Educational Scholarship

Our division has a strong commitment to educational scholarship and encourages the dissemination of educational materials and methods in both traditional journals and online repositories for educational materials such as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) MedEdPORTAL and the Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe). Our faculty members have an excellent track record of publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed teaching materials that are used by institutions in the US and in countries around the world as resources for teaching and curriculum development.
Our faculty are actively engaged in mentoring fellows, residents, and medical students interested in educational research and scholarship. This mentoring relationship can be prominently seen in the work by the Laboratory of E-learning and Multimedia Research (L.E.M.U.R), founded by Dr. Jorge Ruiz. This multidisciplinary team of professionals is dedicated to exploring the use of e-learning and educational technology to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of health care education.

Selected MedEdPORTAL and L.E.M.U.R Publications (peer-reviewed)

Ruiz JG, Andrade AD, Anam R, Taldone S, Karanam C, Hogue C, Mintzer MJ. Group-based differences in anti-aging bias among medical students. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2015; 36(1):58-78

van Zuilen M. Critical Synthesis Package: 2-Item Depression Screener. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2014. Available from:​publication/​9763

Andrade AD, Cifuentes P, Oliveira MC, Anam R, Roos BA, Ruiz JG. Avatar-mediated home safety assessments: piloting a virtual objective structured clinical examination station. J Grad Med Educ. 2011; 3(4):541-5

van Zuilen M, Gonzalez J, Aguilar E, Palacios J, Mintzer M. Geriatrics Medication History Objective Structured Clinical Exam. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2011. Available from:​publication/​8274

Rodriguez O, Ruiz J, Phancao F. “Assistive Devices” Learning Object. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2007. Available from:​publication/​379

van Zuilen M, Ruiz J, Mintzer M. Guidelines for Developing User Guides and Facilitator’s Manuals for Educational Resources. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2006. Available from:​169