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$750,000 awarded to Institute of Medicine for Study of Graduate Medical Education

Apr 19, 2012

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded the Institute of Medicine (IOM) $750,000 to study the governance and financing of graduate medical education (GME). GME is largely responsible for the size and composition of the physician workforce in the U.S. But the education of doctors hasn’t kept pace with changes in health care delivery and practice. Over the past two years, the Macy Foundation has convened more than 50 national leaders in academic medicine, health policy, and medical education to help transform the GME system.

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Doctors of the World raise awareness of obstacles migrants face when accessing healthcare in the EU

Apr 17, 2012

On 10 April Doctors of the World presented, Access to healthcare for vulnerable groups in the European Union in 2012, to MEPs and other stakeholders in Brussels to mark World Health Day.

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The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan celebrates 50 years

Apr 16, 2012

2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the charter of Ordinance that founded, The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), 50 years ago.

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GMC launches online learning disabilities resource for doctors in light of new report

Apr 16, 2012

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a new website, the GMC's Learning Disabilities website, as an online resource for doctors. The launch comes after a report commissioned by the GMC reveals that more than one in three doctors reported having seen a patient with a learning disability receive poorer care or face discrimination. Doctors indicated that they would like to see more help being given in the area with three-quarters indicating that online advice on treating patients with a learning disability would be welcomed.

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Physician wins Canadian national award for dedicating career to medical education

Apr 13, 2012

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have awarded the 2012 Duncan Graham Award to Dr Peter J. McLeod, FRCPC. Dr Peter J. McLeod, a physician and medical educator in Montreal received the award for dedicating more than 40 years to shaping training at the University of McGill and various Montreal-area hospitals. Royal College CEO Andrew Padmos, MD, FRCPC, said "Dr McLeod committed enormous time and energy to shaping thousands of young physicians". "This dedication has shaped and improved patient health not only in Montreal but across Canada".

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Executive director of the Medical Council of Canada awarded Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's prestigious 2012 James H. Graham Award of Merit

Apr 13, 2012

Dr Ian Bowmer, FRCPC, Executive Director of the Medical Council of Canada, has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's prestigious 2012 James H. Graham Award of Merit. Dr Bowmer was awarded the award for working with drive, vision and integrity, when overseeing medical training at Memorial Universty and conducting important HIV research and shaped medical education across Canada.

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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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