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International Symposium of Medical Education

Apr 23, 2012

Abraham Flexner after his tour of 155 medical schools in the United States and Canada published his famous Report in 1910 , which has cast enduring influences on the reform of the American medical education at his time and aftermath.

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Foundation Awards Funding for Orthopaedic Fellowship Programs in the US

Apr 20, 2012

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Educational Grants Committee has awarded over $3 million for 94 graduate medical education (GME) fellowship grants to support orthopaedic fellowship programs offered in eight orthopaedic subspecialties—adult reconstruction, foot and ankle care, hand care, oncology, shoulder and elbow care, spine care, sports medicine and trauma care. The grants will support programmes ran by academic institutions or group practices in the United States.

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RCGP successful in bid to extend GP training

Apr 20, 2012

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have announced that they have been successful in their bid to extend GP training in the UK from three to four years after the Medical Programme Board agreed to the change. The RCGP recommended that all GP trainees spend a minimum of 24 months in general practice placements to ensure that the next generation of GPs are ready to meet the needs of a changing population and the practical challenges facing the NHS. To allow this an enhanced and extended four-year training programme was recommended.

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$750,000 awarded to Institute of Medicine for Study of Graduate Medical Education

Apr 19, 2012

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded the Institute of Medicine (IOM) $750,000 to study the governance and financing of graduate medical education (GME). GME is largely responsible for the size and composition of the physician workforce in the U.S. But the education of doctors hasn’t kept pace with changes in health care delivery and practice. Over the past two years, the Macy Foundation has convened more than 50 national leaders in academic medicine, health policy, and medical education to help transform the GME system.

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Doctors of the World raise awareness of obstacles migrants face when accessing healthcare in the EU

Apr 17, 2012

On 10 April Doctors of the World presented, Access to healthcare for vulnerable groups in the European Union in 2012, to MEPs and other stakeholders in Brussels to mark World Health Day.

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The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan celebrates 50 years

Apr 16, 2012

2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the charter of Ordinance that founded, The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), 50 years ago.

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GMC launches online learning disabilities resource for doctors in light of new report

Apr 16, 2012

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a new website, the GMC's Learning Disabilities website, as an online resource for doctors. The launch comes after a report commissioned by the GMC reveals that more than one in three doctors reported having seen a patient with a learning disability receive poorer care or face discrimination. Doctors indicated that they would like to see more help being given in the area with three-quarters indicating that online advice on treating patients with a learning disability would be welcomed.

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Physician wins Canadian national award for dedicating career to medical education

Apr 13, 2012

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have awarded the 2012 Duncan Graham Award to Dr Peter J. McLeod, FRCPC. Dr Peter J. McLeod, a physician and medical educator in Montreal received the award for dedicating more than 40 years to shaping training at the University of McGill and various Montreal-area hospitals. Royal College CEO Andrew Padmos, MD, FRCPC, said "Dr McLeod committed enormous time and energy to shaping thousands of young physicians". "This dedication has shaped and improved patient health not only in Montreal but across Canada".

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