Message to AMCO SIG Members

Published November 29, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We have a unique opportunity to promote the field of optometry. I have been working with a doctor by the name of Scott Plantz from the University of Louisville on an internet data base for all health professionals where people can quiz themselves and learn about different disease states. Dr. Plantzs has specifically included the field of optometry and is looking for authors and editors to contribute to the database. If you are interested in getting published and sharing your knowledge of a specific disease/condition/field of science this is a great opportunity to share and promote the field of Optometry as a creditable health profession.

Evan J Kaufman, OD, FAAO
Vice Chair

Recruiting Letter Below

Dear Optometry Educators:

Twenty years ago, we worked together to create eMedicine© a free online library used by millions of health professionals. Recently, the founders of eMedicine© began StatPearls, a new, international collaboration to further improve medical education.

We are writing to invite you to join us in finishing the StatPearls project. To date, more than four thousand health professionals are completing a peer-reviewed PubMed (National Library of Medicine) indexed database of 17,000 summary articles and 100,000 multiple choice questions with four teaching points, pictures, or a video classified to each specialty area of medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, and basic science. Questions and articles are selected by editors-in-chief for use by each specialty. The completed learning management system allows:

  • Publication of updatable peer-reviewed, books, apps, and online continuing education indexed in PubMed for GME scholarly credit.
  • Users to customize, assign, score, and track web-based or printable assessments with the option to modify existing questions or develop private or shared question banks.
  • Users have free access to the online database, and unlimited CME/CE will only be $24.95.
  • Authors and editors have free access, free CME/CE for updating content annually, and a free eBook.

Please consider a three-hour commitment to this academic project. When you go to, you will see how easy it is to write, edit, and peer review content. Together we can provide free online access and affordable continuing medical education.

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