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Whats your style of learning?

Medical Educator is continuously updating its content and its services. In a direct response to a query from one of our members we thought we’d put a poll up about the classic ‘Honey and Mumford’ styles of learning: theorists, activists, reflectors and pragmatists. If you have no idea then that’s fair enough… What they emphasised […]

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Almetuzamab: Promise in Multiple Sclerosis; UK Research

Published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, promising trial data for the new monoclonal antibody Almetuzamab.The conclusions of the study were as follows: “ In patients with early, relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis, alemtuzumab was more effective than interferon beta-1a but was associated with autoimmunity, most seriously manifesting as immune thrombocytopenic purpura. The study […]

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Some useful guidelines…

Here’s a selection of what we’ve published in our links page to different sets of guidelines: These are particularly helpful for referencing evidence based medicine. AAN: American Academy of Neurology guidelines AACE: American association of Clinical Endocrinologists with guidelines here BAD: British association of dermatologists with guidelines here BOA: British Association of Orthopaedics with guidelines […]

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Jobs for the boys

Its clear that training schemes throughout the UK are oversubscribed with trainees where there are potentially not enough jobs.As the competition increases the need for ways to discriminate between the candidates becomes ever more important The FY1 entry scheme is fixated on a scoring system in an attempt to homogenise all medical school graduates. But […]

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Medical Careers

As one of the MedicalEducator.co.uk team I was pleased to be invited to speak at the West Midlands Deanery/ BMA Careers Fair held at the Birmingham ThinkTank on Friday10th-11th October. Present included representation from the BMA, a variety of careers advice services, a number of Locum agencies, and some (not free!) coffee. The event was […]