AMEE MedEdWorld is an international health professions community of individuals and educational organisations whose purpose is the sharing of information, ideas, experience and expertise

About AMEE MedEdWorld

AMEE MedEdWorld was launched by AMEE in 2009 to help all with an interest in health professions education to learn, connect and debate key issues in education. Stakeholders include teachers and trainers, educationists, researchers, course leaders, deans, students, administrators, medical schools and education organisations.

Based on experience gained an extensive redevelopment of MedEdWorld took place in 2012 and a number of exciting new services were added to those already valued by members.

If you have an interest in medical or health professions education or administer a medical school or other education organisation you are invited to join the MedEdWorld Community by registering as a user or joining as a member. AMEE membership includes full access to  MedEdWorld; you can log in using your AMEE username and password.

What AMEE MedEdWorld Offers

Informing:  MedEdWorld provides up-to-date information of interest to all involved with health professions education. Individual and institutional members are encouraged to add information through MedEdWorld’s ‘Add Content’  facility.

  • MedEdWorld News: Read about the latest education developments, awards, projects and news from around the globe.
  • Conferences: Keep up-to-date on education conferences and meetings worldwide.
  • Courses: Find out about the wide range of education courses and workshops available, both face-to-face and at a distance. Details are included of the AMEE-Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) face-to-face and online courses, established as leading courses for those with an interest in medical education. Included in this section are the two databases of Masters and PhD in Medical Education courses.
  • Glossary: Uncertain about a medical education term? This dynamic database is a source of information about the expanding vocabulary used in education.
  • Job Opportunities: Read about current vacancies and opportunities in health professions education.
  • Learning Technology: Learn about the range of available learning technologies recommended to support teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Publications: Check out this easily searchable selection of publications relating to health professions education recommended by the MedEdWorld Community including key journal articles, AMEE Guides, BEME Guides, textbooks, Master’s and PhD theses, and publications from healthcare accrediting and government organisations.
  • Resources: Look for an educational resource for personal use or to support your teaching. MedEdWorld offers a range of video clips, images, diagrams and websites intwo easy-to-search categories –‘About Medical Education’ and  ‘About Medicine’. Included is a selection of AMEE conference videos.

Networking: MedEdWorld provides you with opportunities to network through ‘My Profile’, the ‘Community’, ‘Forums’, ‘SIGs’, ‘Follow and ‘Add Content

  • Add Content: Members can add content to MedEdWorld and promote their own presence and activities. Contributions made by members are recorded as activity points on their ‘My Profile’. Registered users, as well as members, can contribute to Forums and SIGs to gain Bronze, Silver, or Gold status.
  • Follow and My MedEdWorld: MedEdWorld registered users and members can receive personalised updates of new items added on MedEdWorld by following Authors or Keywords of interest to them. You can browse your personalised ‘My MedEdWorld’ area on the MedEdWorld homepage of the website and, if you chose to, receive by email alerts to new content.
  • My Profile and the Community: This space provides you as an individual or institution with the opportunity to share your professional information and make your work more widely known. The information shared with the Community through ‘My Profile’ is entirely at your own discretion - reveal as much or as little as you wish.
  • Messages: As a registered user or member you can send private messages to other users or members through MedEdWorld. To view your message alerts you simply login and visit the homepage.
  • Forums: The Forums provide the MedEdWorld Community an opportunity to discuss and debate topics of current interest in health professions education.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs): This important MedEdWorld facility provides those with an interest in a specific aspect of education in the health professions the opportunity to engage in discussion and share information and ideas with others with a similar interest.Some SIGs have open access and others are by invitation only.

Learning:  AMEE MedEdWorld Webinars offers a Spring and Autumn series of online interactive presentations on topics of interest to education and health professionals. These webinars offer an exciting opportunity to engage online with internationally acclaimed experts and like-minded colleagues from around the globe in a live, one-hour discussion.

Webinars are available to members free of charge. Others can take part for £25 per webinar or can join MedEdWorld as an individual member for £25 allowing them to attend webinars at no charge for the duration of their one year membership.

Some schools have found the webinars a useful part of their faculty development programme.

MedEdWorld Webinars are recorded and archives areavailable to members of MedEdWorld.

AMEE membership includes full access to MedEdWorld. Log in for your AMEE membership to be recognised on MedEdWorld.

Download the forthcoming webinar flyer

Dialogues in Medical Education (DIME) is a free monthly series of up to date live interviews, conversations and dialogues with professionals and experts in the field of Medical Education and Research hosted by Stewart Mennin and Zubair Amin 

Joining the AMEE MedEdWorld Community

You can access a range of the MedEdWorld features and services as a browser, as a registered user or as a member. The different levels of access and the services offered are outlined below. AMEE Members have full access to MedEdWorld as part of their membershio.

MedEdWorld BrowserFor those who want to see the range of services offered by MedEdWorld. You can browse the MedEdWorld website free without the need to register as a user or join as a member. Browsers can view basic MedEdWorld features including News, Reflections, Conferences, Courses, Learning Technology, Forums and Job opportunities.

MedEdWorld Registered user: For those who want to engage with MedEdWorld more actively. As a registered user you will be able to participate in Forums, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Polls and access services not available to browsers including the Glossary, Follow. Registered users can also join the MedEdWorld Community and create their own My Profile. Registered users can also subscribe to receive the MedEdWorld fortnightly email newsletter and can communicate with other members by sending messages through the website.

AMEE Institutional Member For Institutions that want to access the full range of MedEdWorld services, the AMEE institutional membership benefits and promote their activities to the wider medical education community. Institutional members receive full access to MedEdWorld and can Add Content relating to the activities of their institution. Institutional members receive one FREE group log in to MedEdWorld webinars and archived MedEdWorld webinars. In addition institutional members benefit from a number of other AMEE benefits including discounted AMEE publications and discounted conference registration fees for members of the institution. Institutions can join as an AMEE institutional member for an annual membership fee of £250.

AMEE Premium Institutional Member For institutions who want to access the benefits of institutional membership and provide their members with individual access to the full range of MedEdWorld services. MedEdWorld affiliate members receive all of the benefits of institutional members PLUS free MedEdWorld individual membership for members of the institution. This includes all of the benefits of MedEdWorld individual membership for the members of your institution, including free individual access to the MedEdWorld webinar series and archives. Institutions can join MedEdWorld as an affiliate member for an annual membership fee of £550. For further information, contact the MedEdWorld Administrator at mededworld@dundee.ac.uk

AMEE MembershipIndividual and Student AMEE members receive online access to the AMEE journal Medical Teacher and can take advantage of discounted conference registration fees, Apply for Research Grants, Apply or Nominate for the Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award, Become an AMEE Fellow or Assoicate Fellow, Publish free of chage in AMEE MedEdPublish; Receive discounts on AMEE publications, and ESME online courses. AMEE members can login in to the MedEdWorld website using their AMEE username and password. If you are not already an AMEE member you can join AMEE as an individual member for an annual fee of £99 or as a student for £45.

Advertising

Opportunities are now available to advertise on MedEdWorld. For more information, download the MedEdWorld Advertising Pack or contact the MedEdWorld Team

Developments

Method of the Month:  A series of articles highlighting some of the resources available on MedEdWorld relating to specific medical education topics. These are also published as Updates.

PhD Database:  To complement the database of Master’s in Medical Education Courses, a new PhD Database has been added to the Courses section.

Dialogues in Medical Education (DIME): This new webinar series, an AMEE Research Committee initiative, offers up-to-date live interviews, conversations and dialogues with professionals and experts in the field of medical education.

Webinar Platform: MedEdWorld offers a range of exciting new webinars. For the coming season, we will be moving to a new online platform – Adobe Connect.

For more information please visit the MedEdWorld website, download the new updated  MedEdWorld Information Flyer or contact the MedEdWorld Administrator

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