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ASME appoints Professor Sandra Nicholson as new chair

Aug 14, 2018

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), based in Edinburgh, has appointed Professor Sandra Nicholson as its new Chair.

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Washington Post Opinion piece: "Our doctors are too educated"

Aug 13, 2018

"Decreasing the length of training would immediately add thousands of physicians to the workforce." is the point argued by Akhilesh Pathipati, an ophthalmology resident at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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India’s medical education curriculum is getting a makeover after 21 years with the MCI

Aug 08, 2018

News article reporting on the new MBBS syllabus, which focuses on skill-based and hands-on training, will be published next month and come into effect from the 2019-20 academic session.

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UCalgary students achieve a 99% pass rate on national medical licensing exam: New supplemental course at Cumming School of Medicine pays dividends

Aug 01, 2018

Three years after the bar was raised on a key exam for Canadian medical students, Cumming School of Medicine students turned in an impressive 99 per cent pass rate.

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Hackathons – creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for change in medical education

Jul 21, 2018

# Designing solutions to medical education challenges # Developed by medical students for medical students # Important transferable learning for the future

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Exact replicas of organs help surgeons get ready for operations

Jul 11, 2018

Dr Ghazi directs the Simulation Innovation Laboratory at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where a team of biomedical engineering and medical students make organs specific to a patient so that surgeons can rehearse for complicated procedures.

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Innovating surgeon wins NHS70 Parliamentary Award

Jul 05, 2018

Professor Shafi Ahmed, "the virtual surgeon", has won a prestigious award to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. In 2014, Prof. Ahmed used Google Glass in his surgical teaching by transporting 13,000 people from 115 countries directly into the operating theatre at The Royal London Hospital.

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Abu Dhabi's first medical school set to open this year

Jul 05, 2018

Anam Rizvi reports from The National on Abu Dhabi's first medical school that is due to open later this year.

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