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Medical Educator- Clinical Simulation

Jan 23, 2012

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, a leading academic health sciences center located on the Texas Gulf Coast, is searching for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join our Office of Educational Development as a Medical Educator- Clinical Simulation. Join an institution with a reputation for advancing health care through education, research and innovation.

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2012 Council of Academic Societies Spring Meeting

Jan 23, 2012

The theme of the meeting is "Linking Teaching, Technology and Assessment to Learning." Medical and graduate education has been advanced by educational scholarship, often supported by technological advances. Learner assessments have been much slower to evolve and occasionally are perceived to hamper educational innovation. The CAS Spring Meeting will review advances in educational scholarship, provide training to meeting participants to advance their own educational skillsets, and discuss how assessment methodologies might evolve to support learners and teachers.

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2012 Careers in Medicine Workshop

Jan 23, 2012

This workshop will benefit faculty and staff responsible for providing career planning services to students. The two day CiM Workshop will focus upon implementing the Careers in Medicine program for students. Participants will: - Learn the philosophy, components, and applications of the Careers in Medicine program; - Gain practical experience in the career planning and advising process; - Discuss and exchange ideas on implementing the program in their school.

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Call for Submissions: 2012 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference

Jan 23, 2012

The 2012 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference, being sponsored by the AAMC Group on Information Resources (GIR), will focus on how technology is and can assist in organizational change, improving processes and supporting collaborative efforts in medical education, research, and clinical service. Posters will be displayed during an evening reception at the Driskill Hotel. Poster dimensions are limited to 4 feet in height and six feet in width.

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Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills

Jan 19, 2012

This highly-regarded course will benefit new and experienced teachers, from all specialties by providing an introduction to the principles of effective clinical teaching for adult learners. Through dynamic small group sessions, insightful plenaries, and experiential activities, participants will learn how to: assess a trainee and provide effective feedback, present a lecture, lead a case-based discussion, teach at the bedside, balance the needs of students and patients, use educational technology, and challenge learners to move from "knowing" to "understanding."

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Communication Skills for Medicine

Jan 18, 2012

This text has been recommended by Ara Tekian as a good general text on medical education.

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Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Jan 17, 2012

A research text recommended by Ara Tekian.

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A Review of AMEE 2009 Malaga

Sep 25, 2009

Michelle McLean offers a review of AMEE Annual Conference 2009.

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