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Update Your MedU Profile for Enhanced Access

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Please take two minutes to update your profile so we can serve you better. The profile link is located at the top right corner of the MedU website after you sign in.

Make the most of your MedU subscription. Your updated profile will ensure that you are notified about important case updates, new teaching tools, MedU workshops and receptions at national educator meetings, and grant opportunities. You'll also have access to important resources.

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MedU Library- Open For Students

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We're excited to introduce this new feature of our site and eager to hear what you think. The references in The Library may seem familiar—they are derived from our cases—but now we've put them all in one place, where you can access them whenever you like!

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CLIPP Grant Recipient Announced

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Congratulations to the 2014-2015 CLIPP small grant recipient!  We had a positive response to the initial Request for Proposals and only one proposal was funded this year.  We look forward to seeing results of the research.  For more information on MedU Grant Opportunities.

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New Courses! Culture in Health Care and Medical Home

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We are excited to announce two new courses coming in July. Culture in Health Care and Medical Home are part of our new series "Population Health" that complements our existing virtual patient courses. Derived from Extended CLIPP Scenarios (eCLIPPs), these expanded offerings on critical topics in contemporary health care will prepare tomorrow's doctors for a transformed health care system. â€¨These two new courses will remain free to those that subscribe to any MedU course.

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MedU Self Assessment Questions Coming in July

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Beginning July 1st, each MedU course will have a set of self-assessment questions for every case. These questions will be available to students through MedU after they have completed the corresponding case.  More details will be available to students on the introductory card in the corresponding case.

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MedU Research Grant Recipients Announced

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Congratulations to the 2014-2015 MedU research grant recipients! There were a record number of submissions this year and it was a challenging review process.  Two projects were selected. We look forward to working with them and seeing results of their research.  For more information on MedU Grant Opportunities.

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CORE Small Grant - Call for Proposals

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MedU will offer $5,000 in grant funding for the 2014-15 academic year. CORE Small Grant submissions of letters of intent are due January 31, 2014.

Learn more about Grants (including program description, eligibility, application process, and deadlines).

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MedU Research Grants- Call for Proposals

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MedU will offer $50,000 in grant funding for the 2014-15 academic year. Research Grant submissions of letters of intent are due December 16, 2013.

Learn more about Grants (including program description, eligibility, application process, and deadlines).

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High Value Care grant to MedU and ACP

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MedU and the American College of Physicians' High Value Care Curriculum receives grant support.

With the help of grants from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and the ABIM Foundation, MedU and the American College of Physicians (ACP) will collaborate to create an online interactive curriculum that brings High Value Care (HVC) concepts to medical students. Discuss with MedU and SIMPLE medical educators at the CDIM conference in New Orleans, LA from Oct. 2-6th. Look for the MedU booth.

 

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MedU Goes Mobile!

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MedU is now available on your smartphone, tablet, laptop and big screen with customized presentations to optimize the information and navigation for each technology.

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MedU Integration Meeting a Success

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Team-based learning (TBL) and disruptive innovation are some features of this post, along with meeting highlights, research posters, and photos. Complete with great weather, engaging workshops, and inspiring guests like education and technology thought leaders, Paul Haidet, MD, and Malcolm Brown, PhD, this annual meeting was an interactive, enjoyable success.

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MedU Hosts Integration Meeting

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Medical education and technology thought leaders come to Hanover, NH for the MedU annual meeting on integration. Paul Haidet, MD, and Malcolm Brown, PhD, will share their insights on team-based learning and education technology.

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MedU 2.0 Case Innovations

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The new engagement meter, diagnostic reasoning tools and clearer presentation based on recent research in learning cognitions are the principal new features in this month's MedU 2.0 release.

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June 2013 Newsletter

There's a lot happening at MedU. We’re excited! You will be too.

  • We’re finalizing exciting virtual patient case enhancements.
  • We’re renovating our website.
  • We’re rolling out a new look.
  • We’re putting Educator resources at your finger tips.

Watch your email in the coming weeks for more details.

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April 2013 Newsletter

MedU continues to create opportunities to further our mission, which is to advance medical education through collaborative development, maintenance and research of innovative and comprehensive computer-assisted instruction programs. Please read below for a review of our exciting work from the end of 2012 to April 2013.

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CLIPP Assessment Tools Validation Process

The CLIPP Assessment Tool Validation project is a joint project between MedU and Rush Medical College.  Keith Boyd, MD and Sharon Sholiton, MD of Rush created a case analysis tool for use with CLIPP cases that provides an assessment tool to evaluate student learning from CLIPP cases.  This project, funded and managed by MedU and led by CLIPP Editor-in-Chief Sherilyn Smith, MD, will research and further develop the tool to validate that it accurately discriminates between those who understand the CLIPP case content and can apply that knowledge in a structured assessment from those who cannot.

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Cognitive Improvements

In the decade since MedU first began developing virtual patients, educational research has significantly advanced our understanding of how to present content that is "brain-friendly". During the 2012-2013 academic year, MedU is incorporating some of these evidence-based practices by changing the presentation, but not the content, of our cases. See how we are integrating cognitive improvements into MedU courses.

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November 2012 Newsletter

This end-of-year review includes the following information: The September MedU Annual Meeting in Denver with guest speaker, Dr. Itiel Dror, Principal Consultant and Researcher at Cognitive Consultants International (ICI); MedU/iInTIME initiatives implementing cognitive improvements for brain-friendly learning; a MedU collaborative paper on CLIPP computer assisted learning being published; Members of the SIMPLE Editorial Board presenting a workshop "New SIMPLE Features to Enhance Your Course or Clerkship" at the October 2012 CDIM National Meeting.

 

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