A Collaborative: The Stanford Medical Education Research Group

Welcome to the School of Medicine's Medical Education Research & Evaluation Group Blog. Meetings are Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. This blog is used to announce agenda items, document research discussions, and share ideas and information about publications, presentations and conferences. This site is maintained by the Division of Evaluation. Questions? Contact Dr. Fetterman (davidf@stanford.edu). Assistance with postings? Contact Ms. Jennifer Berry (jenberry@stanford.edu)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Medical Education Journals. We have shared ideas, which led to or refined existing research agendas. It was only logical that we would move to the next step: publication. A few of us have already published some of our medical education related studies and work.

In addition, we have received presentations about MedEdPortal and anticipate hearing from the editor of that online journal in September. We are currently collecting information about relevant journals for the dissemination of our work. A preliminary list has been presented below to facilitate the publication of our ideas and work.
Academic Medicine
(Two articles of current issue are available online and all articles from Jan. 1, 2000 - Dec 31, 2000. Print copies are available in the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

Advances in Health Sciences Education
(Not in the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

British Medical Journal (BMJ)
(Available online through the Library of Rush University Medical Center from 1993 on.)

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
(Available online through the Library of Rush University Medical Center from 1993 on.)

The Clinical Teacher
(Available online through the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

Education for Health
(Not in the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
(Available online through the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
(Not in the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

Medical Education
(Available online through the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

Medical Teacher
(Available online through the Library of Rush University Medical Center.)

Teaching and Learning in Medicine
(Available in print at the Library of Rush University Medical Center from 1989-January 2001 only).

Free sites:

FreeMedicalJournals.Com is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. It currently has 1380 Journals in several languages available through this portal.

HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth! As of 10/15/04, they are assisting in the online publication of 770,015 free full-text articles and 1,972,541 total articles.

Public Library of Science is one of several initiatives that promote open access to scientific and medical literature. They have launched a nonprofit scientific publishing venture that will provide scientists with high-quality, high-profile journals in which to publish their most important work, while making the full contents freely available for anyone to read, distribute or use for their own research.

PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature developed and managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). NLM is taking the lead in preserving and maintaining unrestricted access to the electronic literature. PubMed Central aims to fill the role of a world class library in the digital age. It is not a journal publisher. NLM believes that giving all users free and unrestricted access to the material in PubMed Central is the best way to ensure the durability and utility of the archive as technology changes over time. Their full list of journals in the database is located at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/front-page/fp.fcgi , including BMC Medical Education (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/tocrender.fcgi?journal=38&action=archive)

BMJ Collection of Articles about Learning and Teaching in Medicine
(Over sixty articles which focus on a variety of aspects of teaching and evaluation)

BMJ Collection of Articles about Postgraduate Learning and Teaching
(Only ten articles appear in this collection so far.)

BMJ Collection of Articles about Undergraduate Learning and Teaching
Over 160 articles.)

Office-based teaching (Family Medicine)
(These columns appear regularly in the journal Family Medicine. This site has gathered columns 1996 to the present. The columns cover a variety of aspects of teaching medical students in community-based settings.)

TIME (Topics in Medical Education)

TIME covers the subject of medical education. The database currently contains almost 50,000 items collected over the past two decades by the Director of the Centre for Medical Education at Dundee, RM Harden. The references cover a range of topics in: healthcare professional education, in health education and in patient education. Journals include: medical education, general education, specialized areas of education, medicine and medical specialties. There is a range of magazines and newsletters—and even some material from newspapers.

Stanford Faculty Development Center Literature Databases

Each of Stanford's faculty development programs has a literature database saved as a bibliographic database file, managed by EndNote (which include citations for articles, books, and other publications). The databases are not intended to serve as comprehensive reviews of the literature, but rather as sources of relevant supplemental readings. The available databases include: clinical teaching, professionalism in contemporary practice, end-of-life care, and geriatrics in primary care.



Annotated bibliography of books on medical education in the Library of Rush University Medical Center
(prepared by David Barnett, Ph.D., Office of Medical Student Programs, Rush Medical College) (a PDF file)


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