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 msaleh@aamc.org 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 www.aamc.org/mededportal.

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
Email: msaleh@aamc.org
Web: www.aamc.org/mededportal

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:

LiME logo

We have been asked if we want to use the attached logo for our new LiME.
Shall we adopt it for our SGEA LiME?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

MLA LiME Meeting blog post


This is a blog post from the Informal LiME meeting in Chicago. The meeting was very informative.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Where do we fit at MLA?

Are we going to try to have our own SIG at MLA or fit in with:
Libraries in Curriculum SIG whose mission focuses on library instruction in support of health sciences curriculum. Instruction is defined broadly to include medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, physiology and other health profession schools. It includes problem-based learning, orientations, classes and courses taught by librarians, whether integrated into the curriculum or not. LiC
1. Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences related to library instruction
2. Facilitates communication and collaboration between instruction librarians


The Public Services Section whose mission is:
To foster communication, education, and professional growth and development among individuals who provide reference information, literature searches, interlibrary loan, circulation, and instructional services in health sciences libraries.

These are things to think about!

LiME meets in Chicago at MLA

LiME meets at MLA
Monday, May 19, 2008 8:00am - 9:00am Informal Meeting - MLA Unit. Libraries in Medical Education (LiME) SIGs for the Group on Education Affairs

Topics of discussion:
Who will keep the blog going?
Official SIG status in the GEA (SGEA)
Apply to MLA for SIG status?
Regional GEA meetings
Collaboration among LiME members

Friday, April 11, 2008

SGEA in New Orleans 2009

2009 SGEA Regional Conference
April 2-4, 2009
New Orleans
Hosted by Tulane University School of Medicine

Mark your calendars now

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Recognition motion to SGEA

Dear LiMErs,

Abby Holt, Brenda Green, Sherman Paggi and I drew up a document at SGEA that stated our purpose and our contributions--both to date and future--to SGEA.  This was given to the SGEA board, as a request for recognition as a special interest group of SGEA.

Please view that document at:


Laura Cousineau, MLS
MUSC Library

Monday, April 7, 2008

It's official!

We now have a LiME SIG for the SGEA !  We were accepted at the SGEA Annual Meeting.

Laura Cousineau
Medical University of South Carolina Library