate with members of OUHSC to coordinate an online EBM instruction class.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Abstract Deadline: December 5th!

Dear SGEA LiME-ers - 

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the SGEA Annual Meeting, April 2-4 in New Orleans, is fast approaching!  There are four categories this year:
  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster
  • Demonstration
  • Small Group Discussion
See the Guidelines for more information.

Friday, June 6, 2008

MedEdPORTAL Training Workshop June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008 at 4:00 PM North American Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Learn about MedEdPORTAL from the comfort of your home or office by participating in a 45-minute interactive web conference training workshop.
The web conference is free to US and Canadian participants (international participants will be provided with a toll-free number and a toll number and may use either number to connect to the audio portion of the workshop). The training will consist of an overview of the MedEdPORTAL system and provide examples of the various types of materials published and available for free to educators and students around the globe. Participants will learn about the submission and peer review processes as well as the criteria used to evaluate the scholarship of published resources. The seminar will also address issues associated with intellectual property and explain how MedEdPORTAL staff helps potential authors address those issues. Participant interactivity is encouraged by providing the ability to ask questions using a chat mechanism and embedded live polling throughout the entirety of the presentation. Questions will be answered live at the conclusion in the order of which they were received.

If you would like to participate in the workshop, please click the following link to register:(MedEdPORTAL Online Training Workshop Registration)

If you have questions or need further information please contact Michael Saleh at or call 202-828-0449.
MedEdPORTAL Background Information:

MedEdPORTAL is a free online publication service launched by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that offers peer reviewed dissemination of high quality medical education teaching resources, while also providing a valuable venue for medical educators and faculty to publish educational resources which have undergone the rigors of a scholarly peer-review. Examples of MedEdPORTAL publications include tutorials, virtual patients, cases, lab manuals, assessment instruments, faculty development materials, etc. MedEdPORTAL published resources are available for free to educators, administrators, students, and the general public around the globe.
MedEdPORTAL is being utilized by all 143 US and Canadian AAMC member medical schools and over 1,000 teaching hospitals, international schools, and other health education institutions in over 20 different countries. MedEdPORTAL is receiving on average 2 new submissions per day and has received over 1,000 submissions thus far. For more information about MedEdPORTAL please visit

We look forward to your participation,

Michael Saleh
Project Coordinator, MedEdPORTAL
Academic Affairs
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Office: 202.828.0449

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Interesting post from AAMC's Group on Information Resources

Ran across this today:

Web 2.0 and Medical Education: It's Here. Are You Ready?

Interesting perspective of the application of 2.0 tools to medical education, from the viewpoint of a medical educator. There's some good references at the end of the article, and i found this particular statement rather provocative: "A minority of students is hesitant. They question the value of information provided by their peers and are only concerned with the content from their professors' since it reflects what will be on their summative tests."

What are your schools doing in this respect? Here at LSUHSC-NO I don't see too much incorporation of blogs and wikis just yet. But I do see alot of Facebook pages open during medical lectures.

Enabling comments?

Is there some way to enable comments on this blog? I think it's the best way to carry on discussion using this tool.
I like the picture that the Northeastern chapter uses as well: