The Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University has supported presenting Wikipedia to health care practitioners, especially by encouraging medical students to edit Wikipedia as part of their coursework. This partnership began in 2013 as coordinated by lecturer Shani Evenstein, on Wikipedia as , and continues to the present.
Most of the collaboration can be organized as projects associated with particular courses.
- The class of 2013-2014 course page (in Hebrew)
- The class of 2014-2015 course page (in Hebrew)
- The class of 2015-2016 course page (in Hebrew)
- The class of 2016-2017 course page (in Hebrew)
- Sigalov, S. E., & Nachmias, R. Wikipedia as a platform for impactful learning: A new course model in higher education. Education and Information Technologies, 2016.
- Evenstein, Shani (13 February 2014). "Wiki-Med: The Story of the First Full Wikipedia Course in Israel". blog.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- Efrati, Ido (17 October 2013). "Tel Aviv University medical students take course on Wikipedia writing". Haaretz. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- Jeffay, Nathan (25 October 2013). "Doctors learn Wiki-medicine". thejc.com. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- Reisz, Matthew (14 August 2014). "Wikimania: student medics get credit for webside manner". www.timeshighereducation.co.uk. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
- (unable to read) (13 October 2014). "ynet חדש בלימודי רפואה בת'א: קורס כתיבה בוויקיפדיה - בריאות". ynet.co.il. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- zap doctor staff (16 October 2013). "סטודנטים לרפואה יכתבו בוויקיפדיה". doctors.co.il. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- (unable to read) (22 October 2013). "קורס ראשון מסוגו בעולם על עריכת מידע רפואי בוויקיפדיה נפתח בפקולטה לרפואה | אוניברסיטת ת'א". tau.ac.il. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- (unable to read) (9 October 2015). "ישראל היום דוקטור, תכתוב לי ערך". www.israelhayom.co.il. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
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.