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


kkerdo said...

I took the training, mainly to see if librarian resources...class assessments, search examples, effective training methods or materials would be relevant to send to MedEdPORTAL. My conclusion is a strong "possible"!

Accepted materials are peer-reviewed, can be used by anyone (after identifying what you will use the materials for), and the copyright ownership remains with the author.
The materials cannot be changed or updated after they are published in MedEdPORTAL.

I recommend browsing some of the abstracts of items in the database to locate items of interest (I looked for Evidence based medicine and found 11 items, 2 that reported assessments for EBM instruction)

I also took the course to observe the "Live Meeting" online format of instruction. Im very interested in developing online classes using similar instruction software.

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Mark - USMLE Solutions

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