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Doctors under observation: How coaching is changing medical education in Canada

Dec 08, 2018

News article on the changes implemented earlier this year in resident programmes that require senior doctors to observe their residents and provide constant coaching unlike the more hands-off approach of the past.

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The state of medical education and practice in the UK: Report from the GMC

Dec 06, 2018

Many news articles appearing across the web this week based on the General Medical Council's 2018 report on the state of medical education and medical practice.

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First Accredited Continuing Medical Education Course Filmed in VR

Dec 05, 2018

360-Degree Virtual Reality Enhances Procedure-based Learning for Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons and Medical Professionals, Now Available for Streaming

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Changing accreditation standards improved medical school diversity: study

Dec 05, 2018

Article from the US looking at the positive impact of changing accreditation standards has had on increasing the diversity of medical students.

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Business Recorder: Govt to improve standard of medical education

Dec 04, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Aamir Mehmood Kiani on Monday said the government was striving to improve the standard of medical education to have quality doctors in the country.

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Cedars-Sinai Joins Koreatown-Based Pragma to Offer VR Course in GI Surgery

Dec 03, 2018

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles has teamed up with digital health startup Pragma Inc. to launch what may be the first accredited continuing medical education course taught in virtual reality.

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Wikipedia in Medical Education: An Educator's Guide to Crowdsourcing

Dec 03, 2018

Addressing concerns from health professors less familiar with digital resources, Jennifer Meka, PhD, of the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, developed a framework for incorporating online content into medical education.

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Lessons for medical education from a health emergency 35,000 feet over the Pacific

Nov 29, 2018

Richard Schwartzstein reflects on the benefits of being able to pull on his broad and comprehensive training in medical school and questions whether the move towards specialist training earlier is a good thing.

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