The humane society movement and the transnational exchange of medical knowledge in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

Humane societies emerged in considerable numbers throughout the transatlantic world in the late eighteenth century. These charities promoted innovative methods for resuscitating the apparently drowned, drawing upon advances in the medical understanding of resuscitation and scientific innovations in life-saving techniques. Humane societies constituted a transnational philanthropic movement, in that member societies corresponded with each other and drew upon the work of fellow life-saving charities.

Improving the efficiency of selection to Core Medical Training: a study of the use of multiple assessment stations

Purpose: To compare three separate assessment stations used for selection to Core Medical Training (CMT) and to determine the effect of reducing the number from three to two.Methods: Quantitative analysis of candidates’ assessment station scores, financial analysis of costs of the selection process and quantitative and qualitative surveys of candidates and assessors.Results: The assessment stations used for selection to CMT were reliable and valid for assessing suitability for employment as a CMT trainee.