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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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AMEE offer Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) as an online distance learning course

Mar 22, 2012

The highly successful AMEE Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) courses have been offered around the world by AMEE since 2005. These courses are designed around the need for doctors, scientists and others involved with teaching in the healthcare professions to have training in teaching. The AMEE ESME programme includes, ESME face-to-face, ESME Assessment, ESME Simulation, ESCEL and RESME. The success of these courses has encouraged AMEE to offer our most sought-after and popular course, the original ESME course, in an online distance learning course.

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Leading education and technology advocates announce a new initiative to assist America’s transition to digital learning

Mar 22, 2012

Leading experts in the field of education and technology have announced a new initiative that aims to assist education policy makers as they attempt to integrate technology and education in the U.S. There is a consensus that the combination of technology and education has enormous potential, yet to date the education sector has been slow to adapt to new and rapidly advancing technologies when compared to other industries.

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2012 Gairdner Global Health Award to be presented to Brian Greenwood

Mar 22, 2012

This year’s prestigious Gairdner Global Health Award is to be presented to Dr Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Greenwood was selected for the award after playing a significant role in several developments in malaria prevention and treatment, including the importance of insecticide-treated bed nets which can drastically reduce the number of children who die from malaria.

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AMEE offer Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) as an online distance learning course.

Mar 22, 2012

The highly successful AMEE Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) courses have been offered around the world by AMEE since 2005. These courses are designed around the need for doctors, scientists and others involved with teaching in the healthcare professions to have training in teaching. The AMEE ESME programme includes, ESME face-to-face, ESME Assessment, ESME Simulation, ESCEL and RESME. The success of these courses has encouraged AMEE to offer our most sought-after and popular course, the original ESME course, in an online distance learning course.

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EMedical launches first Jamaican medical social network

Mar 21, 2012

EMedical Jamaica Global Limited (EMED), the Jamaican air ambulance evacuation service, has launched a website that will allow individuals across the globe to gain access to medical services in Jamaica and to communicate directly with local Jamaican doctors online.

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AMSE, ORPHEUS and WFME publish Standards for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in Europe

Mar 20, 2012

AMSE, ORPHEUS and WFME are delighted to report the completion of the Standards for the PhD degree in biomedicine project, in which the three organisations worked to create a set of standards for the PhD degree in biomedicine and the health sciences, building on the pioneering work of ORPHEUS in this area.

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EJD's (PWG ) offer an update on the Professional Qualifications Directive

Mar 20, 2012

The European Junior Doctors (EJD) permanent working group (PWG) was formally created in Bad-Nauheim, Germany, in May 1976 as a Permanent Working Group of European Junior Doctors (PWG). Since this time, the EJD (PWG) has become the European medical organisation with the most comprehensive national membership, representing over 300.000 Junior Doctors from all over Europe.

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