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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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STAT: "Medical education needs to adapt to students’ learning styles"

Sep 04, 2017

Every medical student has a style of learning that works best for him or her, and each one is most likely to succeed in mastering new concepts and material when using that style.

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Stanford’s new Center for Health Education could benefit learners worldwide

Sep 01, 2017

Stanford University will launch a new Center for Health Education on Sept. 1, providing online teaching tools for a variety of learners worldwide

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Pioneering Population Health in Medical Education

Aug 17, 2017

Hospitals and Health Network: "Medical schools need to do more than "check off the boxes" when it comes to incorporating population health in medical education"

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Online education enhances administration of blood clot-preventing medications

Aug 17, 2017

A year-long study funded by the Patient-Centred Outcomes Research Institute suggests that a well-designed online education programme decreases nonadministration of necessary blood thinners, which in turn decreases the likelihood of lethal blood clots in hospitals.

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University of British Columbia: Better medical education is one solution to the opioid crisis

Aug 17, 2017

University of British Columbia: A recently launched addiction medicine fellowship promises to change how addiction is taught in medical schools and beyond.

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AMA: "Medical students have the tools, tenacity to be effective leaders"

Aug 17, 2017

The role students play in medical education should go beyond learning and listening, Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, said in her keynote address during the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Student-Led Conference on Leadership in early August.

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Poll results: Has the change in the meaning of abbreviations in your career ever caused you trouble, minor or otherwise?

Aug 17, 2017

The latest MedEdWorld poll asked: Has the change in the meaning of abbreviations in your career ever caused you trouble, minor or otherwise?

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