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MedCity News: Playing doctor: The evolution of videogames in healthcare

May 19, 2019

As videogames have become mainstream and emerged from the dimly-lit arcade rooms of years past, gaming technology has found increasing application in medical training, pain management, rehab, and digital therapeutics.

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How to make primary healthcare a favourable career choice for medical students: strategies and reflections

May 19, 2019

News article from Ms. Alaa Abusufian E. Dafallah, a 6th year medical student from University of Khartoum, Sudan with 5 years of experience in the field of student advocacy and medical education development in Sudan and Africa.

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GMC sets out plan to end barriers for doctors and medical students with disabilities

May 14, 2019

The GMC has vowed to end inconsistencies in support for junior doctors and medical students with disabilities - promising 'more tools and flexibility' to help trainees fulfil their potential.

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6,700 rural students to receive free medical education

May 13, 2019

China's medical colleges will enroll 6,700 rural students who will work for rural health centers in central and western China upon graduation, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Education.

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RACGP: ‘Missing out on some great doctors’: Medical training and disability

Apr 16, 2019

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) present a profile on Jerusha Mather, a PhD student in biomedical science, who has cerebral palsy and has ideas on how to improve the access for people with disabilities to medical education.

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'Lovely' and 'scientific' -- Medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status

Apr 16, 2019

In the largest analysis to date of narrative medical school evaluations, researchers at UC San Francisco and Brown University have found significant differences in how female and underrepresented minority medical students are described.

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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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