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Medical Education, e-journal club

The journal Medical Education held its second e-journal club via Twitter on 10 December. The discussion focused on the recent paper by Paul Crampton, John McLachlan, and Jan Illing, ‘A systematic literature review of undergraduate clinical placements in underserved areas’. … Continue reading

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Paul Crampton’s literature review is going to be part of a 1 hour twitter session hosted by Medical education next week. For details please visit… http://www.mededucconversations.com/2013/12/02/medical-education-hosts-2nd-twitter-journal-club/ Paper details: A systematic literature review of undergraduate clinical placements in underserved areas, by … Continue reading

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Recent awards and appointments

Durham staff have been making a splash within the wider Medical Education community. Awards: Dr Gabrielle Finn was awarded the Choice Critic award from the journal Medical Education for exceptional contributions to peer reviews. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2923/homepage/choice_critics_award_2012.htm Journals: Dr Andrew Chaytor has … Continue reading

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Undergraduate teaching using SimMan

By Daniel Cummings and David Cox One of the great things about simulation is that it engages students. Theory can be taught didactically, but simulation immerses a small group (and even, as we have shown, a large group) with a … Continue reading

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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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