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Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine: Current State of the Art & Future Directions, Call for Abstracts

Apr 03, 2012

Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching (BeSST) in Medicine invites proposals for oral presentations and workshops on topics related to aspects of teaching social and/or behavioural science in medicine. The aim of the conference is to stimulate debate about the role and direction of the social and behavioural sciences in medicine and to facilitate the development of networks. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for questions and answers.

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First CME Repository for Cosmetic Surgeons Launched

Mar 29, 2012

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has unveiled the first online continuing medical education (CME) Repository for doctors in the field of cosmetic surgery. The AACS CME Repository provides a user-friendly, central online solution for AACS Members to view their Academy CMEs and also log their CMEs from other non-AACS educational events. The Repository will allow a doctor’s to log, track, and print all of their CME activities from one location that is accessed from the Academy’s website.

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AAMC/SACME publish Annual Harrison Survey of Continuing Medical Education

Mar 27, 2012

The annual Harrison Survey has been published by the AAMC/SACME and made available through the AAMC website. The survey, the fourth in a series of Harrison Survey of Continuing Medical Education (CME), provides updated data on the state of CME at medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.

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iBook produced by Oxford University’s Internet Institute to revolutionise learning tools

Mar 27, 2012

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kunika Kono have transformed research data from a 28 page report, 'Geographies of the World's Knowledge', (published in 2011) into an interactive iBook that could revolutionise learning tools.

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Multi-faceted Text Provides an Insight into Assessment in Medical Education

Mar 26, 2012

Dr Tejinder Singh (Vice-Principal, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Director, CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute) and Dr Anshu (Professor, Department of Pathology, MGIMS Sevagram) have edited a book titled, Principles of Assessment in Medical Education. Principles of Assessment in Medical Education, provides a scientific approach to assessment of clinical competence, especially for the India scenario.

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Learning centred teaching author offers teaching resource videos

Mar 23, 2012

Published in 2011, Learner Centred Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice, was well received, described as, “essential reading for everyone in higher education” by Michael Harris, Chancellor and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Education and Business, Indiana University and as, "A research-based defence of a pedagogical approach that offers an alternative to the teacher-centred lecture model of instruction,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Reflections from John Dent and Trevor Gibbs on the 15th Ottawa Conference, Kuala Lumpur

Mar 23, 2012

The 15th Ottawa Conference on Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions took place in Kuala Lumpur in March 2012. This was the first time one of these biennial conferences, initially started in 1985 in Ottawa, had taken place in Malaysia.

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Senior Lecturer in Medical Education (Clinical or non-Clinical)

Mar 23, 2012

The successful candidate will provide a strategic-level understanding of national requirements for medical education, and preferably be in a position to influence national policy. You will also make a significant contribution to the leadership, management and delivery of the Faculty's MBBS programmes, and will contribute to the School's Clinical Education Programme. The focus on the leadership and development of teaching will be strengthened by your development of the School's research/scholarship strategy and contribution to the University's engagement strategy.

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