MAHEC Online Journal of Research

The MAHEC Online Journal of Research, published by the Mountain Area Health Education Center, promotes and publishes peer-reviewed, learner research and other scholarly activities that advance the understanding of our patients, evidence-based patient care, and education in obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, pharmacy, hospice and palliative care, geriatrics, and general dentistry.

We invite you to explore our journal archives to learn more about MAHEC's innovative clinical and educational research, evidence-based practice recommendations, innovations in patient care, quality improvement projects, case reports, peer-reviewed poster presentations, and narrative essays on the training and practice of medicine.

If you are a current resident or fellow in training in one of MAHEC's GME or GDE programs, a recent graduate, or an affiliated graduate or undergraduate student or intern, we invite you to consider submitting your scholarly work to our online journal. Please review our policies and procedures and submission guidelines for more information.

We also welcome your feedback! Please send us an email with your comments about our articles and posters, the value to your practice, and any suggestions for future content.

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Courtenay Gilmore Wilson, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, BCACP, CPP
Managing Editor: Joan Colburn, MLIS
Associate Editor: Shelley Galvin, MA

Reviewer Acknowledgement

The MAHEC Online Journal of Research editorial team acknowledges, with thanks, the contributions of the following colleagues who have demonstrated their commitment to the scholarship of academic development by providing valuable peer reviews. The voluntary peer-review process is at the heart of an academic journal.

Michele Bosworth, MD
Carol C. Coulson, MD
Elizabeth A. England, MD
Teresa Fralix, MD
R. Lynn Holt, MS, CGC
Hytham M. Imseis, MD
Geoffrey Jones, MD
Frank Laughlin, MD
Melinda Ramage, MSN, FNP-BC
Stephanie Romero, MD
Kiran Sigmon, MD
Michael E. Smith, MA
Charlene Williams, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, CPP


The MAHEC Online Journal of Research publishes open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and the purpose is non-commercial.