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Medical education research resources

Medical education resources include the Health Sciences library's subject aggregation page, a dedicated Moodle page for staff, and other specialised resources, as well as links to various organisations which support medical education research and development.

University of Otago library medical education research guide

This page aggregates the key journals and books available through the University of Otago library system, and highlights recent medical education research by OMS staff.

Medical education research MedMoodle page

A resource page for medical education research has been created on Moodle for OMS. It contains current research projects occurring at OMS; a PDF of a selection of different journals to publish your research with metric information; and links to books, journal articles, podcasts and Youtube videos around different aspects of conducting medical/health professional research.

Click on this link to go to the page and then click on the blue ‘Enrol Me’ button.

This page is only available to staff, students and administrators who are involved with the OMS programme. If you are having difficulty accessing the page, please email

Curriculum Map

The curriculum map of the OMS programme is a resource to look at what is being taught where at different stages of the MBChB degree. This can be helpful when designing research projects that involve scoping out what is taught in a particular area. Please visit the curriculum map here:

Statistical support

If you need statistical help for your research project, the Centre for Biostatistics in the Division of Health Sciences is here to help. We strongly recommend you contact the Centre in the early stages of designing your research project – this will significantly help the quality of your project and avoid any unforeseen future pitfalls before you are too far along in the research process.

Please visit their webpage for more information here (links to the services in UOW and UOC are located at the bottom of the Centre’s webpage):

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Medical education organisations

Otago Medical School has corporate memberships of key medical education organisations, providing opportunities for research publication and conference presentation. These memberships allow reduced rates for conference attendance, and some access to other research resources. For enquiries about institutional memberships, contact Karin Warnaar (, 03 479 7700)


The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. This is a friendly and collegial organisation which welcomes student, novice and experienced researchers, making it a helpful starting place for those interested in medical education research.


The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is a worldwide organisation that promotes international excellence in education in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. AMEE offers webinars that may be accessible to OMS staff: please contact Karin Warnaar for login information.


The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) is a UK-based organisation supporting research-informed best practice across the continuum of medical education, by encouraging and publishing research.

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