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"10 Must Read Articles if You Want to be a Medical Educator"

Dr. Gail Sullivan, editor-in-chief of Journal of Graduate Medical Education, recommends these articles for aspiring medical educators:

  1. Hurtubise L, Martin B, Gilliland A, Mahan J. To play or not to play: leveraging video in medical education. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):13-18.
  2. Mayer R. Applying the science of learning to medical education. Med Educ. 2010 June; 44(6): 543-549. 
  3. Norman G. The adult learner: a mythical species. Acad Med. 1999 Aug; 74(8): 886-889. 
  4. Kirschner P, van Merriënboer J. Do learners really know best? Urban legends in education. Educ Psychol. 2013 July; 48(3): 169-183. 
  5. Ludwig S, Stein R. Anatomy of mentoringJ Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 152(2): 151-152.
  6. Sambunjak D, Straus S, Marusic A. A systematic review of qualitative research on the meaning and characteristics of mentoring in academic medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jan; 25(1): 72-78. 
  7. Bowen J. Educational strategies to promote clinical diagnostic reasoning. N Engl J Med. 2006 Nov; 335(21): 2217-2225.
  8. Sreinert Y. Student perceptions of effective small group teaching. Med Educ. 2004 Mar; 38(3): 286-293. 
  9. Norman G. Data dredging, salami-slicing, and other successful strategies to ensure rejection: twelve tips on how to not get your paper published. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2014 Mar; 19(1): 1-5.
  10. Sullivan G. Writing education studies for publicationJ Grad Med Educ. 2012 June; 4(2): 133-137. 


From Vassar L. AMA Wire [Internet]. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association; c2015. 10 must-read articles if you want to be a medical educator; 2015 July 01 [cited 2015 Sept 4]. Available from

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