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Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores

Jun 19, 2019

News report on the rise of entrance exam scores for women to medical school at Juntendo University. This rise comes after steps were taken by the university to remove the unfair treatment in the admissions scoring system that unduly favoured male applicants.

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Medical schools are starting to diversify. But they’re learning hard lessons along the way

Jun 17, 2019

News article about the increase in the number of students from underrepresented populations in American Medical Schools.

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Touchstone Institute’s Communication through Simulation will provide formative communication programming for Ontario’s health force

Jun 13, 2019

The Sim Project focuses on the development of an experiential learning program targeting professional communication skills for the Canadian health care workplace.

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AMVA: Seoul National University granted accreditation

Jun 12, 2019

AVMA Council on Education recognizes its first Asian veterinary college.

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Sunderland's first school of medicine to open to students this September

Jun 12, 2019

A news article from Debra Fox of the Sunderland Echo reporting on Sunderland University's new medical school that is due to open in September this year after a successful visit from the GMC.

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AMA: Take extra care when applying AI in medical education

Jun 12, 2019

Citing the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of patient care, the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) has adopted new policy that further examines augmented intelligence (AI) and its potential to benefit for doctors and physicians in training.

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Moroccan Medical Students Defy Government, Boycott Final Exams

Jun 10, 2019

After three months of protests, final year medical students are now boycotting their final exams in Morocco in protest against poor training conditions and the ongoing privatisation of medical education.

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Partnership Seeks To Transform Health Care, Medical Education In Rural Oregon, California

Jun 05, 2019

A major grant awarded today to Oregon Health & Science University and the University of California, Davis, promises to expand access to quality health care between Sacramento and Portland through a network of teaching hospitals and clinics in mostly rural areas.

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