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VietNamNet Bridge: New training plan to improve healthcare

Jun 14, 2017

A new training programme to improve the quality of healthcare employees will be set up by the Ministry of Health in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Vietnam.

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Medscape: From Student to Teacher: Tips for Successful Presentations

Jun 14, 2017

A recent study in Medical Education found that residents had three different attitudes about teaching: enthusiastic, reluctant, and rewarded. This study found that enthusiastic teachers are committed, they make time to teach, and teaching increases their job satisfaction.

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Medical Press: "A way to objectively measure residents' surgical skills? No sweat"

Jun 13, 2017

"Within surgical education, skill evaluation is based on a subjective assessment, which essentially is a gut feeling...There is a need for an objective, impartial way to determine surgical ability and a resident's capacity to operate independently"said Jacob Quick, M.D., lead author of the study

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New fellowship program aims to reduce LGBT health disparities

Jun 13, 2017

On average, about five hours of medical school training are spent covering issues relating to LGBT health, according to a JAMA article summarizing the results of a questionnaire to which 132 North American medical school deans responded.

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Veterinary Times: "Educators urged to ‘play their part’ in VR technology growth"

Jun 10, 2017

Veterinary educators have been warned to prepare for a “technological revolution” where students will be trained through virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Student BMJ: The problem of "artificial empathy" for students within an OSCE

Jun 09, 2017

Since the introduction of OSCEs in communication skills, trainee doctors have been tested on their ability to act. The Student BMJ asks how an OSCE can be used to observe empathetic skills in trainees when the stimulus is known to be artificial.

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Facial recognition to help students learn

Jun 07, 2017

A business school in Paris will soon begin using artificial intelligence and facial analysis to determine whether students are paying attention in class. The software, called Nestor, will be used in two online classes at the ESG business school beginning in September.

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Poll Results: Do you read a journal devoted to medical education?

Jun 06, 2017

The MedEdWorld poll in the last newsletter asked: Do you read a journal devoted to medical education?

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