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AAMC Announces Call for Submissions [October 2011]

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 Accepted resources will build an “Oral Health in Medicine” model curriculum 

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, announces a call for submissions for instructional resources to support an oral health in medicine model curriculum, disseminated through MedEdPORTAL, the association’s publication repository for peer-reviewed open-access educational resources. The objective of the initiative is to provide credible, peer-reviewed instructional materials to prepare physician clinicians to incorporate relevant oral health practices into general healthcare and disease prevention services. This initiative is supported through a cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal Child Health Bureau (grant #U44MC20223).

The call for oral health in medicine submissions focuses on the following key competency domain areas for oral health integration:

  • General Oral Health Screening Exam
  • Dental Caries
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Oral Cancer and Prevention
  • Oral-Systemic Health Interactions
  • Public Health
  • Emergency Care
  • Medical Dental Interface

Oral health resource development awards will be considered either for the refinement of existing curricula content that the author has already used in instruction or for concept development of new oral health educational material the author proposes to draft in the course of the award activity. The submission must also describe how the proposed activity will either facilitate an interdisciplinary approach or use human health as context for teaching oral health concepts in undergraduate medicine curricula. Authors will be asked to designate their proposed resources as either

  • Content-tested: materials that have already been used with learners, or
  • Concept-based: new materials that will be drafted.

You may submit multiple resources for consideration, but each must be submitted as a separate application.

 Types of Materials Sought 

Teaching materials that enhance the medical curriculum take many forms: tutorials, exercises, lab guides, case studies, videos, simulations, etc. The key characteristics of a teaching module published in MedEdPORTAL are: 1) the module functions as a full, stand-alone teaching/learning activity; 2) the module contains educational objectives and outcome-based measures; 3) the module teaches concepts of oral health in the context of human health; 4) the content of the module is relevant and can be replicated by other faculty. The complexity and detail of the teaching materials really depends on the activity or concept being taught. Often it is the simplest materials or activities that are the most useful and have the greatest impact.


Accepted applicants will receive a $2,000 development award and travel support to attend a one-day training workshop in Washington, D.C.


The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by Thursday, December 15, 2011.

To learn more about the full call for submission and apply go to  MedEdPORTAL's call for submissions. Please direct any questions to Michael Saleh, Senior Project Manager, MedEdPORTAL, Association of American Medical Colleges at msaleh@aamc.org.

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