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Associate Dean for Medical Education and Faculty Development

Feb 15, 2012

The Medical Sciences campus of AUC is located on the island of St. Maarten. AUC has an exceptional faculty composed of clinicians and basic scientists who instruct an accomplished and committed body of students. AUC was recently acquired by DeVry Medical Inc.

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Medical Educator Fellowship

Feb 15, 2012

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is pleased to offer the Medical Educator Fellowship. The Fellowship is composed of three phases that can be completed in 3 years. Phase 1 consists of the currently offered Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) program. The ESME program is offered several times a year at the AMEE Conference, Ottawa Conference and the Annual IAMSE Conferences.

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Abstract deadline for AMEE 2012 one month away

Feb 13, 2012

The abstract deadline for Short Communication, Posters, ePosters, AMEE Fringe and Conference Workshops is the 12th of March 2012. Short communications are simultaneous, themed sessions included throughout the programme, with approximately six presentations per session. Each presenter is allocated 10 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions and fifteen minutes for group discussion.

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An Invitation to contribute to the ASPIRE initiative

Feb 13, 2012

Those engaged in medical education are invited to suggest criteria that will be considered for adoption for the ASPIRE initiative. ASPIRE is a Medical Schools Programme for International Recognition of Excellence in Education.

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Sharing in Health

Feb 13, 2012

Sharing in Health is an open-access learning resource designed to address the shortage of primary health care providers in low-resource settings by increasing training capacity. Their model focuses on the development of competency through small group learning. For their next project Sharing in Health is looking for healthcare providers to act as a steering group to help identify the 100 most important topics for students around the world.

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An invitation to join the In-2-theory Special Interest Group (SIG)

Feb 13, 2012

Interprofessional theory, scholarship and collaboration The task of raising the importance of theoretical undepinnings in research, policy and HSC practitioners’ agendas is the remit of a new international network: In-2-Theory. Its specific remit is to develop social science theory, and explore its practical application, in interprofessional collaborative practice (IPC) and interprofessional education (IPE). It aims to build sustainable working relationships with international colleagues to strengthens theoretical underpinnings of IPC and IPE and bridge the gap between theory and practice.

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Final Abstract Book for Ottawa 2012 released

Feb 10, 2012

The abstracts selected for presentation at the fifteenth Ottawa Conference have been published in a fully searchable, 200 page, PDF. The Final Abstract Book provides a complete list of all items selected for presentation from workshops and posters, to oral presentations and symposiums and includes a complete listing of session times and presenters. The book provides valuable insight into this biannual conference both for those attending this year and those considering this conference for 2014.

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A review by John Dent of, “Clinical teaching made easy: a practical guide to teaching and learning in clinical settings”

Feb 10, 2012

Title:“Clinical teaching made easy: a practical guide to teaching and learning in clinical settings” Authors: Judy McKim and Tim Swanwick Published by Quay Books, 2010 Review in brief; 'this text provides on-the -spot practical help for clinicians'.

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