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TEDxMaastricht - Wolter Mooi - "Guiding current routines of future doctors"

Routines seldom attract attention, but have an enormous impact on our lives. In the long run, a small but sustained change of routine can constitute a breakthrough. The medical student needs to participate actively in his education. The asking and answering of large numbers of questions, not only to teachers but especially to his peer students, should be part of his daily routine. Study content that is made freely available, and an upscaling of student-student interactions by way of social media-type platforms are indispensable in order to benefit optimally from this approach. Teachers are uniquely positioned to guide this process and, in doing so, to instill a sense of meaningfulness and purpose. If current and upcoming efforts in this direction are pursued with force and perseverance, this will lead to a change of routine that constitutes a breakthrough in medical education. Wolter Mooi ( @WJMooi ) who has held chairs in pathology at three Dutch universities, currently divides his time between scientific research, diagnostic histopathology and undergraduate teaching. What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMaastricht, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMaastricht event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Please take a look at this video that explains what TEDx has become: About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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