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Education Technology Digital Press

NYU School of Medicine’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education helps faculty, students, and residents publish content using the iBooks Author platform and distribute their work through the iTunes store. 

Our faculty members have published iBooks in the areas of undergraduate and graduate medical education, using a publishing service that provides peer review.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Virtual Prosections: The Series

Virtual Prosections: The Series

In this eight-part virtual prosections series, Victoria Harnik, PhD, and Sally Frenkel, PhD, use detailed, three-dimensional videos with audio narration to guide learners through a virtual tour of human anatomy. Each book provides material for use in laboratories and classes as well as in self-assessment. The books can be downloaded and include the following:

Quick Reference Guide to Radiological Imaging for Acute Abdominal Pain

Quick Reference Guide to Radiological Imaging for Acute Abdominal Pain

Begun as a project for the radiology selective at NYU School of Medicine, this book by Derek Freitas, MD, MSPH, Maria Shiau, MD, and Alampady Shanbhogue, MD, which can be downloaded for free, focuses on how to triage a patient’s complaint of acute abdominal pain and select an imaging modality. Because hospital clinicians rely on mobile technologies, the authors have organized current imaging recommendations from the American College of Radiology into one resource that’s accessible by phone or tablet.

This book targets medical students and interns, especially in emergency or surgical fields. It presents several common causes of acute abdominal pain, typical signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, and imaging recommendations. Where appropriate, alternative imaging options are presented.

Radiology–Anatomy Correlation: In Lab Instruction

Radiology–Anatomy Correlation: In Lab Instruction

Maria C. Shiau, MD, Juan Miguel Delgado, MD, and Ivan De Kouchkovsky, MD, created this series, which can be downloaded for free. It is designed to provide radiology–anatomy correlation to medical students in the gross anatomy lab. The authors emphasize normal anatomic concepts and introduce the classic appearance of radiologic disorders students are likely to encounter in clinical clerkships. The use of radiology in patient assessment and diagnosis is discussed.

Neurobiology of Substance Abuse

Neurobiology of Substance Abuse

This book by Andrea Truncali, MD, Adina Kalet, MD, Frederick More, DDS, Madeline Naegle, MD, Ellen Tuchman, PhD, Kathleen Hanley, MD, and Sewit Bereket, MPH, contains peer-reviewed material that describes the brain structures responsible for addiction. Victor, a patient discussed throughout the book, exemplifies the emotional effects of substance abuse on loved ones. This book, which can be downloaded for free, is intended to facilitate the recognition of addiction as a disease of the brain and provides an understanding of how neurobiology research informs the treatment of addiction.

Orientation to Chest MR Imaging with CT Correlation

Orientation to Chest MR Imaging with CT Correlation

This book, by Meghan Jardon, MD, Maria C. Shiau, MD, MA, and Alampady Shanbhogue, MD, can be downloaded for free and was designed for medical students, radiology residents, and attending physicians looking to expand their understanding of chest imaging. The clinical cases presented provide a useful side-by-side comparison of the utilities of CT and MRI in the imaging of different pathologies of the chest.

Graduate Medical Education

PEM Guides for Graduate Medical Education

PEM Guides

This book authored by Michael Mojica, MD, was developed as a point-of-care resource in pediatric emergency medicine departments. Not intended to be a definitive source, the guides focus on diagnostic, treatment, and disposition decisions and provide a concise answer to the question, “How do I take care of my pediatric patient in the emergency department?” This book, which was updated in March 2016 and can be downloaded for free, is ideal for medical students, residents, and faculty. 

Key Concepts in Managing Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Key Concepts in Managing Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Pocket Guide

This book by Lisa B. Malter, MD, Sophie M. Balzora, MD, Martin J. Wolff, MD, and David P. Hudesman, MD, is for gastroenterology trainees facing the complex task of managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease. This pocket guide can supplement gastroenterology fellowship education by providing a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to managing inflammatory bowel disease. This reference represents currently available evidence and expert opinion and should not be used as a substitute for physicians’ clinical judgment. It can be downloaded for free.

TEE 101 for the Mitral Repair Surgeon

TEE 101 for the Mitral Repair Surgeon

This book by Alison F. Ward, MD, Patricia Ursomanno, PhD, Eugene A. Grossi, MD, Didier F. Loulmet, MD, and Robert Applebaum, MD, targets the cardiac surgeon-in-training and demonstrates the use of transesophageal echocardiography to evaluate the mitral valve using medical illustration, stills, and video. Transesophageal echocardiography is an essential part of mitral valve repair,  and this book can assist learners in better understanding the utility of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography and to ultimately improve the quality of mitral valve repair. It can be downloaded for free

Understanding Trouble with Eating: A Decision Making Tool

Understanding Trouble with Eating: A Decision Making Tool

This guide by Michael Perskin, MD, Allyson Herbst, MD, Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD, Yael Zweig, NP, and Victoria Brown, serves as a starting point for discussions with members of the medical team about preferences on how to approach eating or swallowing issues as part of advanced care planning. It is designed both to inform and to assist in making decisions now or at some point in the future. The guide can be downloaded for free.

User Guide for Understanding Trouble with Eating

User Guide for Understanding Trouble with Eating

Michael Perskin, MD, Allyson Herbst, MD, Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD, Yael Zweig, NP, and Victoria Brown author this user guide for healthcare professionals who want to use their other publication, Understanding Trouble with Eating: A Decision Making Tool (above). It can be downloaded for free.

NYULMC Epic MyChart Tutorial

NYULMC Epic MyChart Tutorial

This iBook by Heather Leisy, MD, MBA, and Meleha Ahmad, a member of NYU School of Medicine’s Class of 2017, can be downloaded for free. It contains a tutorial on how to use key features of NYU Langone’s Epic MyChart® application. MyChart® is a free service that allows a patient to access parts of his or her medical record and communicate with a physician’s office.

NYU Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2015 Year in Review

NYU Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2015 Year in Review

This report by Marc Triola, MD, Crystal Mainiero, and Violetta Kraja, MS, commemorates NYU School of Medicine’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education as one of the largest medical education innovation groups in the country and recognizes its growth and accomplishments in 2015. The report can be downloaded for free as an iBook or as a PDF.

e-Learning Cookbook: How to Create e-Learning Materials for Health Care Professionals

e-Learning Cookbook: How to Create e-Learning Materials for Health Care Professionals

This multitouch e-book by So-Young Oh, MA, MS, provides practical tips to help educators create their own elearning materials. The author presents guidelines and resources on starting a new elearning project, developing relevant instructional media, and evaluating the finished product. A checklist at the end of each section enables educators to follow the steps in designing effective e-learning resources. This book can be downloaded for free.

NYULMC Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2014 Annual Report

NYULMC Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2014 Annual Report

NYU School of Medicine’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education presented its first annual report in 2014, authored by Marc Triola, MD, Crystal Mainiero, Sabrina Lee, MPA, Violetta Kraja, MS, and Lisa Ng-Zhao. Included are details on the development and use of educational technologies and informatics in medical education. The report can be downloaded for free.

ebook Toolkit

Resources for developing ebooks for medical education are available on the NYU Langone intranet, atNYULMC (faculty and staff can log in using their Kerberos ID). These include templates, sample publications, consent and release forms, and metadata forms.

MedEdPORTAL Resources

The Program for Digital Learning consults with faculty who wish to submit educational material in iBooks format to MedEdPORTAL, a free publication service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

MedEdPORTAL maintains a rigorous peer-review process based on standards used in scholarly publishing. Each submission is scrutinized by editorial staff and independent reviewers using a standardized instrument. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication. MedEdPORTAL publications are considered by many to be scholarly works that may support faculty advancement decisions.

Submitting MedEdPORTAL iBooks

All submitting authors must complete the form on the MedEdPORTAL publications submission management site. The information collected on the form is used, in part, by reviewers and editors to evaluate the submission.

Your MedEdPORTAL submission requires an Educational Summary Report, which provides an overview of the submission information and serves as a guide for understanding the purpose and scope of the resource.

Authors with active submissions are encouraged to convert their Instructor Guide to a summary. 

Every MedEdPORTAL submission must be implemented with and evaluated by target users. Your submission should be in part a record of how your resource has been used.

All MedEdPORTAL publications must be stand-alone and complete. Before submitting, prepare your iBooks file and your PDF, which must contain all the material in the iBooks file.

If your ebook contains images and or videos from a third party, make sure you cite all images in your submission. Include any relevant actor release forms and third-party content permission forms.

Submission Steps

Log in or create an account at ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM, the MedEdPORTAL publications submission management site. Provide the following information: 

  • health profession, specialties, and subspecialties
  • instructional methods
  • assessment methods
  • professional interest
  • organ systems
  • academic focus
  • resource type
  • unavailable dates (if you are planning to be unavailable for a period of time, please list these dates)
  • signature

Provide the title and abstract and a list of up to 10 keywords. List the attributes, including the intended audience, instructional methods, and resource type, as well as the authors and institutions, including your work email address and Association of American Medical Colleges registration ID number. Provide details and comments about submission material. Create a Commons License. 

Next, upload your file. Each submission can be a maximum of 500 MB. If you need more space, please email mededportal@aamc.org.

Upload the iBooks file, but do not upload the .iba file. Upload the summary, list resource files, and provide background context.