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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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ICRE abstracts to be published in The Journal of Graduate Medical Education for the first time

Feb 09, 2012

For the first time abstracts selected for the 2012 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) will be published in The Journal of Graduate Medical Education. ICRE is the world’s only global conference focused exclusively on residency education. This year’s theme is “Milestones in Residency Education: Competencies, Controversies and Challenges”. Those interested are invited to submit abstracts that they feel will contribute to the conference’s dynamic and interactive learning environment.

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Nothing more practical as a good theory: The need for theory in interprofessional education and practice

Feb 09, 2012

Changes in Health and Social Care (HSC) service organisation have led to increased team working between different professionals and the blurring and overlapping of traditional professional role boundaries. Public inquiries into deaths of children at the Bristol Royal Infirmary2, the death of Victoria Climbie3 and more recently Peter Connelly4 have demonstrated that HSC teams do not always collaborate optimally, leading to a lack of continuity, and serious errors, in care.

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Discovery course in medical education: Education in the Clinical Workplace

Feb 09, 2012

The Centre for Medical Education within the School of Medicine in the University of Dundee is one of the leading international centers in medical education. Each year the Centre for Medical Education runs a series of short courses. The courses are designed to help medical and health professions’ teachers develop an understanding of and study skills in medical education. The aim of, Education in the Clinical Workplace, is to equip clinicians with the knowledge and skills to be effective clinical educators.

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