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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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Medical students wanted: Only the ethical need apply

Feb 28, 2019

Article from Boston Globe reporting on how the CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) is used in selection to some medical schools.

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First responder and nurse inter-professional simulation

Feb 27, 2019

The AMEE Simulation Committee provide a report on first responder and nurse inter-professional simulation.

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Family doctors can no longer claim ritzy drug dinners as professional training

Feb 11, 2019

Article on one of the changes outlined by the College of Family Physicans of Canada around protecting the integrity of continuing medical education for doctors.

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New code of ethics for simulation practitioners

Feb 07, 2019

A past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Dr Christine Park, has led an international initiative to develop a code of ethics for simulation practitioners.

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The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare 2019, San Antonio, USA

Feb 07, 2019

The AMEE Simulation Committee give a summary of the IMSH 2019 Conference

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allAfrica: Rwanda: University Sets Out to Teach Doctors Medicine and Management

Feb 05, 2019

A new university of health sciences is being launched in Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity is being touted as a centre that will "contribute to addressing the critical shortage of health professionals" and "ensure they remain committed to the continent".

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Can We Free Ourselves of the Dogma of Medical Education?

Jan 30, 2019

Elliot Martin, reflects on their involvement in educational projects and workshops as being the most fulfilling educational part of their training and continued development as a doctor.

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SpinalNews: VR and simulation: The secret to better medical education and safer surgery?

Jan 28, 2019

Preparing surgeons for their first experience in the OR is a difficult task. Demonstrations on plastic models or cadavers and textbooks can help, but they only go so far. What VR presents in a surgical setting is the opportunity for a trainee to immerse themselves in a procedure in real-time.

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