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MedEdPublish (ISSN 2312-7996) has been launched as an e-journal for papers that have not been published elsewhere. In line with the move to open access publication, this e-journal provides an easy-to-search open-access resource that incorporates previously unpublished papers relevant to the field of education.

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Delineating simulation-based learning, problem-based learning, and standardized patient instructional approaches

Many studies compare simulation to other instructional approaches. However, each approach emphasizes different aspects of learning and can be applied to different objectives. Medical teachers should avoid making facile comparisons and research should move beyond comparative studies.

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Learner safety in simulation based training

Despite the benefits of simulation training, some individuals may react adversely. There are no formal guidelines for trainers in managing vulnerable learners. This study develops a model that describes process that may address the needs of individual learners.

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The Teaching Interaction Between Internal Medicine Residents and Fellows on the Wards: A Resident Perspective

This study suggests that clinical fellows in Internal Medicine (IM) are a valuable but underutilized resource in the education of IM residents and identifies several barriers to effective resident-fellow teaching interactions.

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Pediatricians in Training: A global child health elective curriculum

This paper looks at the author’s development of a Global Child Health Elective.

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Podcasting in Medical Education: A Literature Review

The purpose of this article is to assess podcasting as a new technology and also highlight the extent to which it is integrated in professional education.

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