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Measuring excellence, or "Does research make sense any more?"

May 15, 2017

Former AMEE Executive student liaison Stijntje Dijk raises the issue of perhaps misplaced focus on research in medical schools, and alternative areas on which performance can be measured

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Transatlantic partnership commits to improving prescribing skills

May 09, 2017

The British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) today announced an ambitious new collaboration to support safer prescribing by doctors in Canada.

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As part of the formal undergraduate education programme in your institution is time scheduled for students to shadow a junior doctor in hospital?

May 03, 2017

The MedEdWorld poll in the last newsletter asked: As part of the formal undergraduate education programme in your institution is time scheduled for students to shadow a junior doctor in hospital?

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University of Michigan - "Virtual humans help aspiring doctors learn empathy"

May 01, 2017

"Communication is the most important part of the doctor-patient relationship," says lead author Frederick Kron, M.D., adjunct research faculty in the department of family medicine at the U-M Medical School and founder of Medical Cyberworlds, the company that developed the virtual reality program.

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American Veterinary Medical Association on "The Hidden Curriculum"

Apr 28, 2017

The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association news discusses "The Hidden Curriculum: When the college's curriculum says one thing and the culture says another"

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American Medical Association: "Virtual families offer med students new twist on case studies"

Apr 28, 2017

EVMS’ CareForward curriculum uses virtual families to help students understand, among other things, how family relationships and social contexts influence patient care.

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Poll Results: Do students dissect the human body as part of the anatomy programme in your institution?

Apr 21, 2017

The MedEdWorld poll in the last newsletter asked: Do students dissect the human body as part of the anatomy programme in your institution?

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"Fake it ‘til you make it" - Medical simulation lab engineers next-generation training manikin

Apr 10, 2017

Frank, the prototype of the world's first open-source manikin, will feature realistic features such as warm skin, a wet tongue and a network of fluid-filled veins.

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