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Pulse: Scotland adds 85 new 'general practice-focused' medical school places

Jun 01, 2018

The Scottish Government has announced the addition of 85 extra medical school places, with courses to be 'focused on general practice'.

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Report: Med Schools Can Do More To Combat Racism

May 23, 2018

Venis Wilder, M.D. reports on the the recent Racial Justice Report Card. The report card reviewed 10 U.S. medical schools' efforts to combat racism and provides an opportunity to highlight areas of need related to diversity, inclusion, workforce development and translation to improved health care.

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MedCityNews: Can VR training churn out better surgeons?

May 23, 2018

MedCityNews looks into the rising use of simulators to train surgeons effectively and whether or not it is a viable means of proficiency training and assessment.

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Fear and the medical lecturer

May 22, 2018

Dr. Conway McLean, who got the 'bug' for lecturing back during his residency days, shares his experiences and gives some advice for those who may be anxious about lecturing or speaking in front of large audiences.

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c&en: We’re not playing around: Board games medical and morbid

May 07, 2018

In March of 2018, after working with about a dozen students as well as professors Alim Pardhan and Mathew Mercuri, McMaster University Assistant Professor Teresa Chan announced that GridlockED, a collaborative board game simulating an ED, is available for purchase.

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Irish Medical Times: Globally accessible medical education

May 03, 2018

Social media, can help provide world-class continuing medical education for anyone, and has been an invaluable money and time saver for Dr Justine Jordan, who shares her top tips.

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MedPage Today: More Mental Health Focus Needed for Med Students

May 03, 2018

Although medical schools are paying attention to the issue, more needs to be done to help medical students with mental health problems, experts said following this week's death from suicide of a medical student at New York University (NYU).

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OUP Blog: WANTED: An alternative to Competency-Based Medical Education

Apr 24, 2018

In their blog piece, Dr. J. Donald Boudreau examines the Competency-Based Medical Education framework.

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