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  1. Academic Seminar Series

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    Fastbleep is running a series of ten academic seminars. These are primarily aimed at fourth year students undertaking their Project Option, but many of them will be useful to students from other years too. The seminars will be delivered by various professionals, including doctors, PhD students and university representatives. All...
  2. Writing for Publication

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    Speaker Biography Professor Tim Dornan Tim Dornan is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Education at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. He studied medicine and history and philosophy of science at Cambridge and qualified as a doctor from Oxford in 1975. After postgraduate posts in Oxford and Nottingham, he...
  3. Critical Appraisal Seminar

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    Seminar Overview An overview of how to critically appraise studies for a literature review. Covers basic science papers, clinical studies and qualitative research. Slides Critical Appraisal Overview Webcasts   Critical Appraisal Masterclass Part 1 from Fastbleep on Vimeo. Speaker Profiles James Durrand James is a final year medical student, who...
  4. Retention of basic science knowledge

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    Here’s a paper to consider this week: Custers EJFM, ten Cate OTJ. Very long-term retention of basic science knowledge in doctors after graduation. Med Educ. 2011; 45(4): 422-430. Journal | Pubmed It’s an interesting one examining the frequent complaint that biomedical knowledge quickly declines post-graduation from medical school.  
  5. Evaluating the research question

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    Here are some key questions to ask yourself reading a paper in any field, not just medical education: What is the research question in this paper? Is it an important question? Did I learn anything from reading this paper? My points are drawn from this paper, which described and implemented...
  6. Peer-tutors in rheumatology

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    Would be great if we could get a Rika journal club going. Here’s a paper to start: Perry ME, Burke JM, Friel L, Field M. Can training in musculoskeletal examination skills be effectively delivered by undergraduate students as part of the standard curriculum? Rheumatology. 2010; 49 (9): 1756-1761. Journal |...
  7. Setting up Rika

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    I met some students atĀ Fastbleep’s Clinical Teacher who were interested in setting up a peer-assisted learning scheme at Liverpool Medical School and at the Preston teaching hospital at Manchester Medical School. I had a subsequent coffee with Ambrose Boles, one of the PAL tutors I’d started with, and he suggested...
  8. Fastbleep: Social Enterprise & Funding

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    Catching up with the blog posts today. I’ve been meaning to blog on behalf of the team for a while on the vision and funding structure for Fastbleep. We’ve been running several projects at the same time. Fastbleep is a social enterprise, which means we aim to promote some kind...