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Should students be compelled to attend lectures?

Nov 21, 2016

A short article by Jack Grove in Times Higher Education (20 October 2016, p16) presents the case for and against compelling students to attend lectures.

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Poll Results: Do students play an active part in the curriculum committee in your institution?

Nov 18, 2016

The MedEdWorld poll of early November this year asked: Do students play an active part in the curriculum committee in your institution?

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Medical Training Augmented by Virtual Reality

Nov 17, 2016

VR/AR learning is valuable in a wide spectrum of healthcare disciplines. Virtual-reality models can simulate an endless range of cause-and-effect circumstances to test and shape the range of a student’s knowledge

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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Market Expecting Worldwide Growth by 2021

Nov 17, 2016

The global augmented reality & virtual reality market is expected to grow at a substantial growth rate especially in training and infotainment market.

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New Approaches to Delivering Medical Education Focus of Innovaacom Meeting

Nov 17, 2016

Innovaacom, L.L.C., a leading provider of medical education and training for healthcare professionals worldwide, held its ninth annual business meeting October 5-7, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

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Creating the “Model Human” to Practice Surgery

Nov 17, 2016

Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have developed a new way to fabricate artificial organs and human anatomy that mimics the real thing, even up to the point of bleeding when cut.

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Wales shares medical education with Namibian doctors

Nov 16, 2016

A team from Wales has just returned from an expedition to train young Namibian doctors in anaesthesia and critical care. Prof Judith Hall, from Cardiff University, who led the expedition, explains why sharing education with the country on Africa's south west coast is so necessary.

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California Medical School Launches New Curriculum For Changing Field

Nov 15, 2016

Under a new curriculum launched at the University of California, San Francisco, medical students will now have the opportunity to be trained to succeed within the changing health care system, according to a press release issued by the university.

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