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EdSurge News: How One University is Gamifying Biomedical Education

Apr 17, 2018

Alongside thick textbooks and study guides, biomedical students at Drexel University may find themselves playing video games in preparation for exams in the near future.

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Ottawa Conference Consensus Statement

Apr 13, 2018

The Framework for Good Assessment Working Group would welcome your feedback on the draft consensus statement.

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Science Daily: Flipping the classroom approach in public health -- does student performance improve?

Apr 12, 2018

A study analyzed the traditional model of education versus the flipped classroom model -- where pre-recorded lectures are viewed outside of the classroom and in-person class time is devoted to interactive exercises, discussions, and group projects.

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US News: How Special Master's Programs Can Lead to Medical School

Apr 11, 2018

These graduate degree programs are geared toward students looking to strengthen their application to medical school.

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UK: Health clerkship could attract young GPs to Highlands

Apr 10, 2018

A novel health programme introducing medical students to GP life in the Highlands could ultimately lead to a large number of doctor vacancies in the region being filled with new blood.

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US: New medical simulation center gives students, physicians fresh perspectives on human body

Apr 09, 2018

The study of the human body is undergoing a major change at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo with the opening of a new purpose built center.

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National Post: What’s your doctor reading? How social media is disrupting medical education

Mar 29, 2018

Like thousands of other doctors around the world, Dr Argintaru, 30, uses Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM) to teach residents and to keep his own medical knowledge up to date.

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MedScape: Limiting Resident Hours Ups Satisfaction, No Effect on Education

Mar 28, 2018

Residents with limited work hours report more satisfaction with their training and work–life balance than those with flexible hours and longer shifts, according to results from the Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education (iCOMPARE) trial.

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