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AAMC: Climate change in the curriculum

Oct 14, 2019

The American Association of Medical Colleges provides a summary of the changes occurring in medical schools in the USA with regard to climate change and its role on health, and therefore on healthcare providers.

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UGA Today: Medical Partnership expands class size by 50 percent

Oct 10, 2019

The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership located in Athens is advancing plans to expand its class size from 40 students currently to 60 students in 2021 as part of a broader strategy to address Georgia’s critical shortage of physicians.

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The Denis O’Leary Medical Educator Award

Oct 10, 2019

The Oxford Centre for Medical Education (OxCME) has created a new award for medical educators in memory of the late Dr Denis O’Leary following a generous donation from the O’Leary family. This award will be presented for the first time in April 2020.

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The Express Tribune: PMDC takes action against substandard medical institutions in Islamabad

Oct 08, 2019

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to take strict action against those medical institutions which failed to sustain the minimum standards to maintain the international recognition of MBBS and BDS programmes.

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Medical education—the tyranny of guidelines and the single best answer

Oct 01, 2019

A BMJ Blog piece from Liyang Pan, who reflects on the teaching of guidelines and assessments that belies the reality and complexity of medicine.

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British Veterinary Association: More students are just one piece of the puzzle to solve veterinary workforce shortages

Sep 23, 2019

A holistic, long term approach to veterinary education is needed to ensure that the workforce remains resilient and can meet future demand in the areas of animal health and welfare and public health says the British Veterinary Association.

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A medical school for the future that Africa needs

Sep 23, 2019

Drs Binagwaho and Frisch report on the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda that is aiming to reinvent global health education — and as a result, transform how health care is delivered.

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Practice Business: Medical unions call for GPs to be recognised as expert medical generalists

Sep 18, 2019

A group of medical unions are calling for GPs to be recognised as expert medical generalists

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