Wikipedia:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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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[edit]

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

Project history[edit]

These pages track different projects of a Wikipedia club at the school.

2014
2015
2016
2017

About the Wikipedia Education Program[edit]

"Editing Wikipedia articles on medicine", a classroom handout

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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