Links to a number of useful web resources to help improve quality of Medical Education in your Institution QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

  • WFME Trilogy: World Federation for Medical Education’s documents for improving the quality of Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Continuing Professional Development education. To this, one for PhD Education has been added


  • Faculty Development Resources & links on a large number of Teaching -Learning methods & tools
  • Teaching & Learning Resources Stanford University
  • Teaching Tools – McMaster University
  • Teaching Guides University of Minnesota
  • Bibliography: from the University of Toronto
  • Faculty Development links – Florida State University


  • AAMC Best Practices in CME (click here)
  • Resident Teachers the Skills development Website of the University of California Irvine
  • Teaching Resources: Academic Portfolios, Writing Objectives, Case-based learning, Large & Small-group learning – Florida State University
  • Learning and Teaching Resources: Center for research on Teaching & Learning, University of Michigan
  • Evaluation of Teaching: University of Michigan


  • Learning Styles Models- Felder: Assessment of Learning Style preferences; Kolb’s Experiential Learning
  • Experiential Learning & Education: Philosophy, Theory, Practice and Resources
  • Teaching Strategies: Experiential Learning – University of Michigan
  • Problem Based Learning– McMaster University

EDUCATION RESEARCH: Resources to help you carry out educational research or show you how others have done it ….

Free Online Survey Software

  • SurveyMonkey: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily
  • QuestionPro: a web-based service for conducting online surveys, ideal for simple projects
  • Create your own free survey in 10 minutes…
  • StatPac Survey: to conduct online surveys, telephone interviewing (CATI), or traditional paper questionnaires.

WHO Resources:

  • The WHO Library Documents & Publications: Useful WHO documents, Bulletins, TRS, Monographs
  • WHOLIS: WHO e-library search of WHO Publications. It indexes all WHO publications from 1948 onwards
  • The SEARO WHO Information Source: resources available from WHO SEARO
    • Resources for Health Workforce Development
    • E-learning in UG Health Professions Education: Systematic review of effectiveness
    • Global Health Library
  • WHO & Medical Education: Links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events & WHO Directory of Medical Schools

BMJ Resources:

  • How to read a paper;
  • Statistics at square one;
  • Archives of BMJ on line;
  • Evidence Based learning;

ERIC There are now more than 100,000 documents in ERIC® that can be downloaded for free by anyone, on demand. The International Handbook of Research in Medical Education: a book in 2 volumes containing review of current research findings and contemporary issues in health sciences education

Free Medical Journals:

  • MedIND Biomedical Journals from India; Qmed: More Indian journals
  • NEJM Free access for developing countries
  • HighWire Press site of Stanford University
  • The Geneva Foundation site;
  • Bioline International site;
  • Free Medical Journals site;
  • The PubMed Central open list;
  • Rowland Medical Library E-Resources of the University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • JAMA Archives;


  • Reference Style: BMA links to the Vancouver and Harvard styles of referencing articles in journal and book publications.
  • Uniform Requirement for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors site


  • WMA International Code Adopted by the 3rd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, London, England, October 1949 covering duties of Physicians in general, these towards patients and colleagues etc.
  • WMA Ethics Manual it helps prepare medical students and physicians to better navigate through the many ethical challenges we face in our daily practice
  • Helsinki Declaration Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects
  • Journal of Medical Ethics from the BMJ stable, this journal seeks to promote ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice

MEDICAL EDUCATION JOURNALS Links to Medical Educations that are freely available on-line and those that require a subscription. EDUCATION TOOLS Links that are a wealth of resources to tools used in improving student learning: