Monthly Archives: February 2013

Selected extracts from the Mid Staffs Report relating to Medical Education by Professor John McLachlan

The Francis Report on Mid Staffs (http://www.midstaffsinquiry.com/pressrelease.html) makes a number of points germane to medical education. For those of you (slackers!) who haven’t read the full 4000 pages, I’ve cut and pasted some interesting sections below. Section numbers refer to … Continue reading

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‘Learning to Doctor’: exploring the role of non-clinical, community-based placements in medical education and practice

Follow Dr Simon Forrest’s adventures through the Australian outback by accessing his blog at http://learningtodoctor.wordpress.com

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New Editor-in-Chief appointment

Dr Simon Forrest has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for the Higher Eduation Academy’s journal Health and Social Care Education. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/journals/hsc-education Simon will be issuing a call for submissions for the Autumn volume now and would welcome contributions either from … Continue reading

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New publications

Durham and Southampton have collaborated to research the use of ultrasound within anatomy teaching. Drs Sawdon and Finn have been working with Dr Michael Griksaitis and their latest publication is now out in the European Journal of Anatomy titled, “The … Continue reading

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Associate editor appointments

Dr Marina Sawdon from the Centre for Medical Education Research has been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal BMC Medical Education.  Marina’s research interests involve investigating the use of an electronic remote audience response system (KEEpad) to assess students’ … Continue reading

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