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MedEdWorld News provides medical education updates on the latest developments, awards, and projects. It includes reports from medical education events and news from organisations. Members of the MedEdWorld Community make contributions.

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STAT: Virtual and augmented reality can save lives by improving surgeons’ training

Aug 16, 2019

The existing system of surgical training is showing cracks, up to 30% of graduating general surgery residents are unable to operate independently. Teaching poorly, or failing to do so, can put patients at risk of harm from devices that were intended to benefit them.

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Medical video game could help astronauts diagnose and treat problems on way to Mars

Aug 16, 2019

Medical education video game studio LevelEx is adapting the programming of their games for the space environment to provide just-in-time learning during future journeys to Mars

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Dumfries and Galloway welcomes students in rural doctor drive

Aug 13, 2019

News item from the BBC reporting on the graduate-entry ScotGEM course, a new medical scheme launched in Scotland to help tackle the shortage of rural doctors in Scotland.

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StudyInternational: Is it time for medical schools to incorporate climate change education?

Aug 12, 2019

Medical schools are facing increasing pressure from doctors, health organisations and students to include climate change in medical education. Medical schools – particularly in the US – are coming under greater scrutiny over their role in the climate change fight

read full story Tipton Training awarded Royal College of Surgeons of England accreditation

Aug 08, 2019

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) have awarded Centre Accreditation to Tipton Training for its courses in the UK and Ireland.

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Indian National Medical Commission Bill clears with amendments; protests continue

Aug 02, 2019

Approval has been granted to the National Medical Commission Bill, which will replace Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body in coming days.

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Cronk: I wanted to be a rural doctor in Canada. But our medical education system works against it

Aug 01, 2019

Emma Cronk - "I am a small-town country girl who struggled to get a loan to attend medical school internationally, while Canada receives payment from international students to study medicine here."

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When patients’ social needs are met, doctors feel less burnout

Aug 01, 2019

When family doctors felt they were able to address the unmet social needs of their patients, they were less likely to report physician burnout, according to a study in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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