What if there was a platform for medical educators to share the materials developed for their local learners with the world? How might their impact increase? At MedEdGuru, we believe that we can all contribute to global capacity-building efforts by sharing our resources, knowledge and time.
Will you join us?
A product of Indian and Russian medical education, Dr. Asit Misra knows first-hand the limitations imposed on medical education in low and middle-income countries. In 2017, determined to seek additional training that might help his learners at home, he stepped away from his role as department chair and moved with his wife to Ohio in pursuit of a simulation fellowship.
Soon after moving to the United States, Misra found himself seated at the ACEP Teaching Fellowship next to Dr. Charlotte Lawson, a former chief resident from Carolinas Medical Center and member of the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) team. Lawson found Misra's professional journey fascinating. She began to realize that she had taken simple things like weekly resident conference for granted.
Lawson and Misra wondered together: how, in the age of #FOAMed and the sharing economy, might they be able to better support medical educators in LMICs? MedEdGuru is their ongoing attempt to answer that question.
MedEdGuru is a non-profit start-up with a young, scrappy and determined team. We will take every ounce of help we can get on this mission, no contribution is too small.
Those with emergency medicine clinical expertise can consider submitting to the Resource Catalog, signing up as a virtual mentor, or donating their time to a live lecture through the Virtual Grand Rounds program.
Individuals interested in a more substantial role should inquire further regarding positions as a Peer-Reviewer, Content Editor or Team Lead.
For our non-medical supporters we offer an undergraduate internship program as well as opportunities for anyone to serve as a Resource Catalog Librarian. Of course as a 501(c)3 organization, we also gratefully accept tax-deductible monetary and in-kind donations.
We love to hear from like-minded individuals, institutions and governments. If we are speaking your language, please reach out. We look forward to working with you.
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