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Can We Free Ourselves of the Dogma of Medical Education?

Jan 30, 2019

Elliot Martin, reflects on their involvement in educational projects and workshops as being the most fulfilling educational part of their training and continued development as a doctor.

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SpinalNews: VR and simulation: The secret to better medical education and safer surgery?

Jan 28, 2019

Preparing surgeons for their first experience in the OR is a difficult task. Demonstrations on plastic models or cadavers and textbooks can help, but they only go so far. What VR presents in a surgical setting is the opportunity for a trainee to immerse themselves in a procedure in real-time.

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Massive Online Courses Find A New Audience With Continuing Medical Education

Jan 18, 2019

News article looking at the explosion of online courses available in continuing medical education.

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Outcome-based methodologies improve medical school training

Jan 18, 2019

Article from Viet Nam News reporting on a recent seminar on teaching methods.

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University of Colorado: Dental school pioneers use of multi-modal, digital tools

Jan 17, 2019

In the simulation suite, which has 10 virtual reality headsets and backpacks available for checkout, the students explore digital environments that are on the leading edge of education for future dentists.

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ARI’s anaesthetics department praised by education chiefs

Jan 16, 2019

News article from the Press & Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland). NHS Grampian has been praised by national education chiefs for the standard of training it provides in its anaesthetics department.

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Healing alone: the story of a first-year doctor and a widower in hospital

Jan 15, 2019

Comic strip published in the Guardian from Isabel Hanson and Safdar Ahmed that looks at the impact that medical education has on a new doctor.

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Budding doctors will study medicine after taking part in Aberdeen University initiative

Jan 07, 2019

Replacement News article from "Scotland implements widened access to medical education" as previous article was incorrect. It stated Glasgow and Dundee when it should have been Glasgow and Aberdeen. Many thanks for update/correction - keep the news coming in.

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