ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine: BMJ series

This is a popular series of articles that the British Medical Journal published in 2003. Full text for these articles is available free online.  BMJ is available free online through PubMed Central.

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    M. Mustafa ‎
    Instructor of medical English.‎
    Specialized in TESL , [ESP /] ‎

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  15. […]  ASME has published a 2010 book called Understanding Medical Education.  This fairly lengthy textbook is quite reasonably priced and is available in a kindle version.  At a similar price for a more succinct BMJ publication you could look at the ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine, although I think it is only in hard copy as a book.  It is a similar presentation to their ABC books on clinical topics. However, the fourteen individual articles are available online in the BMJ via PubMed  https://annietv600.wordpress.com/2006/05/13/the-abc-of-learning-and-teaching-in-medicine-bmj-series-… […]

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