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Innovating surgeon wins NHS70 Parliamentary Award

Jul 05, 2018

Professor Shafi Ahmed, "the virtual surgeon", has won a prestigious award to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. In 2014, Prof. Ahmed used Google Glass in his surgical teaching by transporting 13,000 people from 115 countries directly into the operating theatre at The Royal London Hospital.

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Abu Dhabi's first medical school set to open this year

Jul 05, 2018

Anam Rizvi reports from The National on Abu Dhabi's first medical school that is due to open later this year.

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Carol Davila, the doctor who transformed the Romanian medical education

Jun 14, 2018

A short historical news article that explores the professional life of Carol Davila and his impact on medical education in Romania.

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Medical education a focus of violence in conflicts

Jun 14, 2018

Wagdy Sawahel reports on the recent report published by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) that looks at the impact of conflict and civil disturbances have on medical education around the world.

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OpenGov Asia: NUS Medicine School uses virtual reality to enhance learning of human anatomy

Jun 11, 2018

Using VR headsets and hand-held controllers, students are transported to a virtual dissection hall where they can perform localised or regional dissection on a virtual human cadaver.

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Blog Post: Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM): the new way to keep up-to-date

Jun 08, 2018

In this blog post, Dr Adrian Wong, Dr Jonathan Wilkinson & Prof Manu Malbrain look at the FOAM resources available to physicians and whether, ultimately, FOAM could even replace peer review.

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Medical Education Dialogues: Deans and senior professors impart soft skills to young medicos

Jun 05, 2018

A seminar to impart soft skills to 700 medical college students of 6 institutions in Ahmedabad, Gujarat was organized recently. They were to be equipped to handle interactions with patients and their relatives at this seminar.

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MedicalResearch.com: Is More Supervision of Medical Residents Always Better for Patient Care?

Jun 05, 2018

Drs Kathleen Finn and Christiana Iyasere of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, looked to study the role of attending supervision on patient safety in the context of resident education. They were interviewed by MedicalResearch.com on the matter.

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