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Medical Education Evolution: Looking forward to 2009!

This July, Jen McCabe Gorman, Ted Eytan, and me created a Ning community for those who are interested in changing medical education. We’re working on a new concept and plan to find a medical school that would use it. Feel free to join us and let us know your thoughts.

The community now has 95 members and 22 ongoing discussions.

As some of us organize university courses about medicine 2.0 or health 2.0 (e.g. my course in Debrecen) and as the Google Document containing the database of useful medical links is still growing, I can’t wait to see the results in 2009. This document features now almost a hundred sites, services and projects. Include your favourite websites!

I hope we can build a concept on how to reform medical education worldwide with the tools of web 2.0.

Let’s work even harder for a better education in 2009 (as Sir Ken Robinson described):

Further reading:

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  1. Hi Berci,
    I didn’t know whether to reply here or on NING. I’ve been a member for a few months and have been disappointed that it is so quiet. Not I read that “This July, Jen McCabe Gorman, Ted Eytan, and me created a Ning community for those who are interested in changing medical education. We’re working on a new concept and plan to find a medical school that would use it. Feel free to join us and let us know your thoughts.” and I’m feeling even sillier. Where is the discussion about your plan?
    Anne Marie

    January 9, 2009
  2. Anne Marie, it’s hard to answer.

    The discussion is on Twitter, in my university credit course (med20course.wordpress.com), on Friendfeed and in e-mails.

    We plan to come up with a considerable concept in a few weeks.

    If you have anything in mind, feedback, suggestions, anything, please tell me and let’s start another discussion here.

    January 11, 2009
  3. Hi
    Maybe it would be useful if you could summarise your thoughts to date so far. One of the limitations of using multiple channels maybe that it is hard to follow conversations. Personally I would like to see some initiatives exploring how we can learn from patients online or prepare for working with e-patients. Have you any thoughts on that?

    And why do you think the NING has not taken off? It is tempting to want to centralise conversations in this way for the reason I give above but it rarely seems to work in practice.

    Lots of different people thinking about different solutions:

    http://scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.com/2009/01/architechure-of-participation.html

    Thanks for your reply,
    Anne Marie

    January 13, 2009

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