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Family physician and new media expert Frederick Kron, M.D., literally throws himself into his work with virtual learning applications. Kron is co-author of a study that found medical students like the idea of using new media -- including video games -- in their training.
(1/26/2011, 5:10 p.m.) -- It doesn't take being a parent to figure out that kids like video games. And a growing body of research shows that college students do, too. Moreover, certain types of games and related new media can enhance the learning experience compared with traditional teaching techniques. It's less clear, however, whether the nation's medical students can be counted among these video-engaged learners. Now, a study conducted by two family physician-educators has found that medical students are indeed enthusiastic about the idea of using new media -- including video games -- in their medical education. But, they say, it's got to be fun. More
(1/26/2011, 4:40 p.m.) -- The proportion of international medical graduates, or IMGs, who enter family medicine residencies grew dramatically during the past decade, and IMGs continue to seek graduate medical education in the United States. Now, a group of family medicine educators and an expert in international issues have some words of advice to help IMG applicants successfully navigate the process of applying to U.S. residency programs. More
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