Wikipedia:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai started a Wikipedia club in spring 2014 to gather students to edit Wikipedia health articles related to their studies.
Coordinators and supporters
Salubrious Toxin, Preston.atteberry, Mjbailey, and VivamusAmemus founded the Mount Sinai WikiProject Medicine group. From the beginning Viinsanity has been project photographer. Many others also contributed to make the group work, but these have been points of contact and have taken leadership roles.
Supporters of the project include
These pages track different projects of a Wikipedia club at the school.
- Expanding Wikiproject Medicine (2014 Spring): May-December 2014 Wikipedia editing club
- Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Interest Group: September 30, 2014 meetup and editing event open to the public
- Wikiproject Medicine (Winter 2015): January-March 2015 elective course
- Wiki Medicine (Autumn 2015): Autumn 2015 social meetup - This term was Wikipedia talks
- December 2016 Librarian Meetup at Levy Library: December 5, 2016
- December 2016 Student Meetup: December 6, 2016
- #1Lib1Ref Librarian Training: January 27, 2017
- February 16, 2017 meet up
- Outcomes of Teaching Students to Edit Medical Content on Wikipedia, a poster presentation on Tuesday 25 April 2017
- Race and Gender Bias in Medicine @ Icahn School of Medicine. Friday, 28 April, 2017
About the Wikipedia Education Program
The Wikipedia Education Program is a project to connect students and the Wikipedia community to share information together through Wikipedia. Background information is available at Wikipedia:Education program.
Partnerships with medical schools are important because Wikipedia has substantial coverage of the majority of medical topics. Wikipedia medical articles are highly trafficked: over 25,000 medicine articles receive almost 200 million views per month and nearly 8,000 pharmacology articles receive over 40 million views per month as shown at Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Popular pages. Research supports Wikipedia's increasingly influential role as the dominant online reference in delivering medical information to the lay public—as well as being a frequently consulted resource for medical professionals. The Wikipedia article "Health information on Wikipedia" summarizes this, and for more information, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Research publications for a list of academic studies of Wikipedia's health content.
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