Scholarly Publishing Webinar Series

This monthly webinar series is hosted by the editorial teams of the AAMC’s 2 peer-reviewed journals, Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL. Sessions will cover the importance of publishing your education scholarship and practical suggestions for how to do so successfully, including how to improve your writing and navigate the peer-review and publication processes. Sessions will include interactive exercises to practice what you have learned and time for Q&A with the editorial teams of Academic Medicine and/or MedEdPORTAL. While this series features the editorial teams of the AAMC’s journals, the topics and recommendations presented will also apply to other types of medical education scholarship and to submissions to other journals and publications. Be sure to check back as additional sessions will continue to be added to this series.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/27/2023

    In this session, we will review principles of educational scholarship and how to frame and prepare scholarly teaching as potential submissions to medical education journals.

    In this session, we will review principles of educational scholarship and how to frame and prepare scholarly teaching as potential submissions to medical education journals. This session will include an interactive activity where participants will be asked to choose among options to identify the most promising submissions.

    By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the benefit of publishing educational scholarship
    • Identify educational innovations appropriate for submission to a journal

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    Grace C. Huang, MD
    Editor-in-Chief, MedEdPORTAL
    Dean for Faculty Affairs
    Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Grace C. Huang is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. She received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by an internal medicine residency at BIDMC.

    Dr. Huang spent several years holding various leadership roles overseeing faculty professional development and promotion, as Vice Chair for Career Development and Mentoring for the Department of Medicine at BIDMC, Director of the Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, Director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, and Co-Director of the BIDMC Academy. On July 1, 2021, she became the Dean for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Huang has been involved with MedEdPORTAL since its inception in 2005, having served for many years as an associate editor and an editorial board member before becoming editor-in-chief in 2017. She has won many national awards for peer review, in addition to publishing extensively in the medical education literature on procedural training, critical thinking, simulation, and high-value care. Dr. Huang also serves on the editorial board of Academic Medicine.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/23/2023 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    In this session, participants will be introduced to MedEdPORTAL, the AAMC's journal of teaching and learning resources.

    In this session, participants will be introduced to MedEdPORTAL, the AAMC's journal of teaching and learning resources. MedEdPORTAL is a MEDLINE-indexed, open access journal that serves as an avenue for educators to publish their teaching innovations as well as a source of ready-to-implement materials. Submissions to MedEdPORTAL include a manuscript and all materials needed to run the 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

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    Modupeola O. Akinola, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean, Admissions and Student Financial Services, Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Dr. Akinola is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and a neonatologist at the Brenner Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certificate program and a Harvard Macy alumnus whose interests in medical education include curriculum development, interprofessional education, and collaboration.

    Dr. Akinola is a distinguished fellow of the National Academies of Practice and co-convener of the AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affair’s Special Interest Group on Interprofessional Education.

    Kathy Kreutzer
    Director, Special Projects, Faculty Affairs
    Staff, SOM Professionalism Committee
    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.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/31/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Publishing your work in a peer-reviewed journal helps disseminate important findings and ideas to a wide audience. Yet publishing has become increasingly difficult as most journals receive large numbers of submissions and have low acceptance rates. What can you do to successfully navigate the publication process?

    Publishing your work in a peer-reviewed journal helps disseminate important findings and ideas to a wide audience. Yet publishing has become increasingly difficult as most journals receive large numbers of submissions and have low acceptance rates. What can you do to successfully navigate the publication process?

    In this session, we will introduce participants to Academic Medicine, its focus areas, and editorial process. We will share tips for successful publication and describe available resources for authors. There will be time for Q&A with one or more members of the Academic Medicine editorial team.

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

    • Describe the focus areas of Academic Medicine
    • Describe the peer-review process and common reasons for rejection
    • Identify available resources for authors and reviewers

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    Bridget O'Brien, PhD

    Bridget O'Brien, PhD, is deputy editor, Academic Medicine; professor of medicine and an education scientist in the Office of Medical Education's Center for Faculty Educators, University of California San Francisco; and codirector, Teaching Scholars Program and the UCSF-University of Utrecht Health Professions Education doctoral program.

    Colin West, MD, PhD

    Colin West, MD, PhD, is deputy editor, Academic Medicine; practicing internist and professor of biostatistics, medical education, and medicine, Mayo Clinic; and assistant dean, GME Scholarship, and codirector, Program on Physician Well-Being, Mayo Clinic.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/28/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In addition to predefined coauthors, allies, and contributors are additional team members who can aid you in developing, implementing, evaluating, and/or publishing your educational materials. Individuals who start off as allies or contributors may become coauthors depending on their level of contribution.

    In addition to predefined coauthors, allies, and contributors are additional team members who can aid you in developing, implementing, evaluating, and/or publishing your educational materials. Individuals who start off as allies or contributors may become coauthors depending on their level of contribution. 

    By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe who within their network may be an ally or contributor to help them complete a scholarly project
    • Identify who they may add to their network to advance a scholarly project
    • Describe best approaches in working with current or new allies or contributors

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    John Paul Sánchez, MD, MPH (He, Him, El)
    Executive Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Center Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of New Mexico
    Professor with Tenure & Vice Chair Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/19/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will highlight best practices for writing clearly and concisely to increase the chances that your education scholarship will be accepted for publication.

    This session will highlight best practices for writing clearly and concisely to increase the chances that your education scholarship will be accepted for publication. The speaker will share strategies at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels to improve the quality of your writing. Examples of clear and unclear writing will be explored through a series of interactive exercises. This session will end with a discussion of approaches for editing your work and freely available writing resources.

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

    • Implement strategies for writing clearly and concisely at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels
    • Use presented approaches for editing their work
    • Find key resources for advancing their scholarship

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    Toni Gallo, MA
    Manager, Medical Education Home, AAMC

    Toni Gallo leads the newly developed Medical Education Home at the AAMC, which aims to improve how those across medical education engage with resources, scholarship, learning opportunities, and each other to advance the field. As a staff editor at Academic Medicine, she has nearly 15 years of experience reviewing and editing scholarly and other writing and has led reviewing and writing workshops at medical schools and national and international meetings. Toni founded Academic Medicine’s blog AM Rounds and produces and hosts the Academic Medicine Podcast. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/30/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This interactive session will include an overview of what editors look for during the peer-review process as well as common reasons for rejection.

    This interactive session will include an overview of what editors look for during the peer-review process as well as common reasons for rejection. The speakers will discuss strategies for writing effective titles and abstracts for all types of scholarly publications (journal articles, conference submissions, reports, etc.) and share published examples from Academic Medicine to illustrate these strategies. Participants will engage in a writing exercise to apply what they have learned to their own scholarship.

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

    • Describe the peer-review process and common reasons for rejection
    • Articulate the importance of a strong title and abstract for all types of scholarly publications
    • Craft a strong title and abstract that accurately represent their work

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    Toni Gallo, MA
    Manager, Medical Education Home, AAMC

    Toni Gallo leads the newly developed Medical Education Home at the AAMC, which aims to improve how those across medical education engage with resources, scholarship, learning opportunities, and each other to advance the field. As a staff editor at Academic Medicine, she has nearly 15 years of experience reviewing and editing scholarly and other writing and has led reviewing and writing workshops at medical schools and national and international meetings. Toni founded Academic Medicine’s blog AM Rounds and produces and hosts the Academic Medicine Podcast. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University.

    Jennifer Campi
    Managing Editor, Academic Medicine

    Jennifer Campi has more than 25 years of experience in academic and scholarly publishing. Prior to joining Academic Medicine in 2009, she worked at CQ Press, St. Martin’s Press, and the Gerontological Society of America. She has presented workshops on writing and reviewing at national and international meetings.