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Aberdeen medical students to get ‘real life’ experience to help tackle GP crisis

Nov 13, 2019

Dr John McKeown, head of general practice and community medical education at the University of Aberdeen, shares news of a new initiative where first-year medical students get exposure to the workings of 'real-life' primary care in a bid to make clear the benefits of a career as a GP.

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AMA: Fade to black: Why AAMC scrapped the standardized video interview

Nov 12, 2019

Citing a lack of interest among applicants and program directors, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced that a video interview program it had been piloting for emergency medicine residency programs would not continue past the 2020 application cycle.

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UCLan: Calling healthcare educators, especially in LMICs

Nov 08, 2019

UCLan are seeking participants who have experience of collaborative healthcare education projects between LMICs and HICs.

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We are three academics from three nations sharing ideas to transform Indigenous health

Nov 07, 2019

From the Guardian. Reflections on the importance of continued long term collaborations and how it can improve medical education.

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Interview: Abraham Verghese on transforming medical education

Nov 04, 2019

Interview from UCL News with Professor Verghese who says drastic changes are needed in medical education to keep up with transformation in other areas of medicine.

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in-Training: Continuing Medical Education on Trans Health: US Trans Health

Oct 30, 2019

A second year medical student from University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia provides an opinion piece on the need for improved CME in regards to Trans health in the United States.

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WNPR: Yale Medical Residents And Fellows Draft 'Bill of Rights' To Improve Training Programs

Oct 29, 2019

Medical interns, residents and fellows at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital presented a Resident and Fellow Bill of Rights to senior faculty as they advocated for improvements in working environment and physician well-being, Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

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Should we be testing doctors for empathy?

Oct 24, 2019

Article looking at whether we should be measuring empathy across the medical education continuum, starting with applicants to medical school.

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