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Virtual Reality Boosts Academic Performance And Test Scores

Dec 05, 2016

Virtual reality is becoming an increasing trend when it comes to entertainment and recreation. But it is also being seen as a tool for multiple uses.

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HealthWatch: Clinic attempts to help military members overcome PTSD through virtual reality

Dec 05, 2016

A clinic in Florida is providing groundbreaking treatment to veterans and active duty personnel, and showing remarkable success in helping patients overcome combat related Posttraumatic stress disorder.

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New simulation rooms for Papua New Guinea medical training

Dec 05, 2016

Divine Word University’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, introduced this year, will benefit from two simulation rooms that are under construction at the Madang campus.

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University of Portland School of Nursing creates two new Masters programmes

Dec 04, 2016

The University of Portland School of Nursing master’s program is expanding its Master of Science degree options at the University of Portland to include an Innovation in Health Systems and Quality and Safety in Health Systems Program which will go into effect Fall of 2017.

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Sony's thoughts on the benefits of elearning at BETT 2017*

Dec 02, 2016

Sony have revealed details of the direction in which they aim to assist development of education by combining the still up-and-coming field of elearning with a real-world environment.

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AAMC: Grace Huang, MD, Named Editor-in-Chief of MedEdPORTAL

Dec 01, 2016

Following a nationwide search, Grace Huang, MD, has been named editor-in-chief of MedEdPORTAL, a free, open-access publication covering health professions education.

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The evolution of medical education in Nevada

Dec 01, 2016

In November, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine began accepting applications and interviewing students who will start their medical school education in summer 2017. That sounds like good news – and it is – because of Nevada’s severe shortage of physicians.

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Simulation app allows medical students to practice procedures on handheld devices

Nov 28, 2016

A video game developer is leading Level EX, a start-up aiming to allow medical students and doctors to practice minimally invasive surgical procedures on their phones and tablet devices through an app

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