Tag Archives: medical education

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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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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A successful Medical Education conference…

The Eighth Teikyo Symposium: 25-27 July 2012 In July 2012, the Centre for Medical Education Research at Durham University and Teikyo University at Durham hosted the Eighth Teikyo Symposium: ‘The Role of the Doctor: Past, Present and Future’. With 100 … Continue reading

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New paper on Ultrasound

Drs Swamy and Searle from Durham and Newcastle medical schools have collaborated to explore students’ experiences of using ultrasound within anatomy teaching. Read the article in BMC Medical Education.  Swamy, M. & Searle, R. F. (2012). Anatomy teaching with portable ultrasound … Continue reading

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