Converting your Teaching and Assessment into Scholarship through MedEdPortal - February 10

Recorded On: 02/10/2022

In this session, participants will be introduced to MedEdPORTAL, the journal of teaching and learning resources for the AAMC. MedEdPORTAL is a MEDLINE-indexed, open access, online only journals that is an avenue for educators to publish their teaching activities as well as a source of ready-to-implement materials. Submissions to MedEdPORTAL includes a manuscript and all materials needed to run your teaching activity. 

After participating in this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how educational resources can be published in MedEdPORTAL.
  • List the characteristics of successful submissions.
  • Explain how to use MedEdPORTAL as a repository for peer-reviewed materials in the health professions.

Intended audience: Residents and fellows; clinical and basic science faculty; those new to medical education scholarship.

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Sara Hunt

Director and Managing Editor, MedEdPORTAL


Sara Hunt is the director and managing editor of MedEdPORTAL. She has led MedEdPORTAL’s transformation from a repository of educational resources to an online, open-access journal that is indexed in MEDLINE and searchable in PubMed. She also advises the MedEdPORTAL Faculty Mentor Program, which is a national network of educators around the country who are trained in delivering workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions to prospective authors, particularly those underrepresented in medicine.

Kathy Kreutzer

Director, Special Projects, Faculty Affairs, Staff, SOM Professionalism Committee and Chair of the Teaching Excellence Awards Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Ms. Kreutzer has over 35 years of experience in curriculum design and evaluation, faculty development and continuing professional education, and program accreditation.  She currently works primarily in supporting faculty recognition and service and professionalism in the learning environment.  She has received  multiple recognitions for her medical ethics teaching.  Ms. Kreutzer served as Chair of the AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) (2015-2017),  SGEA MESRE Representative (2007-2009), and Interim SGEA CEI Representative (2015).  She was a founding faculty member in the SGEA (Now AAMC) Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program.   She joined MedEdPORTAL as a peer reviewer at its inception.   Ms. Kreutzer is an advisory member of the VCU Health Innovation Consortium (2019-), serves on the VCU Center for Human-Animal Interaction Executive Committee (2013-), and is a performing member and music librarian in the Richmond Concert Band and a founding member of the VCU Health Orchestra. 

Johnson George, MBA, PMP, CAHIMS

Executive Director, Administration & Faculty Affairs, McGovern School of Medicine

Johnson George is the Executive Director of the Office of Administration and Faculty Affairs at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Johnson is a certified project manager and holds the PMP designation from the Project Management Institute. Johnson has professional experience in various sectors, including Academic Medicine. His scholarly and professional interests include all Faculty Life Cycle stages, including faculty development, academic policy, administration, mentorship, organizational development, and process improvement projects. Johnson has been associated with Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) since 2012. Currently, he serves on the GFA Steering Committee, is a liaison to the Research and Scholarship Committee, and since 2018 serves as a mentor in the GFA Mentoring Circles.

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