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IAMSE Member Listserv Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why was the IAMSE Member Listserv created?
This listserv was created as a forum for discussion and as an information source for the members of IAMSE interested in scholarly activity related to research and faculty development in medical science education. Specifically, this listserv was developed to:

  • promote discussion and development related to medical science education;
  • facilitate networking among IAMSE members who share common interests or expertise;
  • provide an electronic forum for disseminating information about funding and other resources related to medical education development and research interests.

What kinds of messages can be posted to the IAMSE Member Listserv?
  • Queries to other medical schools about practices across the continuum of medical education or related to faculty development,
  • Support services related to professional education, such as admissions, student services, etc.,
  • Strategies for curriculum evaluation or student assessment,
  • Conceptual issues underlying the implementation of education and training programs,
  • Announcements for positions in educational institutions,
  • Announcements for funding opportunities or conferences likely to be of interest to medical science educators.


Who is responsible for the content posted to the Listserv?
The content of postings are the sole responsibility of the author. IAMSE, its officers, staff and volunteer leaders accept no responsibility for the content found on the listserv.

How can I subscribe to the IAMSE Member Listserv?
Go to:

How can I temporarily suspend email from the listserv?
To temporarily suspend email from the listserv, go to and unsubscribe. When you wish to return to the list, simply return to the above URL and re-subscribe.

How can I permanently sign off of the listserv?
Go to and un-subscribe

Who has access to the Listserv postings?
Only current IAMSE members have access to the listserv postings. This is a closed list.

How do I post a message to the list?

To post a message to the listserv, simply send an email to

How can I view the Listserv archives?
Once you are subscribed, you can view the archived posts by date and/or subject.

My email address is changing .. how can I stay on the list?
To update your email address go to
Is there a web-based interface for managing my listserv subscription?

Can I post attachments to the list?
Please DO NOT send attachments to the list.

Attachments can take a long time to download for people accessing the list via dialup, and might exceed the maximum message size allowed by some e-mail servers. In addition, not all users might have access to the software required to open specific attachments. It is also possible that virus detection software will block attachments with certain characteristics, such as macros in Word files.

If an email attachment is the only method to communicate your message, please contact for the best way to provide the information to the IAMSE membership.

What can I do to make the list function more effectively?
Include your electronic mail address, your institutional affiliation, and your real name, preferably at the end of each message. This will allow subscribers to contact your directly if they would like to respond to your postings.

  • Don't send "ME TOO" messages to the whole list. If someone is offering something that interests you, email them directly to obtain it.
  • Avoid embarrassment; Don't send private replies to the list. Send them directly to the subscriber by changing the "TO:" address manually, otherwise it will be sent to all subscribers.
  • Edit your reply to a note by removing unnecessary text from the original, or omit the original note completely: this will help reduce the length of messages posted to the system.
  • If you have posted a note seeking advice or resources, you might consider posting a summary note to the list as a service to other subscribers, briefly summarizing the responses that you received from your request.
  • Use the SUBJECT link to provide a concise indication of the topic of your message.
  • Please DO NOT use an automatic confirmation feature if your electronic mail system has this options. The list manager will send a message to anyone who makes use of this feature, asking the individual to turn the confirmation feature off. Failure to do so will cause the subscriber to be removed from the list.
  • Please DO NOT use "away from the office" messages. If you will be away from your email for an extended period of time, please unsubscribe until your return. Failure to do so will cause the subscriber to be removed from the list.

Why is the default on the IAMSE Member listserv to send replies to the whole list rather than the original author?
The intention of the list is to foster discussion and resource sharing. The easiest way of doing this is to have all messages accessible to everyone. While this occasionally has its down side, this distribution method has fostered a virtual community of medical educators.

I posted a message to the IAMSE Member Listserv and have not yet received a copy. Why?
One of the most common reasons for a message not to be delivered is a "mismatch" of email addresses. The message must be sent using the exact email address of your subscription.

How can I contact the listserv moderator?
Various members of the Technology Committee serve as moderators. The listserv moderator can be contacted by sending an email to or by contacting

How can I get additional assistance regarding the IAMSE member listserv?
For additional assistance, please contact


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