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MedEdWorld News provides medical education updates on the latest developments, awards, and projects. It includes reports from medical education events and news from organisations. Members of the MedEdWorld Community make contributions.

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Breaking from tradition in medical education architecture

Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Annmarie Adams gave a talk last week where, using McGill's architecture as a focus, she highlighted how the built environment of medical schools and hospitals can reflect and reveal many of the unspoken priorities of medicine and medical education.

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Susan Potter WILL live forever

Dec 13, 2018

A fascinating article from the National Geographic that looks behind the scenes at the Visible Human Project and how one human in particular, Susan Potter came to volunteer and donate her body to it after her death in 2015.

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Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women

Dec 12, 2018

Two more universities have now admitted discriminating against female applicants to medical school. Both claim that they had set a lower pass mark for men than for women in order to secure a sufficient number male graduates to enter the medical profession.

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The Future of Medical Education Looks a lot like Netflix: Interview with Brian Conyer, CEO of GIBLIB

Dec 12, 2018

Mark O'Reilly interviews Brian Conyer, co-founder and CEO of GIBLIB the online streaming platform, about his vision for GIBLIB in the future and where it fits into medical education.

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Doctors under observation: How coaching is changing medical education in Canada

Dec 08, 2018

News article on the changes implemented earlier this year in resident programmes that require senior doctors to observe their residents and provide constant coaching unlike the more hands-off approach of the past.

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The state of medical education and practice in the UK: Report from the GMC

Dec 06, 2018

Many news articles appearing across the web this week based on the General Medical Council's 2018 report on the state of medical education and medical practice.

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First Accredited Continuing Medical Education Course Filmed in VR

Dec 05, 2018

360-Degree Virtual Reality Enhances Procedure-based Learning for Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons and Medical Professionals, Now Available for Streaming

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Changing accreditation standards improved medical school diversity: study

Dec 05, 2018

Article from the US looking at the positive impact of changing accreditation standards has had on increasing the diversity of medical students.

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