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First-year trainee doctors spend little time on patient care

Apr 15, 2019

Over a typical 24-hour shift, first year residents training in internal medicine spend just three hours on direct patient care and only 1.8 hours on education, a U.S. study suggests.

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McGill approves new Institute of Health Sciences Education

Apr 12, 2019

News from Canada this week with the transformation of the Centre for Medical Education to the Institute of Health Sciences from the 1st May 2019. The new Institute has an inclusive mandate that encompasses a range of academic disciplines and health care institutions.

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AMA: 5 more medical schools join innovative medical education consortium

Apr 09, 2019

Additional schools have joined in the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, a group of the United States' leading medical schools aiming to create the medical schools of the future.

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Albert Oriol Bosch (1934-2019)

Apr 07, 2019

Albert Oriol Bosch, former President of AMEE (1990-1993) passed away in Barcelona (Spain) on 2th April at 84 years old. Albert Oriol was an important referent in Medical Education, at the national and international level and he made important contributions to AMEE.

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MenaFN: Ukraine, Switzerland to cooperate in medical education

Mar 27, 2019

The Health Ministry of Ukraine begins cooperation with Switzerland in the field of medical education development.

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India Today: Medical students should study moral and ethics as a part of curriculum: VP Venkiah Naidu

Mar 27, 2019

The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu urged medical universities to introduce teachings in human values as a part of the curriculum to inculcate moral, social and ethical values in students while addressing the 3rd Convocation of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology.

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DAIC: Video Game Format Used to Train Cardiologists

Mar 26, 2019

Medical video game company Level Ex expanded into cardiology with the launch of Cardio Ex. It offers clinical video game scenarios that aid in cognitive, spatial-reasoning and decision-making skills in the cath lab.

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Dermatology Advisor: How Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Medical Education?

Mar 22, 2019

According to an article published in the AMA Journal of Ethics, recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology should result in an overhaul of medical school curricula to incorporate the effective use of AI, communication, and empathy.

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