Medical Education

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Edited By: Kevin W. Eva

Impact Factor: 3.617

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/36 (Education Scientific Disciplines); 7/86 (Health Care Sciences & Services)

Online ISSN: 1365-2923

Associated Title(s): The Clinical Teacher

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To further Medical Education’s primary goal of disseminating relevant, scholarly, empirically based and theory-oriented information of value to health care professionals and educational research communities worldwide we have accumulated a list of web-based resources that we think will be of use to the journal’s readership.  Descriptions of each resource are quoted directly from the respective website. If you would like to recommend a link that is not listed here, please send it in an email to e-editor@mededuc.com.

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Education Guides

ASME – Understanding Medical Education
A large compendium of papers and resources by the Association for the Study of Medical Education on different aspects of medical education.

The Clinical Teacher
The Clinical Teacher has been designed with the active, practising clinician in mind. It aims to provide a digest of current research, practice and thinking in medical education presented in a readable, stimulating and practical style. The journal includes sections for reviews of the literature relating to clinical teaching bringing authoritative views on the latest thinking about modern teaching. There are also sections on specific teaching approaches, a digest of the latest research published in Medical Education and other teaching journals, reports of initiatives and advances in thinking and practical teaching from around the world, and expert community and discussion on challenging and controversial issues in today's clinical education.

All papers are edited to high standards by a strong technical and clinically orientated international editorial board to ensure that clinical teachers are provided with easily assimilated and up-to-date information.

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)
HEAL publishes images, video clips, animations, presentations, and audio files that support healthcare education. These are typically objects that can be used in a variety of presentations across multiple disciplines.

MedEdPORTAL
MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources. All copyright and patient privacy issues are addressed during the submission process so users around the globe can download and utilize any and all of the published resources for educational purposes without legal infringements.

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Organisations

Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affiars (AAMC GEA)
The Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs (AAMC GEA) promotes excellence in the education of physicians throughout their professional lives and, thereby, to contribute to improving the health of the public.

The Academy of Medical Educators
The Academy of Medical Educators is the Professional organisation for all those involved in medical education – the education and training of students and practitioners in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science. Established in 2006 and gaining charitable status in 2009, the Academy exists to provide leadership, promote standards and support all those involved in the Academic discipline of medical education.

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Members include educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, assessors and students in medicine and the healthcare professions. AMEE organises an annual conference and delivers courses on teaching, assessment and research skills for teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions. AMEE produces the journal Medical Teacher, a series of education guides, occasional papers and Best Evidence Medical Education guides.

Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)
The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) seeks to improve the quality of medical education by bringing together individuals and organisations with interests and responsibilities in medical and healthcare education. ASME is unique in that it draws its members from all areas of medical education - undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing - and from all specialties. It has a function as a forum for debate and exchange of information, and is building on its contacts in medicine and teaching in the UK and among other networks, to promote knowledge and expertise in medical education.

Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
Formerly The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medical Educators (ANZAME) aims to promote, support and advance education in the health professions, to facilitate communication between educators in the health professions, and to recognise, facilitate and disseminate high quality educational research in health professions education.

Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)
The Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) is a grass-roots organization for medical educators by medical educators. CAME’s goal is to promote excellence and scholarship in all aspects of medical education by advocating for medical education and medical educators, by supporting faculty and educational development, and by encouraging research in medical education through networking and scientific activities.

Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)
FAIMER concentrates its efforts in developing regions in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and focuses on three specific strategies: faculty development, targeted research that informs health workforce policy and practice, and development of data that advances educational quality improvement decisions. FAIMER participates in the global dialogue on improving international health professions education. They actively seek collaborations with a broad range of partners – local experts with whom we can share experiences and learn how to best respond to the needs of the communities. Through this collective exploration and problem-solving, they strive for tangible results from the activities that they believe will lead to healthier communities.

Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMO)
German language website on medical education

Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO)
The Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO) is an independent association that carries out activities for anyone involved in medical and health care education in the Netherlands and Flanders.

The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH)
The Network: TUFH is a global association of individuals, groups, institutions and organisations committed to improving and maintaining health in the communities they have a mandate to serve. The Network: TUFH is a Non-Governmental Organisation in official relationships with the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)
The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) is the global organisation concerned with medical education and training of medical doctors as well as undergraduate students. Its activities cover all stages of medical education like undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist education and continuing medical education.

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Conferences

10th Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 2013
The 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) from 16th to 20th January 2013 is at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. The theme for the 10th APMEC is "A Celebration of Innovation and Scholarship in Medical and Health Professional Education".

ASME Forthcoming Conferences
Lists and further details the forthcoming conferences that the ASME are sponsoring or attending.

AAMC Meetings
The AAMC provides professional development and networking opportunities for members through our 16 professional development groups and more than 70 meetings held each year around the nation.

AMEE Annual Conferences
The AMEE annual conference is now established as the largest international meeting for all involved in medical and healthcare professions education including teachers, educationists, researchers, administrators and students. The conference provides an opportunity to network with others with similar interests, to hear and discuss the views of acknowledged experts, to take part in workshops and courses and to present your own work through a short communication or poster. AMEE conferences are held in late August/mid September on a wide range of topical issues in medical and health care professions education.

Canadian Conference on Medical Education
Lists and further details the forthcoming Canadian Conference on Medical Education.

The International Conference on Residency Education
The International Conference on Residency Education is a global forum for those involved in residency education to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance postgraduate medical education. ICRE is a gathering of those involved in residency teaching, learning, and assessment from around the world.

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Medical Education Centres

Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) (University of Ottawa)
The Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated teaching hospitals have worked together to support medical education initiatives and create an Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME). AIME’s two fundamental goals will be to chart and design new approaches in medical pedagogy throughout the learning continuum and to develop the future leaders in medical education. AIME will be a leader in several areas of professional development including evaluation and psychometrics research, simulation, e-curriculum and continuing professional development.

Academy for Scholarship in Education, Department of Medical Education (SIU School of Medicine)
The Department of Medical Education is an academic department that provides a wide range of educational services and consultations to faculty and curricular units. Its major research and development programs are in the areas of educational outcomes, problem-based learning in education, performance-based assessment of professional competence, distance learning, educational technology, communication and cognitive science.

Centre for Education Research and Innovation (Schulich) (University of Western Ontario)
As a Senate-approved research centre, we strive to: Conduct high-calibre research in health professions education, ensure a leadership position/role for Faculty in education research, develop areas of programmatic research that reflect Centre expertise, SSMD areas of emphasis, and critical questions in the field of education research,support our Faculty in their education research through consultation, collaboration, advanced research training and mentorship, foster an interdisciplinary community of education research that engages the faculties of medicine, health sciences, and education at UWO, and achieve recognition as a core member of the Canadian Network of medical education research centres, and as a leader internationally in the domain.

Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) (University of British Columbia)
The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) is committed to enhancing health education scholarship by building capacity across the Faculty of Medicine through collaboration, team-building, mentorship of new faculty, successful funding applications, and other activities. Linked strongly to undergraduate and postgraduate activities, the Centre serves as a resource to help support best practice in terms of the delivery of the Faculty’s educational programs including assessment. Departmental links provide a resource for departmentally based members who require support and advice. CHES is also responsible for developing access to certificate and graduate programs in educational scholarship.

Centre for Medical Education Research and Scholarship (University of Queensland)
The purpose of The Centre for Medical Education Research and Scholarship (CMEDRS) is to encourage, facilitate, disseminate and reward high quality research and scholarship into teaching, learning and assessment in medical education (includes health professionals and clinical educators). CMEDRS may engage in consultancy as appropriate to the objectives of the Centre. CMEDRS supports the professional and career development of individual members of the Centre and the achievement of the strategic plans of the University of Queensland, Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Medicine.

Department of Medical Education (University of Illinois, Chicago)
The Department of Medical Education (DME) is a unit of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Department offers courses and programs to meet the needs of today's health professional, including graduate and continuing medical education.

Department of Medical Education (University of Michigan)
The faculty participates in a wide range of medical education projects throughout the U-M Health System and with external organizations. We offer many and programs related to professional education and research. The scope of our educational activities extends from the first day of medical schoolthrough continuing education for experienced health sciences professionals.

Division of Medical Education (Dalhousie University)
Serving the Maritimes, the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, develops highly competent, caring and socially responsible physicians and researchers through programs of the highest academic quality, within a diverse clinical and research-rich environment. The Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University contributes to the improved health of Maritime, national and international communities through the pursuit of new knowledge and integration within academic and clinical settings.

Maastricht University School of Health Professionals Education (SHE)
The Maastricht School of Health Professions Education (SHE) is a school for education, training and research in health professions education. SHE offers a wide range of courses in health professions education ranging from short courses to degree programmes such as a Master and PhD programme.

McGill Centre for Medical Education (McGill University)
The Centre for Medical Education promotes excellence and scholarship across the continuum of health sciences education. The Centre for Medical Education also works in close collaboration with the McGill Faculty Development Office, which focuses on promoting excellence in teaching and learning in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.

Program for Educational Research and Development (McMaster University)
The Programme for Educational Research and Development, also known as "PERD" (and formerly known as "PED"), is a component of the Academic Services unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences. PERD houses the educational research and development activity of the Faculty.

The Wilson Centre (University of Toronto)
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

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Training Programmes

Centre for Medical Education (University of Dundee)
The Centre for Medical Education within the School of Medicine in the University of Dundee is one of the leading international centres in medical education. The Centre provides educational support for the Medical School and collaborates within a number of other institutions in the UK and overseas. The Centre offers an internationally recognised series of courses in medical education leading to Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, Masters and PhD qualifications.

Department of Medical Education (University of Illinois at Chicago)
The Department of Medical Education (DME) is a unit of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Established in 1959, it is nationally and internationally recognized for pioneering work in health professions education and research. The Department offers courses and programs to meet the needs of today's health professional, including graduate and continuing medical education.

Harvard Macy Institute
The Institute works to inspire and promote real organizational change by training individuals, groups, and organizations across the continuum of health science education. The Institute delivers continuing health care education programs designed to instruct faculty educators in the health professions in methods for translating their knowledge and capabilities into organization-wide improvements. Through these programs, the Institute offers a lifelong membership in a global community of leaders, scientists, and educators transforming health care education at the local level.

School of Health Professions Education (SHE) Maastricht University
The Maastricht School of Health Professions Education (SHE) is a school for education, training and research in health professions education. SHE offers a wide range of courses in health professions education ranging from short courses to degree programmes such as a Master and PhD programme.

The Academy for Scholarship in Education (SIU School of Medicine)
This is an on-line master's in education programme offered as a joint programme between Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Department of Medical Education, and University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana's Human Resource Education. It provides the training needed to produce effective leaders and research collaborators in response to the national expansion of health professions education programmes.

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