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OSCE adopted for accreditation of all the medical graduates in Russia

Jun 21, 2017

A report by Zalim Balkizov

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Transgender actors effective in teaching new doctors to provide respectful care

Jun 15, 2017

By acting out scenarios commonly seen in the clinic, real-life transgender actors can help residents learn to provide more sensitive care to people with a different gender identity than the one they were assigned at birth.

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Penn State, Ask the expert: "Flipping the traditional medical school training model"

Jun 15, 2017

Penn State University's “Ask the Experts” series latest episode features Dr. Jeffrey Wong, associate dean for medical education at Penn State, and Morgan Decker, medical student design partner, who discuss an innovative approach to medical education at Penn State.

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VietNamNet Bridge: New training plan to improve healthcare

Jun 14, 2017

A new training programme to improve the quality of healthcare employees will be set up by the Ministry of Health in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Vietnam.

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Medscape: From Student to Teacher: Tips for Successful Presentations

Jun 14, 2017

A recent study in Medical Education found that residents had three different attitudes about teaching: enthusiastic, reluctant, and rewarded. This study found that enthusiastic teachers are committed, they make time to teach, and teaching increases their job satisfaction.

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Medical Press: "A way to objectively measure residents' surgical skills? No sweat"

Jun 13, 2017

"Within surgical education, skill evaluation is based on a subjective assessment, which essentially is a gut feeling...There is a need for an objective, impartial way to determine surgical ability and a resident's capacity to operate independently"said Jacob Quick, M.D., lead author of the study

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New fellowship program aims to reduce LGBT health disparities

Jun 13, 2017

On average, about five hours of medical school training are spent covering issues relating to LGBT health, according to a JAMA article summarizing the results of a questionnaire to which 132 North American medical school deans responded.

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Veterinary Times: "Educators urged to ‘play their part’ in VR technology growth"

Jun 10, 2017

Veterinary educators have been warned to prepare for a “technological revolution” where students will be trained through virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

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