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University of North Carolina: Preclinical medical education is wastefully obsolete

Oct 11, 2017

An opinion piece in the UNC newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, suggests that the preclinical years of medical education are a scam and believes that the National Board of Medical Examiners should test those who want to jump right into clinical studies and medical schools allow this.

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California Healthline: "Training New Doctors Right Where They’re Needed"

Oct 09, 2017

Rio Bravo is 1 of 8 teaching health centers in California and 57 nationwide that were created by the Affordable Care Act in 2010 to serve areas with large unmet medical needs. “The goal is for [doctors in training] to come for three years and stay for 20,” said Carol Stewart, program director.

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Providing medical education through virtual reality video games, Level Ex raises $11M

Oct 05, 2017

Medical education business Level Ex, which aims to meld the worlds of medical education and virtual reality video games, has closed an $11 million Series A round to advance the gamification of education.

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Poll results: Will you be attending the AMEE 2017 Conference?

Sep 19, 2017

The latest MedEdWorld poll asked: Will you be attending the AMEE 2017 Conference?

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The use of the OSCE in Lithuania

Sep 13, 2017

OSKE: Objektyvus Strudkturinis Klinikinis Egzaminas is a Lithuanian booklet detailing the importance of the OSCE to the curriculum

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Study finds Philly medical students benefit from art observation

Sep 06, 2017

Learning how to observe and analyze works of art could improve the descriptive ability and diagnostic skills of future clinicians, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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State school medical students lead the way at graduations

Sep 05, 2017

Medical students from state schools are nearly twice as likely to graduate in the top 10 per cent of their class as students from independent schools, according to a new study.

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The VR Doctor: The World’s First Accredited VR Assisted Emergency Life Support Course

Sep 04, 2017

Dr. Raphael Olaiya, "The VR Doctor", has released the world's first accredited Virtual Reality Assisted Emergency Life Support course and looks to further develop the use of VR in medical education.

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