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MedEdWorld News provides medical education updates on the latest developments, awards, and projects. It includes reports from medical education events and news from organisations. Members of the MedEdWorld Community make contributions.

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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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New appointees to undertake mandatory shadowing prior to foundational year post

Mar 19, 2012

The NHS Operations Executive has agreed that prior to beginning their foundation year (F1) all new appointees in England should undertake a paid period of shadowing.

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The March issue of Medical Teacher offers free access to a selection of papers highlighting current challenges in the assessment of competence in medicine

Mar 19, 2012

A feature of the March 2012 issue of Medical Teacher is a commentary and a series of articles on assessment of competence. Assessment of students and healthcare professionals is one of the most important challenges facing medical education today.

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Public-Private Partnership launched to Boost Training for Health Professionals in Developing Countries

Mar 16, 2012

Peace Corps, the U.S. Presidents’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Global Health Service Corps are launching an innovative public-private partnership to place nurses, physicians and other health professionals as adjunct faculty in medical or nursing schools overseas. The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) will address health professional shortages by investing in capacity and building support for existing medical and nursing education programs in less developed countries.

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IAMSE Meeting offers Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Course

Mar 15, 2012

The 16th Annual IAMSE Meeting taking place from 23-26 June, 2012 will include the oppertunity to take place in AMEE's Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Course.

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Joint initiative offers medical practitioners and students a guide to online professionalism

Mar 15, 2012

The Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training, the New Zealand Medical Association Doctors-in-Training Council, the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association and the Australian Medical Students’ Association are committed to upholding the principles of medical professionalism. As part of this commitment the organisations have published a guide titled, A guide to online professionalism for medical practitioners and medical students, to help doctors and medical students engage in social media while maintaining professional standards.

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