A new partnership between the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Psychological Association (APA) will provide free online access to psychological science resources for medical students, faculty, and health professionals. The collaboration marks the first ever psychological science collection in AAMC’s MedEdPORTAL, a repository of educational medical materials.
Expected to be available on the MedEdPORTAL in 2014, the resource comprises three services: publications, which will allow users to access to peer-reviewed health education modules; iCollaborative, where educational innovations from academic institutions can be submitted to promote sharing of non-peer-reviewed ideas; and the CE Directory, which will grant practicing health professionals access to certified and accredited education modules. Carol A. Aschenbrener, MD, AAMC chief medical education officer states:
“Understanding people is key to being an effective physician, and psychological science plays an important role, from premedical through graduate studies. This collaboration represents a commitment to sharing effective educational resources related to psychological science across disciplines, and helps create greater understanding that behavioral and mental health care is part of overall health.”
This groundbreaking resource for health professionals and collaborative efforts between medical and behavioral health organizations and institutions will help further integration practices and innovations across the country. More information can be found at http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/10/health-care.aspx https://www.mededportal.org/about/news/190222/news_and_press_release_faq_style.html