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Eur Neurol. 2011;65(6):352-4. doi: 10.1159/000327696. Epub 2011 May 27.

European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees: position paper on teaching courses for Generation Y.

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  • 1Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, General Hospital of the City of Linz, Linz, Austria. walter.struhal@akh.linz.at

Abstract

The European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT) is a non-profit organization which acts on behalf of young neurologists in Europe and concertedly exerts influence on the formation of a new generation of neurologists [Struhal et al.: Eur J Neurol 2009;16:e146-e148]. This concerns particularly the Generation Y (Gen Y), also known as Millennial Generation, Digital Natives or Generation Next, a demographic cohort defined by birth between 1981 and 1999 [Elkind: Neurology 2009;72:657-663]. A unifying feature is the increased use and familiarity with online media and digital technologies. Online social networks and interactive communication have not only shaped this cohort but necessitate a different approach towards educational matters. This position paper aims to address the changing needs for Gen Yers in the context of education.

Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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