In light of a critical shortage of clinical and basic science faculty available to teach and train medical students in several countries, a team of faculty, staff and students at The George Washington University initiated a project to examine methods to supplement faculty teaching time and deliver required curricula in innovative and cost-effective ways.

The objective of this project was to collect, catalog and evaluate available e-learning curricular resources for medical schools. Specifically, to evaluate how available educational resources would function in, and their usefulness to, medical schools with limited resources. Online resources readily available by search engines were compiled.