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MedEdWorld News provides medical education updates on the latest developments, awards, and projects. It includes reports from medical education events and news from organisations. Members of the MedEdWorld Community make contributions.

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Creating Space II: Taking narrative and reflection to the next level in medical education, research and practice

Feb 29, 2012

This symposium has been organised to provide a forum for researchers, educators, and others interested in the role of arts, humanities and social sciences perspectives in health professional education. Clinical and medical educators, students, practitioners, creative writers and artists, and scholars from different humanities disciplines, are invited to participate in a day-long conversation focused on exploring a diversity of narrative and reflective practices across the continuum of learning, including inter-professional learning.

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MCAT exam to be revised for the first time since 1991

Feb 28, 2012

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released details of revisions to the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The revisions will be implemented in 2015 and the exams content and format are described in a, "Preview Guide for the MCAT2015", made available on the AAMC website. In this guide the conceptual framework of the new exam is organised around Foundational Concepts, Content Categories, and Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning Skills.

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Medical Education Informatics (MEI2012)

Feb 28, 2012

The first international Conference on Medical Education Informatics (MEI2012) will take place from Friday 6 to Saturday 7 April 2012.

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MedEdWorld Version 2, an invitation to contribute

Feb 28, 2012

MedEdWorld currently offers members across the globe a wide range of services including; news on developments in the field of medical education, course and conference information, a resource database and special interest groups (SIG’s) and forums. These services have provided a gateway through which those interested in medical education can learn, connect, and debate.

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MedEdWorld Version 2, an invitation to contribute

Feb 28, 2012

MedEdWorld currently offers members across the globe a wide range of services including; news on developments in the field of medical education, course and conference information, a resource database and special interest groups (SIG’s) and forums. These services have provided a gateway through which those interested in medical education can learn, connect, and debate.

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ACGME announces major changes to accreditation of medical residency programs in the U.S

Feb 27, 2012

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have announced major changes to how medical residency programs will be accredited in the U.S by adopting a new system, the Next Accreditation System (NAS). These changes are summarised in a special report published in the February 22, 2012 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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A review by Ronald Harden of, Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Feb 27, 2012

Title: Lessons from Problem-based Learning Editors: Henk van Berkel, Albert Scherpbier, Harry Hillen, and Cees van der Vleuten Published by Oxford University Press Review in brief; 'this text provides an insight into adopting problem-based-learning in the curriculum '.

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Public Health Action Needed to Reduce Chronic Illness

Feb 24, 2012

A report from the Institute of Medicine suggests public health actions are urgently needed to tackle the vast and growing toll of chronic illness on individuals and society.

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