WikiProject Medicine Events: January 7-11

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James Heilman, MD, one of the leading clinician-Wikipedians behind WikiProject Medicine, will be a guest lecturer at UCSF the week of January 7-11. Hear him speak at noon every day that week.

Wikipedia is the most widely used medical reference in the world. It’s also the only free, open-source, and extensively cited medical reference available to anyone with an internet connection. WikiProject Medicine’s goal is to make Wikipedia the best and most up-to-date health science resource in the world.

Attend an introductory lecture with James Heilman, MD, and come to one of our drop-in BYOL (bring-your-own-laptop) editing sessions for some hands-on exploration. Join us and learn how you can be a contributor to WikiProject Medicine. Light refreshments will be served. 

WikiProject Overview with James Heilman, MD

  • Monday, January 7, 12-1 pm, N217 (alternate speaker, Jake Orlowitz)
  • Tuesday, January 8, 12-1 pm, Toland Hall 
  • Wednesday, January 9, 12-1 pm, HSW 303
  • Thursday, January 10, 12-1 pm, Toland Hall
  • Friday, January 11, 12-1 pm, N217

Drop-in Editing Sessions

  • January 7-11 (all week), 11-3 pm, Nursing Mezzanine

If you plan to attend the hands-on editing sessions, please remember to bring your laptop and create your free Wikipedia Account beforehand. You should also review this guide that outlines WikiProject Medicine at UCSF and how to edit.


Wikipedia Surveys and Raffles: 

We invite you to complete two surveys. The General Survey is open to anyone, and if you complete it you will be entered into a raffle to win a free Kindle Paperwhite. 

The second Editor Survey is open to those who have created an account on Wikipedia and made at least one appropriately referenced edit to a Wikipedia medicine article. If you complete this one, you will be entered into the first raffle above and into a second to win a free iPad mini. 


All in the UCSF community are welcome. Events are sponsored by UCSF School of Medicine, UCSF Library, UCSF CTSI, WikiMed Foundation, and Wikimedia Canada.

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