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Annals of Medicine is excited to share the list of associates joining the Medical Education Section Editorial Team. With direction from the Section Editor, Dr. Kadriye O. Lewis, an Aims and Scope has been outlined for the Section, providing clarity on the research topics of focus and main objectives.
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Aims and Scope

The Medical Education Section aims to publish original research papers, reviews, perspectives on contemporary issues and novel teaching techniques applied to medical education that will advance knowledge, skills, and promote educational innovations in a wide range of medical disciplines. This section has a special focus on curriculum development, curricular innovations, evidence-based educational practices, e-learning in medical education, innovative technologies, teaching approaches, competencies in medical education, assessment, and evaluation in the context of training physicians and other healthcare professionals at all levels.

Q1 Rank
Two-Year Impact Factor 3.243
Five-Year Impact Factor 3.840
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CiteScore 5.70
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Section Editor

Kadriye O. Lewis, EdD

Dr. Kadriye O. Lewis is the Director of Evaluation and Program Development in the Department of Graduate Medical Education at Children's Mercy Hospital. She is also Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis received both her MEd and EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with the emphasis on Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. She did her postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics in Edinburgh Moray House College, Scotland. Her MA is in English as a Second Language from Eskisehir Teacher College, Turkey. Dr. Lewis is a well-established medical educator with extensive experience in online program development, e-learning course development, instructional design, program implementation and measuring its impact on learners’ achievement. In 2019, she was honored by receiving the OLC Fellows Award because of her outstanding work and dedication to advancing online learning for health professions and medical education. Her research interests are focused on e-learning design, implementation of innovative technologies for curriculum delivery at many levels in healthcare education, including performance-based assessment, the construction of new assessment tools as well as the improvement and validation of existing tools and methods. Dr. Lewis presents extensively at many professional meetings and conferences and has been a keynote/an invited speaker at many international and national universities.

Associate Editor

Timo Siepmann, PD Dr. med. Habil

Dr. Timo Siepmann is an attending physician at the Dresden University Stroke Center, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden, Germany. He is the Director of the Master’s Program in Clinical Research at Dresden International University and Site Director of the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Program provided by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also Project Director of the Model Medical Degree Program at Technical University Dresden. Dr. Siepmann completed his medical education and training in clinical neurology and neurological research both in international universities in Europe and the United States. His professional passion is tied to his commitment to patient care, advancing clinical and basic neuroscience with a focus on the development of novel techniques to diagnose and treat neurovascular disorders as well as disorders of the autonomic nervous system. He is active in the discovery and international collaboration in research to elucidate new insights in neuroscience and connect neuroscience with complementary disciplines in an international collaborative approach. Dr. Siepmann is dedicated to developing new ways of medical and research education integrating collaborative and digital learning strategies. He extensively published his scholarly work and received multiple research grants and international science awards.

Associate Editor

Traci Wolbrink, MD MPH

Dr. Traci Wolbrink is a pediatric intensivist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Her academic interests are developing and evaluating innovative online educational strategies. She is Co-Director of OPENPediatrics (www.openpediatrics.org), an open access social learning platform designed to allow nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals to share best practices and knowledge about the care of sick children through academically rigorous, peer-reviewed educational resources including videos, protocols, medical calculators, and virtual simulators developed by international experts. She is serves as a Course Director for the Harvard Macy Institute Transform your Teaching for the Virtual Environment Course. She is also the Education Chair for the Academic Pediatric Association and serves on the Executive Board of the Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Editorial Board Members

Cheryll A. Albold, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Administrator, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, USA

Jessica Barlinn, M.Sc. PD Dr.med.

Head of Telemedical Stroke Network SOS-NET

Department of Neurology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Germany

Irem Budakoglu, MD, MMEd

Professor, Head of Department of Medical Education and Informatics

Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Jeremy R. Garrett, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy

Research Faculty, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center

Children's Mercy Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA

Susan Hathaway, PhD

Associate Professor

Vice Chair/Administrative Director

Children's Mercy Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA

Ross E. Newman, DO, MHPE

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

Children's Mercy Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA

Murat Ozer, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

School of Information Technology & School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Ericka Sanner-Stiehr, PhD, RN, COI

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Kansas , School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS, USA

Adrian D. Zurca, MD, MEd

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care, Hershey, PA, USA

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