Scholarship Resources

Medical Education Journals

The following is a list of selected journals that specifically focus on the field of medical education and that accept submissions on educational research and innovations.

Academic Medicine:
BMC Medical Education:
Clinical Teacher:
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions:
Education for Health: Change in Learning Practice:
Journal of the International Associate of Medical Science Educators:
Medical Education Online (MEO)
Medical Teacher:
Teaching and Learning in Medicine:

  • Successful & Unsuccessful  TEACH-ing Principles to Improve Medical Education

  • See Reading List for Health Profession Educators for suggested articles on education research and scholarship.

  • Blogs:

    Reflective MedEd
    Wing of Zock
    AM Rounds
  • Twitter user @mededchat hosts a weekly Thursday night discussion specific to medical education topics.

  • Accessing Chronicle Higher Ed Access Instructions

  • Accessing  Accessing Online Subscription Resources Using MyAthens

  • JANE (Journal Author Name Estimator)

    Have you recently written a paper, but you’re not sure to which journal  you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help.  Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on ‘Find journals’, ‘Find authors’ or ‘Find Articles’. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

  • Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship


    DR MERL stands for Dependable Reviews of Medical Education Research Literature.     As the name implies, DR MERL is a collection of reviews of the latest research in medical education. Academic Medicine, Medical Education and Teaching and Learning In Medical Education are a few of the medical education journals regularly scanned by our reviewers to find interesting and relevant research articles. Physicians and medical school educators (from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and other medical schools) then write short 150-200 word reviews. The goal of DR MERL is to disseminate succinct reviews of medical education research to our teaching faculty to keep them up-to-date on the most important medical education research. DR MERL has over 150 reviews and covers both undergraduate and graduate medical education topics, such as evaluations, feedback, OSCEs, etc. DR MERL has a broad readership in the United States and internationally. DR MERL is endorsed by the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

  • Published Ahead of Print

    This month’s Academic Medicine Published Ahead of Print (PAP) section is dedicated to Last Page articles focused on health professions education research. These are excellent, quick reads related to important aspects of education research including generating research questions, data analysis pitfalls, research dissemination, and more! Last Page is a monthly feature found in Academic Medicine designed to make the content more accessible through visual and succinct representations of important medical education issues.  To access these articles click here.