Opportunities for Physicists in the Pre-Health iCollaborative

Juan Burciaga, Mt. Holyoke College, Patricia Allen, Appalacian State University

New Call for Submissions
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) announces a new call for innovative teaching resources in physics that teach the pre-health competencies. Share your best teaching resources (including case studies, self-learning modules, classroom learning activities and team-based activities) to be considered for a $750 prize for the most innovative resource. Eligible resources will address a pre-health competency that draws from the disciplines of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, psychology and sociology and engage students in further developing their scientific inquiry and reasoning skills. Competency-based learning emphasizes both knowledge and skills. Innovative resources will engage students in activities that mirror the work of social and natural scientists and reflect the interdisciplinary nature of their work. Learn more at the MedEdPortal Pre-health Competencies web page.

Here is the winner in physics for our previous call, Computed Tomography, by Elliot Mylott, Ryan Klepetka, Ralf Widenhorn, and Grace Van Ness of Portland State University.

Winning competency-based resources will emphasize real-world problems and interdisciplinary problem-solving activities. Up to six resources will be selected for awards and be published in the Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTAL’s iCollaborative. Submissions are due by August 26, 2013. Submit at the MedEdPortal Pre-health Collection web page.

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