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FAQs

Welcome to MedEdWorld’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

Since the re-launch of the MedEdWorld website we have been collecting the queries that are most frequently asked by Members of the MedEdWorld Community. The answers to these questions are now available in our Frequently Asked Questions Guide.

We hope that this guide offers all of the information that you need to get started on MedEdWorld.

For further information please also see the MedEdWorld Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

MedEdWorld
What is MedEdWorld?

MedEdWorld is an international health professions community of individuals and educational organisations whose purpose is the sharing of information, ideas, experience and expertise. MedEdWorld was launched by AMEE in 2009 to help all with an interest in health professions education - including teachers and trainers, educationists, researchers and administrators - to learn, connect and debate about the latest developments in the field.

Joining MedEdWorld
How much does it cost to join MedEdWorld?

a. As an AMEE member/AMEE Institutional member – full, FREE access to MedEdWorld is included in your AMEE membership. If you are an AMEE member simply activate your MedEdWorld account by logging in with your AMEE username and password.

b. As a Registered User – this is free.

c. As a member of an Affiliate organisation – if your institution has purchased Affiliate membership of MedEdWorld you can join for free using your institutions Affiliate Code. Please note: if this option is available to you your institution will provide you with an Affiliate Code.

How do I join MedEdWorld?

a. As an AMEE member - MedEdWorld is free to AMEE members. If you are an AMEE member simply activate your MedEdWorld account by logging in with your AMEE username and password.

b. As a Registered user (free): to join MedEdWorld as a registered user you should click on the following link and complete the mandatory fields www.mededworld.org/Member/Login-Register.aspx
  i. If you would like to receive the MedEdWorld Select Newsletter please tick ‘Subscribe to MEW newsletter’
  ii. Once you have completed all of the fields please click ‘Register’.

c. As an individual member through your institution’s Affiliate membership
  i. If your institution is an Affiliate member they will provide you with an Affiliate Code and detailed instructions on how to register on MedEdWorld through Affiliate membership.

I’m an AMEE member – how do I register for MedEdWorld?

MedEdWorld is free to AMEE members. If you are an AMEE member simply activate your MedEdWorld account by logging in with your AMEE username and password.

AMEE
What is AMEE?

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is a worldwide organisation with members in 90 countries on five continents. Members include educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, assessors and students in medicine and the healthcare professions. AMEE organises an annual conference and delivers courses on teaching, assessment, simulation, computer-enhanced learning, research and leadership skills for teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions. AMEE publishes the journal Medical Teacher, a series of education guides, occasional papers and Best Evidence Medical Education guides.

More information can be found at: www.amee.org

Joining AMEE
What are the benefits of joining AMEE as an individual member?

Becoming an AMEE individual member offers a range of excellent benefits and opportunities, including:

  •  Joining an international network of teachers, trainers, educators, students, and organisations committed to encouraging excellence in teaching and learning in the health professions;
  •  Keep up-to-date with current developments in education in the healthcare professions;
  •  A personal copy of Medical Teacher, published 12 times a year in both print and online formats*.
  •  Opportunity to apply for Associate Fellow or Fellow of AMEE;
  •  Participation in the AMEE annual conference at a reduced rate;
  •  Submit to MedEdPublish at a reduced rate;
  •  Participate in live webinars conducted by international experts and access to archived webinars;
  •  Discount on AMEE Education Guides, Occasional Papers, and BEME Guides;
  •  Discount on AMEE-ESME Online Courses
  •  Discount on Elsevier Books;
  • Opportunity to apply for an AMEE Research Grant
  • Opportunity to apply for an AMEE Faculty Development Grant;
  • Opportunity to apply for an AMEE MERCS Grant;
  • Opportunity to be nominated or to nominate for the Miriam Friedman Ben-David Award;
  • Opportunity to join and AMEE committee or working group;
  • Membership of a network of individuals and institutions with an interest in education in the healthcare professions;
  • Your achievements recognised as a member of a leading professional body;
  • Opportunity to participate in the wide range of AMEE activities;
  • One vote in the General Assembly.

* Medical Teacher hard copy only available if applicable membership is purchased.

How do I join AMEE?

a. To join AMEE you must first create an AMEE website account or login with your AMEE website account details at https://services.amee.org/AMEE/AMEE_SSO_MAIN.aspx
b. After logging in or registering select AMEE Membership from the left-hand menu
c. In the AMEE Membership section select "Join AMEE"
d. Choose which membership type you wish to purchase
e. Proceed with the necessary steps to complete your payment and membership.

MedEdWorld Features
Courses
What courses are listed on MedEdWorld?

MedEdWorld provides information about a wide range of medical education courses and workshops, both face-to-face and online, including the AMEE Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) courses. Two databases of Masters and PhD level HPE courses are also edited and featured. Many of these courses have been added by the MedEdWorld Community.

How do I search for courses on MedEdWorld?

In the Courses area, courses can be accessed by clicking ‘Courses’ on the left hand side navigation menu. Courses are listed by course start date with those approaching appearing first. The search facility at the top of the course page allows you to search this section for courses of interest to you.

I’ve tried to search for a course but no information is displayed?

a. If no information is displayed please try a different word or phrase.

b. Alternatively you can search using the Category, Mode of Delivery or Country drop down lists.
 

I have a course I would like to add to MedEdWorld – how can I do this?

All AMEE members are invited to add content relevant to the MedEdWorld Community to the MedEdWorld website. Visit the FAQ section 'Can I become a MedEdWorld Contributer?' of this guide for details. AMEE members should activate their MedEdWorld access by logging in with their AMEE username and password.

Glossary
What is the Glossary?

The glossary is a dynamic database that is the source of information about the expanding vocabulary used in medical education. New terms appearing within the medical education literature will be added regularly.

Who compiles the Glossary?

Initially the Glossary will be compiled by the AMEE team. References will be sourced where possible.

How can I find a term in the Glossary?

Select the Glossary from the left hand-side navigation menu.

To search a specific term type the term into the Search Term box and click blue arrow button to search.

Alternatively it is possible to search terms alphabetically by clicking a letter in the A-Z bar.

Can I add a term to the Glossary?

Initially the Glossary will be compiled by the AMEE team but it is envisaged that in the future members of the MedEdWorld Community will be encouraged to add alternatives and suggest new definitions.

Job Opportunities
I have a job opportunity I would like to add to MedEdWorld – how can I do this?

All AMEE members are invited to add content relevant to the MedEdWorld Community on the MedEdWorld website. AMEE members should active their MedEdWorld access by logging in with their AMEE username and password.

How do I reply to a job opportunity?

If you have seen a job opportunity you are interested in please reply directly to the institution concerned. Most listings should have an email or link that will direct you to the appropriate website.

I’ve tried to search on job opportunities but no information is displayed?

a. If no information is displayed please try a different word or phrase.

b. Alternatively, if no job opportunities are displayed this may be because there are none currently listed.

My Profile
What is My Profile?

When you register with MedEdWorld you will have the opportunity to provide your professional information and tell us about your interests. This information is displayed in your My Profile and within the MedEdWorld Community to allow users with similar interests to connect with one another. The information you make visible to the MedEdWorld Community through My Profile is entirely at your own discretion, you can reveal as much or as little as you wish. The MedEdWorld Community is available to both registered users and full members.

How do I edit My Profile?

a. To edit your My Profile select My Profile from the top menu bar.

b. Select the edit tab and complete the fields. (Please note your email address is only visible to you; please ensure this address is up-to-date if you have selected to receive MedEdWorld Select).

c. Use the browse button to upload an image from your PC.

d. To ensure you receive MedEdWorld Select please ensure the 'Subscribed to MEW Newsletter' box contains a tick.

e. Once you have completed the fields click save changes.

Who can see the information on My Profile?

MedEdWorld members can access and view the My Profiles of other members. Registered users can see the information available in the Community but cannot view individual My Profiles. Browsers are not able to see the Community or the My Profiles of registered users and members.

What is an Affiliate Code?

Affiliate Codes are provided by some institutions to members. If your institution has provided you with an Affiliate Code you should use this when registering to be automatically upgraded from a registered user to a full member.

AMEE MedEdWorld Newsletter
What is the AMEE MedEdWorld Newsletter?

The AMEE MedEdWorld newsletter is a newsletter compiled by the AMEE team which brings together selected key information submitted by MedEdWorld contributors and members from around the globe.

How do I subscribe to the AMEE MedEdWorld Newsletter??

To subscribe to the AMEE MedEdWorld newsletter visit your Preferences page through your AMEE account and confirm that you are "happy for AMEE to contact me about: future events, conferences and initiatives, per AMEE's Privacy Statement". Remember to click the ‘Save’ button.

How do I unsubscribe to the AMEE MedEdWorld newsletter?

a. To unsubscribe from the AMEE MedEdWorld newsletter visit your Preferences page as before and simply unclick the confirmation that you are happy to receive information and communications from AMEE.

b. Alternatively, the emailed newsletter you receive contains an ‘Unsubscribe’ link.

Publications
What is included in the Publications section?

‘Publications’ contains an easily searchable selection of publications recommended by the MedEdWorld Community, including, Key Journal Articles, Textbooks, Master’s and PhD thesis, and publications from healthcare, education accrediting and government organisations.

Can I add information about a book or paper that I would like to recommend?

MedEdWorld members are encouraged to add information about publications that they would recommend or would like to promote to the MedEdWorld Community. To add a publication follow the steps listed below in FAQ 54.

I have a publication I would like to add to MedEdWorld– how can I do this?

All MedEdWorld members are invited to add content relevant to the MedEdWorld Community to the MedEdWorld website. Visit FAQ number 15 of this guide for details. AMEE members should activate their MedEdWorld membership by logging in with their AMEE username and password.

Resources
What is included in Resources?

This section includes information about resources for personal use or for teaching purposes, including video clips, images, diagrams and websites. There are two easy to search categories; About Medical Education and About Medicine. AMEE Conference videos are also under About Medical Education.

I have a resource I would like to add to MedEdWorld – how can I do this?

a. All MedEdWorld members are invited to add content relevant to the MedEdWorld Community to the MedEdWorld website. Visit FAQ number 15 of this guide for details. AMEE members should active their MedEdWorld membership by logging in with their AMEE username and password.

b. AMEE Conference videos will be added by the MedEdWorld administrator.

How do I find a resource that may be of use to me?

a. To search for an item you can use a free text search or search by category.

b. In the Resources area, to use the free text search, type the word or phrase you are looking for into the search box.

c. You may like to narrow your search by selecting a resource type from the drop down menu to the right of the search box.

d. Alternatively to search by resource type only do not include a word or phrase and simply select a resource type from the drop down menu to the right of the search box.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
What is a SIG?

A SIG is a Special Interest Group. Some special interest groups are open access and some are by invitation only. Unlike forums, SIGs have individual moderators who have created the SIG for a specific group of people such as the AMEE Postgraduate Committee or the ESME course participants past and present. The prerequisite for joining a SIG is summarised on the SIG homepage. You should only request access to a SIG if you meet these requirements.

How do I join a SIG?

To join a SIG, select ‘Request to join’ from the right-hand column of the SIG of interest to you. A pop-up box will appear to confirm your request. Click ‘yes’ to confirm. Another pop up box will appear to confirm that your request has been sent to the SIG moderator who will respond to your request within two working days.

You will be notified by email once your request has been approved.

My request to join a SIG has not been approved – what can I do?

a. In this circumstance it is likely that you have not met the prerequisite of the SIG you have requested to join.

b. If you feel this is an error please contact [email protected]

Do I pay to join a SIG?

Access to SIGs is free to MedEdWorld members and Registered Users. However you must meet the prerequisites of the SIG to be able to join.

Can I remove a post from a SIG?

No. To avoid confusion within discussion threads, posted comments may not be removed.

Advertising on MedEdWorld
MedEdWorld Advertising

MedEdWorld provides opportunities to advertise on the website. An example of this advertising is available on the right hand side on the MedEdWorld Homepage.

How do I advertise on MedEdWorld?

If you are interested in advertising on MedEdWorld please contact [email protected] for an advertising pack.

Username and Password
Help – I’ve forgotten my Username

Please email [email protected] and your username will be sent to your registered email address.

Help – I’ve forgotten my Password

Please go to the Login/Register page on the www.amee.org homepage and select the ‘Forgotten password’ button. You will be prompted to enter your registered email address. A new password will be dispatched to you.

Removing Items
I would like an item I have posted to be removed – can this be done?

a. If you have posted an item that is inaccurate or breaches copyright legislation contact the MedEdWorld Administrator immediately at [email protected] who will remove the item for you.

b. Items that are not inaccurate or in breach of copyright cannot be removed. Please make sure you are happy to share an item before you submit.

Leaving MedEdWorld
72. How do I leave MedEdWorld?

To leave MedEdWorld please email [email protected] with your Username and reason for leaving and your account will be deleted.

73. I’ve changed my mind – can I re-join?

Of course, please register again as your previous account will have been deleted.

Contact Us
Can't find what you are looking for?

We hope that this guide offers all of the information that you need to get started on MedEdWorld, however, should you have a question that has not been covered please email [email protected]