Azzam teaching innovative course designed to increase reliability of online medical information 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

UCSF will soon be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on Wikipedia, thanks to a new course for fourth-year medical students taught by Amin Azzam, MD, MA.


“Wikipedia generates more than 53 million page views just for articles about medications each month, and is second to Google as the most frequently used source by junior physicians,” said Azzam. “We’re recognizing the impact Wikipedia can have to educate patients and health care providers across the globe, and want users to receive the most accurate publicly available, sound medical information possible.”

The class, which begins in December, is part of an ongoing collaboration between the UCSF School of Medicine and the Wiki Project Med Foundation.  

Read more about this: UCSF News | The New York Times 

 

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