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Submissions/Wikipedia in Medical Education: Student Group to Course

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Wikipedia in Medical Education: Student Group to Course
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Felix Richter (en:User:Salubrious_Toxin), Mark Bailey (en:User:Mjbailey)
E-mail address
Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
en:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Our goal is to organize medical students, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals to edit Wikipedia articles through the non-profit, Wiki Project Med (WP:MED), to develop high quality medical articles read by millions of people per month. We will present details of our process for creating a student group and course, with the hope that similar efforts will be implemented at other medical schools. Additionally, we will present statistics on what we accomplished, and will describe our goals. We would like to end the presentation with a question and answer session, as well as a discussion in which fellow Wikipedia editors from around the world can provide insights on how we can improve.
  • Education Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Link to preliminary presentation: Wikipedia in Medical Education (Google Slides)
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