Design and Implementation of a Peer-Reviewed Medical Education Video Competition: The Best of American Thoracic Society Video Lecture Series.


Journal Article

Background: Video is an increasingly popular medium for consuming online content, and video-based education is effective for knowledge acquisition and development of technical skills. Despite the increased interest in and use of video in medical education, there remains a need to develop accurate and trusted collections of peer-reviewed videos for medical learners. Objective: We developed the first professional society-based, open-access library of crowd-sourced and peer-reviewed educational videos for medical learners and health care providers. Methods: A comprehensive peer-review process of medical education videos was designed, implemented, reviewed, and modified using a plan-do-study-act approach to ensure optimal accuracy and effective pedagogy, while emphasizing modern teaching methods and brevity. The number of submissions and views were tracked as metrics of interest and engagement of medical learners and educators. Results: The Best of American Thoracic Society Video Lecture Series (BAVLS) was launched in 2016. Total video submissions for 2016, 2017, and 2018 were 26, 55, and 52, respectively. Revisions to the video peer-review process were made after each submission cycle. By 2017, the total views of BAVLS videos on and YouTube were 9100 and 17 499, respectively. By 2018, total views were 77 720 and 152 941, respectively. BAVLS has achieved global reach, with views from 89 countries. Conclusions: The growth in submissions, content diversity, and viewership of BAVLS is a result of an intentional and evolving review process that emphasizes creativity and innovation in video-based pedagogy. BAVLS can serve as an example for developing institutional or society-based video platforms.

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Cited Authors

  • Seam, N; Richards, JB; Kritek, PA; Khemasuwan, D; McCallister, JW; Santhosh, L; Prasad, B; Bhargava, S; Clay, AS; Crotty Alexander, LE

Published Date

  • October 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 592 - 596

PubMed ID

  • 31636831

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31636831

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1949-8357

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4300/JGME-D-19-00071.1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States