Resources for Medical Educators

Education Resources grouped by Topic

These resources are organized by educational subject areas such as:

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Medical Education and Scholarship
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Team-based Learning
  • Technology-enhanced Learning

Various Resources

Academy of Distinguished Teachers

There are many excellent teaching resources on this University of Minnesota site.


MedEdPORTAL is a free, cross-indexed suite of services provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Through Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory, MedEdPORTAL aims to equip healthcare professionals across the continuum with effective and efficient educational tools to improve patient care. For high quality teaching enhancement resources, type "teaching" in the keyword search field.

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

The University of Minnesota Medical School is an Institutional Member of AMEE. The benefits include:

  • Free membership of MedEdWorld for the institution (See MedEdWorld below to learn about its exciting benefits)
  • Discount on conference attendance for members of the institution
  • Participate in the business of AMEE and have three votes in the General Assembly
  • Discount on AMEE Publications
  • Reduced cost exhibit at AMEE conferences

Bio-Medical Library (U of M)

In addition to its wealth of articles, books, and journals, the Bio-Medical Library provides a wide range of free instructional resources, including workshops, guides and tutorials to support teaching and learning.

Conferences and Meetings Calendar (pdf)

This is a listing of selected national and international medical education conferences and meetings.

ExamSoft Training

ExamSoft training webinars that help you administer your assessments. View the calendar of webinars, videos and resources.

Faculty Affairs Office (UMN Medical School)

Glossary of Medical Education Terms

The Institute for International Medical Education's glossary is considered the broadest in gold standards and has been published in Medical Teacher.

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

HEAL is a national resource for digital multimedia serving health sciences education. It provides digital teaching resources of the highest quality from a variety of sources.


The University of Minnesota Medical School is an Affiliate Member of MedEdWorld. Some of the benefits for our members include:

  • free participation in webinars on a range of medical educatIon topics.
  • free participation in interactive discussion forums and special interest groups

Our members can register for upcoming webinars or watch archives of webinars, as well as AMEE conference videos. Examples of abbreviated videos can be viewed on the MedEdWorld YouTube channel at By registering for a full MedEdWorld membership with the Medical School's Affiliate code, our faculty may access the full videos. 
Webinar Registration Instructions (pdf)

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)

The MERLOT site includes a a number of health sciences learning materials

Office of Information Technology

OIT offers a number of teaching and learning resources, as well as Research tools and resources.

Pocket Cards on common medical education topics

Print these cards for your own pocket (two or four cards per page), and share the extras with your colleagues!

Technology for Life (MyU Portal and Portfolio)

  • myU Portal - The University of Minnesota publishes an electronic public portal called myU. University students, faculty and staff can sign in to it with their University Internet IDs and passwords, and members of the public can create guest accounts. When logged in, they can use the portal to organize and navigate through the 1.6 million pages of electronic resources available from the University. They also can get personalized information, interact with friends and colleagues, and create and distribute dynamic Web content.
  • ePortfolio is an online interactive information management tool currently available to all U of M students, faculty, and staff. It gives users easy, full, and direct influence over the creation, distribution, and use of records and documents.  It provides a dynamic, efficient mechanism for integrating official as well as self-reported academic, career, and personal information which can be selectively shared with others. Access Portfolio from any Internet browser by going to and by logging into your personal account with your University Internet ID (email username) and password.

Research and Grant Funding Resources

This site lists Internal Funding Opportunities available at the University of Minnesota. In addition, U Libraries offers grant funding search tools and resources, including workshops and databases.

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