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The Changing Face of Medical Education sample chapter available

Feb 24, 2012

The history of change in the UK is being offered as a sample chapter by Radcliffe publishing to promote the recently released, The Changing Face of Medical Education.

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Online Research Course: First step to become a Published Author

Feb 23, 2012

This training course is aim at beginners who wish to familiarise themselves with the basic concepts of Research. During the course students will create a Research Proposal under the direct supervision of facilitators. Each participant is free to choose topic of their choice for their research, whether cross sectional study or Randomized Control Trial, and will be assisted in finalising this research paper to the standard of those published in middle to high ranked journals.

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Recognising Teaching Excellence

Feb 21, 2012

Following a successful workshop in March the Academy of Medical Educators are offering an additional date for the workshop, Recognising Teaching Excellence: Improving patient care through teaching excellence’.

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The Dying Matters Coalition launches DVD to boost GPs' confidence in end of life conversations

Feb 20, 2012

A study showing that training can help GPs to provide a better death for patients is highlighted in the BMJ (2012; 344:e881). The national Council for Palliative Care has produced a training package for GP’s to build their confidence in talking with patients about and preparing for death. The package, ‘How Long Have I Got Doc’, is based on real life scenarios. Before undertaking the training, 45% of 113 GP’s said that they did not feel confident in talking to patients about death and dying, and after the four month programme 94% of the GPs said that they felt confident.

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2012 SDRME Summer Meeting

Feb 18, 2012

This year the SDRME Summer Meeting will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SDRME. The meeting will feature: - A ceremony recognising 25 years of SDRME; - Keynote speaker Carol Aschenbrener, MD, Chief Medical Education Officer, AAMC. Her talk will include AAMC updates relevant to SDRME; - Presentations on evolution and future of medical education offices; research methods; and journal editors and reviewers; - Presentations of SDRME invited reviews; - Networking and opportunities to discuss potential research collaborations.

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St. George’s Advanced Assessment Course

Feb 17, 2012

This course will provide advanced coverage of assessment principles and methodologies in medical education. The course is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate medical educators who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of specific areas of assessment. Participants should have a fundamental grounding in assessment principles and practices.

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WGEA/WGSA/WOSR 2012 AAMC Conference

Feb 17, 2012

The title for this year’s 2012 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR AAMC Western Regional Conference is, Collaborative Communities in Medical Education. The conference will provide an opportunity to share ideas on new innovations in teaching and learning and perspectives on interconnected communities.

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Perspective: Ten Thousand Hours to Patient Safety, Sooner or Later

Feb 15, 2012

The author argues that duty-hour restrictions limit the number of hours residents spend learning and practicing medicine and, therefore, limit their ability to develop necessary expertise.

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