Welcome to JIAMSE Volume 19-1
Hello everyone! This is the first issue of a four issue year. At the 12th annual meeting in Salt Lake City, it was decided to expand the Journal to four issues per year and include all types of publications in the volume, rather than separating according to Supplement material and regular volume publications. This will facilitate the documentation of your publications for your educator portfolios.
Volume 19-1 has a Letter to the Editor with a possible solution to the two Medical Education Cases Studies we have published earlier, two new innovations, four research articles, and a new Medical Education Case Study that will interest you. Let me remind you that “solutions” or your opinions on the Medical Education Case Studies can be sent to us, as Letters to the Editor, and will be peer reviewed. They count as a documentable publication. Let me also remind you to look toward your own teaching program and determine whether there is something innovative, successful, and perhaps unique to what you do and that might be of value to someone else who is teaching or even starting out in the education field. Such material can be written up and submitted to JIAMSE in one of our many possible formats for publication (see the website: www.iamse.org). With four volumes per year, the turnaround times will be relatively short and also, as always, our editorial policy is very user-friendly. I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Uldis N. Streips, Ph.D.