ADEA and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
have formed a partnership that will allow AAMC to expand its unique
MedEdPORTAL teaching tools repository to include dental education
resources. The collaboration represents the first time academic medicine
and dentistry have come together to share teaching resources across
universities and throughout the world. MedEdPORTAL, a collection of
high-quality, peer-reviewed educational resources submitted by medical
educators, began accepting submissions from dental professionals on
April 15, 2008.
Since its launch in 2006, MedEdPORTAL has attracted both national and
international recognition as a source of free, high-quality educational
resources and a place for educators to receive recognition for their
scholarly work. The partnership between ADEA and AAMC enables a
higher degree of collaboration and integration between medicine and
dentistry. Allowing medical and dental faculty to benefit from one another's
knowledge, expertise, and excellence improves medical and dental
education and, ultimately, patient care.
MedEdPORTAL is a central repository of peer-reviewed resources,
graphics, tutorials, lab manuals, assessment instruments, and faculty
development materials, as well as an inventory of virtual patient cases.
This storehouse of knowledge and tools, contributed to by faculty and students throughout the world, is available free to other educators and
learners, thereby diminishing the need to duplicate valuable and
expensive-to-produce resources. While it's widely recognized that
educators have long invested time and intellectual capital creating tools
with which to teach, they do not always receive recognition for doing so.
By submitting materials to MedEdPORTAL, educators receive rigorous
peer review and feedback. If the materials are accepted for publication in
MedEdPORTAL, educators receive recognition for their scholarship, which
may be used to support promotion and tenure decisions. To learn more
about MedEdPORTAL, visit www.adea.org/mededportal.