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Harden's Blog

Harden's Blog is an area of MedEdWorld where Professor Ronald Harden provides his thoughts on topical matters relating to Medical Education.

If you are looking for 'Reflections', existing uploads can still be found in this area, however they will shortly be moved to their own section of MedEdWorld.


HARDEN'S BLOG: Competency-based education, China, Helsinki, Student transcripts, assessment videos and two depressing conversations

Apr 04, 2017

In his latest blog Professor Harden responds to personal criticisms following his previous blog as well as discussing the AMEE Conference in China, the upcoming AMEE 2017 Conference in Helsinki, student transcripts, assessment videos and two depressing conversations in medical education

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HARDEN'S BLOG: 20/3/2017

Mar 20, 2017

In his latest blog Professor Harden responds to criticisms of competence-based medical education and discusses the professional doctorates vs PhD debate, the OSCE and postgraduate examinations in surgery, and the topics for AMEE 2017 in Helsinki

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HARDEN'S BLOG: Outstanding learning, students writing books, MCQs, excellence in education and MedEdDXB2017

Feb 16, 2017

In his latest blog Professor Harden discusses the focus on the student in learning through six steps to outstanding learning, the concept of students writing textbooks, core versus supplementary questions in examinations, student-created multiple choice questions, excellence in medical education and the upcoming MedEdDXB2017 conference in Dubai

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HARDEN'S BLOG: Opening a presentation and an international medical education ladder

Jan 30, 2017

In his latest blog, Professor Harden discusses his return from APMEC 2017 and looks at opening a presentation, an international medical education ladder, the Uber-fication of education, generic skills, accountability for our products and two interesting meetings coming up in March.

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HARDEN'S BLOG: A good new year!

Jan 06, 2017

Professor Harden welcomes readers back after little festive downtime and discusses the rise of YouTube as an educational tool, the convenience of a Google Search against older paper methods of research and the potential increase of MOOCs in medical education.

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HARDEN'S BLOG: The Post-Truth World

Dec 16, 2016

With the current developments in global politics, Professor Harden addresses the rise of "post-truth" discourse and its effect on different aspects of medical education, including a former student attempting to sue his alma mater on the basis of their tuition resulting in him not earning a first-class degree.

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HARDEN'S BLOG: Sleepless in Seattle

Nov 18, 2016

Professor Harden gives his thoughts on some of the session themes from the AAMC 2016 Meeting in Seattle, Entrustable Personal Activities and the further development of the ASPIRE initiative.

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HARDEN’S BLOG: Enthusiasm for medical education in Uruguay and Argentina

Oct 27, 2016

This week Professor Harden discusses his recent visits to Uruguay and Argentina as well as their overwhelmingly positive response to the Face-to-Face ESME course.

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