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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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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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Global Trends In Medical Education Technology

Mar 14, 2012

The journey of a teacher begins when he himself is a student, keeping these facts in mind we are organizing a National Workshop on “Global Trends in Medical Education Technology” “Live local,think global” this new slogan made the universe as global village.

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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 14, 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 and was the subject of an International Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attended by 1200 participants. These contributions to Medical Teacher highlight challenging ideas for the future of assessment and will be available as free downloads in the hope that they will help to stimulate discussion.

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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 14, 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 and was the subject of an International Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attended by 1200 participants. These contributions to Medical Teacher highlight challenging ideas for the future of assessment and will be available as free downloads in the hope that they will help to stimulate discussion.

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International team launch new journal

Mar 12, 2012

Faculty members at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have partnered with an international team of leading medical and healthcare practitioners, educators, and policy planners to launch the Journal of Local and Global Health Perspectives. WCMC-Q Dietrich Büsselberg and Ravinder Mamtani, partnered with David Carpenter of the University at Albany, New York, and Albert Lowenfels of the New York Medical College, to form the Journal’s chief editorial panel.

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New blog for medical educators unveiled at the 15th Ottawa Conference

Mar 12, 2012

Unveiled at the 15th Ottawa Conference in Kuala Lumpur, "Conversations with Medical Education: a blog for medical educators" will provide a forum for medical educators to converse in near-real-time with the authors and readers of the articles in the journal, Medical Education. There is a post for each article in the latest issue. Feel free to comment about any related topic and start some interesting online discussions!

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International team launch new journal

Mar 12, 2012

Faculty members at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have partnered with an international team of leading medical and healthcare practitioners, educators, and policy planners to launch the Journal of Local and Global Health Perspectives. WCMC-Q Dietrich Büsselberg and Ravinder Mamtani, partnered with David Carpenter of the University at Albany, New York, and Albert Lowenfels of the New York Medical College, to form the Journal’s chief editorial panel.

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Study presents new methodology for testing examiner bias where examiners are required to mark over multiple dimensions

Mar 10, 2012

In medical education settings, among others, assessment scenarios can arise where an examiner with prior knowledge of examinee performance in one dimension is required to rate the same examinee(s) over a different dimension. Concerns ought to arise in these settings concerning examiner bias and as a means of enhancing assessment quality, these concerns ought to be addressed by a statistical test for such bias which suits the assessment design.

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