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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

OA articles for continuing medical education

Melissa Norton, Medscape develops Continuing Medical Education based on open access research articles, BioMed Central blog, January 14, 2008.  Excerpt:

Several open access articles published by BioMed Central have recently been used by Medscape to produce Continuing Medical Education (CME) material.  These articles span a broad range of specialties, including general practice, psychiatry, surgery, endocrinology, and preventive medicine. 

It is wonderful to see open access research being used in this way to create CME. A key advantage of open access is the opportunity it provides to reuse published research to educate researchers, clinicians and the general public. BioMed Central is planning increased activity in the area of medical education over the coming months. We are working with Medscape to increase the number of CME activities created from BioMed Central articles, including the use of case reports from the Journal of Medical Case Reports. The latest journal metrics also show that BMC Medical Education is rapidly establishing a reputation for itself in this field, and we hope to build on the success of this journal. Lastly, plans are being developed for a new Journal of Clinical Education Resources, scheduled to launch in the first half of 2008....