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3rd Simulation in Medical Education Conference, Nov. 13-15, Turkey
Turkish Association for Medical Education
The Turkish Association for Medical Education, in collaboration with Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, is organizing the third regional conference on simulation.

We are very pleased to welcome participants with an interest in simulation from Eastern Europe, Middle East and beyond. The program addresses all components of simulation with a special emphasis on IPE.

This meeting offers participants the opportunity to meet professionals from neighbor countries, share their experiences and begin to collaborate. We look forward to seeing you in Ankara.

Melih Elcin
President, Turkish Association for Medical Education

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International course for SP educators
ASPE
Date: April 22-24, 2015
Deadline: March 1, 2015

This unique European course for SP educators covers how to use Simulated and Standardized Patients in your curriculum for training, assessment and research with SPs. This course is developed in collaboration with ASPE (Association of Simulated and Standardized Patient Educators). Course leaders are the current international leaders in the field of SP methodology and maintain leading executive board positions of ASPE. Earlier successful courses with the same staff have been given at several Asian Pacific Medical Education Conferences in Singapore.

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Educational Resources Committee
ASPE
The Educational Resources Committee provides webinars, the conference bookstore and the ASPE website's Virtual Library. One of the many great perks of being a member of ASPE is having access to monthly webinars! If you're one of the many people who have attended a webinar, you know how educational and convenient these trainings are! Thank you for your attendance! All of the webinars have been well attended and the presenters have received positive evaluations.
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Job opportunity — Rush Medical College
Rush Medical College
As an Education Coordinator (Physicianship) you'll oversee the successful implementation, maintenance, continuous improvement and evaluation of the Physicianship Program. You will exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values and act in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. In addition to providing administrative support, the coordinator is responsible for the management and execution of all elements of the program.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Using Web-based virtual patients to enhance case-based learning
MedSim Magazine
Click here to read the latest issue of MedSim Magazine.
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Using simulation to foster patient-centered care
Nursing Times
Although a patient-centered approach to care is not a new concept, the lack of high-quality essential care within parts of the NHS was exposed by the Francis (2013) report. As part of the effort to address these failings, quality of care, patient safety and patient experiences have been made NHS priorities and must be addressed in clinical education as well as practice.
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Does social media have a place in healthcare?
By Joan Spitrey
Just like many of you, I have been on the Facebook bandwagon for quite some time. I have really enjoyed it as I have lived all over the country, and it has been a great way to keep up with old friends. But does it have a place in a healthcare career or profession? As I have extended my reach into the big, wide Web, I have come to realize there are a lot of outlets for sharing and getting information. However, just like anything in life, there are certainly pros and cons to these new-found resources.
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How technology can create a great experience for job candidates
Business 2 Community
Ensuring a great candidate experience is crucial to consistently recruiting top talent. First off, if the application process at your company makes for a lousy candidate experience, much of the great talent in your applicant pool is going to drop out in the middle or take other offers — generally with competitors — leaving you with the rest. Secondly, if word spreads that applying for a job at your company is a pain, less and less people are going to apply, and the reverse is true as well.
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Communication training helps oncologists break the bad news
Medical Xpress
A communication skills training program based on patient preferences regarding communication can help oncologists' communication performance, according to a study published online June 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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University of Delaware students invent device to improve nursing education
UDaily
Every young inventor dreams of creating the next smartphone, social networking site or artificial organ. For five engineering students at the University of Delaware, that dream came one step closer to reality when a representative of Laerdal Medical visited campus to learn more about SimuTrach, a device they invented to provide realistic training for the care of tracheostomy patients.
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Growing pains noted in survey on moving toward patient-centered care
Oncology Nurse Advisor
In order to meet new cancer program accreditation standards, institutions have placed new focus on patient navigation, psychosocial distress screening and survivorship care plans. Results of a nationwide survey indicate these new programs are experiencing growing pains, and healthcare professionals could most benefit from greater evaluation of their program's impact.
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It's who you know: Readying for referrals
Talent Management
Employee referrals have long been seen as the holy grail of recruiting new employees. These candidates tend to be higher quality, faster to hire and they stay longer on the job. This is probably why more than 70 percent of companies report having some kind of formal employee referral program, according to Meritage Talent Solutions' "2014 Employee Referral Trends" report.
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How to win at professional networking every time
Forbes
Networking. Everyone does it — but how do you really win at it? Whether it's the overzealous networker who tries to give everyone his card but has no clear direction of what he's doing, or the wallflower who doesn't meet a single person even after showing up, so many people network incorrectly that it actually works against them. With that said, here are a few easy-to-use basics to help you win the networking game.
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