The 98th UTokyo Medical Education Seminar

March 2, 2017


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Companies / University students
Date(s) March 17, 2017 18:00 — 19:30
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Conference room #333, 3rd floor, Medical Library, The University of Tokyo at Hongo
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Contact International Research Center for Medical Education, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo E-mail:

4-time lecture series: Future Directions in Medical Education In this four-lecture series we examine the challenges to our current models of teaching and assessment at the medical student and resident level. We critically appraise current approaches and the reasons for a need to change. Using examples from Canada we have looked at new models, innovative curricula, novel approaches to assessment, and methods to evaluate effectiveness.

“I hope that, taken together, these four lectures will stimulate a positive change in medical education in Japan” -- Linda Snell

The final lecture “Do the New Education Models Really Work?”
This session will tie together concepts from the previous three sessions. We will discuss the pros and cons of moving to a new approach, and examine how we can evaluate whether new models are really effective. Using models of program evaluation we will look at the current evidence for CBME and other innovative curricula, and then look to the future of medical education in Japan and globally.

Speaker: Linda Snell, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, MACP
Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Project
Professor, IRCME, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

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