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Textbook of simulation, surgical skills and team training

Apr 13, 2012

This textbook provides an exhaustive resource for medical educators interested in the important roles that simulation has come to represent to the landscape of medical education. The textbook is broken into five main categories: Theory Learning & Assessment, Models and Simulators, Simulation, Establishing a Simulation Center, and Specialty Training & Applications. The sheer number of topics covered represents an encyclopedia of simulation that moves far beyond the traditional task training nature commonly found among surgical disciplines.

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RCGP recommends GP training be extended from 3 to 4 years

Apr 05, 2012

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the UK's professional body for GPs has written to the Medical Programme Board of Medical Education England (MEE) to argue the case for GP training to be increased from three to four years. The Department of Health (DH) invited the RCGP to make a submission to the MEE after an extension was recommended in both the 2008 Tooke Report on the Independent Inquiry into Modernising Medical Careers and the 2012 NHS Future Forum Report Education and Training – next stage.

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Line-up of provocative speakers to feature at ICOSET 2012

Apr 04, 2012

International Conference on Surgical Education and Training 2012 (ICOSET 2012) have announced the line-up of International surgical educators who will present at the conference on the 17 and 18 October in Ottawa. The line-up features a diverse array of provocative speakers who will present challenging perspectives from around the world. Speakers include: - Rajesh Aggarwal, Southend University Hospital, England; - Jonathan D. Beard, Sheffield Vascular Institute, England; - Gerald Fried, McGill University, Canada;

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Call for Abstracts for Presentation at the 17th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum

Apr 03, 2012

A call for abstracts has been distributed for the 17th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum taking place on the 18th - 21st November 2012 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The central theme for the 17th National Forum is, Diamonds and Pearls: Brilliance and Wisdom in Prevocational Medical Education. In line with this theme encourage presentations are encouraged to focus on: - Medical Leadership; - Innovation, Simulation & Technology in Learning; - Preparing for the unpredictable;

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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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