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About This Journal

There are many issues that face health care today. Health care reform, the need for health care access for all, and health professions shortages are frequent news headlines. The public also wants assurances that those caring for them are competent. In addition, health science information is expanding at such a rate that it is difficult for educators to keep pace. Therefore, it is inherent that there is a forum to publish best practices for how we educate health care professionals and also allows for interaction with the authors for discussion on the issues. In print journals, these opportunities for feedback take place in letters to the editor. The International Journal of Health Sciences Education (IJHSE) provides an open forum that allows health care professionals an opportunity to share their knowledge and innovations across disciplines, national borders, and cultures to create a community of shared knowledge. Moreover, because contemporary learners obtain their information from non-traditional sources, a novel approach to presenting and disseminating educational content would open new avenues of information access. Authors can share manuscripts or videos and blogs or vlogs and space will also be created for discussion purposes. It is our philosophy that many educators around the globe are using amazing teaching techniques and tools to teach their students and that there should be a peer-reviewed forum to share these practices. There are many websites available that address health-care related topics inaccurately. It is our philosophy to provide accurate information. We also feel that the journal should be interdisciplinary because we have much more in common than we have differences and there is much we can learn from each other.