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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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STAT: Medical education needs to stop burning out students — now

Aug 29, 2019

In a 2014 study from the Mayo Clinic and Stanford University, more than half of all U.S. medical students had symptoms of depression, and 56% reported themselves to be burned out.

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AVMA: Veterinary colleges team up to improve education

Aug 28, 2019

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded three veterinary colleges a grant for a two-year project to improve veterinary services in developing nations by advancing educational opportunities.

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Texas A&M: The Need For Better LGBT Education In The Health Sciences

Aug 19, 2019

Studies in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and other health professions show a lack of training in the issues unique to LGBT patients. Even as recently as 2018, a study found that most medical, dental and nursing students did not report adequate preparation in LGBT health.

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Vietnam National University launches distance medical training

Aug 17, 2019

Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City will offer distance learning for the nation’s medical students. Underpinned by a decentralised cloud network, the university is offering medical training to people in rural and poorer areas

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STAT: Virtual and augmented reality can save lives by improving surgeons’ training

Aug 16, 2019

The existing system of surgical training is showing cracks, up to 30% of graduating general surgery residents are unable to operate independently. Teaching poorly, or failing to do so, can put patients at risk of harm from devices that were intended to benefit them.

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Medical video game could help astronauts diagnose and treat problems on way to Mars

Aug 16, 2019

Medical education video game studio LevelEx is adapting the programming of their games for the space environment to provide just-in-time learning during future journeys to Mars

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Dumfries and Galloway welcomes students in rural doctor drive

Aug 13, 2019

News item from the BBC reporting on the graduate-entry ScotGEM course, a new medical scheme launched in Scotland to help tackle the shortage of rural doctors in Scotland.

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StudyInternational: Is it time for medical schools to incorporate climate change education?

Aug 12, 2019

Medical schools are facing increasing pressure from doctors, health organisations and students to include climate change in medical education. Medical schools – particularly in the US – are coming under greater scrutiny over their role in the climate change fight

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