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Dr. Prof. Freeman: “Assessments should not be only of learning but also for learning”

Dr. Prof. Adrian Freeman is an expert in medical education and president of the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA), an organization that has audited the Practicum Script simulator a year ago. His conversation with Practicum Script suggests that timing and international vocation are the tool’s main credits.

Dr. Collares explains EBMA’s endorsement of Practicum Script: “Beyond measuring knowledge, it stresses significant learning”

In November 2017, the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA) endorsed the Practicum Script clinical case simulator as a useful platform to implement clinical reasoning. We talk to the psychometrist Carlos Collares to know more about the education impact of the tool.

“In medicine, deficit of knowledge is possibly not as serious as deficit of the human factor“

The Argentine heart surgeon Jorge Trainini is a homo universalis. A pioneer in the use of stem cells in his specialty, today his main focus of study is the Medicine of Complexity, which has led him to be named Scientific Director of the Chair in Medical Education of the Practicum Institute. 

In Exeter (UK), Prof. Dr. van der Vleuten, a Practicum Script consultant, defends progress testing in medical education

Practicum has attended the “Looking Ahead in Progress Testing Conference 2018,” organized by the Medical School of the University of Exeter (UK) and the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA). The opening was led by Prof. Dr. Cees van der Vleuten, international consultant of Practicum Script and EBMA director.

The Practicum Foundation attends a master class with Michael W. Young, 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The first indication of the existence of a biological clock could be traced to the plant Mirabilis, whose leaves open towards the sun by day and close at nightfall. This is the analogy used by Dr. Michael W. Young, 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine and protagonist of the 37 Fernández-Cruz Memorial Lesson, to explain the circadian rhythm. 

Primum non nocere: simulation and standardized patients

Simulation-based learning curves improve the results of traditional didactics. In fact, you can practice as much as you want and learn from errors without consequences. The electronic platforms of clinical cases and virtual patients are the best assets to face this challenge.

The World Health Organization works on a global health strategy

The 71st World Health Assembly, held in Geneva last week, dedicated part of its program to eHealth. Delegates agreed to give priority to the development of digital technologies in the field of health as a catalyst for multidirectional communications, feedback loops, and adaptive data-based management. 


The patient is the axis on which clinical excellence rotates

The Practicum Foundation has attended the V International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence, organized by Quirónsalud at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation in Madrid. The meeting has brought together about 350 professionals. We take the chance to interview Patrick Courneya, executive vice-president at Kaiser Permanente.

The Practicum Foundation attends the IV Universia International Rectors’ Meeting

Salamanca is the international epicenter of education with the IV Universia International Rectors’ Meeting, and our president, Dr. Eduardo Hornos, is one of the more than 700 academic representatives and personalities of politics and business invited to this symposium, held under the motto "University, Society, and Future."

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