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Jan2023

Medical School Accreditation: It matters. But, why?

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Getting into medical school is competitive. Period. Year after year, many countries have more applications submitted to their medical schools than they have slots available.   As a result, many prospective medical students apply to and attend medical schools in another country. There are many fine medical schools throughout the world, ...

Oct2022

Rural Canada’s Physician Shortage:
OUM’s focus on rural medicine may help

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The Canadian Medical Association detailed the country's physician shortage in a May statement, noting that Statistics Canada, the nation's statistical office, reported in 2019 that approximately 4.6 million Canadians did not have regular access to a primary care provider. Since that statement, a report on the Canadian Health Workforce Network ...

Sep2022

Medical students can learn remotely:
Doctors successfully trained in virtual classrooms long before COVID

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“Can medical school be taught online?” In 2002, when Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) was founded, many members of the medical community said no. In truth, the answer is "Yes" for the first half (Basic Sciences) of the degree program and "Absolutely not" for the second half. “Clinical training during ...

Sep2022

Skills for Life:
How Journal Club makes better doctors

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All medical schools have Journal Club. Why? “Students must begin learning how to read and assess journal articles in order to ultimately provide better patient care,” says Ahmed Muhsin, MBChB, MPH, Director of Research at OUM and facilitator of its weekly Journal Club. “Reading journal articles should be a part ...

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