This page serves to link medical educators in Africa with resources that could be helpful in their pedagogy. Make sure to visit the Journals and Aggregators
and the Relevant Literature
section as well to find published reports on topics in medical education.
has recently launched the African Health OER Network, which provides a platform for African health academics to freely access and share educational materials as well as to debate key issues around the future of health education for healthcare workers in Africa. The aim of the network is to share and circulate health-related educational materials by building links to existing resources (e.g., programmes, modules, courses), which authors have shared under a Creative Commons licence.
Join the African Health OER Network!
The African Health OER Network provides a platform for health academics to share health-related educational materials and debate key issues around the provision of health education in Africa.
Please show your dedication in helping to improve the provision of African Health education by joining us on the African Health OER Network! Participation is open and there are no conditions for joining.
Join us at http://www.oerafrica.org/healthoer
is a service of the Association of American Medical Colleges. It began as a way to share educational resources while making it possible for medical educators to receive peer-reviewed credit for their teaching work to contribute to faculty career advancement. Medical educators can submit
materials for peer review, including tutorials, cases, lab manuals, assessment tools, simulations, faculty development materials, board review questions, etc. MedEdPORTAL does not accept traditional articles or manuscripts that only describe a resource, project, or curriculum. The actual tool or resource should be submitted. Once the peer review process has determined that the resource is of educational merit, does not violate copyrights, and does not violate patients' privacy, the resource is published online. All peer reviewed educational materials are available for free download
for instructor or student use. MedEdPORTAL is already widely used throughout internationally, including many users throughout the African continent.
The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a service similar to MedEdPORTAL that covers all disciplines. Its Health Sciences Portal
has many educational materials that may be of interest to medical educators. Not all of MERLOT's materials are peer reviewed, which facilitates faster publishing of new educational resources. Those resources that have gone through peer review are clearly marked.
(Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) exists to support medical education throughout the world. The FAIMER Fellowship
has supported the training of a number of African medical educators. FAIMER also links to a number of other educational resources
The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-Tech
) is a consortium with ten offices throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. It is both an organization implementing educational interventions and a provider of resources
for use in health professions educations.
The USAID Global Health E-Learning Center
provides technical courses on specific topics within the field of public health free of charge. The courses are designed for individual student learning, and can serve as informational courses for students or as an example of the capabilities of e-learning for educators.
Please let us know
about any other educational resources that may be of use to medical educators throughout Africa.