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FierceHealthcare: For doctors, burnout starts early: in medical school

Sep 06, 2018

A survey of more than 2,400 medical students found they ranked stress and work/life balance as their biggest medical school challenges, and nearly half said they have considered leaving medical school.

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The Star Online: Equipping doctors with family medicine training

Sep 06, 2018

THE Health Ministry and RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), formerly known as Penang Medical College, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new pathway for family medicine training for doctors in Malaysia.

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AMA: 3 ways virtual patients help medical students step up their game

Sep 04, 2018

Some are on paper. Some are made of plastic. Whatever the medium, virtual patient simulations—used in a variety of scenarios—are creating physicians more equipped to perform in the real world.

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Lorelei Lingard is awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education

Aug 28, 2018

Professor Lingard's research has contributed significantly to our understanding of how healthcare professionals interact and communicate with each other, which has led to new clinical practices and increased patient safety.

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AMA: 3 ways medical schools are embracing gamification

Aug 24, 2018

Taking design elements from traditional games and applying them to a nongame setting—commonly known as gamification—continues its rise in popularity in medical education and the games are constantly evolving.

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FierceHealthcare: NYU will offer medical students free tuition

Aug 16, 2018

The NYU School of Medicine announced Thursday that it will cover the tuition for all its medical school students regardless of their financial need—a first among the USA’s major medical schools

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ASME appoints Professor Sandra Nicholson as new chair

Aug 14, 2018

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), based in Edinburgh, has appointed Professor Sandra Nicholson as its new Chair.

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Washington Post Opinion piece: "Our doctors are too educated"

Aug 13, 2018

"Decreasing the length of training would immediately add thousands of physicians to the workforce." is the point argued by Akhilesh Pathipati, an ophthalmology resident at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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