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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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Exploring the role of social capital in supporting a regional medical education campus

Feb 08, 2012

An interesting article was published in Rural and Remote Health on November 8, 2011: Exploring the role of social capital in supporting a regional medical education campus. This article was recommended by Madalena Patricio.

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AMEE Annual Conference

Feb 07, 2012

AMEE 2012 will be held in the Centre de Congrès, Lyon, a modern and attractive conference centre with state-of-the-art facilities. Located a short way from the city centre and on a good transport network, the Centre de Congrès is near to hotels, restaurants and the beautiful Parc Tête d’Or. AMEE is pleased to be collaborating with SIFEM/CIDMEF who will be holding their own pre-conference workshops on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August, and some simultaneous sessions as an incorporated joint meeting with the AMEE Conference.

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A review by Ronald Harden of, Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Feb 07, 2012

Title: Lessons from Problem-based Learning Editors: Henk van Berkel, Albert Scherpbier, Harry Hillen, and Cees van der Vleuten Published by Oxford University Press Review in brief; 'this text provides an insight into adopting problem-based-learning in the curriculum '.

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Rendez-Vous 2012

Feb 06, 2012

Rendez-Vous is a unique international event held annually. This year the conference will bring together the Wonca World Rural Health Conference and The Network: Towards Unity for Health annual conference, as well as the next NOSM/Flinders Conference on Community Engaged Medical Education, the Consortium for Longitudinal Integrated Curricula, and the Training for Health Equity Network. The overall theme of the conference is Community participation in education, service, research, and health.

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Interprofessional education in practice

Feb 04, 2012

Interprofessional education ( IPE) comes in and out of the medical education news; many educators are still to be convinced of its benefits and probably appropriately so. This paper thoughfuly describes nine years of experience in IPE at one Scottish Medical School and although it was believed that the aims and objectives were achieved and that students leave University, better prepared for professional life, it still begs the question about its long term effects and again calls for more research.

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