The pre-health collection within MedEdPORTAL's iCollaborative: helping faculty prepare students for the competencies in the new MCAT(2015) exam

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Biochemistry | Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology | Chemistry | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Higher Education | Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics


To help faculty prepare and revise courses in all the disciplines represented in the MCAT(2015) , the American Association of Medical Colleges, through its MedEdPORTAL's iCollaborative, has established the Pre-health Collection, a repository of reviewed web resources that are openly and freely available to faculty, and indirectly through them to students. The Pre-health Collection initiative makes use of the Internet to centralize teaching resources and to help faculty at institutions with fewer available resources to incorporate high quality teaching material specifically reviewed to assist students in obtaining the required pre-health competencies. As biochemistry competencies are increasingly represented in the new exam, it is important to grow the number of quality teaching resources for biochemistry within the portal and to develop a community of users and contributors. A description of the Pre-Health Collection and mechanisms for contributions are presented.


DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20680