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Led by:

Patricia S. O'Sullivan, EdD
Director, Research and Development in Medical Education
UCSF School of Medicine

Christy Boscardin, PhD

Peggy Tahir, MLIS, MA, Librarian

Josephine Tan, MLIS

Education scholarship includes not only teaching and using best practices in teaching, but also developing resources and conducting educational research. In this workshop that focuses on dissemination and publication of scholarly work in education, participants learn where to publish their manuscripts and present their research, as well as how to critically examine education research articles.

Advance Preparation:

Think about a project or question that you have that you might like to develop for dissemination.

Bring a laptop to the session for hands-on work.
Go to and choose "Register for an NCBI account" You will use the account the during the workshop to set up literature search notifications.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Identify the key journals in medical education.
Implement a strategy to keep current with the medical education literature.
Evaluate and generate examples of scholarship.
Identify conferences, journals and sites for disseminating education scholarship.
Establish a reasonable set of targets related to the workshop objectives by completing an Education Action Plan form.

During this workshop participants will:

Participate in a journal fair; review and critique the major journals in medical education.
Set up for automatic table of contents notifications from these journals.
Develop an automatic search for a topic of interest.
Explore sites for product dissemination.
Apply review criteria to sample education products.
Write an abstract for Really Good Stuff or RIME, 500 words.
Review resources for scholarship from the Academy of Medical Educators.



UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR21075.

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