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Technologies in Medical Education

The integration and utilization of various types of technological resources have the potential to enhance knowledge acquisition in the field of biomedical sciences. Medical education varies throughout the world but is often described using three main components: undergraduate medical education (UGME), graduate medical education (GME), and continuing medical education (CME). UGME aims to provide a solid foundation in preclinical (basic science) and clinical studies that facilitate the goal of becoming a physician. Upon completion of UGME, many physicians pursue GME residencies or fellowships that focus on a clinical sub-specialty such as psychiatry or neurology. CME is unique in that it offers an opportunity to continually refine skills in support of facilitating lifelong learning. CME activities are provided in a number of modalities (i.e., audio, video, ...

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