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MumbaiLive: Maharashtra Medical Council launches a mobile app with a database of 140,000 doctors

Jan 11, 2018

The sole aim of a new app is to make patients aware about the fake doctors who usually practice under a fake degree in the region.

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AMA: "Virtual reality taking the dummies out of medical simulation"

Jan 09, 2018

The American Medical Association discusses the increasing prevalence of full VR simulators as alternatives to practice dummies for a variety of procedural practice.

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International Medical Education Conference 2018 - Deadline extension

Jan 04, 2018

Due to popular demand, the IMEC committee has decided to extend the abstract submission deadline to 31 January 2018 to accommodate those who did not manage to meet the earlier deadline.

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WONCA Five-Star award to James Rourke

Jan 03, 2018

WONCA have recognised James Rourke, chair of the ASPIRE Social Accountability panel, with a five star doctor award his for his contributions to family practice.

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The Stoke Sentinel: Town's doomed university campus set to be given new lease of life as a medical education park

Jan 03, 2018

An Indian hospital chain and the UK’s first privately-run university are in talks to take over a town’s doomed higher education campus once it shuts next year.

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Ross University School of Medicine Receives Regulatory Approvals to Relocate its Campus Temporarily on a Ship Off St. Kitts

Dec 21, 2017

When a hurricane doesn't stop medical education.

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in-Training: The Minority Tax: An Unseen Plight of Diversity in Medical Education

Dec 12, 2017

Tyrone Johnson, a medical student at Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, discusses the issues of income inequality and the effect of underrepresented minority medical students and faculty's increasing exclusion from medical education.

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DarkDaily: Vermont Medical School Ceases All Lectures from Curriculum and Adopts “Active Learning” Techniques for Teaching Next Generation of Physicians

Dec 11, 2017

Professor-led classroom lectures end as students are expected to do much of their traditional learning outside of class in the spread of the "flipped classroom" throughout the USA.

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