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  1. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN Introduction

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    and Health System and consists of specialty physicians providing care to children. Research The Medical1 MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN OVERVIEW Introduction The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW and the communities we serve. The Medical College of Wisconsin had unrestricted revenues of $851 million for fiscal

  2. American College of Medical Toxicology

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    The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology, whose mission is to ensure that patients exposed to poisons and toxic substances receive optimal care.

  3. Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital

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    .froedtert.com) is the primary adult hospital affiliate of the Medical College and is staffed by College physicians providingMedical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Froedtert Hospital (www. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Medical College of Wisconsin pediatric specialists are on the staff

  4. RESOLUTION REGARDING GOVERNANCE OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGE

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    1 RESOLUTION REGARDING GOVERNANCE OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University sets forth and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University as more fully described below. ARTICLE I

  5. Medical College of Wisconsin Office of Student Affairs

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    ........................................................................................................................20 RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: THE MEDICAL STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAMMedical College of Wisconsin Medical Student Handbook Office of Student Affairs Last Updated: April.................................................................11 MEDICAL COLLEGE COMMITTEES

  6. TOMORROW'S HEALTHCARE STARTS HERE THE MEDICAL COLLEGE

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    physicians who are highly effective patient care providers, innovative pioneers in medical research in these communities. HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PATIENT CARE PROVIDERS INNOVATIVE PIONEERS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH RESPECTED LEADERSTOMORROW'S HEALTHCARE STARTS HERE #12;THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN IS MORE THAN A MEDICAL

  7. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN Public Safety

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    First Name Middle Initial Cell Phone Student LAST Name Date #12;MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN Public Safety Student Locker and Mailbox Assignment Record information is confidential. For safety and security students should never share this information. Any

  8. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

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    Association of American Medical Colleges.

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides access to all kinds of information for and about the association, including news, events and schedules, constituents, admissions, financial aid, minority affairs, student affairs, governmental relations, medical education, residency issues, and AAMC program, publications, library resources and archives.

  9. Financial Aid Office Medical College of Wisconsin

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    Financial Aid Office Medical College of Wisconsin 414-955-8208 www Medical Society Foundation Student Loan Program are available in the Financial Aid Office . The loan in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration

  10. RESEARCHCENTERS THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2011-2012 43

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    Research Centers #12;44 THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2011­2012 T RESEARCHCENTERS Research The Medical College of Wisconsin is committed to conducting nationally distinguished. The Medical College continues to expand its areas of research excellence, which comprise strong, college

  11. Alfredo Dubra-Suarez Medical College of Wisconsin

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    Alfredo Dubra-Suarez Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology, the Eye Institute - Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA. 2011 - Assistant, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Biomedical Optics Express

  12. Williams College Medical Expense Reimbursement Account (MERA)

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    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    : _____________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Because of this change in family status (check one): ______ I wish to stop contributions to my MERA plan participation is on account of and is consistent with the change in my family status. My changeWilliams College Medical Expense Reimbursement Account (MERA) Change in Family Status Form Please

  13. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

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    MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY CASE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE CONVENER TITLE SCHEDULE LOCATION Cardiothoracic Surgery Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Conference Thursdays at 7:00am Froedtert Cancer Center Conference Room J Cardiothoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery M&M Conference Wednesdays

  14. Is Online Learning Right for You? Medical College of Wisconsin

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    or more internet-based programs. The program used by the Medical College of Wisconsin's Master of PublicIs Online Learning Right for You? Medical College of Wisconsin Master of Public Health Program © 2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Population Health Jennifer Kusch, MS #12;What is online

  15. The Medical College of Wisconsin 6 THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2011-2012

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    all four years of medical school to ensure that graduates apply cutting-edge research in the care for engagement in leading-edge science for students aspiring to advance medical knowledge through research. The synergy of Medical College physicians, research scientists, and educators working together on the

  16. THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 20112012 3 The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to the education and

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    , highly specialized care. Significant research opportunities abound for our medical students. MedicalTHE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2011­2012 3 Welcome T The Medical of medicine and the highest professional and ethical principles. The Medical College of Wisconsin integrates

  17. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

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    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY POLICY for residents transferring to an other program. (Revised May 2002) 1 N.B. The Albert Einstein College on Graduate Medical Education of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has established written policies

  18. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

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    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY POLICY approved in lieu of an additional COGME policy. Revised: Sept. 2004 N.B. The Albert Einstein College on Graduate Medical Education of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has established written policies

  19. University College Cork, July `Medical Identities: patients and professionals

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    of the Wellcome Trust with the Consortium for Medical Humanities, an inter research in Medical Humanities in conjunction with the Consortium for Medical Humanities, an inter-University initiative to develop researchUniversity College Cork, July `Medical Identities: patients and professionals The 2012 conference

  20. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN AFFILIATED HOSPITALS GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION TRAINING AGREEMENT

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    MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN AFFILIATED HOSPITALS GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION TRAINING AGREEMENT Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation (hereinafter called "MCWAH") and «2» «1», (hereinafter referred to as "Trainee"), agree as follows: l. TERM OF APPOINTMENT

  1. Status and Analysis of E- Commerce Application in Small Medium Enterprises A Case Study of Wenzhou

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    Huanchun Yang

    2008-01-01

    The thesis surveys the status quo of e-commerce application in Wenzhou small medium enterprises. This survey selects the some-100 prominent small medium enterprises covering chemical engineering, shoes, apparel, machinery, furniture, glasses, lighters, pen and pencil, electric and electronics as the investigating targets and issues the questionnaires to them. The result indicates that, the status quo of e-commerce application in Wenzhou

  2. MEDICAL STUDENT Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    MEDICAL STUDENT HANDBOOK 2013-2014 Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Boca Raton, FL #12;#12;i....................................................................................................................................................1 MISSION STATEMENT OF THE CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE...........................2 GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ...........................2 DEFINITIONS

  3. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

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    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY POLICY on SEXUAL of residents in the programs sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, have established employment that no employee is subjected to such conduct. Originated 9/05 Approved 10/05 1 N.B. The Albert Einstein College

  4. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

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    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY POLICY sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine must not be required to engage in "Moonlighting." 7 May 2002 N.B. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine serves as the ACGME-accredited Institutional

  5. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

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    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY POLICY), as the employers of residents in the programs sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have established of LOA should be filed with the Office of GME. Revised May 2002 N.B. The Albert Einstein College

  6. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

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    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY RESIDENT program sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine must assess resident performance and use to support the care of patients. 1 N.B. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine serves as the ACGME

  7. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

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    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION POLICY POLICY), as the employers of residents in the programs sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, have each Process Policies of the employing institution. Revised Sept. 2004 1 N.B. The Albert Einstein College

  8. Medical College of Wisconsin: Consumer Health Information

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    Healthlink is a free, noncommercial health information service from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). One quite useful section of the website allows visitors to locate health-related articles by topic. Titled Browse By Topic, this alphabetized section offers a wide variety of categories to choose from such as Arthritis, Endocrine System, Preventative Medicine, and Women's Health, to name just a few. Each topical page presents the latest articles dealing with that subject and also allows visitors to view archived articles listed alphabetically or by date. Healthlink also provides articles written by MCW columnists, as well as reflective essays by MCW health professionals. Additional offerings include articles regarding health care information for consumers, and a free email newsletter from MCW.

  9. King's College London Services for Students Medical Self Assessment form

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    Applebaum, David

    this form to advise Accommodation Services of any diagnosed medical circumstances which has severe/long term as a medical exception include a diagnosed mobility and sensory circumstances, disabilities, severe long term1 King's College London Services for Students Medical Self Assessment form Please complete

  10. FOR FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE AND SHORT TERM DISABILITY PLAN DARTMOUTH COLLEGE MEDICAL CERTIFICATION FORM

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    FOR FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE AND SHORT TERM DISABILITY PLAN DARTMOUTH COLLEGE MEDICAL CERTIFICATION FORM Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition Family and Medical to the EMPLOYEE: Please complete Section II before giving this form to your medical provider. The FMLA permits

  11. Predictors of Nonmedical ADHD Medication Use by College Students

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    Rabiner, David L.; Anastopoulos, Arthur D.; Costello, E. Jane; Hoyle, Rick H.; Swartzwelder, H. Scott

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To identify the predictors of nonmedical ADHD medication use by college students. Participants: A total of 843 undergraduates attending one public or one private university in southeastern United States. Method: Students completed a Web-based survey inquiring about ADHD medication use during the first semester freshman of their year and

  12. The Biomedical Libraries Dartmouth College/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    The Biomedical Libraries Dartmouth College/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 2000/2001 Annual-Fuller Health Sciences Library at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire-Fuller Library. · Jamie Dalton moved from Document Delivery Assistant to Learning Resources Technician. · Anne D

  13. NonNon--medical Use of Prescription Drugsmedical Use of Prescription Drugs on College Campuseson College Campuses

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    NonNon--medical Use of Prescription Drugsmedical Use of Prescription Drugs on College CampusesonNationally, there has been a rise in college students using prescription drugs,students using prescription drugsNon--medical Use of Prescription Drugs on College Campusesmedical Use of Prescription Drugs on College Campuses #12

  14. Medical & Emotional Emergency Policy The College has a medical/emotional emergency procedure to maintain the safety of

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    Shaw, Leah B.

    to maintain the safety of individual students, as well as the community. The medical/emotional emergencyMedical & Emotional Emergency Policy The College has a medical/emotional emergency procedure-4314; or Campus Police, 221-4596 to alert the On-Call Clinician. When the College medical/emotional emergency

  15. Evaluation of invasibility of Wenzhou by alien plants at the scale of township

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    Xuedan Wang; Yubao Li

    2010-01-01

    Alien plant invasion has become one of the most devascating disturbances threatening economy, environment, resources, human health, food safety, and energy. Natural factors (e.g., climate, vegetation, geomorphology) and social conditions (e.g. tourism, transportation, human population, industrial output) make the problem of alien plant invasion more complicated in number, frequency and the expansion trend. Wenzhou is a coastal region in Zhejiang

  16. Physics and the revised Medical College Admission Test

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    Hilborn, Robert C.

    2014-05-01

    Physics has played an important role in the preparation of future physicians and other health professionals for more than 100 years. Almost all pre-health students take a year of college-level physics as part of their preparation for medical, dental, and pharmacy school. In particular, the widely-used Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) contains a significant number of questions that require physics knowledge and skills. This paper describes the changes in the MCAT to be implemented in 2015, the role of physics in the revised MCAT, and implications for introductory physics courses for the life sciences.

  17. Modernizing and transforming medical education at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College.

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    Lisasi, Esther; Kulanga, Ahaz; Muiruri, Charles; Killewo, Lucy; Fadhili, Ndimangwa; Mimano, Lucy; Kapanda, Gibson; Tibyampansha, Dativa; Ibrahim, Glory; Nyindo, Mramba; Mteta, Kien; Kessi, Egbert; Ntabaye, Moshi; Bartlett, John

    2014-08-01

    The Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University (KCMU) College and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) are addressing the crisis in Tanzanian health care manpower by modernizing the college's medical education with new tools and techniques. With a $10 million MEPI grant and the participation of its partner, Duke University, KCMU is harnessing the power of information technology (IT) to upgrade tools for students and faculty. Initiatives in eLearning have included bringing fiber-optic connectivity to the campus, offering campus-wide wireless access, opening student and faculty computer laboratories, and providing computer tablets to all incoming medical students. Beyond IT, the college is also offering wet laboratory instruction for hands-on diagnostic skills, team-based learning, and clinical skills workshops. In addition, modern teaching tools and techniques address the challenges posed by increasing numbers of students. To provide incentives for instructors, a performance-based compensation plan and teaching awards have been established. Also for faculty, IT tools and training have been made available, and a medical education course management system is now being widely employed. Student and faculty responses have been favorable, and the rapid uptake of these interventions by students, faculty, and the college's administration suggests that the KCMU College MEPI approach has addressed unmet needs. This enabling environment has transformed the culture of learning and teaching at KCMU College, where a path to sustainability is now being pursued. PMID:25072581

  18. Information Activities in Medical Library : Tokyo Women's Medical College Library

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    Nishioka, Masayuki

    The library facilities, resource materials, training of librarians and so on are described at first. The library collection is that of middle sized medical library. However, since the facilities are not enough to handle it, it is necessary for the library to be supplemented by information services. Then primary information services such as reading of materials, interlibrary loan and journal acquisition system of the recent issues for each laboratory is outlined. Secondary information services centered around on-line information retrieval service, contents sheet service and preparation of index cards are also described. What a medical library should be is considered in terms of its relation to information services.

  19. Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. Group Life Insurance

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    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. Group Life Insurance Beneficiary. CURRENT HOUSESTAFF: To submit a revised GROUP LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION FORM: · Complete the attached Group Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation Form · Mail the completed, signed, and dated form

  20. MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

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    MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Division Highlights The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine currently includes 21 faculty members (all ABIM certified in Pulmonary. We offer: An Adult Cystic Fibrosis program recognized nationally by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  1. Endocrine Surgery Symposium Medical College of Wisconsin and

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    Endocrine Surgery Symposium Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Texas M. D. Anderson of Surgery Gilbert G. Fareau, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine James W. Findling, MD Professor of Medicine Joseph L. Shaker, MD Professor of Medicine Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Surgery Tina W

  2. The Albany Medical College Ventilator Walker.

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    Smith, T; Forrest, G; Evans, G; Johnson, R K; Chandler, N

    1996-12-01

    This report describes the design and use of a wheeled walker that can accommodate a ventilator and oxygen tanks. It is constructed of aluminum tubing. The front of the walker has receptacles to support a Mark 7 Bird Ventilator and oxygen tanks. The back end of the walker has a bench seat that is lifted to allow entry into the walker. The seat provides rigidity and stability to the frame of the walker. The walker has been used in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of the Albany Medical Center to facilitate early ambulation of patients who are ventilator dependent or who require a portable source of oxygen to begin ambulation training. PMID:8976320

  3. [Exploration and analysis of the thought of medical education in the Shanghai New Chinese Medical College].

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    Li, Ming; Shang, Li; Bing, Shoulan

    2014-11-01

    Shanghai New Chinese Medical College set up by Zhu Nanshan and his sons, Zhu Xiaonan and Zhu Hegao, was a medical college of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with the most innovative spirit in modern time. Its affiliated research institute held the principle of "realizing the scientific truth of TCM, training TCM advanced talents", marking the beginning of the pioneering of "scientific TCM". The educational plan, clinical research and academic organization based on "carrying forward the quintessence of Chinese culture, absorbing and digesting the new knowledge" showed a certain influence at home and abroad. The College advocated the combination of communicating with famous physicians and the study of theory, cultivation of students' organization and academic society, launching of journals, and organizing students' research associations was aiming at the satisfaction of the social needs and teaching orientation. Its running experience provided useful reference for modern TCM medical education. PMID:25620358

  4. Case study: library usage at an Indian medical college.

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    Shah, Chinmay

    2011-03-01

    This issue's feature column reports on the findings of a small survey of library users carried out in an Indian medical college with a traditional curriculum. The study found that the main reason a student visited the library was to consult text books. Although the majority of students were satisfied with the library facilities, the study suggests that more needs to be done to promote self-directed learning. JM. PMID:21314897

  5. Library collaboration with medical humanities in an american medical college in qatar.

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    Birch, Sally; Magid, Amani; Weber, Alan

    2013-11-01

    The medical humanities, a cross-disciplinary field of practice and research that includes medicine, literature, art, history, philosophy, and sociology, is being increasingly incorporated into medical school curricula internationally. Medical humanities courses in Writing, Literature, Medical Ethics and History can teach physicians-in-training communication skills, doctor-patient relations, and medical ethics, as well as empathy and cross-cultural understanding. In addition to providing educational breadth and variety, the medical humanities can also play a practical role in teaching critical/analytical skills. These skills are utilized in differential diagnosis and problem-based learning, as well as in developing written and oral communications. Communication skills are a required medical competency for passing medical board exams in the U.S., Canada, the UK and elsewhere. The medical library is an integral part of medical humanities training efforts. This contribution provides a case study of the Distributed eLibrary at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar in Doha, and its collaboration with the Writing Program in the Premedical Program to teach and develop the medical humanities. Programs and initiatives of the DeLib library include: developing an information literacy course, course guides for specific courses, the 100 Classic Books Project, collection development of 'doctors' stories' related to the practice of medicine (including medically-oriented movies and TV programs), and workshops to teach the analytical and critical thinking skills that form the basis of humanistic approaches to knowledge. This paper outlines a 'best practices' approach to developing the medical humanities in collaboration among the medical library, faculty and administrative stakeholders. PMID:24223240

  6. Library Collaboration with Medical Humanities in an American Medical College in Qatar

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    Birch, Sally; Magid, Amani; Weber, Alan

    2013-01-01

    The medical humanities, a cross-disciplinary field of practice and research that includes medicine, literature, art, history, philosophy, and sociology, is being increasingly incorporated into medical school curricula internationally. Medical humanities courses in Writing, Literature, Medical Ethics and History can teach physicians-in-training communication skills, doctor-patient relations, and medical ethics, as well as empathy and cross-cultural understanding. In addition to providing educational breadth and variety, the medical humanities can also play a practical role in teaching critical/analytical skills. These skills are utilized in differential diagnosis and problem-based learning, as well as in developing written and oral communications. Communication skills are a required medical competency for passing medical board exams in the U.S., Canada, the UK and elsewhere. The medical library is an integral part of medical humanities training efforts. This contribution provides a case study of the Distributed eLibrary at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar in Doha, and its collaboration with the Writing Program in the Premedical Program to teach and develop the medical humanities. Programs and initiatives of the DeLib library include: developing an information literacy course, course guides for specific courses, the 100 Classic Books Project, collection development of doctors stories related to the practice of medicine (including medically-oriented movies and TV programs), and workshops to teach the analytical and critical thinking skills that form the basis of humanistic approaches to knowledge. This paper outlines a best practices approach to developing the medical humanities in collaboration among the medical library, faculty and administrative stakeholders. PMID:24223240

  7. Awareness of medical ethics among undergraduates in a West Bengal medical college.

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    Chatterjee, Biswajit; Sarkar, Jhuma

    2012-01-01

    This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the knowledge of and attitudes towards medical ethics among undergraduate medical students. It also looked at whether there was any improvement with additional years of medical education. 340 medical students of a medical college in West Bengal were given a semi-structured questionnaire that included questions regarding their awareness of ethics, their attitudes towards various issues in clinical ethics, and their knowledge of the code of medical ethics of the West Bengal Medical Council. The responses of 322 students were analysed by simple descriptive statistics. The students generally agreed that awareness of ethics was important. Lectures (54.7%) and books (47.8%) were their predominant sources of knowledge. Only 10.9 % were aware of the existence of an institutional ethics committee and 42.8% did not know its exact role. Their answers showed that the majority of students expressed mixed responses--both desirable and undesirable--in relation to questions exploring different aspects of basic ethical reasoning in their professional life. The most desirable response for each statement was decided by experts of forensic medicine and also from a literature study. Only half the respondents (50.9%) had a good score (61-70 out of a total possible 90) and 37.2% had a fair score (51-60). There was no increase in scores corresponding with additional years of medical education. PMID:22591867

  8. Trends to access internet among medical students of a government medical college in West Bengal.

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    Banerjee, Indranil; Biswas, Supreeti; Biswas, Ashish; De, Mausumi; Begum, Sabnam Ara; Haldar, Swaraj

    2011-07-01

    The use of computer and information technology is on an escalation. The internet, one of the key developments in this field, provides instant access to latest medical information. The present study was conducted (i) to estimate the extent and purpose of internet usage among undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) medical students, (ii) to identify factors that encourage the students to use internet for medical information, (iii) to assess the need for incorporating computer education in medical curriculum. A prospective, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study was conducted on 150 students of Burdwan Medical College and Hospital between June 2009 and December 2009. Majority of the students accessed internet from their home PC (42% UGs and 52% PGs).Common search engines browsed commonly by both UGs and PGs include Google and yahoo. Regarding principles of telemedicine and evidence-based medicine, majority of the PGs are well versed while UGs are not (p-value 0.0001). Almost all students agreed to incorporate computer education in medical curriculum. Primary source of medical information was textbook for UGs (62%) and internet for the PGs (48%). Majority of UGs (48%) used internet as a ready source of information thus saving time while PGs (68%) primarily relied on internet for recent advances in their disciplines. The primary purposes of internet use are educational for both UGs and PGs. The data obtained indicates that majority of the medical students participating in the present study embrace and use internet to access medical information. It also justifies the need to incorporate internet and associated information technology into existing medical curriculum. PMID:22315834

  9. Predicting international medical graduate success on college certification examinations

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    Schabort, Inge; Mercuri, Mathew; Grierson, Lawrence E.M.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Objective To determine predictors of international medical graduate (IMG) success in accordance with the priorities highlighted by the Thomson and Cohl judicial report on IMG selection. Design Retrospective assessment using regression analyses to compare the information available at the time of resident selection with those trainees national certification examination outcomes. Setting McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. Participants McMaster University IMG residents who completed the program between 2005 and 2011. Main outcome measures Associations between IMG professional experience or demographic characteristics and examination outcomes. Results The analyses revealed that country of study and performance on the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination are among the predictors of performance on the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification examinations. Of interest, the analyses also suggest discipline-specific relationships between previous professional experience and examination success. Conclusion This work presents a useful technique for further improving our understanding of the performance of IMGs on certification examinations in North America, encourages similar interinstitutional analyses, and provides a foundation for the development of tools to assist with IMG education. PMID:25316762

  10. The Role of Abraham Lincoln in Securing a Charter for a Homeopathic Medical College

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    Allen D. Spiegel; Florence Kavaler

    2002-01-01

    In 1854, Abraham Lincoln was retained to prepare a state legislative proposal to charter a homeopathic medical college in Chicago. This was a complex task in view of the deep-seated animosity between allopathic or orthodox medical practitioners and irregular healers. Homeopathy was regarded as a cult by the nascent American Medical Association. In addition, the poor reputation of medical education

  11. Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Education City, P.O. Box 24144, Doha, Qatar

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    Danforth, Bryan Nicholas

    Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Education City, P.O. Box 24144, Doha, Qatar For more information, visit: www.qatar-weill.cornell.edu Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation. It is part of Weill

  12. Psychotropic Drug Use among College Students: Patterns of Use, Misuse, and Medical Monitoring

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    Oberleitner, Lindsay M. S.; Tzilos, Golfo K.; Zumberg, Kathryn M.; Grekin, Emily R.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To assess whether college students who use psychotropic drugs are (1) aware of potential side effects, (2) appropriately monitored by prescribing physicians, and (3) taking medications as prescribed. Participants: Fifty-five college students, currently taking psychotropic medications, were recruited between Summer 2008 and Fall 2009.

  13. Psychotropic Drug Use Among College Students: Patterns of Use, Misuse, and Medical Monitoring

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    Lindsay M. S. Oberleitner; Golfo K. Tzilos; Kathryn M. Zumberg; Emily R. Grekin

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To assess whether college students who use psychotropic drugs are (1) aware of potential side effects, (2) appropriately monitored by prescribing physicians, and (3) taking medications as prescribed. Participants: Fifty-five college students, currently taking psychotropic medications, were recruited between Summer 2008 and Fall 2009. Methods: Participants were given interviews assessing (1) interactions with prescribing physicians, (2) patterns of psychotropic

  14. The role of Abraham Lincoln in securing a charter for a homeopathic medical college.

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    Spiegel, Allen D; Kavaler, Florence

    2002-10-01

    In 1854, Abraham Lincoln was retained to prepare a state legislative proposal to charter a homeopathic medical college in Chicago. This was a complex task in view of the deep-seated animosity between allopathic or orthodox medical practitioners and irregular healers. Homeopathy was regarded as a cult by the nascent American Medical Association. In addition, the poor reputation of medical education in the United States in general, further complicated the project. Lincoln and influential individuals in Illinois lobbied legislators and succeeded in securing the charter. Subsequently, the Hahnemann Homeopathic Medical College accepted its first class in 1860 and with its successors remained in existence for almost sixty-five years. PMID:12238734

  15. [Pollution load and the first flush effect of phosphorus in urban runoff of Wenzhou City].

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    Zhou, Dong; Chen, Zhen-lou; Bi, Chun-juan

    2012-08-01

    Five typical rainfalls were monitored in two different research areas of Wenzhou municipality. The pH and concentrations of total phosphorus (TP), dissolved phosphorus (DP), particulate phosphorus (PP), total inorganic carbon (TIC), total organic carbon (TOC), total suspended substances (TSS), BOD5 and COD in six different kinds of urban runoff were measured. The results showed that, the concentrations of TP, DP and PP in different kinds of urban runoff of Wenzhou ranged from 0.01 to 4.32 mg x L(-1), ND to 0.88 mg x L(-1) and ND to 4.31 mg x L(-1), respectively. In the early stages of runoff process PP was dominated, while in the later, the proportion of DP in most of the runoff samples would show a rising trend, especially in roof and outlet runoff. Judged by the event mean concentration (EMC) of TP and DP in these five rainfalls, some kinds of urban runoff could cause environmental pressure to the next level receiving water bodies. Meanwhile, the differences among the TP and DP content (maximum, minimum and mean content) in various urban runoffs were significant, and so were the differences among various rainfall events. According to the M (V) curve, the first flush effect of TP in most kinds of urban runoff was common; while the first flush effect of DP was more difficult to occur comparing with TP. Not only the underlying surface types but also many physico-chemical properties of runoff could affect the concentration of TP in urban runoff. All the results also suggested that different best management plans (BMPs) should be selected for various urban runoff types for the treatment of phosphorus pollution, and reducing the concentration of TSS is considered as one of the effective ways to decrease the pollution load of phosphorus in urban runoff. PMID:23213884

  16. The relationship between critical thinking, personality type, and performance on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination of senior medical students at Meharry Medical College

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    Ethel Mai Robertson

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this descriptive, correlational study was to investigate the relationship between critical thinking, personality style, and performance on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination of senior medical students at Meharry Medical College. Demographic information was gathered from the Admissions and Records Department at Meharry Medical College. The results of Myers Briggs Personality Evaluation were utilized to identify student personality

  17. Myopia and Digit Ratio in Medical College Students

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    Krishnakumar, Mathangi; Atheeshwar, Shweta; Chandrasekar, Mathangi D.

    2014-01-01

    Myopia is amongst the most common refractive errors in the world. Both environmental and genetic factors are attributed to its causation, however all factors contributing to the development of myopia is yet to be found. Recent studies show presence of sex hormone receptor in the eyes. This has been shown to have a role in the development of various ocular pathologies. The second to fourth finger length ratio (2D:4D) has been hypothesised to be determined by exposure to sex steroids prenatally and thus considered a crude measure for prenatal androgen exposure. Hence this study was initiated to assess the association between myopia and 2D:4D ratio (a proxy marker to prenatal sex steroid exposure) among 100 medical college students of either sex and explore the possibility of role of prenatal sex steroids in causation of myopia. This study showed significant negative associations between myopia and digit ratio favouring a probable causal role of sex steroids on eye growth and development of myopia. PMID:24587043

  18. The Impact of the College Environment on Black Students' Access to a Medical School Education

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    Butler, Barbara Marie

    2009-01-01

    The focus of this study was to explore factors influencing the disparity in the acceptance rate for African American students into medical school as compared to their white counterparts. This study compared the college environment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Principally White Institutions, with respect to African American

  19. Combining Psychotherapy and Medication for College Students with Severe Psychopathology: A Descriptive Study

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    Cooper, Stewart E.; Nasr, Suhayl J.

    2006-01-01

    Given the extensive and increasing use of medications to augment psychotherapy in intervening with college students with more severe psychopathology, the absence of scholarship on this topic is surprising. This article briefly summarizes earlier published pieces on combining counseling with psychotropic treatment in college counseling center

  20. Exploring the Acceptability of Online Learning for Continuous Professional Development at Kenya Medical Training Colleges

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    Kyalo, Isaac William; Hopkins, Sandra

    2013-01-01

    This study explores the acceptance of online learning (OL) for continuous professional development among lecturers at Kenya Medical Training College in 2009. The large and multi-campus College faces logistical and cost challenges in ensuring that its 700 lecturing staff have access to continuous professional development. Online learning

  1. Established in January 2010, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Global Health facilitates

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    GOAL Established in January 2010, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Global Health PARTNERSHIPS The Office of Global Health capitalizes on a College-wide consortium of faculty with diverse WITH FACULTY - Manage inventory of faculty's global health efforts - Facilitate faculty global partnerships

  2. Strong southward transport events due to typhoons in the Taiwan Wen-Zhou Zhang,1,2,3

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    -Sheng Hong,1 Shao-Ping Shang,2 Xiao-Hai Yan,1,3 and Fei Chai4 Received 10 March 2009; revised 27 July 2009Strong southward transport events due to typhoons in the Taiwan Strait Wen-Zhou Zhang,1,2,3 Hua to these events and the contribution of the along-strait momentum gradient was insignificant. Citation: Zhang, W

  3. Discussion on evaluating the vulnerability of storm surge hazard bearing bodies in the coastal areas of Wenzhou

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    Zhang, Yuexia; Guo, Jing; Che, Zhumei

    2014-12-01

    Wenzhou is a region on the coast of China where storm surges are frequent and serious. Starting with society, economy, land utilization, and anti-disaster capability, the vulnerability of each county in the coastal region of Wenzhou was evaluated. The counties were then divided into mild, moderate, heavy, and extremely heavy fragile areas by choosing 15 factors to establish an evaluation index system, using principal component analysis to set the weight of each factor. The results show that all of the counties fit into the categories of heavy and extremely heavy fragile areas except for Pingyang county, which is mild. There is no significant difference in storm surge vulnerability among all counties in the Wenzhou coastal region, which is highly associated with the general balance of socioeconomic development in the Zhejiang coastal region and the orientation of government policies. This research provides a method for evaluating vulnerability to storm surge. Evaluation results can provide the basis for responses to storm surge, contributing to disaster prevention and mitigation planning, and regional sustainable development planning.

  4. Monetizing College Reputation: The Case of Taiwan's Engineering and Medical Schools

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    Tao, Hung-Lin

    2007-01-01

    This study uses the admission scores of Taiwan's Joint College Entrance Examination (JCEE) and occupational wage data to estimate the reputation values of engineering and medical schools in Taiwan. It is found that the reputation values of medical schools are more than twice those of engineering schools. It takes about 7 and 19 years of work for

  5. MiltonS.Hershey Medical Center wCollege of Medicine

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    PENNST~E MiltonS.Hershey Medical Center wCollege of Medicine Appendix M, .Page M 1 , hlichael F State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Fax: (717) 531-4139 .4ssociate Professor of Medicine Office this is a large number of highly integrated changes, please allow us the opportunity to provide the perspective

  6. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION FACT SHEET

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    Cui, Yan

    UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION FACT SHEET Residents in the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education Program are considered student employees. As student of The University of Tennessee, you will be paid by the University. The University is on a monthly payroll system

  7. The Allied Medical Development Project, Forest Park Community College. Final Report.

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    Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.

    The Allied Medical Development Project was conceived to determine the role of the St. Louis-St. Louis County Junior College District in the education of personnel for allied medical careers in the St. Louis area. The underlying assumption was that the development of needed programs on a sound basis in the St. Louis area would result in general

  8. BARNARD COLLEGE Health Evaluation form for Readmission after Medical and/or Mental Health Withdrawal

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    BARNARD COLLEGE Health Evaluation form for Readmission after Medical and/or Mental Health Withdrawal To the Student: Please review this form with your current health care or mental health care. Students who withdrew for medical or mental health reasons may be given housing preference, based on when

  9. This article was downloaded by: [Medical College Of Wisconsin] On: 01 March 2013, At: 11:20

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    This article was downloaded by: [Medical College Of Wisconsin] On: 01 March 2013, At: 11 Kaija Zusevics a a Medical College of Wisconsin Version of record first published: 07 Feb 2013. To cite. Belsky. 2004. The ancillary-care responsi- bilities of medical researchers: An ethical framework

  10. The Triple Qualification examination of the Scottish medical and surgical colleges, 1884-1993.

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    Dingwall, H M

    2010-09-01

    The Triple Qualification (TQ) examination of the three Scottish medical colleges was founded in 1884 in the aftermath of the Medical Act of 1858, to offer a medical qualification that would have equal status with that of the universities and other medical schools. Continued efforts to amend the Act had threatened that the universities might dominate basic medical education to the exclusion of the colleges, which opposed this perceived threat to their viability. The TQ proved surprisingly durable and catered for a changing constituency of candidates over the century of its existence, offering a route to medical qualification for individuals from Great Britain and Ireland, the dominions and such diverse groups as exiled Jews from Europe and Rhodesians following independence. This article examines the origins and structure of the examination and assesses the changing candidate profile over the century of its existence. PMID:20973439

  11. Misuse of Stimulant Medication Among College Students: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-analysis.

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    Benson, Kari; Flory, Kate; Humphreys, Kathryn L; Lee, Steve S

    2015-03-01

    The misuse of stimulant medication among college students is a prevalent and growing problem. The purpose of this review and meta-analysis is to summarize the current research on rates and demographic and psychosocial correlates of stimulant medication misuse among college students, to provide methodological guidance and other ideas for future research, and to provide some preliminary suggestions for preventing and reducing misuse on college campuses. Random-effects meta-analysis found thatthe rate of stimulant medication misuse among college students was estimated at 17% (95% CI [0.13, 0.23], p<.001) and identified several psychological variables that differentiated misusers and nonusers, including symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, problems associated with alcohol use, and marijuana use. A qualitative review of the literature also revealed that Greek organization membership, academic performance, and other substance use were associated with misuse. Students are misusing primarily for academic reasons, and the most common source for obtaining stimulant medication is peers with prescriptions. Interpretation of findings is complicated by the lack of a standard misuse definition as well as validated tools for measuring stimulant misuse. The relation between stimulant medication misuse and extra curricular participation, academic outcomes, depression, and eating disorders requires further investigation, as do the reasons why students divert or misuse and whether policies on college campuses contribute to the high rates of misuse among students. Future research should also work to develop and implement effective prevention strategies for reducing the diversion and misuse of stimulant medication on college campuses. PMID:25575768

  12. COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

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    New Hampshire, University of

    PROGRAM STUDENT HANDBOOK Revised 2009 **Subject to Change** #12;WELCOME TO THE MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAM This handbook has been prepared as an additional resource for UNH Medical Laboratory Science to help you with problems, whether personal or academic in nature. This handbook should be kept throughout

  13. Perception of students regarding educational environment in a medical college in eastern region of India.

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    Naser, Syed Mohammed; Biswas, Arunava; Nandy, Manab; Niyogi, Soibal; Biswas, Gopa; Das, Anup Kumar

    2012-11-01

    Learning environment in any medical college is found to be important in determining student's academic success. The study was undertaken to know and compare the perceptions of educational environment of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, find out the problem areas and their remedies at Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. In the present study, Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire was administered to undergraduate (n = 278) and postgraduate (n = 43) student and the scores were compared using a non-parametric test. Among the two groups, the undergraduate students were found to be more satisfied with the learning environment at Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital (as indicated by their higher DREEM score) compared to the postgraduate students. There was insignificant difference in perception among male and female students. The study revealed that both groups of students perceived the learning environment positively. Nevertheless, the study also reflected problematic areas of learning environment in this medical college which generates an idea of adopting some remedial measures in the form of small group learning and problem based learning where there is enough scope of student-teacher interaction and practical exposure. PMID:23785915

  14. Effects of Information on College Students' Perceptions of Antidepressant Medication

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    Frankenberger, Kristi A.; Frankenberger, William R.; Peden, Blaine F.; Hunt, Heather L.; Raschick, Christopher M.; Steller, Emily G.; Peterson, Jaclyn A.

    2004-01-01

    The authors examined the impact of pharmaceutical companies' advertisements on college students' perceptions of depression and concomitant treatment with antidepressants among 13 male and 31 female undergraduates from a midwestern university. The students were randomly assigned to groups that read either pharmaceutical company advertisements or

  15. MSU Medical Colleges Blended Learning for First Year Science Courses: Uniting Pedagogy to Maximize Experience and Real World Limitations

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    Lovell, Kathryn; Vignare, Karen

    2009-01-01

    At Michigan State University the two medical schools, College of Human Medicine (CHM; M.D. degree) and College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM; D.O. degree), have offered the same science courses to first year students for many years. Science departments report to both colleges, and the same faculty can effectively teach the content required in the

  16. Investigating Perceived vs. Medical Weight Status Classification among College Students: Room for Improvement Exists among the Overweight and Obese

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    Duffrin, Christopher; Eakin, Angela; Bertrand, Brenda; Barber-Heidel, Kimberly; Carraway-Stage, Virginia

    2011-01-01

    The American College Health Association estimated that 31% of college students are overweight or obese. It is important that students have a correct perception of body weight status as extra weight has potential adverse health effects. This study assessed accuracy of perceived weight status versus medical classification among 102 college students.

  17. The impact of the college environment on Black students' access to a medical school education

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    Butler, Barbara Marie

    2009-12-01

    The focus of this study was to explore factors influencing the disparity in the acceptance rate for African American students into medical school as compared to their white counterparts. This study compared the college environment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Principally White Institutions, with respect to African American students' perceptions regarding their college experiences and the extent to which they perceived that their experiences enhanced or diminished their success in gaining access to medical school. The community cultural wealth framework was used to explore whether the HBCU or the PWI is the better environment for undergraduate science majors. By use of the CCW framework the study explored which college environment nurtured students to be successful as a biology major, obtain a competitive MCAT score and ultimately secure acceptance into medical school. A qualitative research design served as the best approach to explore the object of inquiry in this study: the students' perception of their college environment, and their perceptions of their college experiences. The findings suggest that both the HBCU and the PWI reveal characteristics that enhanced and diminished the potential for success in the biology pre-med program. The results of this study specifically addressed barriers to access as factors which may be contributing to the disparities in the number of African American students admitted to medical school. These barriers are related to differences in the social dynamics of the university. In this study both groups of students perceived that there were the negative faculty attitudes, but these seemed to have little impact on access to medical school. Student motivation and identification with a supportive community seemed to have more impact on the potential for career success.

  18. Characteristics of College Students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Who Misuse Their Medications

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    Jardin, Bianca; Looby, Alison; Earleywine, Mitch

    2011-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the characteristics of college students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms who misuse their prescribed psychostimulant medications. Methods and Participants: Forty-three undergraduate students with a prescription for Ritalin or Adderall completed structured

  19. An Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of Chinese Medical Colleges in Body Donation Programs

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    Zhang, Luqing; Xiao, Ming; Gu, Mufeng; Zhang, Yongjie; Jin, Jianliang; Ding, Jiong

    2014-01-01

    The use of human tissue is critical for gross anatomy education in the health professions. Chinese medical colleges have faced a shortage of anatomical specimens over the past decade. While body donation plays an important role in overcoming this gap, this practice has only recently been introduced in China, and the donation rate is relatively low

  20. Student Peer Review of Diagnostic Tests at the Medical College of Ohio.

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    Garg, Mohan L.; And Others

    1979-01-01

    In an effort to encourage cost-conscious behavior and quality assurance, students in community medicine clerkships at the Medical College of Ohio were required to conduct retrospective reviews of their peers' laboratory usage patterns using information generated by these peers during internal medicine and pediatrics rotations. (Author/JMD)

  1. Predicting First-Quarter Test Scores from the New Medical College Admission Test.

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    Cullen, Thomas J.; And Others

    1980-01-01

    The predictive validity of the new Medical College Admission Test as it relates to end-of-quarter examinations in anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, and "ages of man" is presented. Results indicate that the Science Knowledge assessment areas of chemistry and physics and the Science Problems subtest were most useful in predicting student

  2. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting and Annual Report 1979.

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    Journal of Medical Education, 1980

    1980-01-01

    Topics addressed in the annual meeting and report of the Association of American Medical Colleges for 1979 include: AAMC cooperation with other organizations, quality control and cost containment in health care education, educational initiatives, biomedical research, faculty, students, institutional development, teaching hospitals, and information

  3. Medical Simulation in the Community College Health Science Curriculum: A Matrix for Future Implementation

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    Michael P. McLaughlin; Soko S. Starobin; Frankie Santos Laanan

    2010-01-01

    As the nation's healthcare education system struggles to keep pace with the demand for its services, educators are seeking creative and innovative solutions to meet the needs of a growing number of students. The integration of medical simulation technology into the community college health science curriculum is a creative solution that can meet the needs of healthcare educators and the

  4. Professional Vision Services Enrollment From Instructions Employer Name: Medical College of Wisconsin

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    Professional Vision Services Enrollment From Instructions Employer Name: Medical College and date the form #12;10/31/09 July 2009 Professional Vision Services Membership Form Employer Name: Name of Spouse: D.O.B.: Name of Dependent(s) & D.O.B.(s) I choose to participate in a PVS Vision Plan

  5. Professional Vision Services Membership Form Employer Name : THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN

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    10/31/09 July 2009 Professional Vision Services Membership Form Employer Name : THE MEDICAL COLLEGE.O.B.: Name of Dependent(s) & D.O.B.(s) I choose to participate in a PVS Vision Plan Single coverage: Family coverage: I choose not to participate in a PVS Vision Plan Waiver: Plan Benefits: Eye Exam every 12 months

  6. Medical Simulation in the Community College Health Science Curriculum: A Matrix for Future Implementation

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    McLaughlin, Michael P.; Starobin, Soko S.; Laanan, Frankie Santos

    2010-01-01

    As the nation's healthcare education system struggles to keep pace with the demand for its services, educators are seeking creative and innovative solutions to meet the needs of a growing number of students. The integration of medical simulation technology into the community college health science curriculum is a creative solution that can meet

  7. The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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    of Wisconsin Title: "Beyond the Baby Blues: Identification and Management of Postpartum Depression" To RSVP Annual Depression Recognition Day Who: Anyone from the community or the Medical College depression, receive a free depression selfrating scale form, arrange to speak with a mental health

  8. Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among US college students: prevalence and correlates from a national survey

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    Sean Esteban McCabe; John R. Knight; Christian J. Teter; Henry Wechsler

    2005-01-01

    Aims To examine the prevalence rates and correlates of non-medical use of prescription stimulants (Ritalin, Dexedrine or Adderall) among US college stu- dents in terms of student and college characteristics. Design A self-administered mail survey. Setting One hundred and nineteen nationally representative 4-year colleges in the United States. Participants A representative sample of 10 904 randomly selected college stu- dents

  9. Medical and Nonmedical Users of Prescription Drugs among College Students

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    Rozenbroek, Katelyn; Rothstein, William G.

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: To examine medical and nonmedical users of prescription opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants taken individually and in combination. Participants: Undergraduates at an urban mid-Atlantic university with 12,000 students. Methods: A questionnaire administered in classes provided 413 responses, with a usable response

  10. Autonomic Neuroscience Institute, Royal Free and University College Medical

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    Hill Street, London, UK; 1 Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence; Florence, Italy; 2 Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Medical Col- lege of Ohio, Toledo, USA: M. Matucci Cerinic, MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Villa Monna Tessa, Viale

  11. How are our medical students using the computer and internet? A study from a medical college of north India

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    Maroof, Khan Amir; Parashar, Pawan; Bansal, Rahul

    2012-01-01

    Background: In today's world, use of Internet has become indispensable. Medical students have much to gain from the Internet technology that has revolutionized the medical field. There is a very rapid change in the way communication technology is being handled and our medical students should also be ready to embrace it. Very few studies have been done on this topic in India. The aim was to find out the knowledge, practice, and barriers of Internet use among the medical undergraduates of Subharti Medical College, Meerut. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the MBBS students belonging to the first, second, third, and fourth years of their course during August to October 2009. A pretested questionnaire was used collecting information on their Internet usage patterns, knowledge about information technology, and barriers to using it. Data were entered in Microsoft Excel and appropriate statistical tests were applied for analysis. Results: The proportion of respondents having a laptop were more in cohort of students belonging to the admission year 2009 (65.8%) followed by 2008 (54.7%), 2007 (53.0%), and 2006 (38.0%), i.e., a gradual increase in newer cohorts. About half (57.4%) of the students had some sort of formal training in computer and Internet use. Knowledge about Internet was more among the junior cohorts compared to the senior cohorts (P<0.0001). Only about one-fifths of the respondents used Internet for searching literature for projects from medical journals on the Internet. Majority of the respondents accessed Internet for less than 3 hours per week. About one-tenth (8.0%) of the students felt that Internet is totally useless in medical field. The major barrier (54.4% of the respondents) to using Internet was lack of time. Conclusions: Further research should focus on designing and implementing computer and Internet training for medical students. PMID:23271853

  12. Toxicity bioassays for water from black-odor rivers in Wenzhou, China.

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    DeFu, He; RuiRui, Chen; EnHui, Zhu; Na, Chen; Bo, Yang; HuaHong, Shi; MinSheng, Huang

    2015-02-01

    Following urbanization, a large number of urban rivers were contaminated and turned to black-odor rivers. The traditional approach for detecting water quality is based on chemical or physical analysis. However, biological toxicity of black-odor water has been less addressed. As two typical black-odor rivers, Jiushanwai River (JS) and Shanxia River (SX) are tributaries of Wen-Rui Tang River in Wenzhou (south of China). The eco-safety of the urban rivers was evaluated by bioassay for water toxicity in this study. Ten and 5 sampling sites were respectively set along JS and SX. Water samples were collected monthly from October 2010 to October 2011. The general physical and chemical parameters of river water were monitored. In order to investigate the ecotoxicological effects of black-odor water, the following bioassays were used: (1) Fish acute toxicity test (Danio rerio, comprehensive toxicity), (2) luminescent bacteria bioassay (Qinghaiensis vibrio, toxicity to bacteria), and (3) tropical claw embryo assay (Xenopus tropicalis, embryo toxicity). Biotoxicity of black-odor rivers water was demonstrated by D. rerio, Q. vibrio, and X. tropicalis embryos. Toxicological effects of black-odor water were respectively shown by mortality of zebrafish, and by the relative inhibitory light rate of luminescent bacteria. However, luminescent bacteria were more sensitive to inspect biotoxicity than zebrafish. In X. tropicalis embryos test, toxicological effects of black-odor water were mostly shown by embryos' survival rate and teratogenic rate. Bioassay results showed that toxicity of SX water was higher than that of JS water, especially in summer. Statistical analysis of luminescent bacteria toxicity test showed that biotoxicity of SX and JS was high in summer, but low in winter and spring. The seasonal changes of water toxicity of the black-odor river were positively correlative with changes of water temperature (p?

  13. Mountford Joseph Bramley: A pioneering thyroidologist and the first principal of Asia's oldest medical college

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    Chatterjee, Subhankar; Datta, Adrija; Chatterjee, Pranab

    2015-01-01

    Mountford Joseph Bramley was one of the educationists whose sincere efforts are undeniable in the making of modern India. After achieving the Member of the Royal College of Surgeons diploma, he joined the Malta Garrison as a Hospital Assistant and was soon promoted to the rank of Assistant Surgeon of the Rifle Brigade. Following his arrival in India in 1826, he held several important medical posts in the British service. He was one of the early researchers to investigate the role of iodine in the causation of goitre. He was appointed as the first Principal of the Medical College of Bengal, the oldest medical college in Asia, in 1835. Bramley was an educationist from the very core of his heart, and he always wished for the betterment of his students. He died early at the age of 34 years. His legacy as a pioneer in the fields of medical education and endocrinology, specifically thyroidology, has largely been shrouded in a miasma of time. PMID:25593846

  14. Guide for Authors Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, aims to enhance the

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    Cai, Long

    of Medical Genetics and Genomics, aims to enhance the knowledge and practice of medical genetics. We publish hill, nC 27599-7264 MAnAGInG EdItor Jan higgins, Phd, ELS American College of Medical Genetics

  15. Characteristics of College Students With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Who Misuse Their Medications

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    Bianca Jardin; Alison Looby; Mitch Earleywine

    2011-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the characteristics of college students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms who misuse their prescribed psychostimulant medications. Methods and Participants: Forty-three undergraduate students with a prescription for Ritalin or Adderall completed structured interviews and a battery of questionnaires. Results: Analyses revealed that compared to non-misusers, misusers were significantly more likely to

  16. The Arabian Gulf University College of Medicine and Medical Sciences: a successful model of a multinational medical school.

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    Hamdy, Hossam; Anderson, M Brownell

    2006-12-01

    In the late 1970s, leaders of the Arabian [corrected] Gulf countries proposed a novel idea of a joint educational and cultural venture: establishing a new regional university based in the Kingdom of Bahrain that would be managed as a multinational consortium of Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain. It was intended to promote higher education and research in the Gulf region; to serve the development needs of the region; to reflect the unique economic, social, and cultural attributes of the Gulf communities and their environments; and to respond to the health care needs of the member countries. Since its inception in 1982, the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences (CMMS) at Arabian Gulf University (AGU) has adopted the educational philosophy of problem-based learning (PBL) and self-directed, student-centered education. The curriculum is integrated, with early introduction of education to foster clinical skills and professional competencies. The strategic alliance with the health care systems in Bahrain and other Gulf regions has created a successful model of efficient and effective initialization of health care resources in the community. The experience that has accumulated at the AGU-CMMS from introducing innovative medical education has allowed it to take a leadership position in medical education in the Gulf region. The original goals of this unique experiment have been realized along with unanticipated outcomes of spearheading changes in medical education in the Gulf region. Old and new medical schools have adopted several characteristics of the AGU educational program. Several elements contributed to its success: a clear vision of providing quality medical education and realizing and sustaining this vision by a supportive leadership at the university and college levels; an alliance with the regional health care systems; a dedicated faculty who have been able to work as a team while continually developing themselves; proper student selection and the creation of a culture of student/faculty partnerships in education and in building an international reputation and credibility by cooperating with reputable international universities and organizations. PMID:17122475

  17. Total pelvic exenteration: The Albert Einstein College of Medicine\\/Montefiore Medical Center Experience (1987 to 2003)

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    Gary L. Goldberg; Paniti Sukumvanich; Mark H. Einstein; Harriet O. Smith; Patrick S. Anderson; Abbie L. Fields

    2006-01-01

    Objective.To review the trends, modifications and results of 103 consecutive total pelvic exenterations (TPE) performed at the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1987 to 2003.

  18. [Pollution load and the first flush effect of BOD5 and COD in urban runoff of Wenzhou City].

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    Wang, Jun; Bi, Chun-juan; Chen, Zhen-lou; Zhou, Dong

    2013-05-01

    Four typical rainfalls were monitored in two different research areas of Wenzhou Municipality. Concentrations of BOD5 and COD in six different urban runoffs were measured. In addition the event mean concentration (EMC), M (V) curve and BOD5/COD of pollutant were calculated. The results showed that concentrations of BOD5 and COD in different urban runoffs of Wenzhou ranged from ND to 69.21 mg x L(-1) and ND to 636 mg x L(-1). Concentrations of BOD5 and COD in different urban runoffs were decreasing over time, so it is greatly significant to manage the initial runoff for reducing organic pollution. Judged by EMC of BOD5 and COD in these five rainfalls, concentrations of pollutant in some urban runoffs were out of the integrated wastewater discharge standard. If these runoffs flowed into river, it would cause environmental pressure to the next level receiving water bodies. According to the M (V) curve, the first flush effect of COD in most urban runoffs was common; while the first flush effect of BOD5 was same as that of COD. The result also showed that organic pollution was serious at the beginning of runoff. The underlying surface type could affect the concentration of BOD5 and COD in urban runoff. While the results of BOD5/COD also suggested that biodegradation was considered as one of the effective ways to decrease the pollution load of organics in urban runoff, and the best management plans (BMPs) should be selected for various urban runoff types for the treatment of organic pollution. PMID:23914522

  19. Parental bonding and attitudes toward suicide among medical college students in Japan

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    Hashimoto, Kojiro; Sugawara, Norio; Tanaka, Osamu; Nakamura, Kazuhiko; Yasui-Furukori, Norio

    2014-01-01

    Background Suicide is a grave public health issue that is responsible for a high mortality rate among individuals aged 1544 years. Attitudes toward suicide among medical staff members have been associated with appropriate therapeutic responses to suicidal individuals. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of parental rearing on attitudes toward suicide among Japanese medical college students. Methods We examined the association between parental bonding and attitudes toward suicide in 160 medical college students in Japan. The Parental Bonding Instrument was used to assess the attitudes and behaviors of parents. The attitudes toward suicide were evaluated using the Japanese version of the Attitudes Toward Suicide questionnaire. Results The mean age of the subjects was 25.24.0 years old. The majority of the participants in our study agreed that anyone could commit suicide (88.8%) and that suicide is preventable (86.3%). After adjusting for age and sex, multivariate regression analysis revealed that maternal care approached a statistically significant association with the right to suicide attitude. Under the same conditions, maternal care was shown to be significantly associated with the common occurrence attitude. No other significant relationships were observed between parental bonding and attitudes toward suicide. Conclusion This study suggests that a higher level of maternal care ensures that children think that suicide occurs less commonly. The promotion of best practices for suicide prevention among medical students is needed. Child rearing support might be associated with suicide prevention. PMID:25364256

  20. The impact of self-concept and college involvement on the first-year success of medical students in China.

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    Zhou, Ying-Xue; Ou, Chun-Quan; Zhao, Zhi-Tao; Wan, Cheng-Song; Guo, Cui; Li, Li; Chen, Ping-Yan

    2015-03-01

    Students' first-year academic success plays a critical role on their overall development in college, which implies the need to concentrate on identifying ways to improve students' first-year academic success. Different from most research on the subject, this study attempted to combine the sociological perspective of college impact with a psychological perspective to synthetically explore the causal relationship of specific types of self-concept and college involvement with academic success of medical students. A longitudinal study was conducted using 519 matriculates at a medical university in mainland China. We conducted the Cooperative Institutional Research Program freshmen survey and the Your First College Year survey to collect data of the pre-college and college academic and social self-concept, college involvement components, and some input characteristics. The academic success was measured by the first-year grade point average. A pathway analysis was conducted and showed the following results. Having high academic self-concept, being engaged in class and putting effort in homework or study directly contributes to increasing college achievement. Students' pre-college achievement and self-concept, faculty interaction, and homework involvement positively affected students' college academic self-concept development, which indirectly improved average grade point. These findings contribute to our understanding of a student's ability to interact with his or her collegiate environment and to experience academic success. PMID:24906461

  1. The Pitfalls of Deducing Ethics From Behavioral Economics: Why the Association of American Medical Colleges Is Wrong About Pharmaceutical Detailing

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    Thomas S. Huddle

    2010-01-01

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is urging academic medical centers to ban pharmaceutical detailing. This policy followed from a consideration of behavioral and neuroeconomics research. I argue that this research did not warrant the conclusions drawn from it. Pharmaceutical detailing carries risks of cognitive error for physicians, as do other forms of information exchange. Physicians may overcome such

  2. Alcohol use, impulsivity, and the non-medical use of prescription stimulants among college students.

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    Messina, Bryan G; Silvestri, Mark M; Diulio, Andrea R; Murphy, James G; Garza, Kimberly B; Correia, Christopher J

    2014-12-01

    The non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) is a growing public health concern. College students have been identified as a particularly at risk population for engagement in NMUPD. Across all prescription drug classes, stimulants show the highest ratio of illicit to medical use and are thus important to examine within this population. Emerging research has suggested a relationship between the non-medical use of prescription stimulants (NMUPS) and alcohol use within the college student population. Finally, the construct of impulsivity may serve as an additional indicator for students who engage in NMUPS as well as those who engage in NMUPS/alcohol co-ingestion. The purpose of this paper is to expand on previous prevalence data collected for the past year NMUPS and NMUPS/alcohol co-ingestion. Additionally, this paper examines whether those who engage in NMUPS or NMUPS/alcohol co-ingestion differ significantly from their non-using counterparts on measures of alcohol use, alcohol related negative consequences, binge drinking, and impulsivity. Finally, binary logistic regression models indicated that increased alcohol use, alcohol related negative consequences, and impulsivity all significantly increase the odds of an individual engaging in NMUPS or NMUPS/alcohol co-ingestion. PMID:25123349

  3. Arabicization in high education: The case of medical colleges in the Sudan

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    El-Fadni Suliman, Issameldin

    This thesis explores language policies, language conflict and language-user attitudes toward arabicization which refers to the use of Arabic as a medium of instruction in teaching medicine in universities in the Sudan. It follows up these objectives: (1) To highlight the roots of arabicization and implemented language planning activities through document analysis. (2) To report on the advantages and disadvantages of both Arabic and English as media of instruction in teaching medicine in the Sudan. (3) To survey the attitudes of students and their instructors in the colleges of Khartoum, Omdurman and Gezira universities towards arabicization using two similar developed questionnaires and an interview for faculty members. The questionnaires were distributed to the students and faculty members in the three colleges to probe six factors: (I) The extent of use of languages of instruction (2) Readiness of the students to receive medical studies in English (3) The difficulties they face (4) English as a medium of instruction in medical colleges (5) Arabic as a medium of instruction in medical colleges (6) Students' preference of a language of instruction. The study utilized tables, charts and chi square tests to illustrate the attitudes of students and their faculty members. The study has revealed that the attitude of most of the students and their faculty members were in favor of arabicization in principle. In fact, students showed support for the pedagogical benefits of Arabic like they can prepare and study in Arabic in less time than English. They can take more notes in Arabic than in English. The study has highlighted that Arabic as a native language of the students offers them a mighty and indispensable support for the ability to convey ideas, capacity for imaginative or creative thinking than the limited capacity given by the foreign language. Notwithstanding, English is reported to be very important for students' current medical studies and future career. The study emphasized that the language shift to Arabic should not lead to marginalize English in higher education in Sudan. A realization of the need of boosting the teaching of English in case of arabicization is fully implemented was present in the participants' responses. To conclude, the study has culminated in calling for benefiting from the successes of human resource development (HRD) in leading change in organizations in language planning and language policy implementation.

  4. The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide

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    The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons provides the Third Revised Edition of this resource, originally published in 1985. The book is divided into 34 chapters in six major sections: using the health care system; wellness; symptoms; first aid; treatment and prevention; and proper use of medications. Chapters include understandable explanations of the topic, and selective descriptions of diseases or abnormalities. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the field. CHMC is an excellent, searchable general reference source for both health care providers and consumers.

  5. Prevalence of lapses in academic integrity in two Pakistani medical colleges.

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    Shukr, Irfan; Roff, Sue

    2014-08-26

    Abstract Objective: To determine prevalence of professionalism lapses related to academic integrity by students Pakistani medical colleges. Subjects: 520 students. Study design: Cross sectional. Data collection: A validated and customized version of Dundee Polyprofessional Inventory - 1 for use in Pakistani medical schools was used. The students' perceptions on 47 behaviors were explored. Result: The response rate of students was 92%. Ninety percent or more than 90% of student agreed that 30 of the 47 listed behaviors were wrong. Different percentages of the students admitted doing 44(94%), out of 47 behaviors. Students thought that fellow students were doing dishonest behaviors far more frequently than they themselves were. The commonest dishonest behaviors admitted were proxy attendance (308, 64%), receiving information about the paper from a student who has already sat in the exam, or themselves providing information about a paper who have yet to sit in it (297, 62%), completing work for another student 291(61%). Conclusion: There are significant issues related to academic integrity in Pakistani medical schools that require remedy. The Dundee Polyprofessional Inventory - 1 as customized for use in Pakistan is a useful tool to measure professionalism lapses related to academic integrity. PMID:25157900

  6. Conducting correlation seminars in basic sciences at KIST Medical College, Nepal.

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    Shankar, P Ravi

    2011-01-01

    KIST Medical College is a new medical school in Lalitpur, Nepal. In Nepal, six basic science subjects are taught together in an integrated organ system-based manner with early clinical exposure and community medicine. Correlation seminars are conducted at the end of covering each organ system. The topics are decided by the core academic group (consisting of members from each basic science department, the Department of Community Medicine, the academic director, and the clinical and program coordinators) considering the public health importance of the condition and its ability to include learning objectives from a maximum number of subjects. The learning objectives are decided by individual departments and finalized after the meeting of the core group. There are two student coordinators for each seminar and an evaluation group evaluates each seminar and presenter. Correlation seminars help students revise the organ system covered and understand its clinical importance, promote teamwork and organization, and supports active learning. Correlation seminars should be considered as a learning modality by other medical schools. PMID:22066033

  7. Conducting correlation seminars in basic sciences at KIST Medical College, Nepal

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    2011-01-01

    KIST Medical College is a new medical school in Lalitpur, Nepal. In Nepal, six basic science subjects are taught together in an integrated organ system-based manner with early clinical exposure and community medicine. Correlation seminars are conducted at the end of covering each organ system. The topics are decided by the core academic group (consisting of members from each basic science department, the Department of Community Medicine, the academic director, and the clinical and program coordinators) considering the public health importance of the condition and its ability to include learning objectives from a maximum number of subjects. The learning objectives are decided by individual departments and finalized after the meeting of the core group. There are two student coordinators for each seminar and an evaluation group evaluates each seminar and presenter. Correlation seminars help students revise the organ system covered and understand its clinical importance, promote teamwork and organization, and supports active learning. Correlation seminars should be considered as a learning modality by other medical schools. PMID:22066033

  8. Health Sciences and Medical College Preadmission Criteria and Prediction of In-Course Academic Performance: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

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    Al Alwan, I.; Al Kushi, M.; Tamim, H.; Magzoub, M.; Elzubeir, M.

    2013-01-01

    High School, Aptitude and Achievement Tests have been utilized since 2002 in Saudi Arabia for the purpose of student selection to health sciences and medical colleges. However, longitudinal studies determining the predictive validity of these so-called cognitive tests for in-course performance is lacking. Our aim was to assess the predictive

  9. Providing Medical Information to College Health Center Personnel: A Circuit Librarian Service at the University of Illinois

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    Stumpff, Julia C.

    2003-01-01

    College health center personnel are no different from other health practitioners in their need for medical information. To help meet this need, the McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, developed a partnership in 1997 with the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana, a regional site library of the University of Illinois at

  10. College on Problems of Drug Dependence taskforce on prescription opioid non-medical use and abuse: position statement

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    James Zacny; George Bigelow; Peggy Compton; Kathleen Foley; Martin Iguchi; Christine Sannerud

    2003-01-01

    This position paper from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence addresses the issues related to non-medical use and abuse of prescription opioids. A central theme throughout is the need to strike a balance between risk management strategies to prevent and deter prescription opioid abuse and the need for physicians and patients to have appropriate access to opioid pharmaceuticals for

  11. Continuous Practice-Based Research on the Use of Standardized Patients: Experience from Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University

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    Zeng, Yong; Wu, Yan; Lai, Yanni; Lu, Yingqing; Zou, Hejian; Feng, Xueshan

    2014-01-01

    In the past ten years, the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) project team of the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University has continuously conducted further study on the development and maintenance of standardized patients and their application in teaching. The team carried out a series of randomized controlled studies on the

  12. Combination of Didactic Lectures with Problem-Based Learning Sessions in Physiology Teaching in a Developing Medical College in Nepal.

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    Ghosh, Sarmishtha; Dawka, Violet

    2000-01-01

    Introduces the SPICES curriculum of the Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal, which is student centered, problem based, integrated, community-based, elective oriented, and systematic. Reports that the majority of students opined that the combination of didactic lectures and problem-based learning sessions were definitely beneficial.

  13. Indian Middle Class Makes Mission Out of Sending Children to College: Primary Focus on Engineering, Medical Studies

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    Honawar, Vaishali

    2005-01-01

    In India, putting a child through engineering or medical college is, for many middle-class families, a life's mission in a way that is almost unknown in the United States. Though middle-class families in India have long steered their children into professions like engineering and medicine, the trend has taken off over the past decade. It's been

  14. G:\\Insurance\\Vision13-14\\Info\\VisionMain.docx Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

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    G:\\Insurance\\Vision13-14\\Info\\VisionMain.docx Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals YOUR DELTA VISION INSURANCE PLAN *Who to Contact - How to Find Information* EyeMed Customer Service . . . 1-866-723-0513 To enroll in the Vision Plan, you need to complete an enrollment form within 30 days

  15. Analysis of psoriatic patients registered in Asahikawa Medical College Hospital from 1983 to 2007.

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    Takahashi, Hidetoshi; Takahashi, Ichiro; Tsuji, Hitomi; Ibe, Masaki; Kinouchi, Motoshi; Hashimoto, Yoshio; Ishida-Yamamoto, Akemi; Matsuo, Shinobu; Ohkuma, Noritaka; Ohkawara, Akira; Iizuka, Hajime

    2009-12-01

    Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, which has been increasing during the last 50 years in Japan. The aim of the present study is to analyze psoriatic patients registered from 1983-2007 in Asahikawa Medical College Hospital, which is located in the northern part of Japan. A total of 607 cases were registered at the first inspection in the Department of Dermatology, Asahikawa Medical College. Men (403 cases, 66.4%) were predominant over women (204 cases, 33.6%). The clinical types of psoriasis were psoriasis vulgaris (91.5%), guttate psoriasis (4.2%), psoriasis arthropathica (2.8%), psoriatic erythroderma (0.6%), generalized pustular psoriasis (0.6%), localized pustular psoriasis (0.15%) and infantile psoriasis (0.15%). Topical corticosteroids (78.1%) and vitamin D3 (18.1%) products were the main previous topical agents. Previous systemic treatments included etretinate (7.7%), cyclosporine (1.5%) and methotrexate (0.3%). Use of topical vitamin D3 and cyclosporine therapies have been gradually increasing during the past 25 years. Regarding the previous phototherapy, topical psoralen and ultraviolet A therapy (PUVA) (4.9%) was predominant over ultraviolet B (0.9%), and systemic PUVA (0.7%). Use of ultraviolet B phototherapy has been increasing during the past 5 years. The results are essentially similar to those of a survey of psoriasis in Japan from 1982-2001. Although the incidence of psoriasis might be higher in Hokkaido Prefecture, there is essentially no variation in the disease profile of psoriatic patients. PMID:19958446

  16. Characteristics and predictors of home injury hazards among toddlers in Wenzhou, China: a community-based cross-sectional study

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    2014-01-01

    Background Home hazards are associated with toddlers receiving unintentional home injuries (UHI). These result in not only physical and psychological difficulties for children, but also economic losses and additional stress for their families. Few researchers pay attention to predictors of home hazards among toddlers in a systematic way. The purpose of this study is firstly to describe the characteristics of homes with hazards and secondly to explore the predicted relationship of children, parents and family factors to home hazards among toddlers aged 2447 months in Wenzhou, China. Methods A random cluster sampling was employed to select 366 parents having children aged 24 47months from 13 kindergartens between March and April of 2012. Four instruments assessed home hazards, demographics, parents awareness of UHI, as well as family functioning. Results Descriptive statistics showed that the mean of home hazards was 12.29 (SD?=?6.39). The nine kinds of home hazards that were identified in over 50% of households were: plastic bags (74.3%), coin buttons (69.1%), and toys with small components (66.7%) etc. Multivariate linear regression revealed that the predictors of home hazards were the childs age, the childs residential status and family functioning (b?=?.19, 2.02, - .07, p?

  17. Developing an academic medical library core journal collection in the (almost) post-print era: the Florida State University College of Medicine Medical Library experience.

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    Shearer, Barbara S; Nagy, Suzanne P

    2003-07-01

    The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine Medical Library is the first academic medical library to be established since the Web's dramatic appearance during the 1990s. A large customer base for electronic medical information resources is both comfortable with and eager to migrate to the electronic format completely, and vendors are designing radical pricing models that make print journal cancellations economically advantageous. In this (almost) post-print environment, the new FSU Medical Library is being created and will continue to evolve. By analyzing print journal subscription lists of eighteen academic medical libraries with similar missions to the community-based FSU College of Medicine and by entering these and selected quality indicators into a Microsoft Access database, a core list was created. This list serves as a selection guide, as a point for discussion with faculty and curriculum leaders when creating budgets, and for financial negotiations in a broader university environment. After journal titles specific to allied health sciences, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, library science, and nursing were eliminated from the list, 4,225 unique journal titles emerged. Based on a ten-point scale including SERHOLD holdings and DOCLINE borrowing activity, a list of 449 core titles is identified. The core list has been saved in spreadsheet format for easy sorting by a number of parameters. PMID:12883565

  18. An analysis of bibliometric indicators, National Institutes of Health funding, and faculty size at Association of American Medical Colleges medical schools, 19972007EC

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    Hendrix, Dean

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The objective of this study was to analyze bibliometric data from ISI, National Institutes of Health (NIH)funding data, and faculty size information for Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) member schools during 1997 to 2007 to assess research productivity and impact. Methods: This study gathered and synthesized 10 metrics for almost all AAMC medical schools (n?=?123): (1) total number of published articles per medical school, (2) total number of citations to published articles per medical school, (3) average number of citations per article, (4) institutional impact indices, (5) institutional percentages of articles with zero citations, (6) annual average number of faculty per medical school, (7) total amount of NIH funding per medical school, (8) average amount of NIH grant money awarded per faculty member, (9) average number of articles per faculty member, and (10) average number of citations per faculty member. Using principal components analysis, the author calculated the relationships between measures, if they existed. Results: Principal components analysis revealed 3 major clusters of variables that accounted for 91% of the total variance: (1) institutional research productivity, (2) research influence or impact, and (3) individual faculty research productivity. Depending on the variables in each cluster, medical school research may be appropriately evaluated in a more nuanced way. Significant correlations exist between extracted factors, indicating an interrelatedness of all variables. Total NIH funding may relate more strongly to the quality of the research than the quantity of the research. The elimination of medical schools with outliers in 1 or more indicators (n?=?20) altered the analysis considerably. Conclusions: Though popular, ordinal rankings cannot adequately describe the multidimensional nature of a medical school's research productivity and impact. This study provides statistics that can be used in conjunction with other sound methodologies to provide a more authentic view of a medical school's research. The large variance of the collected data suggests that refining bibliometric data by discipline, peer groups, or journal information may provide a more precise assessment. PMID:18979684

  19. NEW YORK STATE EQUINE MEDICAL DIRECTOR The New York State Gaming Commission and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are

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    , communication, and enforcement of medication policies; 2. Coordinate evaluation of the safety and conditionNEW YORK STATE EQUINE MEDICAL DIRECTOR The New York State Gaming Commission and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are seeking applications for the New York State Equine Medical

  20. Health sciences and medical college preadmission criteria and prediction of in-course academic performance: a longitudinal cohort study.

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    Al Alwan, I; Al Kushi, M; Tamim, H; Magzoub, M; Elzubeir, M

    2013-08-01

    High School, Aptitude and Achievement Tests have been utilized since 2002 in Saudi Arabia for the purpose of student selection to health sciences and medical colleges. However, longitudinal studies determining the predictive validity of these so-called cognitive tests for in-course performance is lacking. Our aim was to assess the predictive validity of Saudi health sciences and medical school pre-admission selection tools for in-course performance over a three year period and therefore we conducted a retrospective review of pre-admission (High School Test, Saudi Aptitude and Achievement tests) and in-course academic performance data (Grade Point Average, GPA) for all students enrolled in undergraduate Health Sciences Colleges and College of Medicine, 2007-2010. Correlation and linear regression analyses were performed for the whole cohort. Data are reported on 87 of 1,905 (4.6%) students who applied to Health Sciences and Medical Colleges. The results indicate that in-course GPA scores in year three were significantly positively correlated with High School (r=0.65; p<0.05), Aptitude (r=0.65; p<0.05) and Achievement (r=0.66; p<0.05) selection test scores. Furthermore, the High School Exam was the best predictor of achievement in year three. Regression analysis revealed that 54% of the variance in predicting academic performance is explained by the three test scores. Results confirmed our hypothesis that High School, Aptitude and Achievement tests are statistically predictive of academic performance in health sciences and medical colleges. Further longitudinal, national work is nevertheless required to determine the extent to which pre-admissions cognitive and non-cognitive tests, socio-demographic and educational process variables predict undergraduate and postgraduate achievement and performance. PMID:22669557

  1. Suicidal ideation among students of a medical college in Western Nepal: a cross-sectional study.

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    Menezes, Ritesh G; Subba, S H; Sathian, Brijesh; Kharoshah, Magdy A; Senthilkumaran, Subramanian; Pant, Sadip; Arun, M; Kundapur, Rashmi; Jain, Animesh; Lobo, Stany Wilfred; Ravi Shankar, P

    2012-07-01

    Many studies have been conducted in the developed countries to know the magnitude and factors influencing suicidal ideation among medical students, but such data are sparse in developing countries. This cross-sectional study was therefore conducted to find out the prevalence of suicidal ideation and factors influencing such ideation among students of a medical college in Western Nepal. A total of 206 students were selected using random sampling and questioned about their socio-demographic factors, other risk factors and suicidal ideation using a preformed validated questionnaire. The data were analyzed using SPSS for Windows Version 16.0 and the EPI Info 3.5.1 Windows Version. Descriptive statistics and testing of hypothesis were applied for the statistical methodology. The univariate and multivariate logistic regression methods were used to examine the association between different variables. Suicidal ideation in the last one year was present in nearly one tenth of the study population and in almost one fifth of them life-time suicidal ideation was present. Factors that were associated with suicidal ideation were primarily dissatisfaction with academic performance, being in the clinical semesters, having history of drug abuse and feeling neglected by parents. Most common reason reported for suicidal ideation was family related followed by self-related. Recognition of suicidal ideation among students and their associated factors can help in detecting it on time, making the right interventions and controlling the problem. Understanding the magnitude of the problem and their epidemiology via scientific study like this would be the first step in this process. PMID:22522041

  2. Do faculty in Southern Indian medical colleges support animal use in postgraduate education more than in undergraduate education?

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    Shehnaz, Syed Ilyas; Sreedharan, Jayadevan; Arifulla, Mohamed; Gomathi, Kadayam Guruswami

    2012-07-01

    In India, animal experiments play an integral role in both undergraduate medical education (UGME) and postgraduate medical education (PGME) in the discipline of Pharmacology. Therefore, we aimed to compare the perceptions of pharmacology faculty members in southern India with regard to the use of animal experiments and alternatives in UGME and in PGME. We also determined the association between these perceptions and the socio-demographic characteristics of the participants. Pharmacology faculty members in 15 medical colleges located in southern India answered a 27-statement, 5-domain questionnaire with a total score of 108. The means of the total, domain and statement scores were analysed by the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. The mean total score obtained for faculty members (n = 52) was significantly higher (p < 0.001) for PGME (61.2/108) than that for UGME (51.9/108). Significant differences were observed in the mean total and in the domain scores for PGME when compared to UGME in all of the socio-demographic groups, except for male faculty members and those without an MD or doctoral degree. The mean individual statement scores also indicated that there is more support for animal use in PGME. Overall, it was apparent that pharmacology faculty members in southern Indian medical colleges support animal use in PGME more than in UGME. Increased awareness is required among faculty members concerning alternatives to animal experiments in medical education, especially in PGME. PMID:22943517

  3. Evaluation of the quality of the college library websites in Iranian medical Universities based on the Stover model

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    Nasajpour, Mohammad Reza; Ashrafi-rizi, Hasan; Soleymani, Mohammad Reza; Shahrzadi, Leila; Hassanzadeh, Akbar

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Today, the websites of college and university libraries play an important role in providing the necessary services for clients. These websites not only allow the users to access different collections of library resources, but also provide them with the necessary guidance in order to use the information. The goal of this study is the quality evaluation of the college library websites in Iranian Medical Universities based on the Stover model. Material and Methods: This study uses an analytical survey method and is an applied study. The data gathering tool is the standard checklist provided by Stover, which was modified by the researchers for this study. The statistical population is the college library websites of the Iranian Medical Universities (146 websites) and census method was used for investigation. The data gathering method was a direct access to each website and filling of the checklist was based on the researchers observations. Descriptive and analytical statistics (Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)) were used for data analysis with the help of the SPSS software. Findings: The findings showed that in the dimension of the quality of contents, the highest average belonged to type one universities (46.2%) and the lowest average belonged to type three universities (24.8%). In the search and research capabilities, the highest average belonged to type one universities (48.2%) and the lowest average belonged to type three universities. In the dimension of facilities provided for the users, type one universities again had the highest average (37.2%), while type three universities had the lowest average (15%). In general the library websites of type one universities had the highest quality (44.2%), while type three universities had the lowest quality (21.1%). Also the library websites of the College of Rehabilitation and the College of Paramedics, of the Shiraz University of Medical Science, had the highest quality scores. Discussion: The results showed that there was a meaningful difference between the quality of the college library websites and the university types, resulting in college libraries of type one universities having the highest average score and the college libraries of type three universities having the lowest score. PMID:25540794

  4. Journal Club presentation in research orientation at Bahria University Medical & Dental College

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    Rehman, Rehana; Rehan, Rabiya; Usmani, Ambreen

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To determine faculty perception on journal club (JC) presentation at Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC), Karachi. Pakistan. Methods: It was a cross sectional study conducted from January 2009 to December 2012 to acquire faculty members feedback on JC presentations in structured meeting at BUMDC. Feedback was acquired by a self-reported questionnaire on a 3-pt Likert scale with a score of 1= disagree, 2= neutral, 3 = agree. Respondents were divided into Group I; senior faculty (professors, associates and assistants) and Group II of junior faculty (lecturers). Chi square test was applied to compare categorical variables; results considered significant with p value< 0.05. Result: A total of 75JC presentations were made in study period. In Group I, response was acquired by 5 Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 7 Assistant Professors whereas 34 lecturers comprised of Group II. Both groups responded to usefulness of JC equally without any significant difference. JC encouraged literature search in 35(72%), enabled 38(78%) to recall their knowledge and 34(70%) to understand study objectives. The participants 34(70%) were able to comprehend research methodology, 19(38%) understood biostatistics and 29(59%) evaluated the paper critically. The exercise motivated 36(74%) and 30(62%) participants were able to design their research projects. Conclusions: Orientation of research at BUMDC was made possible by JC discussions which encouraged literature review from reputable journals, understanding of research methodology and critical appraisals that facilitated formulation of research plans.

  5. A trial of the objective structured practical examination in physiology at Melaka Manipal Medical College, India

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    Reem Rachel Abraham (Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) Dept. of Physiology)

    2009-03-01

    A single examination does not fulfill all the functions of assessment. The present study was undertaken to determine the reliability and student satisfaction regarding the objective structured practical examination (OSPE) as a method of assessment of laboratory exercises in physiology before implementing it in the forthcoming university examination. The present study was undertaken in the Department of Physiology of Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Campus, India. During the OSPE, students were made to rotate through 11 stations, of which 8 stations were composed of questions that tested their knowledge and critical thinking and 2 stations were composed of skills that students had to perform before the examiner. One station was kept as the rest station. Performance of the students was assessed by comparing the students' scores in the traditional practical examination (TPE) and OSPE using "Bland-Altman technique." Student perspectives regarding the OSPE were obtained by asking them to respond to a questionnaire. The Bland-Altman plot showed that 63% of the students showed a performance in the scores obtained using the OSPE and TPE within the acceptable limit of 8; 32% of the students scored much above the anticipated difference in the scores, and the rest scored below the anticipated difference in the scores on the OSPE and TPE. Feedback indicated that students were in favor of the OSPE compared with the TPE. Feedback from the students provided scope for improvement before the OSPE was administered for the first time in the forthcoming university examination.

  6. Linking the physical past to the program future: new library addition at the Medical College of Georgia.

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    Basler, T G; Mims, D H; Smoot, S J

    1983-01-01

    Planning the addition to an existing health sciences library building involved problems not normally encountered in planning a totally new structure. Some of the problems in combining the old and new buildings of the Medical College of Georgia Library and their resolution are discussed in this paper. Emphasized in particular is the relationship between institutional goals, library goals, and the library building. Images PMID:6652298

  7. Strengthening district health care system through partnership with academic institutions: the social accountability of medical colleges in Nepal.

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    Magar, A; Subba, K

    2012-01-01

    Approximately 25-30% of the Nepalese population live below poverty line. Majority of them reside in a geographically inaccessible place while most of the health centers are focused in the urbanized cities of Nepal. Hence, they are deprived of quality health care at that level and need urgent attention by the concerned authorities. The government has not increased its human resource for health in the last two decades, while population has doubled up but the number of doctors serving in public sectors has remained the same as it was in 1990s. We have got 19 medical colleges at the moment. If one district is allocated to each medical colleges, it could help improve district health system at local level in Nepal. This can be accomplished by posting postgraduate resiendts in the peripheral district hospital as a part of their training and later encouraging them to serve for certain years. This could be a perfect example of government envisioned public private partnership in the country. This is a concept that has already been started in many parts of the world that can be moulded further to improve health service at peripheral part of the country. It is also the social accountability of the medical colleges for the development of the nation. PMID:23591177

  8. Research on the Present Status of the Five-Year Medical Training Program in Chinese Medical Colleges

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    Xu, Yan; Dong, Zhe; Miao, Le; Ke, Yang

    2014-01-01

    The five-year program is the main path for undergraduate medical training in China. Studies have shown that during the past eleven years, the scale of medical student enrollment increased annually with a relatively simple entrance exam. The ideas, teaching contents and methods, assessment and evaluation should be updated and improved. In general,

  9. Contribution of medical colleges to tuberculosis control in India under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP): Lessons learnt & challenges ahead

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    Sharma, Surendra K.; Mohan, Alladi; Chauhan, L.S.; Narain, J.P.; Kumar, P.; Behera, D.; Sachdeva, K.S.; Kumar, Ashok

    2013-01-01

    Medical college faculty, who are academicians are seldom directly involved in the implementation of national public health programmes. More than a decade ago for the first time in the global history of tuberculosis (TB) control, medical colleges of India were involved in the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) of Government of India (GOI). This report documents the unique and extraordinary course of events that led to the involvement of medical colleges in the RNTCP of GOI. It also reports the contributions made by the medical colleges to TB control in India. For more than a decade, medical colleges have been providing diagnostic services (Designated Microscopy Centres), treatment [Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) Centres] referral for treatment, recording and reporting data, carrying out advocacy for RNTCP and conducting operational research relevant to RNTCP. Medical colleges are contributing to diagnosis and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-TB co-infection and development of laboratory infrastructure for early diagnosis of multidrug-resistant and/or extensively drug-resistant TB (M/XDR-TB) and DOTS-Plus sites for treatment of MDR-TB cases. Overall, at a national level, medical colleges have contributed to 25 per cent of TB suspects referred for diagnosis; 23 per cent of new smear-positives diagnosed; 7 per cent of DOT provision within medical college; and 86 per cent treatment success rate among new smear-positive patients. As the Programme widens its scope, future challenges include sustenance of this contribution and facilitating universal access to quality TB care; greater involvement in operational research relevant to the Programme needs; and better co-ordination mechanisms between district, state, zonal and national level to encourage their involvement. PMID:23563371

  10. Contribution of medical colleges to tuberculosis control in India under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP): lessons learnt & challenges ahead.

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    Sharma, Surendra K; Mohan, Alladi; Chauhan, L S; Narain, J P; Kumar, P; Behera, D; Sachdeva, K S; Kumar, Ashok; Agarwal, Priyanka; Awadh, N T; Bansal, Avi; Baruah, S; Baruwa, Pranab; Balasangameshwara, V H; Balasubramanian, Rani; Bhardwaj, A K; Bhargav, Salil; Chadha, Sarabjit; Chaddha, V K; Chhatwal, Manpreet; Da Costa, A L; Dash, D P; Dep, Jaydip; Dhingra, Saroj; Dhooria Harmeet, S; Frieden, T R; Garg, Anil; Granich, Reuben; Gulati, Vinay; Gupta, Deepak; Gupta, Dheeraj; Gupta, K B; Gupta, K N; Jaikishan; Janmeja, A K; Jawahar, M S; Jethani, S L; Jindal, S K; John, K R; Kalra, O P; Kalra, V P; Kannan, A T; Kayshap, S; Keshav Chander, G; Khushwa, S S; Kushwaha, R S; Kumar, Vinod; Laskar, B; Leela Itty Amma, K R; Leuva, A T; Maitra Malay, K; Mesquita, A M; Mathew, Thomas; Mundade, Yamuna; Munje, Radha; Nagpal, Somil; Nagaraja, C; Nair, Sanjeev; Narayanan, O R; Paramasivan, C N; Parmar, Malik; Prasad, Rajendra; Phukan, A C; Prasanna, Raj; Purty, Anil; Ramachandran, Ranjani; Ramachandran, Rajeswari; Ravindran, C; Reddy Raveendra, H R; Sahu, S; Santosha; Sarin, Rohit; Sarkar, Soumya; Sarma, K C; Saxena, P; Sehgal, Shruti; Sharath, N; Sharma, Geetanjali; Sharma, Nandini; Shridhar, P K; Shukla, R S; Singh, Om; Singh, N Tombi; Singh, Varinder; Singla, Rupak; Sinha, Neena; Sinha, Pranay; Sinha, Sanjay; Solanki, Rajesh; Sreenivas, A; Srinath, S; Subhakar, Kandi; Suri, J C; Talukdar, Palash; Tonsing, Jamie; Tripathy, S P; Vaidyanathan, Preetish; Vashist, R P; Venu, K

    2013-02-01

    Medical college faculty, who are academicians are seldom directly involved in the implementation of national public health programmes. More than a decade ago for the first time in the global history of tuberculosis (TB) control, medical colleges of India were involved in the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) of Government of India (GOI). This report documents the unique and extraordinary course of events that led to the involvement of medical colleges in the RNTCP of GOI. It also reports the contributions made by the medical colleges to TB control in India. For more than a decade, medical colleges have been providing diagnostic services (Designated Microscopy Centres), treatment [Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) Centres] referral for treatment, recording and reporting data, carrying out advocacy for RNTCP and conducting operational research relevant to RNTCP. Medical colleges are contributing to diagnosis and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-TB co-infection and development of laboratory infrastructure for early diagnosis of multidrug-resistant and/or extensively drug-resistant TB (M/XDR-TB) and DOTS-Plus sites for treatment of MDR-TB cases. Overall, at a national level, medical colleges have contributed to 25 per cent of TB suspects referred for diagnosis; 23 per cent of 'new smear-positives' diagnosed; 7 per cent of DOT provision within medical college; and 86 per cent treatment success rate among new smear-positive patients. As the Programme widens its scope, future challenges include sustenance of this contribution and facilitating universal access to quality TB care; greater involvement in operational research relevant to the Programme needs; and better co-ordination mechanisms between district, state, zonal and national level to encourage their involvement. PMID:23563371

  11. Clinicohaematological profile of aplastic anaemia in a rural medical college of Northern West Bengal.

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    Chakrabarti, Sudipta; Goswami, Bidyut Krishna; Paul, Prabir Chandra; Sarkar, Supriya; Mondal, Srikrishna; Das, Shikha

    2013-10-01

    There is a scarcity of clinical data in the field of aplastic anaemia from rural India. Present study was conducted in North Bengal Medical College to find out the clinicohaematological profile and the possible aetiological factors in patients with aplastic anaemia. The study population (n = 83) included 21 children with male to female ratio 4.93:1. Weakness was present in all cases and pallor was present in 74.70% cases. Fever, bleeding episodes and localised infection were found in 55.42%, 48.19% and 27.71% cases respectively. There was no difference in clinical manifestations between children and adult except occurrence of fever (p = 0.0365). We identified possible aetiological factors in 32.53% cases as relevant drug intake in 10.84%, exposure to chemicals in 13.25% and hepatitis in 8.43% cases. We found low mean haemoglobin (3.81 +/- 1.71 g/dl), leucocyte and platelet (3.05 +/- 1.3 and 37.30 +/- 35 x 10(3)/cmm), neutrophil (30.28 +/- 21.76%) and high lymphocyte (67.27 +/- 22.50%) in peripheral blood. At the time of presentation, aplastic anaemia was moderate in 59.04% cases, severe in 48.19% cases and mild in 4.82% cases. We estimated the prevalence of aplastic anaemia in 4 districts of West Bengal including tea garden areas was 2.98/million populations per year. It was concluded that aplastic anaemia is a major non-malignant haematological disease in this part of India, and an increasing use of chemicals in agricultural and tea garden areas might be the responsible factor. Larger population based study is suggested. PMID:24968494

  12. Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Education City, P.O. Box 24144, Doha, Qatar

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    and rehabilitation medicine. With Sidra Medical and Research Center students will have access to one of the most technologically advanced medical and research facilities in the world. RESEARCH Working closely with Qatar Medical Corporation medical facilities Summer 2006 WCMC-Q's research labs in use for the first time May

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    Copyright © by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited. Academic Medicine, Vol. 89, No. 5 / May 2014 1 Perspective The public is calling for our health care system, and the medical education system embedded within it, to be accountable

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    Copyright © by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Unauthorized reproduction.S. medical schools across 20 years (1980­ 1999),1 showed a decreasing number of traditional departments publication, Sharp et al2 propose a new term--convergence--that they describe as "the merging of distinct

  15. [Becoming medical doctors in colonial Korea: focusing on the faculty of medical colleges in early north Korea].

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    Kim, Geun Bae

    2014-12-01

    This paper traces how Koreans of north area became medical doctors in colonial Korea. Most of the past research have focused only on the well-known medical doctors, or even when they discussed a great number of doctors, many research tended to only pay attention to the explicit final results of those doctors. This research, on the other hand, includes ordinary medical doctors as well as the renowed ones, and adjusts the focus to the lifetime period of their growth and activities. As a result, the misunderstanding and obscurity about the Korean medical doctors of north area during this period have been cleared. The new characteristics of the Korean medical doctors of this period have been found, along with their embodiment of historical significance. At the time, Koreans had to get through a number of qualifications in order to become doctors. First is the unique background of origin in which the family held interest in the modern education and was capable of supporting it financially. Second is the long-term status of education that the education from elementary to high school was completed without interruption. Third is the academic qualification that among various institutions of higher education, medical science was chosen as a major. Fourth is the condition of career in which as the career as a doctor had consistently continued. Thus, in oder to become a modern medical doctor, Koreans had to properly complete these multiple steps of process. The group of Korean medical doctors in north area, which was formed after getting through these series of process, possessed a number of characteristics. Firstly, as the upper-middle classes constituted the majority of medical doctors in Korea, the societal status of doctors rose and the foundation for the career as a doctor to be persisted as the family occupation settled. Secondly, the research career and academic degree became the principal method to escape from the discrimination and hierarchy existed between doctors. A PhD degree, especially, was the significant mark for clearly displaying the abilities and outcomes of the doctors. Lastly, the research career, education experience, clinical training and such that the Korean doctors of the period had built up were weak at the time, however, they were important sources for the future medical science development. Indeed, after Liberation, the rapid settlement and growth of Korea's medical science field were largely beholden to thus. Therefore, the growth of the Koreans as doctors did not cease in colonial Korea, but instead continued onto the history of future generations. In spite of the fact that the Korean doctors's growth and activities were greatly limited under the forceful policy of colonial domination of the era, the efforts the Korean doctors had put were not in vain. Likewise, if we do not fix our attention at the dominating policy and system, but rather put together the actors' correspondence and struggles of the period, then the Korean doctors will be a part of the living history. Hereby, the clue to the paradox between the suppression of medical science in colonial Korea and its leap after Liberation can be untied. PMID:25608505

  16. The Evolution of Medical Services for Students at Colleges and Universities in the United States

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    William A. Christmas

    1995-01-01

    Factors contributing to the establishment of the earliest college health programs are reviewed. The author considers the evolution of these programs for two periods: the first 100 years (18601960) and the next 30 years (19601990). The changing emphases in college health programs during these two periods are seen as responses to contemporaneous events, including the development of vaccines and other

  17. Ringxiety and the Mobile Phone Usage Pattern among the Students of a Medical College in South India

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    Subba, Sonu H.; Mandelia, Chetan; Pathak, Vaibhav; Reddy, Divya; Goel, Akanksha; Tayal, Ayushi; Nair, Swati; Nagaraj, Kondagunta

    2013-01-01

    Aims: Technologies like mobile phones may not always work positively but they may have unforeseen adverse effects. This study was conducted to find the proportion of students who experienced ringxiety (phantom ringing) and other perceived effects, as well as the pattern of the mobile phone usage among college students. Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, south India, among 336 medical students by using a pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaire. Results: Among the total number of students, 335 students possessed mobile phones. Mostly, the persons whom they talked to on their phones were parents for 220 (51%) of the students. 48% (150) talked for less than half hour in a day and 41% (137) were high volume message users. Ringxiety was experienced by 34.5% (116) of the students and they were more likely to use their phones at restricted places like classrooms (99%) and libraries (60.3%). A significantly larger proportion of ringxiety sufferers also complained of hampered studies. Conclusion: The pattern of mobile phone use among the medical students appeared to be problematic, as a fairly large proportion suffered from ringxiety, they reported getting very upset and they used their phones at restricted times and places. This problem needs to be recognized, all stakeholders must be made aware of the symptoms and measures must be taken to reduce it. PMID:23542709

  18. Interventional Pain Management in Rheumatological Diseases - A Three Years Physiatric Experience in a Tertiary Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh

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    Hasan, Suzon Al; Das, Gautam; Khan, Amin Uddin A

    2011-01-01

    Background Interventional pain management (IPM) is a branch of medical science that deals with management of painful medical conditions using specially equipped X-ray machines and anatomical landmarks. Interventional physiatry is a branch of physical medicine and rehabilitation that treats painful conditions through intervention in peripheral joints, the spine, and soft tissues. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted using three years of hospital records (2006 to 2008) from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh, with a view toward highlighting current interventional pain practice in a tertiary medical college hospital. Results The maximum amount of intervention was done in degenerative peripheral joint disorders (600, 46.0%), followed by inflammatory joint diseases (300, 23.0%), soft tissue rheumatism (300, 23.0%), and radicular or referred lower back conditions (100, 8.0%). Of the peripheral joints, the knee was the most common site of intervention. Motor stimulation-guided intralesional injection of methylprednisolone into the piriformis muscle was given in 10 cases of piriformis syndrome refractory to both oral medications and therapeutic exercises. Soft tissue rheumatism of unknown etiology was most common in the form of adhesive capsulitis (90, 64.3%), and is discussed separately. Epidural steroid injection was practiced for various causes of lumbar radiculopathy, with the exception of infective discitis. Conclusions All procedures were performed using anatomical landmarks, as there were no facilities for the C-arm/diagnostic ultrasound required for accurate and safe intervention. A dedicated IPM setup should be a requirement in all PMR departments, to provide better pain management and to reduce the burden on other specialties. PMID:22220242

  19. A century after Flexner: the need for reform in medical education from college and medical school through residency training.

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    Hoover, Eddie L.

    2005-01-01

    The last major change in medical education occurred almost 100 years ago following an independent investigation conducted by Dr. Abraham Flexner in 1910. Although individual institutions have implemented drastic changes in their own curriculum and the accrediting agencies have mandated other initiatives intended to maintain medical education at the cutting edge of science and technology, many facets of medical education, from the premedical requirements through medical school and residency training, have not changed in nearly half a century. There are areas that are completely lacking in the process of training physicians, and perhaps the assumption was that physicians were intelligent enough to figure this out on their own. While that may have been true in the past when things were less complicated, this approach offers too many opportunities for misadventure, ultimately to the detriment of physicians and patients. Perhaps what is needed is a more rigorous, didactic training program and more thought put into areas where judgment, morality and ethics converge to create potential hazards that can defeat the finest training, equipment and intent. Although American residency programs produce physicians fully capable of independent practice after their prescribed periods of training, there are elements of these training programs that are outdated, costly and perhaps not the best way to get to the desired endpoint. Perhaps these can be revised to more accurately reflect the changing times. This manuscript addresses some of these issues at all levels of training with recommendations for corrective action. PMID:16296214

  20. Trends in non-medical use of anabolic steroids by U.S. college students: Results from four national surveys

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    McCabe, Sean Esteban; Brower, Kirk J.; West, Brady T.; Nelson, Toben F.; Wechsler, Henry

    2008-01-01

    This study assessed the prevalence, trends, and student- and college-level characteristics associated with the non-medical use of anabolic steroids (NMAS) among U.S. college students. Data were collected through self-administered mail surveys, from 15,282, 14,428, 13,953, and 10,904 randomly selected college students at the same 119 nationally representative colleges in 1993, 1997, 1999 and 2001, respectively. The prevalence of lifetime, past-year and past-month NMAS was 1% or less and generally did not change significantly between 1993 and 2001, with one exception: past-year NMAS increased significantly among men from 1993 (0.36%) to 2001 (0.90%). Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed that lifetime and past-year NMAS were associated with student-level characteristics such as being male and participation in intercollegiate athletics. Lifetime and past-year NMAS were also positively associated with several risky behaviors, including cigarette smoking, illicit drug use, drinking and driving, and DSM-IV alcohol use disorders. Nearly 7 out of every 10 lifetime non-medical users of anabolic steroids met past-year criteria for a DSM-IV alcohol use disorder. Although the overall prevalence of NMAS remained low between 1993 and 2001, findings suggest that continued monitoring is necessary because male student-athletes are at heightened risk for NMAS and this behavior is associated with a wide range of risky health behaviors. The characteristics associated with NMAS have important implications for future practice and research. PMID:17512138

  1. Teaching Medical Ethics in its Contexts: Penn State College of Medicine.

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    Barnard, David; Clouser, K. Danner

    1989-01-01

    The medical school's ethics program evolved through cooperation with the humanities department. Key aspects of the program include the teaching of medical ethics in the context of other issues of value and meaning in medicine, and involvement of humanities faculty in the medical center. (Author/MSE)

  2. The Misuse and Diversion of Prescribed ADHD Medications by College Students

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    Rabiner, David L.; Anastopoulos, Arthur D.; Costello, E. Jane; Hoyle, Rick H.; McCabe, Sean Esteban; Swartzwelder, H. Scott

    2009-01-01

    Objective: This study assesses the misuse and diversion of prescribed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications. Method: One hundred fifteen students, attending two universities, with prescriptions for ADHD medications completed a Web survey in spring 2007. Results: Eighty-nine of 115 students (69%) used their ADHD medications as

  3. An optimal painless treatment for early hemorrhoids; our experience in Government Medical College and Hospital

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    Singal, R; Gupta, S; Dalal, AK; Dalal, U; Attri, AK

    2013-01-01

    Objective - To evaluate the efficacy of Infrared Coagulation Therapy (IRC) for hemorrhoids. IRC is a painless, safe and successful procedure. Place and duration of study - Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India, from August 2006 to October 2008. The choice of procedure depends on the patient's symptoms, the extent of the hemorrhoidal disease, and the experience of the surgeon along with the availability of the techniques/instruments. Materials and methods - This is a prospective study done from August 2006 to October 2008. Total number of 155 patients was included in the study. Infrared Coagulation Therapy (IRC) was performed through a special designed proctoscope. Patients excluded were with coagulopathy disorders, fissure in ano, and anal ulcers. Results - It is an outpatient Department (OPD), non-surgical, ambulatory, painless and bloodless procedure, without any hospital stay. Early recovery and minimal recurrence of hemorrhoids were noted without any morbidity or mortality. We have studied 155 patients, treated with IRC on OPD basis. Surgery was required in few patients in whom IRC failed or was contraindicated. Out of the total 155 patients, 127 came for follow up. After the 1st sitting of IRC therapy: out of 127; 43 patients got a total relief, mass shrinkage was of > 75% in 57 cases and < 50% in 14 cases. Twenty-eight cases did not come for follow-up. In the 2nd sitting, out of 84/127; 58 patients got a total relief, >75% relief in 15 cases and >50 % relief in 11 patients. In the 3rd sitting out of 26/84 cases: 13 cases got a total relief and 13 cases refused to take the third sitting; however, in 7 cases the hemorrhoidal mass shrank up to 50% after the two sittings. These 14 were operated as there was no relief from bleeding after giving two sittings of IRC. Our opinion is that, in the above 14 cases, the patient might have not followed the instructions properly for dietary habits. Conclusion - IRC is a safe, simple and effective procedure for early hemorrhoids without any complications. IRC is nowadays the worlds leading office treatment for hemorrhoids. IRC is a better option than the surgical treatment as it is easy, well tolerated, and remarkably complication-free. In our study, we have not used any course of antibiotics. In the management of early hemorrhoids, IRC should be considered as a simple trouble-free and painless option. PMID:24146691

  4. American College of Medical Genetics guideline on the cytogenetic evaluation of the individual with developmental delay or mental retardation

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    Shaffer, Lisa G.

    2005-01-01

    The following are the recommendations of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee, which was convened to assist health care professionals in making decisions regarding cytogenetic diagnostic testing and counseling for mental retardation (MR) and developmental delay (DD). This document reviews available evidence concerning the value of conventional and molecular cytogenetic testing for the identification of chromosomal anomalies that play a role in the etiology of MR/DD, and, based on this evidence, specific recommendations for each method of testing are provided. PMID:16301868

  5. The pitfalls of deducing ethics from behavioral economics: why the Association of American Medical Colleges is wrong about pharmaceutical detailing.

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    Huddle, Thomas S

    2010-01-01

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is urging academic medical centers to ban pharmaceutical detailing. This policy followed from a consideration of behavioral and neuroeconomics research. I argue that this research did not warrant the conclusions drawn from it. Pharmaceutical detailing carries risks of cognitive error for physicians, as do other forms of information exchange. Physicians may overcome such risks; those determined to do so may ethically engage in pharmaceutical detailing. Whether or not they should do so is a prudential judgment about which reasonable people may disagree. The AAMC's ethical condemnation of detailing is unwarranted and will subvert efforts to maintain a realm of physician discretion in clinical work that is increasingly threatened in our present practice environment. PMID:20077321

  6. College

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    It's that time of year: when students are not only going back to school, but high schoolers are thinking about where they might go next year. These resources from US News should help students and their parents make choices for higher education. The first site, College, features US News' rankings based on sixteen indicators (more information about the methodology is available on-site). Schools can be sorted in a number of ways, and the information available here ranges from teacher/ student ratio to details of campus life to top departments at a given school. In addition, users will find features on getting into colleges, Fiske's campus profiles, and a Family Contribution Calculator to determine costs of college. From the left-hand-side of the page, users can access information on Community Colleges, Graduate Programs, and other related topics.

  7. Pill-poppers and dopers: A comparison of non-medical prescription drug use and illicit\\/street drug use among college students

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    Jason A. Ford; Meagan C. Arrastia

    2008-01-01

    Data from the 2001 College Alcohol Study, a national sample of U.S. college students, were used to conduct multinomial logistic regression analysis examining correlates of substance use. Students were divided into three groups based on their lifetime substance use: non-users, non-medical prescription drug use only, and illicit\\/street drug use only. The purpose of this analytic strategy was to examine the

  8. Misuse of Prescribed Stimulant Medication for ADHD and Associated Patterns of Substance Use: Preliminary Analysis Among College Students

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    Seplveda, Dalissa R.; Thomas, Lisl M.; McCabe, Sean Esteban; Cranford, James A.; Boyd, Carol J.; Teter, Christian J.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives To explore the prevalence and characteristics associated with college students who misuse their prescribed stimulants for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and examine diversion and substance use behaviors as a function of misuse. Methods Cohort of 55 past-year prescribed stimulant users was identified from a random sample (n = 1738) at a large Midwestern research university following the self-administration of a web-based survey. An index was created to assess misuse of prescribed stimulants (i.e., Misuse Index). Results Of 55 college students who reported past-year use of prescribed stimulants for ADHD, 22 (40%) endorsed at least one item on the misuse index. The most frequently endorsed misuse items were used too much (36%), self-reported misuse (19%), and intentionally used with alcohol or other drugs (19%). Misusers of prescribed stimulant medication were more likely to report cigarette smoking (p = 0.022), binge drinking (p = 0.022), illicit use of cocaine (p = 0.032), and screen positive on the Drug Abuse Screening test (DAST-10) criteria (p = 0.002). The bivariate odds ratio for the DAST-10 findings was 8.4 (95% CI: 2.034.6). Diversion of prescribed stimulants was common (36%) and occurred more frequently among stimulant misusers (57%; p = 0.008). Conclusion There is a strong relationship between misuse of prescribed stimulants for ADHD and substance use behaviors, as well as other deleterious behaviors such as diversion. These findings suggest the need for close screening, assessment, and therapeutic monitoring of medication use in the college population. PMID:22095577

  9. Curriculum design of emergency medical services program at the College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

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    Alanazi, Abdullah Foraih

    2012-01-01

    Background The emergency medical services program at the College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was adapted from the integrated problem-based learning curriculum of Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. Purpose The purpose of this article is to discuss the major adaptations required for adoption of the full-fledged PBL curriculum, use of sequential blocks, and multilayer alignment of the curriculum. Methods A logical model and step-by-step approach were used to design the curriculum. Several studies using Delphi methods, focus group interviews, and expert opinions were performed to identify the priority health problems; related competencies, learning objectives, and learning strategies; the web-based curriculum for delivery; student assessment; and program evaluation. Results Sixty priority health problems were identified for inclusion in different blocks of the curriculum. Identified competencies matched the satisfaction of different stakeholders, and ascertained learning objectives and strategies were aligned with the competencies. A full-fledged web-based curriculum was designed and an assessment was created that aligned with a blueprint of the objectives and the mode of delivery. Conclusion Step-by-step design ensures the multilayer alignment of the curriculum, including priority health problems, competencies, objectives, student assessment, and program evaluation. PMID:23761998

  10. Stress and its effects on medical students: a cross-sectional study at a college of medicine in Saudi Arabia.

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    Abdulghani, Hamza M; AlKanhal, Abdulaziz A; Mahmoud, Ebrahim S; Ponnamperuma, Gominda G; Alfaris, Eiad A

    2011-10-01

    Medical education is perceived as being stressful, and a high level of stress may have a negative effect on cognitive functioning and learning of students in a medical school. This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of stress among medical students and to observe an association between the levels of stress and their academic performance, including the sources of their stress. All the medical students from year one to year five levels from the College of Medicine, King Saud University, were enrolled in the study. The study was conducted using Kessler10 psychological distress (K10) inventory, which measures the level of stress according to none, mild, moderate, and severe categories. The prevalence of stress was measured and compared with the five study variables, such as gender, academic year, academic grades, regularity to course attendance, and perceived physical problems. The response rate among the study subjects was 87% (n=892). The total prevalence of stress was 63%, and the prevalence of severe stress was 25%. The prevalence of stress was higher (p<0.5) among females (75.7%) than among males (57%) (odds ratio=2.3, chi2=27.2, p<0.0001). The stress significantly decreased as the year of study increased, except for the final year. The study variables, including being female (p<0.0001), year of study (p<0.001), and presence of perceived physical problems (p<0.0001), were found as independent significant risk factors for the outcome variables of stress. Students' grade point average (academic score) or regularity to attend classes was not significantly associated with the stress level. The prevalence of stress was higher during the initial three years of study and among the female students. Physical problems are associated with high stress levels. Preventive mental health services, therefore, could be made an integral part of routine clinical services for medical students, especially in the initial academic years, to prevent such occurrence. PMID:22106758

  11. Information Literacy among Medical Students in the College of Health Sciences in Niger Delta University, Nigeria

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    Baro, Emmanuel E.; Endouware, Benake-ebide C.; Ubogu, Janet O.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to investigate whether undergraduate students in the College of Health Sciences in Niger Delta University are information literate, and to determine whether they are aware of and use different information resources including electronic ones, and to assess their ability to evaluate information before use.

  12. Information literacy among medical students in the College of Health Sciences in Niger Delta University, Nigeria

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    Emmanuel E. Baro; Benake-ebide C. Endouware; Janet O. Ubogu

    2011-01-01

    Purpose The aim of this paper is to investigate whether undergraduate students in the College of Health Sciences in Niger Delta University are information literate, and to determine whether they are aware of and use different information resources including electronic ones, and to assess their ability to evaluate information before use. Design\\/methodology\\/approach Questionnaire and interview methods were used

  13. Illicit Use of Prescription ADHD Medications on a College Campus: A Multimethodological Approach

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    DeSantis, Alan D.; Webb, Elizabeth M.; Noar, Seth M.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The authors used quantitative and qualitative methodologies to investigate college students' perceptions and use of illegal Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) stimulants during spring and summer 2006. Participants: From fall 2005 through fall 2006, the authors studied 1,811 undergraduates at a large, public, southeastern

  14. Instructional Objectives for Junior College Courses in Nursing: Medical Surgical Nursing I; and Obstetrics Nursing.

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    Purdy, Leslie, Comp.

    These instructional objectives have been selected from materials used at Golden West College (California). These objectives are offered simply as samples that may be used where they correspond to the skills, abilities, and attitudes instructors want their students to acquire. These objectives may also serve as models for assisting instructors to

  15. Assessment of risk factors associated with hypertension among undergraduate medical students in a medical college in Odisha

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    Patnaik, Archana; Choudhury, Kailash Chandra

    2015-01-01

    Background: Hypertension is a non communicable disease of major public health problem resulting increased morbidity and mortality among population. Prehypertension in adolescents and young adults again an important risk factor for developing hypertension in future. So the present study was carried out among medical students with the objectives of (1) to find out the risk factors associated with prehypertension and hypertension, (2) to suggest measures to decrease risk factors. Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional study and study duration was from september 2011 to November 2011. The sample size was 200 and the study subjects was selected by systematic random sampling method. A predesigned pretested schedule was used to collect data. Blood pressure (BP) was measured in sitting posture using a standard sphygmomanometer on two different settings and the average was taken for analysis. Results: All the participants were between 18-21 years. Out of 200 study subjects,112 were males and 88 were females. The prehypertension and hypertension percentage was 67% among study subjects. Statistical analysis done was percentage, Chi-square test. Conclusion: Health-care providers should recognize the increased CVD risk of prehypertension and should seek to identify and treat the modifiable risk factors in these persons. PMID:25789264

  16. Synopsis of Diet in Dermatology: A one day CME conducted by the Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, March 3, 2013

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    Prabhu, Smitha S; Nayak, Sudhir UK; Shenoi, Shrutakirthi Damodar; Pai, Sathish Ballambat

    2013-01-01

    Food is intricately related to mind and body and is one of the elements sustaining life, in disease as well as in health. There are many myths and misgivings regarding partake of food and its medicinal properties. The Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal organized a continuing medical education (CME) on Diet in Dermatology on 3rd March 2013 focusing on pertinent issues regarding diet and medicinal use of food. PMID:24350027

  17. A changing tide: what the new 'foundations of behavior' section of the 2015 medical college admissions test might mean for undergraduate neuroscience programs.

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    Roxanne Prichard, J

    2015-01-01

    Each year over 50,000 college students and alumni take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and apply for admissions to medical school. After an extensive review process, the MCAT has undergone a major revision in form and content in order to better reflect the competencies medical students will need to be successful in their training and practice. Starting in April 2015, for the first time since the test's inception, the MCAT will include social and behavioral sciences content. The new section of the MCAT exam titled "The Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior" will test pre-health competencies that combine content knowledge with scientific inquiry and reasoning skills. Anticipating growing interest in curriculum related to the new competency based content on the exam, the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) established the Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTAL's iCollaborative, a free repository of teaching resources. This online space gives faculty members the opportunity to share access to instructional resources in order to prepare or revise courses to include pre-health competencies. As a result of the increased content related to mind-body connections, undergraduate pre-medical students will be more likely to enroll in neuroscience courses to learn these competencies, or declare neuroscience majors, as the typical neuroscience major course requirements now meet most of the suggested pre-requisite competencies for medical school. PMID:25838809

  18. A Changing Tide: What the New Foundations of Behavior Section of the 2015 Medical College Admissions Test Might Mean for Undergraduate Neuroscience Programs

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    Roxanne Prichard, J.

    2015-01-01

    Each year over 50,000 college students and alumni take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and apply for admissions to medical school. After an extensive review process, the MCAT has undergone a major revision in form and content in order to better reflect the competencies medical students will need to be successful in their training and practice. Starting in April 2015, for the first time since the tests inception, the MCAT will include social and behavioral sciences content. The new section of the MCAT exam titled The Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior will test pre-health competencies that combine content knowledge with scientific inquiry and reasoning skills. Anticipating growing interest in curriculum related to the new competency based content on the exam, the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) established the Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTALs iCollaborative, a free repository of teaching resources. This online space gives faculty members the opportunity to share access to instructional resources in order to prepare or revise courses to include pre-health competencies. As a result of the increased content related to mind-body connections, undergraduate pre-medical students will be more likely to enroll in neuroscience courses to learn these competencies, or declare neuroscience majors, as the typical neuroscience major course requirements now meet most of the suggested pre-requisite competencies for medical school. PMID:25838809

  19. G:\\Insurance\\WPS14-15\\Info\\Incoming\\WPS Enrollment Form Cover POP (5-5-14).Doc Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

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    G:\\Insurance\\WPS14-15\\Info\\Incoming\\WPS Enrollment Form Cover POP (5-5-14).Doc Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals WPS ­ HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT FORM Mail Completed Enrollment Form to to underwriting by WPS. SEE: The Plan Certificate for the official Policy covering each of the following events. a

  20. What Role Does Schema Play in Preparing Minority Postbaccalaureate Students for the Reading Comprehension Section of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)?

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    Paul, Gina; Verhulst, Steve

    2007-01-01

    Problem: Minority students often score lower than majority students on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) Verbal Reasoning section. Method: To determine what role schema plays in reading comprehension in 64 adult minority students, the Treatment group viewed a slide presentation regarding a topic that both groups would be tested on in a

  1. Can Poetry Make Better Doctors? Teaching the Humanities and Arts to Medical Students and Residents at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

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    Johanna Shapiro; Lloyd Rucker

    2003-01-01

    The Program in Medical Humanities & Arts at the Uni- versity of California, Irvine, College of Medicine has been in existence for five years. The program was implemented to enhance aspects of professionalism including empathy, altruism, compassion, and caring toward patients, as well as to hone clinical communication and observational skills. It contains elective or required curriculum across all four

  2. Over-the-Counter Medication and Herbal or Dietary Supplement Use in College: Dose Frequency and Relationship to Self-Reported Distress

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    Stasio, Michael J.; Curry, Kim; Sutton-Skinner, Kelly M.; Glassman, Destinee M.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: A growing number of researchers have examined the use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and herbal or dietary supplements among college students. There is concern about the efficacy and safety of these products, particularly because students appear to use them at a higher rate than does the general public. Participants and Methods:

  3. An evaluation of the performance in the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists primary examination by UK medical school and gender

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    Bowhay, Andrew R; Watmough, Simon D

    2009-01-01

    Background There has been comparatively little consideration of the impact that the changes to undergraduate curricula might have on postgraduate academic performance. This study compares the performance of graduates by UK medical school and gender in the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) section of the first part of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) examination. Methods Data from each sitting of the MCQ section of the primary FRCA examination from June 1999 to May 2008 were analysed for performance by medical school and gender. Results There were 4983 attempts at the MCQ part of the examination by 3303 graduates from the 19 United Kingdom medical schools. Using the standardised overall mark minus the pass mark graduates from five medical schools performed significantly better than the mean for the group and five schools performed significantly worse than the mean for the group. Males performed significantly better than females in all aspects of the MCQ physiology, mean difference = 3.0% (95% CI 2.3, 3.7), p < 0.001; pharmacology, mean difference = 1.7% (95% CI 1.0, 2.3), p < 0.001; physics with clinical measurement, mean difference = 3.5% (95% CI 2.8, 4.1), p < 0.001; overall mark, mean difference = 2.7% (95% CI 2.1, 3.3), p < 0.001; and standardised overall mark minus the pass mark, mean difference = 2.5% (95% CI 1.9, 3.1), p < 0.001. Graduates from three medical schools that have undergone the change from Traditional to Problem Based Learning curricula did not show any change in performance in any aspects of the MCQ pre and post curriculum change. Conclusion Graduates from each of the medical schools in the UK do show differences in performance in the MCQ section of the primary FRCA, but significant curriculum change does not lead to deterioration in post graduate examination performance. Whilst females now outnumber males taking the MCQ, they are not performing as well as the males. PMID:19563655

  4. ABOUTTHEMEDICALCOLLEGE A Premier Medical School

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    ..........................................37 Research Education....................................... 39 Medical Scientist Training ProgramABOUTTHEMEDICALCOLLEGE A Premier Medical School MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2012­2013 #12;2 THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2012-2013 Vision, Mission, and Accreditation

  5. ABOUTTHEMEDICALCOLLEGE A Premier Medical School

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    ..........................................37 Research Education....................................... 39 Medical Scientist Training ProgramABOUTTHEMEDICALCOLLEGE A Premier Medical School MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2011­2012 #12;2 THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC BULLETIN 2011­2012 Vision, Mission, and Accreditation

  6. Health & Medical Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Non-Thesis Program Planning Form

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Health and Medical Journalism Co-requisite for Concentration ­ for students with limited undergraduate (Richard Schuster) 10. HPAM 8600 Health Economics (POD) (Jayani Jayawardhana) 11. HPRB 7270 Resource and Disease Processes I (Joan Fischer) Offered Fall Semester in even-numbered years 1. FDNS 8550 Nutrition

  7. The Experiment in Medical Education at the City College of New York

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    Gellhorn, Alfred; Scheuer, Ruth

    1978-01-01

    Described is a program leading to the B.S. and M.D. degrees in six or seven years that integrates the physical sciences with the basic medical sciences and emphasizes the humanities and social sciences as a necessary component of the physician's education. The selection process aims to identify future primary care physicians in underserved urban

  8. Online medical professionalism: patient and public relationships: policy statement from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards.

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    Farnan, Jeanne M; Snyder Sulmasy, Lois; Worster, Brooke K; Chaudhry, Humayun J; Rhyne, Janelle A; Arora, Vineet M

    2013-04-16

    User-created content and communications on Web-based applications, such as networking sites, media sharing sites, or blog platforms, have dramatically increased in popularity over the past several years, but there has been little policy or guidance on the best practices to inform standards for the professional conduct of physicians in the digital environment. Areas of specific concern include the use of such media for nonclinical purposes, implications for confidentiality, the use of social media in patient education, and how all of this affects the public's trust in physicians as patient-physician interactions extend into the digital environment. Opportunities afforded by online applications represent a new frontier in medicine as physicians and patients become more connected. This position paper from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards examines and provides recommendations about the influence of social media on the patient-physician relationship, the role of these media in public perception of physician behaviors, and strategies for physician-physician communication that preserve confidentiality while best using these technologies. PMID:23579867

  9. Cigarette smoking among female students in five medical and nonmedical colleges

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    Abdulghani, Hamza M; Alrowais, Norah A; Alhaqwi, Ali I; Alrasheedi, Ahmed; Al-Zahir, Mohammed; Al-Madani, Ahmed; Al-Eissa, Abdulaziz; Al-Hakmi, Bader; Takroni, Redwan; Ahmad, Farah

    2013-01-01

    Objectives This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of smoking, knowledge about the ill effects of smoking on health, and the influence of family members smoking habits among Saudi female students. Methods This is a type of cross-sectional study. A sample of 1,070 female students was selected by a nonrandom and convenient sampling method from five colleges (Medicine, Business and Administration, Computer Sciences, Education, and Languages and Translation) of King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A self-administrated questionnaire was used to determine the personal, social, and educational characteristics of the respondents. In addition, questions about their smoking types, status, duration of smoking, knowledge about the ill effects of smoking, daily cigarette consumption, and reasons for quitting smoking were included. Results The students response rate was 85%. The prevalence of current smoking was 4.3% and 5.6% for cigarettes and water-pipes, respectively, whereas 3.9% of the participants were ex-smokers. The prevalence of current smoking was highest in the College of Business and Administration (10.81%) and lowest in the College of Medicine (0.86%). The majority (77%) of the smokers parents (current and ex-smokers) were also smokers. More than half (54%) of the smokers started their smoking habit for entertainment, and 44.4% of the participants did not know that smoking causes serious health problems. The most common factors for quitting smoking were health concerns (54%), religious beliefs (29%), and parents advice (17%). Conclusion The study concludes that the prevalence of smoking varies in different subject streams and that family and friends have a great influence on individuals starting or stopping smoking. Extensive health education programs are needed to educate young women on the health hazards of smoking and help stop them from smoking. PMID:23986648

  10. Medical students perception of the educational environment in a medical college in India: a cross-sectional study using the Dundee Ready Education Environment questionnaire

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    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess student perceptions of the environment in this medical college using the Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM). Methods: Cross-sectional study; 348 medical student volunteers (68.1%) of all semesters participated (511 enrolled). DREEM has 50 items, each rated from 04 (Likert scale: 0, strongly disagree to 4, strongly agree), that measure five domains: students perceptions of learning; perceptions of teachers; academic self-perception; perceptions of the atmosphere; and social self-perception. Mean item scores, domain scores, and global scores were computed. Results: The three highest rated items were knowledgeable teachers, having good friends, and confidence about passing; the three most problematic items were a poor support system for stressed students, inability to memorize everything, and over-emphasis on factual learning. The percentage score for perception of learning (47.26 14.85) was significantly lower than that for teachers (52.28 9.91; P< 0.001); academic self-perception (52.14 15.21; P < 0.001); perception of the atmosphere (51.21 13.60; P = 0.001); and social self-perception (50.63 13.90; P= 0.010). The global scores were lowest for eighth-semester students (89.8 21.24) when compared to second (101.33 21.05; P= 0.003), fourth (107.69 18.96; P< 0.001), and sixth (100.07 20.61; P= 0.020). Conclusion: Improvement is required across all domains of the educational environment at this institution. Students, particularly of the eighth semester, perceived the teaching negatively. The lowest scores were given to the support system, burdensome course content, and factual learning; thus, a hybrid curriculum that includes problem-based learning might provide students with stimulating learning; structured clinical teaching with specific curricular objectives, as well as mentoring of senior students by faculty and near-peers, might improve the learning environment for senior students. PMID:23967369

  11. PROVOST FOR MEDICAL AND DEAN WEILL CORNELL

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    and Secretary of the Medical College J. R. Kahn Dean Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Vice Dean of WeillPROVOST FOR MEDICAL AFFAIRS AND DEAN WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE As of July 1, 2014 Board of Trustees President D. J. Skorton Provost for Medical Affairs and Dean Weill Cornell Medical College* L. H

  12. Reactions of Nepali Adults to Warning Labels on Cigarette Packages: A Survey with Employee and Medical Students of a Tertiary Care Medical College of Western Region of Nepal

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    Paudel, Badri; Paudel, Klara; Timilsina, Deepa

    2013-01-01

    Background: For the past 30 years, there have been no changes in the text-only cigarette warning labels in Nepal. During this same time period, other countries placed large graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. The purpose of the current study was primarily to compare the differences in reactions to different types of warning labels on cigarette packages, with a specific focus on whether the new warning label adopted by WHO FCTC was better than the text only label used by Nepal. Material and Methods: This study was conducted in Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital (GMCTH) in 2012, in a tertiary care hospital located in the western region of Nepal. Eligible study participants included in this survey were those aged 18 years and over and those who are studying MBBS/Nursing or who were employees of GMCTH. 500 participants finished the survey. Participants were shown nine types of warning labels found on cigarette packages.They comprised one text only warning label used within Nepalese market and eight foreign brand labels. Participants were asked about the impact of the warning labels on: their knowledge of harm from smoking, giving cigarettes as a gift, and quitting smoking. Results: On comparing the Nepalese warning label with other foreign labels with regards to providing knowledge of harm warning, impact of quitting smoking and giving cigarettes as a gift, the overseas labels were found to be more effective. Both smokers and nonsmokers thought that warning labels with text plus graphics were substantially more of a deterrent than text-only labels. Conclusion: The findings from this study support previous research that has found that text-plus graphic warning labels were more salient and potentially more effective than text-only labels.Warning labels are one of the component of comprehensive tobacco control and smoking cessation efforts. Stronger warnings on cigarette packages need to be part of a larger Nepalese public health educational efforts. PMID:24298480

  13. Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine: an innovative approach to medical education and the training of physician investigators.

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    Fishleder, Andrew J; Henson, Lindsey C; Hull, Alan L

    2007-04-01

    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) is an innovative, five-year medical education track within Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Case) with a focused mission to attract and educate a limited number of highly qualified persons who seek to become physician investigators. CCLCM curriculum governance, faculty appointments and promotions, and admissions committees are integrated with respective Case committees. The CCLCM curriculum is based on faculty-defined professional attributes that graduates are expected to develop. These attributes were used to create curricular and assessment principles that guided the development of an integrated basic science, clinical science, and research curriculum, conducted in an active learning environment. An organ-system approach is used to solidify an understanding of basic science discipline threads in the context of relevant clinical problems presented in PBL and case-based discussion formats. Clinical skills are introduced in the first year as part of the two-year longitudinal experience with a family practice or internal medicine physician. The research program provides all students with opportunities to learn and experience basic and translational research and clinical research before selecting a research topic for their 12- to 15-month master-level thesis project. All Case students participate in required and elective clinical curriculum after the second year, but CCLCM students return to the Cleveland Clinic on selected Friday afternoons for program-specific research and professionalism-learning activities. A unique portfolio-based assessment system is used to assess student achievements in nine competency areas, seven of which reflect the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies. PMID:17414197

  14. Editorial experience at the Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad (JAMC).

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    Ayub, Muhammad

    2013-01-01

    Editorship of a scientific journal is a very tough task and demands whole-time efforts to maintain the academic and technical standards of the journal. As publication of research work in standard medical journals is mandatory for appearing in the postgraduate examination, selection for a job, and subsequent promotion, the editors receive a lot of scientific work for possible publication, and they face a lot of pressure for an early publication. The authors demand facilitation for quick publication of their work, and the editors have to look into the standard of the output. Keeping a balance between demands and supply is very hard and some times culminates into rejection of or delay in publication of an article, mostly resulting in a complaint from the authors. The editors must not compromise on the standard of their output under any circumstances. PMID:25098038

  15. Prevalence of Chikungunya in Urban Field Practice Area of a Private Medical College, Chennai

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    Balasubramaniam, Sudharsanam M; Krishnakumar, J; Stephen, Thattiparthi; Gaur, Rashmi; Appavoo, NC

    2011-01-01

    Background: The outbreak of Chikungunya in India started during December 2005 with more than 11,00,000 cases. Many cases with symptoms suggestive of Chikungunya reported to our urban health-training centre. Hence this study was done to estimate the prevalence of Chikungunya, to study the common treatment-seeking behavior, control measures and the sequalae of Chikungunya by follow-up. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was done in Anagaputhur an urban field practice area of our college. The study was done on a sample selected by systematic random sampling. Any person with fever and joint pain, with an onset from 1 August 2006 to 31 August 2006, were enrolled as cases. The cases were followed up after three months. Results: Chikungunya prevalence in the community was 22.3%; 52% of them were females and 56% of cases were in the 15-44 years age group. Median duration of acute phase was three days. Ninety-one percent of them had multiple joints involvement. Seventy-eight percent sought treatment from the private sector. Sixty-seven percent reported artificial collections of water around their household and 44% complained of mosquito problems during the day. Eighty-eight percent used mosquito repellents for personal protection. On follow-up 95% of them had residual joint pain, 43% had residual joint swelling and 11% had disabilities with median duration of 30 days. Conclusions: Prevalence of Chikungunya was 22.3%, predominantly affecting the age group of 15-44 years and females. The private sector was commonly sought for treatment. Entomological survey indicated Aedes breeding. Eleven percent had disabilities due to the sequelae. PMID:21976797

  16. Specialization training in Malawi: a qualitative study on the perspectives of medical students graduating from the University of Malawi College of Medicine

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    2014-01-01

    Background There is a critical shortage of healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa, and Malawi has one of the lowest physician densities in the region. One of the reasons for this shortage is inadequate retention of medical school graduates, partly due to the desire for specialization training. The University of Malawi College of Medicine has developed specialty training programs, but medical school graduates continue to report a desire to leave the country for specialization training. To understand this desire, we studied medical students perspectives on specialization training in Malawi. Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews of medical students in the final year of their degree program. We developed an interview guide through an iterative process, and recorded and transcribed all interviews for analysis. Two independent coders coded the manuscripts and assessed inter-coder reliability, and the authors used an editing approach to qualitative analysis to identify and categorize themes relating to the research aim. The University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board and the University of Malawi College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee approved this study and authors obtained written informed consent from all participants. Results We interviewed 21 medical students. All students reported a desire for specialization training, with 12 (57%) students interested in specialties not currently offered in Malawi. Students discussed reasons for pursuing specialization training, impressions of specialization training in Malawi, reasons for staying or leaving Malawi to pursue specialization training and recommendations to improve training. Conclusions Graduating medical students in Malawi have mixed views of specialization training in their own country and still desire to leave Malawi to pursue further training. Training institutions in sub-Saharan Africa need to understand the needs of the countrys healthcare workforce and the needs of their graduating medical students to be able to match opportunities and retain graduating students. PMID:24393278

  17. Compliance to Anti-Diabetic Drugs: Observations from the Diabetic Clinic of a Medical College in Kolkata, India

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    Mukherjee, Shuvankar; Sharmasarkar, Biswanath; Das, Kaushik Kumar; Bhattacharyya, Agnihotri; Deb, Animesh

    2013-01-01

    Background: The poor glycaemic control among the patients with type 2 diabetes constitutes a major public health problem and a major risk factor for the development of diabetes complications. Aim of the Study: To study the compliance rate of the patients with type 2 diabetes to the prescribed medications, to find out its correlation with different socio-demographic factors and other patient characteristics and to find out the reasons behind the non-compliance, if any. Settings and Design: This cross sectional study was conducted on the patients with type 2 diabetes, who Attended the Diabetic Clinic of a Medical College in Kolkata, India. Methods and Material: The patients of type 2 diabetes who attended the diabetes clinic between April to August 2012 were recruited in the study by systematic random sampling and they were interviewed by using the help of a structured interview schedule. The patients who reported taking less than 80% of their prescribed anti-diabetes medicines in the preceding week and had HbA1C of < 7% were considered to be non-compliant. Statistical Analysis Used: The data was analyzed by using the SPSS software. The Chi-square test was used to assess the association of the compliance with the different study variables. A binary logistic regression analysis helped in identifying the factors which contributed to the non-compliance. Results: The compliance rate to the anti-diabetic drugs was found to be 57.7%. A univariate analysis showed that it decreased significantly with increasing age and that it was also significantly lower among males, illiterates, those with a poor per capita monthly income and those who had a longer duration of diabetes. It varied significantly with the type of drugs, being lowest with an oral drug and insulin combination (43.4%). No knowledge on the complications of diabetes was significantly associated with a lower compliance. The binary logistic regression also helped in identifying these as the significant contributory factors. The common reasons behind the non-compliance were forgetfulness (44.7%) and financial constraints (32.7%). Conclusion: It can be concluded that the compliance to anti-diabetic drugs was quite poor among the participants. Increasing age, the male sex, illiteracy, a low monthly income and a longer duration of diabetes were significantly associated with the non compliance. A more concerning fact was the significant association of the non-compliance with the types of drug regimens and a lack of knowledge on the complications of diabetes, which emphasized the role of a repeated patient education regarding the basic aspects of diabetes. PMID:23730641

  18. The Todhunter/Castelhano and Boyko laboratories seek qualified applicants interested in medical genetics research and training as part of the Clinical Fellows Program in the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

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    research, we maintain a clinical presence for medical genetic consultation and phenotype screeningThe Todhunter/Castelhano and Boyko laboratories seek qualified applicants interested in medical genetics research and training as part of the Clinical Fellows Program in the Cornell College of Veterinary

  19. Medical College of Wisconsin

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    The overall goal is to develop and validate both standard and novel perfusion-weighted MRI (PWI) and diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) biomarkers to monitor treatment response for both therapeutic clinical trials and standard of care treatment plans for patients with brain tumors. This goal addresses an urgent need for better ways to monitor targeted therapies, for which standard measures of enhancing tumor volumes are no longer sufficient.

  20. American College of Medical Genetics guideline on the cytogenetic evaluation of the individual with developmental delay or mental retardation

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    Lisa G. Shaffer

    2005-01-01

    Disclaimer:This guideline is designed primarily as an educational resource for medical geneticists and other health care providers to help them provide quality medical genetic services. Adherence to this guideline does not necessarily assure a successful medical outcome. This guideline should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably

  1. Sewer pipe, wire, epoxy, and finger tapping: The start of fMRI at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    2011-01-01

    In 1991, the Biophysics Research Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin was among the first groups to develop functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Our story is unique on a few levels: We didnt have knowledge of the ability to image human brain activation with MRI using blood oxygenation dependent (BOLD) contrast until early August of 1991 when we attended the Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (SMRM) meeting in San Francisco, yet we produced our first BOLD-based maps of motor cortex activation about a month later. The effort started with two graduate students, Eric Wong and myself. Only a few days prior to that extremely important SMRM meeting, we had developed human echo planar imaging (EPI) capability in-house. Wong designed, built, and interfaced a head gradient coil made out of sewer pipe, wire, and epoxy to a standard GE 1.5 T MRI scanner. Also, a few months prior to building this human head gradient coil he developed the EPI pulse sequences and image reconstruction. All of these efforts were towards a different goal for demonstration of Wongs novel approach to perfusion imaging in the human brain. Following SMRM, where a plenary lecture by Tom Brady from MGH opened our eyes to human brain activation imaging using BOLD contrast, and where we learned that EPI was extremely helpful if not critical to its success, we worked quickly to achieve our first results on September 14, 1991. The story is also unique in that Jim Hyde had set up the Biophysics Research Institute to be optimal for just this type of rapidly advancing basic technology research. It was well equipped for hardware development, had open and dynamic collaborative relationships with other departments, hospitals on campus, and GE, and had a relatively flat hierarchy and relaxed, flexible, collegial atmosphere internally. Since these first brain activation results, MCW Biophysics has continued to be at the forefront of functional MRI innovation, having helped to pioneer real time fMRI, high-resolution fMRI, and functional connectivity mapping. PMID:22044784

  2. Health Professions Medical Assisting

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    Health Professions Medical Assisting Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Pharmacy Technology College of Technology marketing purposes only) #12;Associate of Arts Students interested in the Medical Radiologic Technology Respiratory Care Surgical Technology www.cte.umt.edu Department of Health Professions

  3. A Study to Assess the Emotional Disorders with Special Reference to Stress of Medical Students of Agartala Government Medical College and Govinda Ballabh Pant Hospital

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    Reang, Taranga; Bhattacharjya, Himadri

    2013-01-01

    Background: Stress is very common psychological phenomena where medical students faced in day to day activities. Epidemiological studies have asserted that about 70-80% of the diseases may be related to stress. Research related to this stress especially among medical students is essential, considering their learning, role and responsibilities as a future physician and health intervention programs. Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of stress and identify stressors among medical students. Materials and Methods: A Cross-sectional study was carried out among undergraduate medical students and self administered GHQ-12 and stressor questionnaire were used to collect information regarding stress. Binary logistic regression analysis was performed to calculate odds ratio (OR). Results: Prevalence of stress was 94.52% and more common among females. 33.56% students felt constantly under strain and 25.34% had loss of sleep over worry. Majority of the students of all semesters had stress (P > 0.05) and stressors viz. competition for marks (P = 0.005), frequent examination (P = 0.001), difficulty in finding time for recreation (P = 0.014) and being away from home (P = 0.027) were predominantly experienced by the 1st year medical students. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed the causal effect of main parameter on the GHQ caseness and students who found difficulties in following teaching language among the caseness had 81.59% higher chance of developing stress (OR = 8.159, CI = 1.228-54.213). Conclusion: The stress experience was more common due to academics and seen among all year of medical students. Strategy development for eliminating stressors is necessary for promoting healthy life. PMID:24302820

  4. Continuing Medical Education Effect on Practice Performance: Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Educational Guidelines

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    Dave Davis; Robert Galbraith

    2009-01-01

    Background: There has been sizable debate and widespread skepticism about the effect of continuing medical education (CME) on the performance of physicians in the practice setting. This portion of the review was undertaken to examine that effect. Methods: The guideline panel used data from a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of CME developed by The Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center,

  5. College Students with and without ADHD: Comparison of Self-Report of Medication Usage, Study Habits, and Academic Achievement

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    Advokat, Claire; Lane, Sean M.; Luo, Chunqiao

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To examine the relationship between ADHD medications, study habits, and academic achievement of ADHD-diagnosed undergraduates. Method: A total of 92 students with a self-reported ADHD diagnosis and a current prescription for ADHD medication were compared with 143 control students in a survey of academic performance. Results: Most ADHD

  6. Changes in Chemistry and Biochemistry Education: Creative Responses to Medical College Admissions Test Revisions in the Age of the Genome

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    Brenner, Charles

    2013-01-01

    Approximately two million students matriculate into American colleges and universities per year. Almost 20% of these students begin taking a series of courses specified by advisers of health preprofessionals. The single most important influence on health profession advisers and on course selection for this huge population of learners is the

  7. A study of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding leprosy among undergraduates and interns of a medical college and hospital from rural India.

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    Giri, P A; Phalke, D B; Aarif, S M M

    2011-01-01

    Leprosy is an Infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae and acquired through droplet infection. India has been carrying the 2/3rd global leprosy burden. Inadequate or incorrect information and knowledge about the disease and its treatment are the root causes of many stigmas and inhibitions prevalent in the various sections of the community. The present study was undertaken to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) regarding leprosy among undergraduates (final year medical students) and interns of Rural Medical College and Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni, Maharashtra, India. It is heartening to note that most of students and interns had good knowledge about regimens, counselling and were willing to work in leprosy. There were, however, misconceptions about several aspects of diseases which were more in case of final year students compared with interns. Significant improvementin the knowledge of interns in comparison offinal year MBBS students was mostly noted on the aspects like transmission of leprosy, involvement of ulnar nerve in the leprosy, immunological relevance, use of vaccine, treatment of leprosy affected person and leprosy associated stigma. This positive change in attitudes as well as knowledge highlight the requirement of proper training and clinical exposure of medical students and important role of internship. There is need to focus on important aspects (such as cardinal signs, public health aspects and definitions, infectivity, misconception about marriage in which insignificant changes were observed. PMID:21972659

  8. Producing "science/fictions" about the rural and urban poor: Community-based learning at a medical college in South India

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    Arur, Aditi Ashok

    This dissertation is an ethnographic case study of a community-based teaching program (CBTP) in public health at a medical college in South India that explored how the CBTP produced particular ways of seeing and understanding rural and urban poor communities. Drawing from critical, feminist, and postcolonial scholars, I suggest that the knowledge produced in the CBTP can be understood as "science/fictions", that is, as cultural texts shaped by transnational development discourses as well as medical teachers' and students' sociospatial imaginations of the rural and urban poor. I explored how these science/fictions mediated medical students' performative actions and interactions with a rural and an urban poor community in the context of the CBTP. At the same time, I also examined how knowledge produced in students' encounters with these communities disrupted their naturalized understandings about these communities, and how it was taken up to renarrativize science/fictions anew. Data collection and analyses procedures were informed by critical ethnographic and critical discourse analysis approaches. Data sources includes field notes constructed from observations of the CBTP, interviews with medical teachers and students, and curricular texts including the standardized national textbook of public health. The findings of this study illustrate how the CBTP staged the government and technology as central actors in the production of healthy bodies, communities, and environments, and implicitly positioned medical teachers and students as productive citizens of a modern nation while rural and urban poor communities were characterized sometimes as empowered, and at other times as not-yet-modern and in need of reform. However, the community also constituted an alternate pedagogical site of engagement in that students' encounters with community members disrupted students' assumptions about these communities to an extent. Nevertheless, institutionalized practices of assessment, and epistemological and ontological understandings of the nature of science tended to privilege the standardized curriculum and popular cultural stereotypes as scientific knowledge thereby excluding the place-based narratives of local communities, medical students, and teachers. This study, therefore, argues that interactions with local communities in community-based education and development programs cannot democratize knowledge production in medical education without a simultaneous engagement with post-foundational epistemologies in the social sciences and humanities.

  9. Prevalence, impacts and medical managements of premenstrual syndrome among female students: cross-sectional study in college of health sciences, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

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    2014-01-01

    Background Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is used to describe physical, cognitive, affective, and behavioral symptoms that occur cyclically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and resolve quickly at or within a few days of the onset of menstruation. The primary aim of the study was to assess the prevalence, impacts and medical managements of PMS on female medical students of Mekelle University College of Health Sciences. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among systematically selected female students of Mekelle University College of Health Sciences, Mekelle town, northern Ethiopia from March to April 2013. A structured and pretested self-administered questionnaire was employed for data collection. The collected data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL (SPSS version 16). The criteria proposed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV TR) were used to diagnose PMS. Result From the total population size of 608; a sample size of 258 was drawn. Age of the study participants ranged from 18 to 25years, with mean age of 20.86??1.913years. Among the participants, 144(83.2%) have had at least one PM symptoms with their menstrual period. The prevalence of PMS according to DSM-IV was 37.0%. About 49(28.3%) reported frequent class missing, 17(9.8%) exam missing, 14(8.1%) low grade scoring and 3(1.7%) of them reported withdrawal from their learning associated with their PMS. Only 83(48.0%) participants sought medical treatment for their PMS. The treatment modalities used were pain killers, 63(36.4%), hot drinks like coffee and tea, 13(7.5%), and massage therapy and exercise, 7(4.0%). Binary logistic regression analysis revealed average length of one cycle of menstruation (COR?=?0.20(0.070-0.569) and academic performance impairment (AOR?=?0.345(0.183-0.653) were significantly associated with the diagnosis of PMS and use of PMS treatments respectively. Conclusions Our study revealed a high prevalence and negative impact of PMS on students of Mekelle University. Therefore, health education, appropriate medical treatment and counseling services, as part of the overall health service, should be availed and provided to affected women. PMID:24678964

  10. Evaluation of Socio-demographic Factors for Non-compliance to Treatment in Locally Advanced Cases of Cancer Cervix in a Rural Medical College Hospital in India

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    Dutta, Samrat; Biswas, Nandita; Muhkherjee, Goutam

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Carcinoma cervix is a leading cause of cancer in India. However, majority of the patients face a problem of not being able to complete the treatment. Aim: This study was an attempt to find out the important causes of this non-compliance to treatment in a rural Medical College Hospital where majority of the cancer cases are of cervical cancer. Results: Out of 144 patients studied over 2 years 88 cases could not complete the treatment. The study revealed that due old age 58.33% cases were defaulters, having many children at home meant a burden to 76.92% cases and 63.89% cases had a problem of not been able to travel a far distance of more than 100 km from home to hospital for treatment. Conclusion: These were the important factors of non-compliance and suggested more important than the issues of literacy and poor socio-economic status. PMID:24347906

  11. Effects of passive smoking on students at College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh

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    Alanazi, Abdullah; Al Enezi, Farhan; Alqahtani, Mohammd Mesfer; Alshammari, Turki Faleh; Ansari, Mumtaz Ahmed; Al-Oraibi, Saleh; Qureshi, Shoeb

    2015-01-01

    Background: Despite the recent campaigns to eliminate smoking, the rates are still increasing world-wide. Exposure to passive smoking (PS) is associated with morbidity and mortality from awful diseases. Although many college students smoke, little is known about their exposure to PS, common places and sources of exposures in Saudi Arabia. Aim: The aim of the following study is to identify prevalence and magnitude of PS among college students, exposure time, locations, sources of exposure, investigate the effects and make recommendations. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed to identify factors associated with PS exposure among students of College of Applied Medical Sciences, Riyadh. Results: Out of 61 students included in the study, 91.8% were found exposed to PS. Exposure in Hospitality venues (Estirah) was the most common followed by other areas. Among the sources of exposure, the highest was among friends and the least were parents and guests. The frequency of highest exposure per month was >15 times and the lowest was 10-15 times. Levels of annoyance varied between 18% and 37.7%, respectively. Since the values obtained for different markers in the pulmonary function test are more than the predicted values, the observed spirometry is normal. The percent oxygen saturation in hemoglobin and blood pressure of PS were in normal range. Conclusion: Since the properties of mainstream smoke and environmental tobacco smoke are quite different, risk extrapolation from active to PS is uncertain, especially during a short period. Nevertheless, it can be deteriorating during a longer duration, hence; the administrators, policy makers and tobacco control advocates may endorse policies to restrict smoking in shared areas, particularly working environment.

  12. A Study on the Performance of Medical Students in Internal Assessment and its Correlates to Final Examinations of 2nd MBBS Pharmacology Curriculum in a Medical College of Eastern India

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    Pramanik, Sushobhan; Mandal, Ananya; Sengupta, Parama; Das, Nina; Raychaudhuri, Patralekha

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: The present study was undertaken to assess whether performance in the continuous assessment method as determined by internal assessment, correlates to the final summative evaluation in 2nd professional MBBS students in Pharmacology for the last four years (2009-2012). Materials and Methods: This study was conducted over a period of three months at Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata (West Bengal, India). It was a retrospective non-interventional record-based study based on the students score sheets of 2nd MBBS Pharmacology examinations. Results: The strength of correlation between internal assessment marks and total summative examination was fond to be highly significant at p < 0.0001, thereby implying that continuous assessment plays a vital role in influencing the overall performance of the undergraduate medical students. Conclusion: This study revealed that performance in the internal assessment and final examination have a direct correlation although not completely linear, thereby indicating that other possible variables would have influenced the final result of the 2nd MBBS Pharmacology curriculum. PMID:25653964

  13. Gender correlation of stress levels and sources of stress among first year students in a medical college.

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    Saxena, Yogesh; Shrivastava, Abha; Singhi, Priyanka

    2014-01-01

    Medical courses in India are very demanding for the students thus making career in medical education very stressful. The study was designed to determine the prevalence of stress levels in 100 first year medical students and to explore the sources of stress & it's relationship across the male and female students. Demographic information and Qualitative data from investigator tailored Medical Student Stress Questionnaire (MSSQ) by self rating under supervision of investigators were subjected to a thematic analysis. Stress perceived was more in males students (82.2%) as compared to females (61.8%) and their MSSQ index score was significantly different (U=985; P=0.02). Moderate to high academic stress was present among 79% of students more so in males with the academic domain score significantly different from that of females (U=883; P=0.007). Females perceived more stress in inter personal domain (12.7%) with the score significantly different from males (U=953.5; P=0.02). Group and Teaching stress was equally present in males and females. PMID:25509965

  14. Students' Perceptions of Educational Environment: A Comparison of Academic Achievers and Under-Achievers at Kasturba Medical College, India

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    SHREEMATHI S. MAYYA; S UE ROFF

    Context: No country, least of all poorly resourced countries such as India, can afford to lose too many medical students in their undergraduate years. It would be useful to have an instrument to identify those students who are vulnerable to academic failure at this level of training and to identify the features of the educational environment that they perceive differently

  15. Psychosocial Characteristics of Female Students in the Allied Health and Medical Colleges: Psychometrics of the Measures and Personality Profiles

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    Mohammadreza Hojat; Kevin Lyons

    1998-01-01

    For the purpose of developing a comprehensive assessment method of predicting academic and professional success among health\\u000a professions' students, a set of 12 psychosocial measures were administered and their psychometric properties were examined.\\u000a Participants were 141 female allied health and 71 female medical students. Alpha and test-retest reliabilities and construct\\u000a and concurrent validities of the measures were studied, and most

  16. Is it time for integration of surgical skills simulation into the United Kingdom undergraduate medical curriculum? A perspective from Kings College London School of Medicine

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    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Changes in undergraduate medical curricula, combined with reforms in postgraduate education, have training implications for surgical skills acquisition in a climate of reduced clinical exposure. Confidence and prior experience influences the educational impact of learning. Currently there is no basic surgical skills (BSS) programme integrated into undergraduate curricula in the United Kingdom. We explored the role of a dedicated BSS programme for undergraduates in improving confidence and influencing careers in Kings College London School of Medicine, and the programme was evaluated. Methods: A programme was designed in-line with the established Royal College of Surgeons course. Undergraduates were taught four key skills over four weeks: knot-tying, basic-suturing, tying-at-depth and chest-drain insertion, using low-fidelity bench-top models. A Likert-style questionnaire was designed to determine educational value and influence on career choice. Qualitative data was collected. Results: Only 29% and 42% of students had undertaken previous practice in knot-tying and basic suturing, respectively. 96% agreed that skills exposure prior to starting surgical rotations was essential and felt a dedicated course would augment undergraduate training. There was a significant increase in confidence in the practice and knowledge of all skills taught (p<0.01), with a greater motivation to be actively involved in the surgical firm and theatres. Conclusion: A simple, structured BSS programme can increase the confidence and motivation of students. Early surgical skills targeting is valuable for students entering surgical, related allied, and even traditionally non-surgical specialties such as general practice. Such experience can increase the confidence of future junior doctors and trainees. We advocate the introduction of a BSS programme into United Kingdom undergraduate curricula. PMID:24498471

  17. Experience with neonatal palliative care consultation at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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    Leuthner, S R; Pierucci, R

    2001-01-01

    At Children's Hospital of Wisconsin there is a pediatric palliative care consultation service that serves a diverse patient population, including infants. However, the value of a palliative care consultation for infants has not been well evaluated. We performed a retrospective, case series, descriptive chart review of infants in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) who received palliative care consults between January 1996 and June 1998. We specifically looked at their diagnoses, the timing of consults, reasons that consultations were ordered, what recommendations were made, and the subsequent outcomes. During the series period there were 898 admissions to the NICU, 51 neonatal deaths, and 12 neonatal palliative care consultations. The diagnostic categories for those with a palliative care referral included prematurity, lethal anomalies, and catastrophic or overwhelming illness. Reasons for the consultations were organization of home hospice, facilitation of medical options, such as do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and treatment withdrawal, facilitation of comfort measures, and grief/loss issues. Recommendations that the palliative care staff made fell into four categories: advance directive planning, the optimal environment for supporting neonatal death, comfort and medical care, and psychosocial support. This series is a description of what a palliative care service can offer for terminally ill infants in an NICU. We speculate that such consults can more consistently and comprehensively provide appropriate end-of-life care for these patients and their families. PMID:11291393

  18. Strengthening the admissions process in health care professional education: focus on a premier Pacific Island medical college.

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    Ezeala, Christian Chinyere; Ezeala, Mercy Okwudili; Swami, Niraj

    2012-01-01

    Relying solely on measures of intellectual aptitude and academic performance in university admissions can be disadvantageous to underprivileged students. The Fiji School of Medicine primarily uses such measures to evaluate and select student applicants, and the introduction of supplementary assessments could provide better access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This study examined the need for supplementary assessments in the admission process, types of additional assessments needed, and stakeholders' views on a multi-entry multi-exit strategy currently in use at the Fiji School of Medicine. A survey of the key stakeholders was conducted in February and March 2012 using closed and open ended questionnaire. One hundred and twenty-two validated questionnaires were self-administered by key stakeholders from the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) and Fiji Ministries of Education and Health, with a response rate of 61%. Returned questionnaires were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Sixty-five percent of respondents supported the introduction of supplementary assessments, 49% favoured admissions test, and 16% preferred assessing non-academic factors. Many respondents supported the School's multi-entry multi-exit strategy as a 'good policy' that provided 'flexibility' and opportunity for students, but should be better regulated. These findings demonstrate the need for supplementary assessments in the selection process and for continued support for the use of multi-entry multi-exit strategy at the school. PMID:23330054

  19. Strengthening the admissions process in health care professional education: focus on a premier Pacific Island medical college

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    Ezeala, Christian Chinyere; Ezeala, Mercy Okwudili; Swami, Niraj

    2012-01-01

    Relying solely on measures of intellectual aptitude and academic performance in university admissions can be disadvantageous to underprivileged students. The Fiji School of Medicine primarily uses such measures to evaluate and select student applicants, and the introduction of supplementary assessments could provide better access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This study examined the need for supplementary assessments in the admission process, types of additional assessments needed, and stakeholders views on a multi-entry multi-exit strategy currently in use at the Fiji School of Medicine. A survey of the key stakeholders was conducted in February and March 2012 using closed and open ended questionnaire. One hundred and twenty-two validated questionnaires were self-administered by key stakeholders from the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) and Fiji Ministries of Education and Health, with a response rate of 61%. Returned questionnaires were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Sixty-five percent of respondents supported the introduction of supplementary assessments, 49% favoured admissions test, and 16% preferred assessing non-academic factors. Many respondents supported the Schools multi-entry multi-exit strategy as a good policy that provided flexibility and opportunity for students, but should be better regulated. These findings demonstrate the need for supplementary assessments in the selection process and for continued support for the use of multi-entry multi-exit strategy at the school. PMID:23330054

  20. The Government-Medical Education Partnership.

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    Califano, Joseph A., Jr.

    1979-01-01

    Issues addressed in this speech to the Association of American Medical Colleges include: oversupply of doctors, geographic maldistribution, demographic changes needed by medical schools, federal strategies, medical ethics, preventive medicine, and the economics of health care.

  1. Siena College Health Service 515 Loudon Road

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    -2961 Authorization for Release of Medical Records To: Siena College Health Service Patient Name_________________________________________ to disclose information from the medical record of: Patient Name: ____________________________DOB: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________ Please (X) ( ) The complete medical record ( ) Other (specify)______________________________ I understand

  2. My Medicated Students

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    Williams, Lee Burdette

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author, director of Watauga College and residential learning communities at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, shares her experience dealing with first year college students who are taking medication to manage depression, anxiety, or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. She stresses that this is a

  3. Community College Partnership.

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    Black, Marjorie

    Community colleges must assume a proactive leadership role to develop strategies that establish and maintain partnerships with business and other community organizations. San Juan College (SJC) has forged partnerships with a variety of local organizations, including governmental, civic, business, educational, medical, and cultural groups.

  4. Assessment Plans Gallatin College

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    Dyer, Bill

    College UG CAS Health Information Coding Y 2014 Y N Y Gallatin College UG CAS Medical Assistant Y 2014 Y N the following abilities: 1. Communication: The ability to utilize oral, written, and listening skills ­ American Popular Music 3 I BIOB 100IN ­ Organism Function 3 I ERTH 101IN ­ Earth Science Systems 4 I I

  5. Awareness of palliative care among doctors of various departments in all four teaching medical colleges in a metropolitan city in Eastern India: A survey

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    Bhadra, Kallol; Manir, Kazi S.; Adhikary, Arnab; Kumar, Gaurav; Manna, Amitabha; Sarkar, Shyamal K.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To enquire about the level of awareness regarding various important aspects of palliative medicine among doctors of various departments in four Medical Colleges in Kolkata through a questionnaire. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was developed by few members of Indian Association of Palliative Care. It was distributed, to a convenience sample of doctors who worked at various departments in all four teaching hospitals in Kolkata. The distribution and collection of questionnaires was carried out within four months. Results: The results suggested that 85% of the doctors felt that cancer was the commonest reason for the palliative care teams to be involved. Seventy four percent of the doctors mentioned that pain control was their prime job; 53% said that they are enjoying their encounter with palliative care, so far; 77% of the doctors thought breaking bad news is necessary in further decision making process; only 22% of the doctors reported the WHO ladder of pain control sequentially, 35% of the doctors believed other forms of therapies are useful in relieving pain, 35% of the doctors thought that they gave enough importance and time for pain control; 77% said that they had heard about a hospice, among them still 61% of the doctors thought that the patients should spend last days of their life at home. Thinking of the future, 92% of the doctors think that more and more people will need palliative care in the coming days. Conclusion: Amongst the doctors of various departments, there is a lack of training and awareness in palliative care. Almost all the doctors are interested and they are willing to have more training in pain control, breaking bad news, communication skills and terminal care. PMID:25861665

  6. A Study on Clinico-Mycological Profile, Aetiological Agents and Diagnosis of Onychomycosis at a Government Medical College Hospital in Kashmir

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    Lone, Rubeena; Bashir, Deeba; Ahmad, Shabir; Syed, Arshi; Khurshid, Syed

    2013-01-01

    Background: Onychomycosis is a major public health problem with a high incidence, associated morbidity and a long lasting treatment with anti-fungal agents. This study was carried out to know the clinico-mycological pattern of onychomycosis, which could help in the control of this infection. Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of various causative agents of onychomycosis and to study the clinical and mycological patterns of onychomycosis. Material and Methods: This was a prospective study which was carried over a period of one year, from 1st February 2011 to 31st January 2012 on samples from 150 patients with clinically suspected nail infections, who attended the Dermatology Department of SKIMS Medical college, Kashmir, India. The nails were evaluated clinically and the nail samples were subjected to direct microscopy and culture. Results: 60% samples were found to be positive by direct microscopy and culture. Males were infected more than females. The commonest age group which was infected was the 21-30 years age group. Finger nails were affected more frequently than toe nails and distolateral subungal onychomycosis was the most common clinical type of infection which was seen in 64.44% patients. The aetiological agents were dermatophytes (61.66%), NonDermatophyte Moulds (NDM) (31.66%) and yeasts (6.66%). Among dermatophytes, T. rubrum was the commonest aetiological agent. Conclusion: Although dermatophytes were the main causative agents, NDM and yeasts were also not uncommon aetiological agents of onychomycosis. This study also emphasized the need of performing both a direct examination and culture to improve sensitivity. Since onychomycosis can cause physical, psycological and occupational problems, the clinico-epidemiological data can be helpful in development of preventive and diagnostic strategies. PMID:24179915

  7. [Introduction of ongoing research projects on echinococcosis at Asahikawa Medical College and some comments on the surveillance, prevention and control of alveolar echinococcosis in Japan].

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    Ito, A

    2001-01-01

    All researchers working at Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College (AMC) have been involved in either basic or applied research on echinococcosis (alveolar echinococcosis; AE, cystic echinococcosis; CE) and neurocysticercosis (NCC). As these parasitic diseases are 1) most serious helminthic infections threatening human life, 2) caused by the larval stage of very closely related taeniid cestodes and 3) recognized as global emerging parasitic diseases, we have to establish research reference center for differentiation of these diseases, since the recommendations for the treatment of these three diseases differ critically. We at AMC have already established highly reliable differential serodiagnosis for these all using native antigens and recombinant antigens for AE and NCC. Based on such scientific contribution, we have been involved in many international collaboration projects on AE, CE and NCC in Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Basic research from mitochondrial DNA analysis of Echinococcus multilocularis (causative agent of AE) and Taenia solium (NCC) has revealed and/or implied the origin of the polymorphism of these parasites in the world and diversity of pathogenicity. Epidemiological surveillance of AE in China has strongly suggested that the risk factor is dog carer but not dog feces, dog owned, wild herbs or fox hunting. As the ongoing serology in Hokkaido carried out by the Hokkaido Institute of Public Health is for the primary screening of AE, it is impossible to identify AE patients. It is, therefore, recommended that serology for identification of AE without surgical confirmation is the key to be introduced for differentiation of AE patients, either asymptomatic or symptomatic, in order to recognize the incidence of AE in Hokkaido. Without the true incidence of AE, it is impossible to establish any reliable systems for the surveillance, prevention and control of AE in Hokkaido, Japan. PMID:11235210

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    NITS to College (1)(2) Request for NOE NOEs to College Appoint Examiners EE Responds EE Receives Thesis Send Pt I To College(4) IE EE NEC Student College School College EE EE Submits Thesis (3) Abstracts Sends out Thesis & Abstract Student College Informs School Informs Student CollegeSchool Informs

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    Wadham College Wadham College Public Benefit Statement Charity Registration Form Section C: Objects The College provides, in conjunction with the University of Oxford, an education for some 650 undergraduate prepares them to play full and effective roles in society. In particular, the College provides: teaching

  10. Career Investigation: Medical Illustration

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    Ms. Dobyns

    2011-12-11

    Believe it or not, artists can actually have careers in their passion area. Dig deeper into Medical Illustration, a field requiring a mind for science and a talent for drawing. Aspects covered include an overview, work environment, high school preparation, college requirements and career outlook (including salary). Medical Illustration Medical Illustrators are those rare individuals who have both a demonstrated artistic ability and a detailed knowledge of human and animal anatomy, as well as ...

  11. Association of American Medical Colleges

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    ... GME) in the United States is at a critical juncture, and the AAMC and its member institutions are rising to the challenge. Find out More Where New Thinking is Happening Expand your knowledge, exchange ideas, and ...

  12. Recent outbreak of cutaneous anthrax in Bangladesh: clinico-demographic profile and treatment outcome of cases attended at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital

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    2012-01-01

    Background Human cutaneous anthrax results from skin exposure to B. anthracis, primarily due to occupational exposure. Bangladesh has experienced a number of outbreaks of cutaneous anthrax in recent years. The last episode occurred from April to August, 2011 and created mass havoc due to its dreadful clinical outcome and socio-cultural consequences. We report here the clinico-demographic profile and treatment outcome of 15 cutaneous anthrax cases attended at the Dermatology Outpatient Department of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh between April and August, 2011 with an aim to create awareness for early case detection and management. Findings Anthrax was suspected primarily based on cutaneous manifestations of typical non-tender ulcer with black eschar, with or without oedema, and a history of butchering, or dressing/washing of cattle/goat or their meat. Diagnosis was established by demonstration of large gram-positive rods, typically resembling B. anthracis under light microscope where possible and also by ascertaining therapeutic success. The mean age of cases was 21.4?years (ranging from 3 to 46?years), 7 (46.7%) being males and 8 (53.3%) females. The majority of cases were from lower middle socioeconomic status. Types of exposures included butchering (20%), contact with raw meat (46.7%), and live animals (33.3%). Malignant pustule was present in upper extremity, both extremities, face, and trunk at frequencies of 11 (73.3%), 2 (13.3%), 1 (6.7%) and 1 (6.7%) respectively. Eight (53.3%) patients presented with fever, 7 (46.7%) had localized oedema and 5 (33.3%) had regional lymphadenopathy. Anthrax was confirmed in 13 (86.7%) cases by demonstration of gram-positive rods. All cases were cured with 2?months oral ciprofloxacin combined with flucoxacillin for 2?weeks. Conclusions We present the findings from this series of cases to reinforce the criteria for clinical diagnosis and to urge prompt therapeutic measures to treat cutaneous anthrax successfully to eliminate the unnecessary panic of anthrax. PMID:22929128

  13. QUEENS COLLEGE Queens College

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    QUEENS COLLEGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE Queens College City University of NewYork Department, and we are grateful to Lehman for allowing us to adapt it for use at Queens College. #12;EMERGENCY HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS DISABLED PERSONS EVACUATION PROCEDURES CAMPUS MAP PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 PAGE 7

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  15. Discriminant Analysis of Essay, Mathematics/Science Type of Essay, College Scholastic Ability Test, and Grade Point Average as Predictors of Acceptance to a Pre-med Course at a Korean Medical School

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    2008-01-01

    A discriminant analysis was conducted to investigate how an essay, a mathematics/science type of essay, a college scholastic ability test, and grade point average affect acceptance to a pre-med course at a Korean medical school. Subjects included 122 and 385 applicants for, respectively, early and regular admission to a medical school in Korea. The early admission examination was conducted in October 2007, and the regular admission examination was conducted in January 2008. The analysis of early admission data revealed significant F values for the mathematics/science type of essay (51.64; P<0.0001) and for grade point average (10.66; P=0.0014). The analysis of regular admission data revealed the following F values: 28.81 (P<0.0001) for grade point average, 27.47 (P<0.0001) for college scholastic ability test, 10.67 (P=0.0012) for the essay, and 216.74 (P<0.0001) for the mathematics/science type of essay. Since the mathematics/science type of essay had a strong effect on acceptance, an emphasis on this requirement and exclusion of other kinds of essays would be effective in subsequent entrance examinations for this premed course. PMID:19224001

  16. Discriminant analysis of essay, mathematics/science type of essay, college scholastic ability test, and grade point average as predictors of acceptance to a pre-med course at a Korean medical school.

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    Jeong, Geum-Hee

    2008-01-01

    A discriminant analysis was conducted to investigate how an essay, a mathematics/science type of essay, a college scholastic ability test, and grade point average affect acceptance to a pre-med course at a Korean medical school. Subjects included 122 and 385 applicants for, respectively, early and regular admission to a medical school in Korea. The early admission examination was conducted in October 2007, and the regular admission examination was conducted in January 2008. The analysis of early admission data revealed significant F values for the mathematics/science type of essay (51.64; P<0.0001) and for grade point average (10.66; P=0.0014). The analysis of regular admission data revealed the following F values: 28.81 (P<0.0001) for grade point average, 27.47 (P<0.0001) for college scholastic ability test, 10.67 (P=0.0012) for the essay, and 216.74 (P<0.0001) for the mathematics/science type of essay. Since the mathematics/science type of essay had a strong effect on acceptance, an emphasis on this requirement and exclusion of other kinds of essays would be effective in subsequent entrance examinations for this premed course. PMID:19224001

  17. Expanded carrier screening in reproductive medicine-points to consider: a joint statement of the american college of medical genetics and genomics, american college of obstetricians and gynecologists, national society of genetic counselors, perinatal quality foundation, and society for maternal-fetal medicine.

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    Edwards, Janice G; Feldman, Gerald; Goldberg, James; Gregg, Anthony R; Norton, Mary E; Rose, Nancy C; Schneider, Adele; Stoll, Katie; Wapner, Ronald; Watson, Michael S

    2015-03-01

    The Perinatal Quality Foundation and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, in association with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the National Society of Genetic Counselors, have collaborated to provide education for clinicians and laboratories regarding the use of expanded genetic carrier screening in reproductive medicine. This statement does not replace current screening guidelines, which are published by individual organizations to direct the practice of their constituents. As organizations develop practice guidelines for expanded carrier screening, further direction is likely. The current statement demonstrates an approach for health care providers and laboratories who wish to or who are currently offering expanded carrier screening to their patients. PMID:25730230

  18. The successful launch of a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) benefit from the University's health plan, UPlan, has been a joint effort between College of Pharmacy faculty

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    Thomas, David D.

    The successful launch of a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) benefit from the University's health-the-counter medications for chronic conditions or are referred by their physician. UPlan pays the full cost of MTM Record Spring 2009 2 From the Dean 3 Weaver Medal 4 MTM: A Provider's Perspective and a Patient

  19. Women in the C-Suite: A Study of How Succession Planning May Best Be Utilized for Career Advancement of Medical College Executives

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    Mack, Yvette E.

    2010-01-01

    This study evaluated and analyzed medical school executives' perceptions of the low level of advancement of women into the healthcare c-suite. As well, medical school executives' recommendations for increasing the number of women entering and experiencing sustained success in executive positions were assessed. Related to these observations were

  20. American Medical Education: Institutions, Programs, and Issues.

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    Jones, Robert F.

    This report presents information about the academic medical centers belonging to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and profiles American medical education generally. Following a brief introduction, a section on institutions and resources offers information on medical schools' financial support, faculties, and faculty practice

  1. Medical Math applications (Solving Equations)

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    2010-01-01

    Students use a formula to solve equations, for problems with a medical slant provided by Mesa Colleges Veterinary Program. This requires the use of subscript notation and the multiplication property of equality to solve. The equations are the simplest of linear equations however the application makes them more interesting.

  2. Predicting Grade Point Average, Withdrawal and Graduation from Four Allied Health Programs at Miami-Dade Community College Medical Center Campus.

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    Bistreich, Alan M.

    The validity of seven criteria utilized in conjunction with personal interviews and School and College Ability Test scores in the selection of applicants for admission to four Allied Health programs was investigated. The independent predictor variables studied were high school grade point average (GPA), the number of high school natural science

  3. The Role of Colleges and Universities in Continuing Education of Practicing Physicians in Communities Geographically Isolated from a Medical Teaching Center.

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    Gannon Coll., Erie, PA.

    This document contains a pilot planning program in continuing physician education conducted in the Erie, Pennsylvania metropolitan area through the cooperative activities of the Erie community of physicians and Gannon College. The research and analysis conducted in the planning program included the following components: (1) Analysis of all the

  4. Current Issues and the Veterinary Medical Library

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    Nault, Andre J.

    2010-01-01

    Veterinary medical libraries and librarians are unique. There are now 33 veterinary colleges in North America, and in accordance with American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation, each has a library managed by an accredited librarian. Colleges with veterinary programs often maintain specialized branch libraries to support the degree,

  5. Endocrinology Concepts for Medical Students

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    PhD H. Maurice Goodman (Univ of Massachusetts Med. Sch. Department of Physiology)

    2001-12-01

    Medical education is constantly undergoing revision and renewal in attempts to ensure appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge of basic and clinical sciences as well as provide an environment that encourages life-long learning and integrative reasoning skills. An overview of the most recent comprehensive (130/141 accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada) report on medical education (1) compiled by M. B. Anderson, Associate Vice President - Division of Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges, reveals several important observations concerning the "state of modern medical education."

  6. Integrated medical informatics with small group teaching in medical education

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    Heng-Shuen Chen; Fei-Ran Guo; Chien-Tsai Liu; Yue-Joe Lee; Jye-Horng Chen; Chia-Chin Lin; Sheng-Mou Hou; Bor-Shen Hsieh

    1998-01-01

    National Taiwan University College of Medicine (NTUCM) introduced small groups of teaching and basic-clinical integrated courses for medical students in 1992. By using computer network and multimedia techniques, this study tried to overcome barriers to learning in small group teaching. The Department of Medical Informatics of NTUCM established campus networking and computer classrooms and provided Internet and intranet network services

  7. Nuclear Medical Technology Training.

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    Simmons, Guy H., Ed.

    This 1-day colloquium, attended by 23 participants representing societies, government agencies, colleges and universities, and other training programs, was conducted for the purpose of reporting on and discussing the curriculums developed at the University of Cincinnati for training nuclear medical technologists. Pilot programs at both the

  8. George Roussos Birkbeck College

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    Roussos, George

    will require the extension of traditional medical information systems so as to effectively and efficientlyMobile HER George Roussos Birkbeck College Summary ­ Mobile Electronic Health Records are emerging systems over a variety of portable and mobile devices. Further development of mobile EHR will be needed

  9. Medical Device Industry Educatinon Cosortium

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    Sullivan, Michael

    The Medical Device Industry Education Consortium (MDIEC) was formed to build a learning and innovation network to develop and deliver industry-endorsed solutions that address critical industry-defined technical education and training needs. St. Petersburg College (SPC) led a group of Eight Community Colleges and Fifteen Industry partners to co-found the consortium. A Department of Education (DOE) Grant funded the initial formation and curriculum development. SPC along with Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minnesota and Edmonds Community College in Washington State was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant to further MDIEC and develop curriculum in three critical training areas: quality systems, information management and clinical data management.

  10. A Hospital Medical Staff Psychology Department: The Interface of Medical Education, Postdoctoral Psychology Training, Clinical Practice, and Medical Staff Membership

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    Michael E. Lechner; Kirk J. Stucky

    2000-01-01

    We describe the organization and development of the free-standing medical staff department of psychology at Hurley Medical Center (HMC) in Flint, Michigan. Housed in a tertiary care teaching hospital of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU\\/CHM), the department is unique in its independence and parity within the organized medical staff. The description herein follows the 10 organizational variables

  11. University of Michigan Medical School Overview Introduction

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    Kirschner, Denise

    -oriented medical schools. The close proximity and the cooperative relationships among the Medical School and the other colleges and schools of the University foster opportunities for creative research and educationalUniversity of Michigan Medical School Overview Introduction The University of Michigan opened its

  12. A Couples Group of Medical Students

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    Porter, Kenneth; And Others

    1976-01-01

    An experiment at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a short-term medical student couples' workshop designed to foster increased sensitivity between medical students and their partners resulted in recommendation that such workshops be offered to medical students. (JT)

  13. Prevalence of stress in junior doctors during their internship training: a cross-sectional study of three Saudi medical colleges hospitals

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    Abdulghani, Hamza Mohammad; Irshad, Mohammad; Al Zunitan, Mohammed A; Al Sulihem, Ali A; Al Dehaim, Muhammed A; Al Esefir, Waleed A; Al Rabiah, Abdulaziz M; Kameshki, Rashid N; Alrowais, Nourah Abdullah; Sebiany, Abdulaziz; Haque, Shafiul

    2014-01-01

    Background Medical science is perceived as a stressful educational career, and medical students experience monstrous stress during their undergraduate studies, internship, and residency training, which affects their cognitive function, practical life, and patient care. In the present study, an assessment of the prevalence of self-perceived stress among new medical graduates during their internship training has been performed, and correlations of self-perceived stress with sex, marital status, and clinical rotations have been evaluated. Patients and methods Interns of the King Khalid, King Abdulaziz, and King Fahd University hospitals in Saudi Arabia were invited to complete a stress inventory known as the Kessler 10, which is used for stress measurement. Apart from stress evaluation, the questionnaire collected personal data, such as age, sex, and marital status, in addition to information relevant to hospital training, assigned duties, and clinical training rotations. Results Our results showed that nearly 73.0% of interns were under stressed conditions. Most of the interns were affected by a severe level of stress (34.9%), followed by mild (19.3%) and moderate (18.8%) levels of stress. The stress level was significantly higher (84.0%) among female interns in comparison with male interns (66.5%) (odds ratio =2.64; confidence interval =1.594.39; P<0.0002). There were statistically significant differences between the percentages of male and female interns (P?0.047) at mild, moderate, and severe stress levels. Marital status had no role in causing stress. The highest stress level was reported by interns during the clinical rotations of medicine (78.8%), followed by surgery (74.7%), pediatrics (72.4%), obstetrics and gynecology (70.1%), and emergency (58.3%). The prevalence of stress among the interns and their corresponding clinical rotations in all three hospitals had significant linear correlations (r?0.829, P?0.041). Conclusion We found a significantly high level of stress among the medical interns. High stress may have negative effects on cognitive functioning, learning, and patient care. Hence, medical interns need support and subsequent interventions to cope with stress. PMID:25328389

  14. 244 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE University College

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    244 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE University College ucol.uncc.edu Dean: Dr. John Smail Director Fitzgerald GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM University College serves all undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte of the academic colleges that make up the campus community. This curriculum reflects this university's commitment

  15. Medical Genetics Online Module

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    Nancy Moreno (Baylor College of Medicine; )

    2010-05-27

    Medical Genetics, a new resource from Baylor College of Medicine??s comprehensive website, BioEd Online, is one module of a three-part, interactive Web-based course called Genes, Health and Society. [The course, which explores the rapidly evolving world of genetics and genomics, can be taken free of charge for professional or personal development. Each module stands alone. Educators can work through the modules in sequence or move freely among them.

  16. Warwick Medical Imaging Network (W-MIN) Seminar `Nanoparticles as Medical Imaging Probes'

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    Davies, Christopher

    Warwick Medical Imaging Network (W-MIN) Seminar `Nanoparticles as Medical Imaging Probes' Dr Gemma College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland, remaining there to work towards her PhD in the School of Chemistry focussing on the development of new multi-purpose medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices: the emerging

  17. Medical student attitudes toward video games and related new media technologies in medical education

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    Frederick W Kron; Craig L Gjerde; Ananda Sen; Michael D Fetters

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Studies in K-12 and college students show that their learning preferences have been strongly shaped by new media technologies like video games, virtual reality environments, the Internet, and social networks. However, there is no known research on medical students' game experiences or attitudes towards new media technologies in medical education. This investigation seeks to elucidate medical student experiences and

  18. Research Resources in the College Archives The College Archives, housing the records of Bedford College and Royal Holloway

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    Department Staffing Committee (1964-73) Proposals for course modifications in the Bedford College Sociology and the Medical Schools of St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the London Hospital (1974) Papers of the `A Calendar

  19. Quality in Medical Practice: A Student Program

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    Garg, Mohan; And Others

    1977-01-01

    An updated report is offered of the successes and failures of the quality assurance program at the Medical College of Ohio during 1975-76. Students were used as auditors, submitting written evaluations of patient charts. (LBH)

  20. Educational Technology in Medical School Teaching

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    Sorlie, William E.; Jones, Les A.

    1976-01-01

    A discussion of how the curriculum of the School of Basic Medical Sciences, Urbana-Champaign (SBMS-UC), College of Medicine, University of Illinois was developed as a self-instructional, self-pacing program. (Author)

  1. Care of the college student.

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    Unwin, Brian K; Goodie, Jeffrey; Reamy, Brian V; Quinlan, Jeffrey

    2013-11-01

    There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and chronic illnesses, among others. Physicians can enhance youth transition to an adult model of health care; the use of self-care skills checklists is one recommended method to assist with the transition. Stimulant medications are effective for treating adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but physicians should use caution when prescribing stimulants to college students because of the high rates of medication diversion in this population. Depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, sleep problems, and eating disorders are common in college students and can significantly impact performance. Emphasis on immunization of students for influenza, meningococcus, and pertussis is necessary because of the low rates of compliance. Screening and interventions for obesity, tobacco use, and substance abuse are important because of the high prevalence of these problems in college students. Screening for alcohol abuse facilitates identification of students with problem drinking behaviors. Students who are war veterans should be monitored for suicidal ideation and posttraumatic stress disorder. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students are at risk of harassment and discrimination. Caution should be exercised when prescribing medications to college athletes to avoid violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility rules. PMID:24364636

  2. College Health

    MedlinePLUS

    College life involves excitement, along with new challenges, risks, and responsibilities. You are meeting new people, learning ... stay healthy and safe while you're in college: Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Get ...

  3. College Profiles

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    2002-01-01

    For many young people, fall brings a new school year, and for high school seniors, a sense of excitement and trepidation about looking for the college that will best serve their educational needs. The College Profiles Web site will be a valuable resource for them and their parents or guardian. The site provides brief sketches of thousands of colleges and universities, along with materials on the cost of each school, financial aid opportunities, and campus life. Information on the site is organized in several different ways, with the most helpful being the interactive map that users can click on to find a complete list of college and universities in any selected state. From the main page, users can also click on a list of thematic lists of schools, including Catholic colleges, black colleges, women's colleges, and two-year colleges.

  4. Is the college an Asklepieion?

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    Smith, D Emslie

    2008-04-01

    After an annual introduction of new Fellows one of them viewed the neckties on display and, referring to their sagittary motif, was heard to say, 'I suppose it is the College crest.' Of course, it is precisely not that. The only crest the College has is that of its arms, which is completely different. However, one can sympathise with the new Fellow, for in the College he was surrounded by confusing reminders of the medical mythology of ancient Greece. This account is offered as a refresher course on the dramatis personae of the pantheon and some of their activities and attributes. PMID:19069043

  5. Medical Assistants

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    ... clinical work. Administrative medical assistants often fill out insurance forms or code patients medical information. They often ... may update a patient’s medical file, fill out insurance forms, and answer telephone calls in a practitioner’s ...

  6. CollegeofNursing College of Nursing

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    CollegeofNursing 247 College of Nursing Dean, Joan Shaver, RN, PhD, FAAN 118 College of Nursing (NURS) (312) 996-7800 http://www.uic.edu/nursing Administration: (312) 996-7808 Student Services: Office-Child Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Public Health, Mental Health, and Administrative Nursing Introduction

  7. Medication Use Among Young Adults Jenna Madore and Jesse Morrell

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    New Hampshire, University of

    is to better understand the health and nutrition practices of college-age students. Since it began in the fall survey estimate that 3 out of every 10 college students are overweight (3). Prescription medications can and Nutritional Sciences h Are Medication Users At Risk For Chronic Disease? Introduction University of New

  8. Assessing medical informatics confidence among 1st and 2nd year medical students.

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    Krause, Nicholas D; Roulette, G Dante; Papp, Klara K; Kaelber, David

    2006-01-01

    Currently no medical informatics curriculum is required at US medical schools. In 1998 the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical School Objectives Project (MSOP) identified topics for inclusion in medical school curriculum, categorized in five domains: Life-Long Learner, Clinician, Educator/Communicator, Researcher, and Manager. Here we present the results of a web-based survey of 1st and 2nd year medical students at Case Western Reserve University (Case). The survey determined the perceived skills of 1st and 2nd year students in the five domains of medical informatics as defined by the AAMC. PMID:17238608

  9. Orientation of International Medical Graduates to Canadian Medical Practice

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    Stenerson, Heather J.; Davis, Penny M.; Labash, Andrea M.; Procyshyn, Mavis M.

    2009-01-01

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan tracked a cohort of 39 international medical graduates (IMGs) in rural Saskatchewan and discovered that 51% left the province within five years (personal communication). A study by Basky, Mathew, Edwards, and Rourke (2007) found that half a cohort of IMGs in rural Newfoundland and Labrador

  10. Medical Matrix

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    Medical Matrix is a Web resource that offers a database of Internet clinical medicine resources. Medical Matrix categorizes resources by disease, specialty, and other interest areas. It is designed as a "home page" for a physician's or healthworker's computer. Medical Matrix is a project of the Internet Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association.

  11. The FAU College of Medicine's Post-Baccalaureate Program (FAU Post-BAC) has been launched as a Career Enhancement program that is more than just academics and a focus on the medical school application.

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    as a Career Enhancement program that is more than just academics and a focus on the medical school application a competitive applicant for medical school. Strong medical school applicants typically have excellent overall. In addition, medical schools look for those intangible qualities that separate applicants, namely leadership

  12. Guide to writing objectives for continuing medical

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    science to health care. When planning an activity the learner will be able to Recognize the role Publishing Co. 1984 #12;Expectations of physicians The American Association of Medical Colleges met traits, attitudes, and values that underpin ethical and beneficent medical care Knowledgeable

  13. An Adjunct Humanities Faculty in Medical School.

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    Bergmann, Garrett E.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    A part-time faculty fellowship was established at the Medical College of Pennsylvania to integrate the humanities into the medical school curriculum. The fellowship has been awarded in successive years to educators in philosophy, history, religion, and art, and an elective course is developed each year to relate humanities to medicine. (MSE)

  14. Mental Health Issues among College Students: Who Gets Referred for Psychopharmacology Evaluation?

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    Kirsch, Daniel J.; Doerfler, Leonard A.; Truong, Debbie

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To describe diagnostic and psychotropic medication prescription characteristics among college students referred by college counseling centers for psychopharmacologic evaluation. Participants: Participants were 540 college students referred by 6 college counseling centers in Massachusetts between November 2005 and May 2011. Methods:

  15. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Financial Statements 1997-98

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    College of Science, Technology and Medicine Merger of the College The Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolImperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Financial Statements 1997-98 Contents 2 Aims of Science, Technology and Medicine 1 Aims of Imperial College To be counted among the leading institutions

  16. Student Briefing College Of Engineering

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    Hickman, Mark

    phone numbers Fire and earthquake procedures #12;Telephone Numbers Emergency services 111 (from cell) 0800 823 637(from cell phone) #12;Medical Emergency 1. Render assistance if able 2. Call Security safety at some stage. You are responsible for your own safety. The College of Engineering has 4

  17. The role of the Malaysian Medical Council in medical education.

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    Mahmud Mohd, M N

    2005-08-01

    The Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) operates under the Medical Act of 1971, which defines its core functions related to (a) the registration and practice of medical practitioners (b) the period of compulsory service (c) provisions to be enacted for purposes of (a) and (b). In the early years the MMC used the list of recognised colleges or Universities that appeared in the list of degrees recognised by the General Medical Council of United Kingdom (GMC). Over the years the MMC has undertaken the role of granting recognition to other medical schools in the country and overseas, and added the name of these schools to the existing register of recognised medical degrees in the second schedule of the Act. For the purpose of recognition of medical schools the MMC endorsed a guideline on standards and procedures on accreditation developed in 1996, which was later realigned with international and regional guidelines, in 2000 and 2001. It is recommended that the MMC establishes an active functional 'Education Committee' and that the role of MMC in medical education should be clearly and explicitly stated in the Act. An amendment to the Act would require the MMC to be responsible not only for undergraduate medical education but medical education in its entire phase. PMID:16315620

  18. Revised 11/9/12 Warren College

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    Blanco, Philip R.

    , Medical (From Campus phone) 911 (will route to campus police) Fire, Police, Medical (From Cell phone) 858 LIFE #12;Revised 11/9/12 WARREN COLLEGE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN Emergency Phone Numbers Fire, Police/43053 Main EOC FAX 43514 Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) 42390 Campus Emergency Status Info 888

  19. SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Administration

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    Almor, Amit

    1 SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Administration Philip D. Hall, Pharm.D., Campus Dean, MUSC.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1986, MUSC Campus Kim E. Creek, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1980, USC Campus Robert E. Davis, Pharm.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1975, USC Campus Philip D. Hall

  20. SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Administration

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    Almor, Amit

    1 SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Administration Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D., Executive Dean.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1986, MUSC Campus Kim E. Creek, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1980, USC Campus Robert E. Davis, Pharm.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1975, USC Campus Joseph T. Di

  1. Canadian medical schools before ACMC.

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    McPhedran, N T

    1993-01-01

    The earliest medical schools were established to supplement apprenticeship, the only route to practice available in colonial Canada. By 1885, eight medical schools were trying to accommodate the volume of new scientific information flowing from Europe. In 1910, when Flexner evaluated the schools against the Johns Hopkins model, some were woefully deficient, but by 1928 all had achieved Class A rating. The 1921 discovery of insulin in Toronto gave impetus to scientific research and, possibly, influenced the formation and funding of the National Research Council in 1934. Clinical specialization expanded, leading in 1929 to the establishment of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to accredit training and certify graduates. The Association of Canadian Medical Colleges was formed at a meeting of deans to discuss a federal offer of funding and to accelerate the graduation of physicians for the war effort. PMID:8477375

  2. Selected Programs College Program

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    Rosen, Jay

    Nursing Dietetics Public Health Social Work Lehman College Nutrition Exercise Science Health ServicesSelected Programs College Program City College Sophie Davis BS/MD Program Physician Assistant Mental Health Counseling Baruch College Mental Health Counseling Hunter College Mental Health

  3. Medical declarations on temperance.

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    Crosfill, M L

    1998-06-01

    As early as 1736, the Royal College of Physicians submitted to Parliament a representation concerning the excessive consumption of spirituous liquors. No further authoritative statement was made for nearly a century, by which time the first Temperance and Total Abstinence societies had been formed. Many medical men were happy to support the call for moderation and a number of societies issued declarations signed by local practitioners; however, fear of losing patients meant that few doctors supported total abstinence. In addition, alcohol was widely used as a therapeutic agent. In spite of this, declarations were issued in 1839 and in 1847 which were essentially "teetotal" in tone. Most of the declarations were reported only in the temperance journals. That of 1871 was entirely different; it was circulated to every doctor on the medical register and publicised in full in all the national newspapers. It was signed by the Presidents of the Royal Colleges and by 233 others; it condemns the "inconsiderate prescription" of alcohol and questions its value as a food or as a medicine. The therapeutic arguments and the impact of the volte face of the medical establishment in supporting the declaration are examined, as is the reaction of the lay press. PMID:11620338

  4. Medical women of the West.

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    Scully, A L

    1988-01-01

    The presence in the West of women physicians with degrees from regular medical schools spans a period of approximately 130 years. Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania graduated many of these early women physicians. The first woman medical graduate of a western school was Lucy M. Field Wanzer, who finished in 1876 at the Department of Medicine, University of California in San Francisco. Soon thereafter, schools that would become Stanford University and the Oregon Health Sciences University schools of medicine, as well as the newly founded University of Southern California, were contributing to the pool of women physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School, the first coeducational state medical school, also educated some of the western women physicians, who by 1910 numbered about 155. This regional account of the progress of women physicians as they strove to become an integral part of the profession emphasizes the familiar themes of altruism, ingenuity, and perseverance that characterized their efforts. Images PMID:3074578

  5. Dittrick Medical History Center

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    2003-01-01

    Currently operating as an interdisciplinary study center within the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, the Dittrick Medical History Center was established as part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association in 1894. First-time visitors will definitely want to begin by looking through the museum's history, and then examine the museum artifacts and galleries, which represent a small sample of their holdings. The artifacts are divided into time periods and include such fascinating medical equipment as bloodletting devices, a phrenology bust, and a defribrillator from 1950. The galleries section allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the rooms within the museum, such as a doctor's office from the 1930s and a replica of a pharmacy from the 1880s. Several online exhibits are also available for perusal, such as one dedicated to Cleveland's brush with a smallpox epidemic in 1902. Utterly fascinating, though not for the squeamish, is the exhibit that details medical school photographs, many of them class photographs around dissection tables, and postcards featuring medical students and cadavers. The site is rounded out with a host of online guides and finding aids that help in using the Center's extensive collections dealing with the history of medicine.

  6. MEDICAL STUDENTS AND ALCOHOL AT THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN

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    -8933 Alcoholics Anonymous Greater Milwaukee Central Office: (414) 771-9119 Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Waukesha in a suspension of driving privileges for a minimum of 2 months. Alcohol related convictions remain on one

  7. Stress in Hispanic women enrolled in selected medical schools in Texas

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    Anita, Connelly Nicholson

    2005-02-17

    ?unique? stressors. This research examines stress in Hispanic women students (all four years) at Texas A&M University System ? Health Science Center ? College of Medicine (TAMUS-HSC) at College Station and at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB... the probability of success over a demand (Ramos & Mormede, 1998). TAMUS ? HSC-COM: Texas A&M University System ? Health Science Center ? College of Medicine at College Station, Texas. UTMB: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. ULAMS...

  8. College Radio.

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    Sauls, Samuel J.

    As with commercial stations, the underlying premise of the college radio station is to serve the community, whether it be the campus community or the community at large, but in unique ways often geared to underserved niches of the population. Much of college radio's charm lies in its unpredictable nature and constant mutations. The stations give

  9. College Student.

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    Everett, Carol L.

    Patterns that emerged from reviewing syllabi for courses on the American college student are discussed, and two sample syllabi are presented. These courses are offered as part of graduate level studies in the field of higher education administration. Five major objectives of courses on the college student are identified. In general, the objective

  10. Medical Management

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  11. Oral Medication

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  12. Medication Errors

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  13. Medical Transcriptionists

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    ... an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, grammar, and word-processing software. Pay The median annual ... an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, grammar, and word-processing software. Education Employers prefer to ...

  14. www.glasgow.ac.uk/colleges/mvls College of Medical,

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    Glasgow, University of

    health, quality of life and the competitiveness of the UK economy. If you study with us, you can benefit to environmental change Our researchers are exploring the effects of climate change, habitat loss, renewable energy processes that underpin life history variation. Animal health and food security Our research integrates

  15. The Pre-Medical Enrichment Program at UTK.

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    Wiley, Patricia Davis; McGuire, Saundra Yancy

    1982-01-01

    Activities of the Pre-Medical Enrichment Program, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) are designed to increase the number of minority and low-income students who are unable to successfully compete for admission to medical school as well as successfully complete a medical degree. (NQA)

  16. Medical School Performance as a Predictor of Resident Competence.

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    Yindra, Kathleen J.; And Others

    The relationships between medical school academic achievement and first year residency performance were investigated for the 1983 and 1984 graduates of the Medical College of Wisconsin. The analyses were designed to control for suspected differential resident expectations among the directors of various medical specialties, and were replicated to

  17. Four Models of Medical Education about Elder Mistreatment.

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    Heath, John M.; Dyer, Carmel B.; Kerzner, Lawrence J.; Mosqueda, Laura; Murphy, Carole

    2002-01-01

    Describe four models of incorporating elder-mistreatment curriculum and collaboration with adult protective services into geriatrics medical education. Draws on efforts at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical

  18. HonorsCollege Honors College

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    , the college offers financial support to honors students pursuing research or international study via literary journal (Red Shoes Review), pre- health professions journal (Journal of Pre-Health Affiliated- nars in a broad range of disciplines, independent research projects, tutoring in the college peer

  19. Principles of Pedagogy in Teaching in a Diverse Medical School: The University of Capetown South Africa Medical School.

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    Rothenberg, Julia Johnson; Holland, Errol

    This paper describes a 2-month project developed by the Sage Colleges (New York) and the University of Capetown Medical School in South Africa to help the medical faculty at the Capetown Medical School teach its newly diverse student body. The program is intended to improve student retention and it emphasizes the need for faculty to assure

  20. Anatomy Education in a Changing Medical Curriculum in India: Medical Student Feedback on Duration and Emphasis of Gross Anatomy Teaching

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    Holla, Sunil Jonathan; Ramachandran, Kalpana; Isaac, Bina; Koshy, Shajan

    2009-01-01

    Authors report here a survey of medical student feedback on the effectiveness of two different anatomy curricula at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Undergraduate medical students seeking the Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degrees were divided into two groups by the duration of their respective anatomy

  1. Contemporary Issues in Medicine--Medical Informatics and Population Health: Report II of the Medical School Objectives Project.

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    Academic Medicine, 1999

    1999-01-01

    The report of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Medical School Objectives Program presents the work of two expert panels. One, on medical informatics, identified five important physician roles: lifelong learner, clinician, educator, researcher, and manager. Another panel established a definition for "population health perspective"

  2. Making Room for Tradition: Tribal Colleges Blend the Wisdom of Traditional Healers with the Science of Western Medicine.

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    Ambler, Marjane

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the efforts of tribally controlled colleges to integrate traditional American Indian healing techniques with Western medical practices, indicating that the colleges often find themselves acting as liaisons between the two approaches. Describes approaches of the colleges' medical programs to promote understanding of Indian patients and

  3. RURAL MEDICAL EDUCATION (RMED) PROGRAM NAMES NEW DIRECTOR ROCKFORD, IL -The Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program at the University of Illinois at

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    graduation from medical school in 2007, he entered the Cedar Rapids Family Medicine Residency in Cedar Rapids. Another 68 RMED students are currently attending medical school at the University of Illinois CollegeRURAL MEDICAL EDUCATION (RMED) PROGRAM NAMES NEW DIRECTOR ROCKFORD, IL - The Rural Medical

  4. College Drinking

    MedlinePLUS

    ... social lives of students on campuses across the United States. Drinking at college has become a ritual that ... exactly what counts as a drink. In the United States, a standard drink is one that contains about ...

  5. College Navigator

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Unveiled by the US Education Department on March 24, this new site helps prospective college students and their parents comparison shop, with data on over 9,000 college and universities nationwide. While the search options themselves are somewhat limited -- location, type of institution, instructional program, and number of students -- the data provided for individual institutions is more detailed. The information offered includes costs for tuition, books and supplies, and housing; statistics on degrees awarded, enrollment, and student demographics; and data on financial aid. Each institution's entry also includes contact information and a link to its Website. There are any number of sites aimed at college-bound seniors, but the size of this database and its source make it the authoritative starting point for college information searches.

  6. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

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    Energy COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING #12;COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 2 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Engineers have of new knowledge that colleges of engineering have the greatest global impact. Sandra Woods Woods joined Colorado State University in 2001 and has served as dean of the College of Engineering since 2005. She

  7. College of Engineering State of the College

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    College of Engineering State of the College Jonathan Wickert Dean of Engineering #12;College 2007 2008 2009 2010 #12;College of Engineering Increasing nonresident enrollment Enrollment FY10 FY11 undergraduate 39% 42% Freshmen (1602) 45% 51% #12;College of Engineering Female FY10 FY11 All undergraduate

  8. College Timetable Representatives College Contact Contact Details

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    College Timetable Representatives College Contact Contact Details Adult Continuing Education Fran Lloyd F.J.Lloyd@swansea.ac.uk College of Arts & Humanities Ruth Lake R.Lake@swansea.ac.uk College of Engineering Tracey Bailey T.Bailey@swansea.ac.uk College of Human & Health Science SHSRoom

  9. Medical Assistants

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    For a concise summary of the medical assistant profession the Medical Assistants entry in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook is must read. The site covers topics ranging from the nature of the profession, working conditions, earnings, and more. The section on training, qualifications and advancement will be of special interest to medical assistant faculty and students. The section on sources of addition information will also be a good launching point for anyone seeking additional online resources.

  10. A Comprehensive Medical Student Career Development Program Improves Medical Student Satisfaction With Career Planning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian J. Zink; Maya M. Hammoud; Eric Middleton; Donney Moroney; Amy Schigelone

    2007-01-01

    In 1999, the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) initiated a new career development program (CDP). The CDP incorporates the 4-phase career development model described by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine (CiM).The CDP offers self-assessment exercises with guidance from trained counselors for 1st and 2nd-year medical students. Career exploration experiences include Career Seminar Series luncheons,

  11. Boston College 2014-2015 Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver Form

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    Huang, Jianyu

    ;s Student Health Insurance Plan: Children's Medical Security Program, MassHealth Limited and Health Safety responsibility for any medical expenses incurred until August 6, 2015 and that neither Boston College nor

  12. Determination of Validity and Bias in the Use of GPA and MCAT in the Selection of Medical School Students.

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    Vancouver, Jeffrey B.; And Others

    The ability of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and undergraduate grade point average (GPA) to predict success in medical school was studied, and two complementary methods of determining if the tests are biased against ethnic groups were examined. Data from 497 majority and 82 minority medical students at the College of Human Medicine at

  13. A Performance-Based Method for Early Identification of Medical Students at Risk of Developing Academic Problems.

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    Croen, Lila G.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    A study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY) found that performance on examinations during the third month of medical school was highly predictive of performance during the first two years of medical school. This predictor was more powerful than Medical College Admission Test scores and/or undergraduate grade point averages in

  14. The College of Physicians in the nineteenth century.

    PubMed

    Cook, G C

    2001-01-01

    For much of the nineteenth century (during which there were 16 Presidents) events within the College were dominated by widespread demands for medical reform, culminating in the great Medical Reform Act of 1858. This led to major changes within the College, including an overhaul of the system(s) of elections; the old licentiates disappeared (to be replaced by the new licentiates), whilst introduction of the membership (by examination) was instituted. The style of Presidential elections was also changed. Internal College activities centred on the Library and on the London Pharmacopoeia. Early in the century, the College once again moved geographically, this time from the City to the West End of London. Regarding contemporary issues, including medical advances (notably introduction of the 'germ-theory' of disease causation) and important social changes (dominated by Poor Law reform), the College's input proved minimal. PMID:11446623

  15. Integrated medical informatics with small group teaching in medical education.

    PubMed

    Chen, H S; Guo, F R; Liu, C T; Lee, Y J; Chen, J H; Lin, C C; Hou, S M; Hsieh, B S

    1998-06-01

    National Taiwan University College of Medicine (NTUCM) introduced small groups of teaching and basic-clinical integrated courses for medical students in 1992. By using computer network and multimedia techniques, this study tried to overcome barriers to learning in small group teaching. The Department of Medical Informatics of NTUCM established campus networking and computer classrooms and provided Internet and intranet network services including mail, netnews, bulletin board systems (BBS), world wide web (WWW), gopher, ftp and local file servers. To implement an interactive learning environment, the authors first tried mail lists, newsgroups and BBS. Next an integrated learning system prototype on the WWW was developed to provide functions including online syllabus, discussion boards simulated to BBS, online talk, interactive case studies, virtual classroom with video on demand (VOD) and Internet medical resources. The results showed that after the medical students completed the required course of medical informatics and had good network access using a network to communicate with each other became a daily practice. In the future, the system will extend to the tutoring of clinical practice and continuing medical education. The authors expect a national medical education network and more international cooperation and exchange. PMID:9726493

  16. Joining the Conversation: Predictors of Success on the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE)

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    Gohara, Sabry; Shapiro, Joseph I.; Jacob, Adam N.; Khuder, Sadik A.; Gandy, Robyn A.; Metting, Patricia J.; Gold, Jeffrey; Kleshinski, James; and James Kleshinski

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether models based on pre-admission testing, including performance on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), performance on required courses in the medical school curriculum, or a combination of both could accurately predict performance of medical students on the United States Medical Licensing

  17. The Impact of an Oncology Course on Attitudes of Freshman Medical Students.

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    Appel, Marilyn H.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    A course in oncology for freshman medical students at the Medical College of Pennsylvania is discussed. It is thought that appropriate training of medical students appears to lead to more positive attitudes toward cancer, but many of these efforts have been directed to groups at later stages of medical education. (MLW)

  18. Keyboard College

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

    How has college been transformed by digital technologies and online learning? It's a question that has intrigued policymakers, documentary filmmakers, and countless others. This radio documentary from America Radio Works' Stephen Smith asks "whether these innovations can help more people get access to higher education and bring down the cost of college without sacrificing learning." New visitors should click on the introductory essay by Chris Farrell which looks at how universities and colleges have (seemingly) been immune to the forces that have affected so many other industries. Continuing on, the documentary is divided into five sections, including The World-Wide U, The Data-Driven Classroom, and A School of Clicks, Not Bricks. Additionally, visitors can listen to the entire program and also download a complete transcript.

  19. Historical Milestones 1893: (May 20, 1893) The Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons is

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    is founded, Milwaukee's first medical school. It is a proprietary medical school owned and operated by a group of local physicians. A. Hamilton Levings, MD, is the medical school's first president. (October 1893) The Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons first medical school class begins studies

  20. College education

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Criswell, David R.

    1990-01-01

    Space Grant Colleges and Universities must build the space curriculum of the future on the firm basis of deep knowledge of an involvement with the present operating programs of the nation and an on-going and extensive program of leading edge research in the aerospace sciences and engineering, management, law, finance, and the other arts that are integral to our planetary society. The Space Grant College and Fellowship Program must create new academic fields of enquiry, which is a long and difficult process that will require deeper and broader interaction between NASA and academia than has previously existed.

  1. Medical Device Safety

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    ... Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & Veterinary Cosmetics Tobacco Products Medical Devices Print this page Share this page E-mail this page Home Medical Devices Medical Device Safety Medical Device Safety Search the Medical Device Safety Section Medical ...

  2. Peer Influence: Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Prescription Medications

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    Varela, Alberto; Pritchard, Mary E.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: Risk-taking behavior (eg, alcohol abuse, tobacco usage, misuse of prescription medications) among college students is a widespread problem. This study focused not only on the frequency of risky health behaviors in college students, but also the companions with whom they engaged in such behaviors. Methods: Three hundred and twelve

  3. Self-Medication Practice and Perceptions Among Undergraduate Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

    PubMed Central

    S. H., Vardhamane; B.V., Patil; Santoshkumar, Jeevangi; Binjawadgi, Ashok S; Kanaki, Anand R

    2014-01-01

    Background: Self-medication practice is widespread in many countries and the irrational use of drugs is a cause of concern.It assumes a special significance among medical students as they are exposed to knowledge about diseases and drugs. Aim: To assess practice and perception of self medication among undergraduate medical students. Materials and Methods: It is a cross-sectional study in which study population consisted of undergraduate medical students of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. This study was conducted from March to April 2014. Total 448 students were taken. Out of which 8 incomplete questionnaires were excluded and 440 were analysed. The students who took self-medication during last six months were included. Written informed consent was obtained from each volunteer prior to the study. Students were given a questionnaire that include both open and close ended questions about self-medication practice. Ethical Approval: Ethics Committee approval was obtained from the Institutional Ethics Committee of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, India, prior to the commencement of the study. Statistical Analysis: Data was analysed and presented as counts and percentages. Results: It was found that 388 (88.18%) students practiced self medication. The principal morbidity for seeking self medication was cold and cough as reported by 304 (78.35%) students. Antibiotics were most commonly self medicated as reported by 248 (63.91%) students, out of which only 92 (37.1%) students completed the full course of antibiotic regimen. Only 176 (40%) students opined that self medication is part of self care. Conclusion: Self-medication is widely practiced among undergraduate medical students. In this situation, we should educate the students about advantages and disadvantages of self medication. PMID:25653969

  4. Established in January 2010, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Institute for Health and Society Global Health Program facilitates sustainable local and global partnerships to support the education, research, patient

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    and Society Global Health Program facilitates sustainable local and global partnerships to support in Global Health The Global Health Program capitalizes on a College-wide consortium of faculty with diverse. Neighborhoods to Nations Partner with Faculty: - Manage inventory of faculty's global health efforts - Formalize

  5. BIRKBECK COLLEGE Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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    Crawford, Ian

    they suspect that regular medication has not been taken and the safety of other students is compromisedBIRKBECK COLLEGE Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Fieldwork Safety Code of Practice 1 in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences as a supplement to the College Statement of Safety Policy (www.bbk.ac.uk/departments/Safety

  6. Adderall Abuse on College Campuses: A Comprehensive Literature Review

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    Matthew D. Varga

    2012-01-01

    Prescription stimulant abuse has dramatically increased over the past 10 years, but the amount of research regarding college students and illicit prescription stimulant use is still very limited. This has important implications for college mental health professionals and higher education administrators. In this comprehensive literature review the author explores factors contributing to illicit use, self-medication, and recreational use of controlled

  7. Butler Community College Transfer Program to University of Kansas

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    is limited to 30. ALL courses listed on this sheet must be completed before admittance to the Medical Center credit hours of junior/senior level course work to satisfy graduation requirements. IMPORTANT NOTE 5 CH 115 College Chemistry 2 5 PHSX 114 College Physics 5 PH 143 GENERAL PHYSICS 5 PHSX 211 General

  8. Botox (Medical)

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  9. Medication Treatments

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    ... Information How is the FMR1 mutation related to Fragile X-associated disorders? What causes it? How many people ... approved any drugs specifically for the treatment of Fragile X or its symptoms. But in many cases, medications ...

  10. Medical Scientists

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    ... must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question. Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and ...

  11. Medication Treatment

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    ... behavior, such as to reduce self-injury or aggression. Once a symptom is no longer a problem, ... of repetitive behaviors; decrease anxiety, irritability, tantrums, and aggressive behavior; and improve eye contact. Tricyclics These medications ...

  12. Cardiac Medications

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    ... lowering medications may interact with grapefruit, grapefruit juice, pomegranate and pomegranate juice. Please talk to your health care provider ... attacks, or "little strokes") and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Usually prescribed preventively when plaque buildup is ...

  13. Medical Imaging.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barker, M. C. J.

    1996-01-01

    Discusses four main types of medical imaging (x-ray, radionuclide, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance) and considers their relative merits. Describes important recent and possible future developments in image processing. (Author/MKR)

  14. Medical Acoustics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Beach, Kirk; Dunmire, Barbrina

    Medical acoustics can be subdivided into diagnostics and therapy. Diagnostics are further separated into auditory and ultrasonic methods, and both employ low amplitudes. Therapy (excluding medical advice) uses ultrasound for heating, cooking, permeablizing, activating and fracturing tissues and structures within the body, usually at much higher amplitudes than in diagnostics. Because ultrasound is a wave, linear wave physics are generally applicable, but recently nonlinear effects have become more important, even in low-intensity diagnostic applications.

  15. Medical education.

    PubMed

    Krishnan, P

    1992-01-01

    In theory, the Medical Council of India (MCI) determines the standards and qualifications of medical schools. It also sanctions curricula and ensures standards. Yet no standards exist on the mode of selection in medical schools, duration of study, course content, student stipends or period of internship. It takes 4.5 years to finish medical school. Students undergo preclinical, paraclinical, and clinical training. Most courses are in English which tends to favor the urban elite. Students cannot always communicate with patients in local languages. Textbooks often provide medical examples unrelated to India. Pedagogy consists mainly of lectures and rote learning predominates. Curricula tend not to provide courses in community health. Students pick up on the elitist attitudes of the faculty. For example, faculty do not put much emphasis on community health, individual health, equity in health care delivery, and teamwork. Further the education system is not patient oriented, but hospital or disease oriented. Faculty should train students in creating sanitation programs, knowing local nutritious foods, and in making community diagnoses. Yet they tend to be practitioners 1st then educators. Further faculty are not paid well and are not always invited to take part in improving curriculum, so morale is often low. Moreover experience in health planning and management issues is not required for administrators. In addition, medical schools are not well equipped with learning aids, libraries, or teaching staff. Tax revenues finance medical education. 75% of graduating physicians set up a private practice. Further many physicians go to urban areas. 34-57% emigrate to other countries. The problems of medical education will not be solved until the political and economic system becomes more responsive to the health needs of the people. PMID:12343653

  16. Medication Math

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    Joey

    2008-10-16

    Medication calculation needs to be completed accurately for proper patient treatment. In this section you will need to review and improve your medication math. Understanding math: Math and Culture Refresher: Take the amount of fluid in the bottle and times that by the dose ordered. Then divide this number by the amount of drug in the bottle. This will give you the volume of the drug that you need to administer. Diagram of formulas Math Formulas Math ...

  17. College of Engineering Governance Document

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    Attinger, Daniel

    College of Engineering Governance Document Approved by College of Engineering Faculty on 08-MAR.............................................................................................3 2. College Mission. Voting Faculty Members.................................................................4 b. College

  18. College Studying.

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    Nist, Sherrie L.; Simpson, Michele

    2002-01-01

    Notes that many students enter postsecondary institutions unprepared to meet the studying demands placed on them. Examines models and taxonomies that have guided researchers as they have investigated studying. Reviews research factors related to studying at the college level: course characteristics, learner characteristics, and learning

  19. Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health University of Maryland College Park

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    Milchberg, Howard

    1 Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health University of Maryland College Park School and Checklist The University of Maryland at College Park is located eight miles from the National Capitol and three medical schools in Washington, as well as the libraries of the University of Maryland Medical

  20. LIST OF COLLEGES INVITED FOR SURGE Students studying in the following colleges are eligible to apply for the SURGE 2012

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    Jagannatham, Aditya K.

    Gandhi Institute of Development Research Mumbai. 34.Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla 35. Institute Kamaraj University 46.Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 47.Manipal University, All campuses 48.MIT, Anna College 59. Punjab University, Chandigarh 60.Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology 61.Saurashtra

  1. college of nursing college of nursing

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    Almor, Amit

    college of nursing #12;college of nursing Peggy Hewlett, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean "The USC College of Nursing has a vibrant history of developing bold and decisive leaders, many of whom continue to create Carolina. The USC College of Nursing is a major reason why. Healthcare as we know it is changing rapidly

  2. BRASENOSE COLLEGE STUDENT-COLLEGE CONTRACT

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    Oxford, University of

    1 BRASENOSE COLLEGE STUDENT-COLLEGE CONTRACT Introduction 1. A matriculated student at Oxford University is a member both of Oxford University and of one of its constituent Colleges or Private Halls (referred to as "the College"). The two relationships are governed by separate, though interlinking

  3. Medical Transcriptionists: Making Medical Histories.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shniper, Lynn

    2001-01-01

    Medical transcriptionists are experts in the language of medicine. Describes what they do and what their working conditions, earnings, employment prospects, and training requirements are. Includes sources of additional information. (Author)

  4. [The role of motivation of medical personnel in system of medical care quality support].

    PubMed

    Pogosian, S G; Sidorenkov, D A; Balokhina, S A; Orlov, A E

    2014-01-01

    The article considers causes of insufficient quality of medical care. The low motivation of paramedical personnel during medical services rendering is examined. The sociological survey data made it possible to analyze opinion of students of medical college as future paramedical personnel concerning attractiveness of this profession. Their social and material status was established. The notions concerning possibility of carrier and professional progress were established too. The factors hampering involvement of this category of professionals into public health system and negatively impacting medical care quality were analyzed. PMID:25373296

  5. GraduateCollege Graduate College

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    will determine passing or failing of the comprehensive exam. Preliminary Examination: Required. The preliminary In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program Required Courses: LRSC 500, 501, 502, 503, 511, 512, 513, 540, 590, and 599. Examinations Students

  6. Medical Amnesty Policies: Research is Needed

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oster-Aaland, Laura; Eighmy, Myron A.

    2008-01-01

    This article explores the issues surrounding medical amnesty policies in higher education beginning with the background of such policies, a summary of the current debate regarding the policies, and a discussion of research related to helping behaviors among college students. Due to the negative consequences of alcohol misuse, many student affairs

  7. Medical School Admissions: The Insider's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zebala, John A.; Jones, Daniel B.

    A handbook on the medical school admissions process is presented, offering a first hand account of what works. Six chapters discuss the following topics and subtopics: (1) premedical preparation (planning undergraduate study and picking the right college); (2) power techniques for higher grades (techniques for grade point success, improving grades

  8. Medical Office Laboratory Procedures: Course Proposal. Revised.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baker, Eleanor

    A proposal is presented for a Community College of Philadelphia course, entitled "Medical Office Laboratory Procedures," which provides a laboratory introduction to microscopic and chemical analysis of blood and urine as performed in the physician's office. Following a standard cover form, a statement of the purpose of the course discusses course

  9. Medical Biofilms

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    For more than two decades, Biotechnology and Bioengineering has documented research focused on natural and engineered microbial biofilms within aquatic and subterranean ecosystems, wastewater and waste-gas treatment systems, marine vessels and structures, and industrial bioprocesses. Compared to suspended culture systems, intentionally engineered biofilms are heterogeneous reaction systems that can increase reactor productivity, system stability, and provide inherent cell: product separation. Unwanted biofilms can create enormous increases in fluid frictional resistances, unacceptable reductions in heat transfer efficiency, product contamination, enhanced material deterioration, and accelerated corrosion. Missing from B&B has been an equivalent research dialogue regarding the basic molecular microbiology, immunology, and biotechnological aspects of medical biofilms. Presented here are the current problems related to medical biofilms; current concepts of biofilm formation, persistence, and interactions with the host immune system; and emerging technologies for controlling medical biofilms. PMID:18366134

  10. Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges

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    Dyer, Bill

    .......................................................................13 College of Nursing ...........................................................................................26 Educational Assessment .......................................................................40 College of Nursing

  11. PAYFLEX SYSTEMS USA, INC. The colleges, universities and institutions of higher education participating in the CHEIBA Trust

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    - 45 - PAYFLEX SYSTEMS USA, INC. The colleges, universities and institutions of higher education their physicians. Generally, if a medical expense is considered eligible as a medical deduction on your federal tax

  12. Medical genetics

    SciTech Connect

    Jorde, L.B.; Carey, J.C.; White, R.L.

    1995-10-01

    This book on the subject of medical genetics is a textbook aimed at a very broad audience: principally, medical students, nursing students, graduate, and undergraduate students. The book is actually a primer of general genetics as applied to humans and provides a well-balanced introduction to the scientific and clinical basis of human genetics. The twelve chapters include: Introduction, Basic Cell Biology, Genetic Variation, Autosomal Dominant and Recessive Inheritance, Sex-linked and Mitochondrial Inheritance, Clinical Cytogenetics, Gene Mapping, Immunogenetics, Cancer Genetics, Multifactorial Inheritance and Common Disease, Genetic Screening, Genetic Diagnosis and Gene Therapy, and Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling.

  13. Medical Instrumentation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    Students learn about the sorts of devices designed by biomedical engineers and the many other engineering specialties that are required in their design of medical diagnostics, therapeutic aids, surgical devices and procedures, and replacement parts. They discuss the special considerations that must be made when dealing with the human body, such as being minimally invasive, biocompatible, keeping sterile, lightweight, corrosion resistant, long lasting and electrically safe. They also explore how "form fits function." Students gain an appreciation for the amazing devices that improve our quality of life. This lesson serves as a starting point for students to begin to ponder how the medical devices in their everyday lives work.

  14. Dartmouth College Employment Policies and Procedures Manual

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    condition 4. Birth of a child #12;Dartmouth College Employment Policies and Procedures Manual Policy last's or a family member's current medical condition. Each time an employee takes FML, the leave entitlement equals schedule if he or she has a serious health condition or if he or she needs an altered schedule to provide

  15. Department of Anthropology COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    &M University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in medical anthropologyDepartment of Anthropology COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS The Department of Anthropology at Texas A record of research that is empirically grounded and bridges cultural and biological anthropology. While

  16. College Psychiatry 2006: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Kadison, Richard

    2006-01-01

    This article discusses some of the dramatic changes seen in college mental health issues over the past 2 decades. These modifications are a consequence of many factors: changes in our health care system (managed care), new effective biological treatments (medications), the focus of psychiatric training (biologic focus), technology advances

  17. GRADUATE COLLEGE OFFICE OF THE DEAN

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    and train the highest level scholars to meet the needs of an educated workforce that is competitive doctoral (Ph.D.) programs, two of which are professional doctorates (Ed.D., DPT). A third professional doctorate (M.D.) is offered through the College of Medicine (medical students data are not included this

  18. College, Inc.

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    While some people might think "college" and conjure up images of a leafy quadrangle, there are many schools that might be best thought of as a series of elaborate network servers and a few physical offices in a more modest office suite in a suburban building. The sector of higher education that includes for-profit colleges and universities that cater to non-traditional students is one that has received relatively little scrutiny, and this recent Frontline documentary takes a closer look. Correspondent Martin Smith takes a look at "the promise of the for-profit higher education industry" through interviews with school executives and former students (among others), and visitors to the website can watch the program here in its entirety. Visitors to the site can also chime in with their own thoughts on the subject, read responses from the colleges profiled in the program, and read extended interviews with some of the people featured on the show. Finally, the website also features a podcast version of the program.

  19. Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Potential into Purpose

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    Ford, James

    Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Potential into Purpose #12;Cover: SMYSP students proudly application process, learning about financial aid, writing their college essays and learning SAT test are paired with student counselors, medical students, faculty, health and education professionals, and alumni

  20. Statistical Criteria for Setting Thresholds in Medical School Admissions

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    Albanese, Mark A.; Farrell, Philip; Dottl, Susan

    2005-01-01

    In 2001, Dr. Jordan Cohen, President of the AAMC, called for medical schools to consider using an Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) threshold to eliminate high-risk applicants from consideration and then to use non-academic qualifications for further consideration. This approach would seem to be consistent with the recent Supreme Court ruling

  1. Competency-based medical education in two Sub-Saharan African medical schools

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    Kiguli-Malwadde, Elsie; Olapade-Olaopa, E Oluwabunmi; Kiguli, Sarah; Chen, Candice; Sewankambo, Nelson K; Ogunniyi, Adesola O; Mukwaya, Solome; Omaswa, Francis

    2014-01-01

    Background Relatively little has been written on Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, although there are over 170 medical schools in the region. A number of initiatives have been started to support medical education in the region to improve quality and quantity of medical graduates. These initiatives have led to curricular changes in the region, one of which is the introduction of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME). Institutional reviews This paper presents two medical schools, Makerere University College of Health Sciences and College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, which successfully implemented CBME. The processes of curriculum revision are described and common themes are highlighted. Both schools used similar processes in developing their CBME curricula, with early and significant stakeholder involvement. Competencies were determined taking into consideration each countrys health and education systems. Final competency domains were similar between the two schools. Both schools established medical education departments to support their new curricula. New teaching methodologies and assessment methods were needed to support CBME, requiring investments in faculty training. Both schools received external funding to support CBME development and implementation. Conclusion CBME has emerged as an important change in medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa with schools adopting it as an approach to transformative medical education. Makerere University and the University of Ibadan have successfully adopted CBME and show that CBME can be implemented even for the low-resourced countries in Africa, supported by external investments to address the human resources gap. PMID:25525404

  2. Recruitment of underrepresented minority students to medical school: minority medical student organizations, an untapped resource.

    PubMed Central

    Rumala, Bernice B.; Cason, Frederick D.

    2007-01-01

    Recruitment of more underrepresented minority students (black, Hispanic and native American) to increase racial diversity in the physician workforce is on the agenda for medical schools around the nation. The benefits of having a racially diverse class are indisputable. Minority physicians are more likely to provide care to minority, underserved, disadvantaged and low-income populations. Therefore, medical schools would benefit from diversity through utilizing strategies for recruitment of underrepresented minority (URM) students. Numerous recruitment strategies have been employed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students. However, formal collaboration with minority medical student organizations is an underutilized tool in the recruitment process. Many medical schools have informally used minority medical students and members of various minority organizations on campus in the recruitment process, but a formal collaboration which entails a strategic approach on using minority medical student organizations has yet to be included in the literature. This paper discusses the innovative collaboration between the University of Toledo College of Medicine (UTCOM) chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the college of medicine's admissions office to strategize a recruitment plan to increase the number of underrepresented minority students at the UTCOM. This paper suggests that minority medical student organizations, particularly the SNMA, can be used as a recruiting tool; hence, admissions offices cannot negate the usefulness of having formal involvement of minority medical student organizations as a recruiting tool. This approach may also be applicable to residency programs and other graduate professional fields with a severe shortage of URM students. PMID:17913109

  3. Brasenose College Sick leave for Academic and Support Staff

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    Oxford, University of

    once in any 12-month period. This means that if, for example, you are in your first 3 months of service will get only half pay for the next 2 weeks, and that you will only get SSP for any further periods nominated Medical Practitioner for a medical report, which will be made available direct to the College

  4. David Perrin COLLEGE COUNCIL

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    Feschotte, Cedric

    DEAN David Perrin COLLEGE COUNCIL Lee Dibble CHAIR Communication Science and Disorders Michael Blomgren College Computer Committee Bo Foreman College Curriculum Committee Sarah Ferguson CHAIR (Interim) Exercise Sport Science Janet Shaw CHAIR (Interim) Nutrition Julie Metos CHAIR (Interim) Health Promotion

  5. Medical Applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schieck, Hans Paetz Gen.

    The recent progress in medical imaging techniques such as magnetic-resonance imaging (nmr or mri), computer tomography (CT with X-rays), and positron-emission tomography (PET scanning using short-lived radioactive nuclei) has been impressive. Two areas where diagnostic tools lacked behind have been tomography of the blood vessels of the brain and of the bronchi.

  6. Impact of Nutrition on Health and Disease in Blacks and Other Minorities. Proceedings of the Meharry Medical College Annual Nutrition Workshop (1st, Nashville, Tennessee, October 28-30, 1987). Annual Nutrition Workshop Series, Volume 1.

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    Enwonwu, Cyril O., Ed.

    Participants in this workshop were scientists from various disciplines, including public health, oncology, nutrition, epidemiology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, and the behavioral sciences. The workshop featured deliberations by medical experts on the dimensions and demographics of hunger in America. The

  7. College of Pharmacy BIOPHARMACEUTICAL

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    College of Pharmacy BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES Mailing Address: 335 College of Pharmacy Building individuals who are familiar with the appli cant's training, ability, character, and poten tial for successful

  8. Preserving confidentiality in occupational medical practice.

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    McCunney, R J

    1996-04-01

    The United States does not have a uniform law regarding medical confidentiality. However, codes of conduct from the American Medical Association, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the International Commission of Occupational Health, as well as relevant parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, can help physicians make informed decisions about requests for medical information. Such activities include preplacement and fitness-for-work evaluations medical surveillance examinations (including drug testing) and evaluation of symptoms and treatment of injuries that may be work-related. The patient should be the one to decide whether and when to release medical records to employers, unless overruled by public health risks or laws. PMID:8623699

  9. College of Engineering College of Engineering

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    College of Engineering _______________ 2.8 Page 1 College of Engineering Office in Engineering Professor Thomas Siller, Associate Dean UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Science Environmental

  10. College of Engineering College of Engineering

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    College of Engineering College of Engineering Office in Engineering Building, Room 202 (970) 491 UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Science Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  11. College of Engineering College of Engineering

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    College of Engineering _______________ 2.7 Page 1 College of Engineering Office in Engineering Siller, Associate Dean UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Science Environmental

  12. College of Business College of Business

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    College of Business _______________ 2.7 Page 1 College of Business Office in Rockwell Hall, Room, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN Accounting Accounting--Business Education Finance Information Systems Marketing Marketing Education Organization

  13. Medical Dictionary

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    For nurses and other health care professionals who seek to distinguish the habitus from the humerus, this online medical dictionary provided by MedicineNet will be a place to bookmark for repeat visits. The dictionary contains well-written explanations for over 16,000 medical terms, and users can go ahead and browse around, or enter keywords or phrases into the search engine that resides on the page. The site also features a ??Word of the Day?, and visitors can also look through recent news items that address different health issues and also look over the latest entries to the dictionary. The site is rounded out by a list of the ??Top 10 Medterms?, which is also a good way to start exploring the materials here.

  14. A Comparative Study of Perceived Stress among Female Medical and Non-Medical University Students in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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    Al-Dabal, Badria K; Koura, Manal R; Rasheed, Parveen; Al-Sowielem, Latifa; Makki, Suhair M

    2010-01-01

    Objectives The objective of this study was to investigate any differences between female undergraduate medical and non-medical students for: 1) prevalence and causes of perceived academic stress, and 2) changes in physical, mental, psychological and emotional health as well as life-style since starting college studies. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted at Dammam University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, in January 2008. All 319 pre-clinical female medical students were included in the study and 297 non-medical students from the College of Applied Studies and Community Services (CASCS) were selected by stratified random sampling. The study instrument was a questionnaire on the Influence of Studying on Students Health. Results More medical students (48.6%) reported being frequently stressed due to studies than CASCS students (38.7%, P <0.01). Unsuitable teaching methods, an unsatisfactory study environment, and fear of failure in examinations were more frequently mentioned by medical than non-medical students (P <0.05). While underlying social problems were significantly more common in medical students, economic problems were more prevalent among CASCS students (P <0.05, P <0.05). More medical than non-medical students reported a worse status of physical and mental health, anxiety and depression and negative life-style changes since initiation of the college programme. Conclusion Medical students were at higher risk of physical and mental health problems than non-medical students due to academic stress. Since a substantial proportion of CASCS students also experienced academic stress, we recommend that a student support committee be established for both colleges to provide counselling and guidance in healthy ways to cope with stress. PMID:21509235

  15. college of education college of education

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    Almor, Amit

    college of education #12;college of education Lemuel Watson, Dean "For generations of educators, The Torchbearer has symbolized the hope and promise of the College of Education. Now we are preparing to go." #12;the promise of education: "beyond­beyond" "Education is the movement from darkness to light

  16. College of Psychology College of Psychology

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    Heller, Barbara

    College of Psychology College of Psychology Life Sciences Building 3105 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60616 312.567.3500 psychology@iit.edu www.iit.edu/colleges/psych Dean: M. Ellen Mitchell Associate Dean: Scott B. Morris Division Head, Clinical Psychology: Michael Young Division Head, Industrial

  17. College of Architecture College of Architecture

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    Heller, Barbara

    College of Architecture College of Architecture S.R. Crown Hall 3360 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60616 of Master of Science in Architecture: Vedram Mimica Director of Master of Landscape Architecture Program Manager of Academic Affairs: Sarah Pariseau Mission The College of Architecture's graduate degree programs

  18. College of Architecture 41 COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    College of Architecture 41 COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE Dean: Professor Lambla; Chair: Betsy West, Farris, Cole; Emeritus Professors: Hight, MacLean. Mission. The mission of the College of Architecture (CoA) is to further the discourse between the theory and practice of architecture by the education

  19. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

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    Mitchener, W. Garrett

    . At the College, we're not simply in the business of education ­ we're in the business of inspiration educational environment. · School of the Arts · School of Business · School of Education, Health, and HumanCOLLEGE OF CHARLESTON HIGHLIGHTS #12;1 THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON If you've ever stepped foot on our

  20. Introducing medical humanities in the medical curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A pedagogical experiment

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    Abdel-Halim, Rabie E.; AlKattan, Khaled M.

    2012-01-01

    In a marked shift from the modern positivist materialist philosophy that influenced medical education for more than a century, Western medical educators are now beginning to realize the significance of the spiritual element of human nature. Consensus is currently building up in Europe and North America on the need to give more emphasis to the study of humanities disciplines such as history of medicine, ethics, religion, philosophy, medically related poetry, literature, arts and medical sociology in medical colleges with the aim of allowing graduates to reach to the heart of human learning about meaning of life and death and to become kinder, more reflective practitioners. The medicine taught and practiced during the Islamic civilization era was a vivid example of the unity of the two components of medical knowledge: natural sciences and humanities. It was also a brilliant illustration of medical ethics driven by a divine moral code. This historical fact formed the foundation for the three medical humanities courses presented in this article reporting a pedagogical experiment in preparation for starting a humanities program in Alfaisal University Medical College in Riyadh. In a series of lectures alternating with interactive sessions, active learning strategies were employed in teaching a course on history of medicine during the Islamic era and another on Islamic medical ethics. Furthermore, a third course on medically relevant Arabic poetry was designed and prepared in a similar way. The end-of-the-course feedback comments reflected effectiveness of the courses and highlighted the importance of employing student-centered learning techniques in order to motivate medical students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, life-long learners and self-learners. PMID:22629000

  1. Introducing medical humanities in the medical curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A pedagogical experiment.

    PubMed

    Abdel-Halim, Rabie E; Alkattan, Khaled M

    2012-05-01

    In a marked shift from the modern positivist materialist philosophy that influenced medical education for more than a century, Western medical educators are now beginning to realize the significance of the spiritual element of human nature. Consensus is currently building up in Europe and North America on the need to give more emphasis to the study of humanities disciplines such as history of medicine, ethics, religion, philosophy, medically related poetry, literature, arts and medical sociology in medical colleges with the aim of allowing graduates to reach to the heart of human learning about meaning of life and death and to become kinder, more reflective practitioners. The medicine taught and practiced during the Islamic civilization era was a vivid example of the unity of the two components of medical knowledge: natural sciences and humanities. It was also a brilliant illustration of medical ethics driven by a divine moral code. This historical fact formed the foundation for the three medical humanities courses presented in this article reporting a pedagogical experiment in preparation for starting a humanities program in Alfaisal University Medical College in Riyadh. In a series of lectures alternating with interactive sessions, active learning strategies were employed in teaching a course on history of medicine during the Islamic era and another on Islamic medical ethics. Furthermore, a third course on medically relevant Arabic poetry was designed and prepared in a similar way. The end-of-the-course feedback comments reflected effectiveness of the courses and highlighted the importance of employing student-centered learning techniques in order to motivate medical students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, life-long learners and self-learners. PMID:22629000

  2. College of Business and Economics College of Creative Arts

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    1 College of Business and Economics College of Creative Arts College of Engineering and Mineral Resources College of Human Resources and Education Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism Potomac State College

  3. Plagiarism Policy for UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science Page 1 of 16

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    Plagiarism Policy for UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science Page 1 of 16 Policy on Plagiarism for UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science University College Dublin Author: Dr Cliona Mc ..................................................................................... 13 #12;Plagiarism Policy for UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science Page 3 of 16 Summary

  4. Accreditation of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education: How Do the Standards Contribute to Quality?

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    Davis, Deborah J.; Ringsted, Charlotte

    2006-01-01

    Accreditation organizations such as the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are charged with the difficult task of evaluating the educational quality of medical education programs in North America.

  5. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 33 (2009) 333342 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Robinson, Robert W.

    Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 33 (2009) 333­342 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/compmedimag Virtual multi, Athens, GA 30602, USA b Department of Plastic Surgery, The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912

  6. Using Faculty Consensus to Develop and Implement a Medical Ethics Course.

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    Ales, Kathy L.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    This report describes the development and implementation of a required course in medical ethics for second-year medical students at Cornell University Medical College (New York). The planning model stressed achieving faculty consensus. Evaluation indicated that faculty felt the planning sessions added greatly to their teaching and students were

  7. Personal Digital Assistants Herald New Approaches to Teaching and Evaluation in Medical Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chad J. Bertling; Deborah E. Simpson; Avery M. Hayes; Dario Torre; Diane L. Brown; David B. Schubot

    Since its arrival in 1994, the personal digital assistant (PDA) has made significant inroads in the handheld in- dustry, with 50% of physicians anticipated as users by 2005 due to its functionality as a point-of-care medical informatics tool. However, its use in medical education is less well documented. Since 1998, PDAs have been used at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

  8. Adult Learners: Relationships of Reading, MCAT, and USMLE Step 1 Test Results for Medical Students.

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    Haught, Patricia A.; Walls, Richard T.

    This study examined the possible relationship between scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test (current forms G and H) and performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 examination scores. Participants were 730 medical students at a mid-Atlantic university, and for 572

  9. Datagram: 1979-80 Enrollment in U.S. Medical Schools.

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    Thomae-Forgues, Maria E.; Tonesk, Xenia

    1980-01-01

    Data on the 1979-80 enrollment in United States medical schools provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges are presented. Female medical student enrollment increased and figures do not support the notion that underrepresented minorities have been adversely affected by the Bakke decision. (MLW)

  10. College Students Helping America

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    Dote, Lillian; Cramer, Kevin; Dietz, Nathan; Grimm, Robert, Jr.

    2006-01-01

    To identify key trends in college student volunteering and to understand their implications for growing volunteering among college students, the Corporation has produced a new report, titled "College Students Helping America," the most comprehensive national report ever conducted on college student volunteering in the United States. The report

  11. Eligible & Ready for College

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    Conley, David T.

    2010-01-01

    Many students who are "eligible" for college are not "ready" for college. Readiness is much more complex and multidimensional than eligibility. Most high schools are organized to make students eligible for college admission, not make them ready to succeed in entry-level college courses. Over the past 15 years, the author has conducted research on

  12. Depression and College Students

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    Kane, Andrew S.

    Depression and College Students Answers to college students' frequently asked questions about depression #12;2 M any people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years. Unfortunately, many college students who have depression aren't getting the help they need. They may not know

  13. Beacon College Project Directory.

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    Barnett, Lynn, Ed.

    The American Association of Community Colleges' Beacon College Project (BCP) uses funds from the Kellogg Foundation to award two-year grants to "Beacon" community colleges to form consortia with at least five associate colleges, designed to improve a specific aspect of institutional life. A total of 26 projects, many involving community

  14. VANIER COLLEGE STUDENT HANDBOOK

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    Extended Members of Vanier College Council .......................14 Vanier Athletics Council#12;#12;#12;1 VANIER COLLEGE STUDENT HANDBOOK 2014 2015 Name: Phone: E-mail: This handbook is sponsored by: Office of the Master, Vanier College yorku.ca/vanier Vanier College Council www

  15. College Student Suicide

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    Taub, Deborah J.; Thompson, Jalonda

    2013-01-01

    Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, and it is estimated that 1,088 college students die by suicide each year (National Mental Health Association and the Jed Foundation, 2002). This chapter presents the context of college student mental health within which the problem of college student suicide is situated. Because

  16. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Infrastructure

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    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Infrastructure #12;2 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING This publication focuses on just a few of the incredible College of Engineering faculty and students who are conducting research related-made disasters (11). In addition, this publication focuses on some College of Engineering award winners

  17. Chapter Three Rutgers College

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    Glashausser, Charles

    19 Chapter Three Rutgers College Theodore Strong (1827-1859) Formation of Rutgers College While the teaching in the "collegiate" part of Queen's College ceased in 1816, the Theological Seminary that the Theological Seminary be relocated to New York. The Queen's College Trustees resisted these efforts, arguing

  18. How College Shapes Lives

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    Rohs, Remo

    How College Shapes Lives: Understanding the Issues Trends in Higher Education Series Sandy Baum Charles Kurose Jennifer Ma October 2013 #12;Part 1: Individual and Societal Benefits2 HOW COLLEGE SHAPES LIVES: UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES 2013 The College Board. College Board, Advanced Placement Program, SAT

  19. Medical humanities in the undergraduate medical curriculum.

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    Supe, Avinash

    2012-01-01

    The medical humanities have been introduced in medical curricula over the past 30 years in the western world. Having medical humanities in a medical school curriculum can nurture positive attitudes in the regular work of a clinician and contribute equally to personality development. Though substantial evidence in favour of a medical humanities curriculum may be lacking, the feedback is positive. It is recommended that medical humanities be introduced into the curriculum of every medical school with the purpose of improving the quality of healthcare, and the attitudes of medical graduates. PMID:23099601

  20. Correlation between MCAT Biology Content Specifications and Topic Scope and Sequence of General Education College Biology Textbooks

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    Rissing, Steven W.

    2013-01-01

    Most American colleges and universities offer gateway biology courses to meet the needs of three undergraduate audiences: biology and related science majors, many of whom will become biomedical researchers; premedical students meeting medical school requirements and preparing for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT); and students completing

  1. [Medical writers in medical research.

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    Burcharth, Jakob; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian; Danielsen, Anne Kjrgaard; Rosenberg, Jacob

    2013-08-19

    Larger research units often comprise persons of several professions in order to secure a high level of efficiency and quality in the different tasks. In Denmark, employees with special competencies within the field of writing and publication are rarely used in research units. The purpose of this study was to present the advantages and challenges associated with the involvement of medical writers in academic environments. PMID:23952980

  2. Predicting 1Year Change in Body Mass Index Among College Students

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    Troy Adams; Angela Rini

    2007-01-01

    Objective: Despite beliefs about weight gain in college, few researchers have evaluated this phenomenon. Participants: Participants were 18- to 31-year-old students at a midwestern university. The dependent variable was body mass index (BMI) change. Methods: The authors extracted predictor variables from a Health Risk Appraisal. These included clinical, medical history, medical usage, medications, pain or chronic conditions, perceptual measures, and

  3. Tools for College Writing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created by Joseph McNeilly of Cabrillo College (Aptos, California), Tools for College Writing introduces beginning college students to the fundamentals of the writing process, providing them with the "skills that will enhance their chance of success as college writers." In addition, the site gives new students a general introduction to "college culture" and explains "how college works," enabling them to survive and thrive as college students. The site features a built-in dictionary to aid learning, and the text for each section is also available as a sound file to assist students who speak English as a second language and to help students who may have learning disabilities.

  4. DARWIN COLLEGE SOCIETY DARWIN COLLEGE SILVER STREET CAMBRIDGE CB3 9EU

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    Travis, Adrian

    Clinical Psychology, Headquarters Joint Medical Command, Ministry of Defence Post-Darwin career history for Defence Mental Health 2005-07 King's College London: MSc (Merit) in War and Psychiatry 2007 to date Psychology, Cambridge University 1982-86 Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry 1986

  5. The National Judicial College of Australia with the ANU College of Law presents a

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    Botea, Adi

    Dive (Drug Court of New South Wales) > Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg (Monash University) > Professor of Australia ANU College of Law 89 February 2014 Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research Hollingworth (Supreme Court, Victoria) > Professor Dan Howard (President NSW MHRT) > Justice Betty King

  6. Medical Mystery

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Nebraska State Museum

    2001-01-01

    This activity (on pages 15-23) combines interactive role-playing and graphing to introduce learners to the health affects of pollen. In the first part, learners role-play a detective on a medical case and the main character in the case. Learners formulate a hypothesis about a patient's illness. In the second part, learners graph evidence based on pollen counts and create a "final report" about what caused the patient's health problem. This activity smoothly combines health education, environmental science, and math.

  7. Medical clip

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Baucom, R. M. (inventor)

    1983-01-01

    An X-ray transparent and biological inert medical clip for treating aneurisms and the like is described. A graphite reinforced composite film is molded into a unitary structure having a pair of hourglass-like cavities hinged together with a pair of jaws for grasping the aneurism extending from the wall of one cavity. A silicone rubber pellet is disposed in the other cavity to exert a spring force through the hinge area to normally bias the jaws into contact with each other.

  8. Recent Medical Device Recalls

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & Veterinary Cosmetics Tobacco Products Medical Devices Print this page Share this page E-mail this page Home Medical Devices Medical Device Safety Medical Device Recalls List of ...

  9. Medical alert bracelet (image)

    MedlinePLUS

    People with diabetes should always wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace that emergency medical workers will ... People with diabetes should always wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace that emergency medical workers will ...

  10. College Mathematics

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    Armstrong, Bill (William A.)

    2003-01-01

    A number of educational publishers publish websites to complement their print textbooks, and Prentice Hall maintains this site as a way to highlight some of the materials found in their College Mathematics book. Authored by Bill Armstrong and Don Davis, the site contains eighteen different sections which cover topics like linear models, integral calculus, and game theory. Each section, found by clicking on the "Jump to..." link at the top of the page, contains a brief list of objectives, several interactive quizzes, activities, and a chapter test. It's worth noting that while the website doesn't provide access to the entire print chapter, these activities can be used in conjunction with other courses that might be covering similar materials. Visitors can also search the chapters by using the "Search" button near the top of each page.

  11. [Early Activities of China Medical Board's in China].

    PubMed

    Jiang, Yuhong

    2011-03-01

    China Medical Board (abbreviated as CMB), originated from Rockefeller Foundation, gives support specifically to the medical development and health promotion in China and other underdeveloped areas in Asia. At its beginning, CMB's vision is to lay a solid and systematic foundation with high standard for the long-term development of medicine in China. With this vision, CMB of Rockefeller Foundation built up Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), the best one at that time in Asia and the world.. Besides this main task, from 1914 to 1919, CMB also devoted its effort and funding to the development of other missionary medical colleges in China, sponsored missionary hospitals, provided fellowship, scholarship and grants to medical professionals and staff in China, which greatly enhanced the development of not only PUMC but also the advancement of medicine and promotion of health in China. PMID:21624271

  12. Self-medication in Central Saudi Arabia

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    Aljadhey, Hisham; Assiri, Ghada A.; Mahmoud, Mansour A.; Al-Aqeel, Sinaa; Murray, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: To determine the prevalence of self-medication and assess the knowledge, attitudes, and perception of consumers toward self-medication. Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted over 4 weeks in May 2011 in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Community pharmacies within 5 areas of the city (North, South, West, East, and Middle) were randomly selected for the study. All consumers were approached to participate in the study, with the exception of those buying cosmetic and medicinal equipments. A validated self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. Results: A total of 538 out of 707 consumers attending community pharmacies in Riyadh city, agreed to participate in the study. Most responders were male (73%), 23-33 years old (35%), and college graduates (42%). A total of 285 medications were bought without a prescription. Of these, 149 (49%) medications should be dispensed by prescription only, and 155 (51%) were over the counter medications. The most common prescription medications dispensed without prescriptions were antibiotics (22%) and analgesics/antipyretics (19%). The most common reasons for buying medications without a prescription were that the symptoms were too minor to visit a doctor (54%), time saving (40%), and minor illnesses for which the participants knew the required treatment (40%). Overall, most participants had poor knowledge, and negative perceptions regarding self-medication. More than 68% of participants did not know whether the medicine they bought is a prescription-only or over the counter medication. Conclusion: Irresponsible self-medication is common in Saudi Arabia. Future studies should focus on improving the consumers awareness of self-medication and the proper use of medications. PMID:25737176

  13. HARPUR COLLEGE COUNCIL BYLAWS HARPUR COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    HARPUR COLLEGE COUNCIL BYLAWS HARPUR COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, 2013 APPROVED MAY 3, 2013 #12;Harpur College Council Bylaws Page 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS PREAMBLE ..........................................................................................2 ARTICLE II -- HARPUR COLLEGE COUNCIL, POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  14. Medical telesensors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ferrell, Trinidad L.; Crilly, P. B.; Smith, S. F.; Wintenberg, Alan L.; Britton, Charles L., Jr.; Morrison, Gilbert W.; Ericson, M. N.; Hedden, D.; Bouldin, Donald W.; Passian, A.; Downey, Todd R.; Wig, A. G.; Meriaudeau, Fabrice

    1998-05-01

    Medical telesensors are self-contained integrated circuits for measuring and transmitting vital signs over a distance of approximately 1-2 meters. The circuits are unhoused and contain a sensor, signal processing and modulation electronics, a spread-spectrum transmitter, an antenna and a thin-film battery. We report on a body-temperature telesensor, which is sufficiently small to be placed on a tympanic membrane in a child's ear. We also report on a pulse-oximeter telesensor and a micropack receiver/long- range transmitter unit, which receives form a telesensor array and analyzes and re-transmits the vital signs over a longer range. Signal analytics are presented for the pulse oximeter, which is currently in the form of a finger ring. A multichip module is presented as the basic signal-analysis component. The module contains a microprocessor, a field=programmable gate array, memory elements and other components necessary for determining trauma and reporting signals.

  15. Medical Information & Technology: Rapidly Expanding Vast Horizons

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sahni, Anil K.

    2012-12-01

    During Medical Council Of India?, Platinum Jubilee Year (1933-2008) Celebrations, In Year 2008, Several Scientific Meeting/Seminar/Symposium, On Various Topics Of Contemporary Importance And Relevance In The Field Of Medical Education And Ethics?, Were Organized, By Different Medical Colleges At Various Local, State, National Levels. The Present Discussion, Is An Comprehensive Summary Of Various Different Aspects of Medical Information Communication Technology, Especially UseFul For The Audience Stratum Group Of Those Amateur Medical & Paramedical Staff, With No Previous Work Experience Knowledge Of Computronics Applications. Outlining The, i.Administration Applications: Medical Records Etc, ii. Clinical Applications: Pros pective Scope Of TeleMedicine Applicabilities Etc iii. Other Applications: Efforts To Augment Improvement Of Medical Education, Medical Presentations, Medical Education And Research Etc. Medical Trancription? & Related Recent Study Fields e.g Modern Pharmaceuticals?,Bio-Engineering?, Bio-Mechanics?, Bio-Technology? Etc., Along With Important Aspects Of Computers-General Considerations, Computer Ergonomics Assembled To Summarize, The AwareNess Regarding Basic Fundamentals Of Medical Computronics & Its Practically SuccessFul Utilities.

  16. A new pathway for medical education.

    PubMed

    Shannon, Stephen C; Buser, Boyd R; Hahn, Marc B; Crosby, John B; Cymet, Tyler; Mintz, Joshua S; Nichols, Karen J

    2013-11-01

    Physician education in the United States must change to meet the primary care needs of a rapidly transforming health care delivery system. Yet medical schools continue to produce a disproportionate number of hospital-based specialists through a high-cost, time-intensive educational model. In response, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine established a blue-ribbon commission to recommend changes needed to prepare primary care physicians for the evolving system. The commission recommends that medical schools, in collaboration with their graduate medical education partners, create a new education model that is based on achievement of competencies without a prescribed number of months of study and incorporates the knowledge and skills needed for a twenty-first-century primary care practice. The course of study would occur within a longitudinal clinical training environment that allows for seamless transition from medical school through residency training. PMID:24191078

  17. Chinese medical ward: an American's observations.

    PubMed

    Leonard, Ryan A

    2012-01-01

    Physicians base their practices on scientific knowledge that varies little from one country to another, but their experience and their careers are shaped by the culture in which they live and work. This essay casts light on medical practice in mainland China, based on three months of field work with an elite group of physicians at a tertiary academic medical center in summer 2009. It is a story of a diverse group of Chinese professionals navigating a demanding profession, and of the foreign college student on whom they left an indelible impact. Many of the normative features of the Chinese medical profession-its chain of command, commitment to medical ethics, and scientific orientation-are highly comparable to the working lives of American physicians. PMID:22643766

  18. College of Allied Health Sciences College of Dentistry

    E-print Network

    Cui, Yan

    College of Allied Health Sciences College of Dentistry College of Graduate Health Sciences College Health Sciences Noma Bennett Anderson, PhD College of Dentistry Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA College of Dentistry is the oldest dental school in the South (established in 1878). More than 75 percent of all

  19. Warner College of Natural Resources College Council Constitution

    E-print Network

    Warner College of Natural Resources College Council Constitution ARTICLE I NAME Section 1. Title: Warner College of Natural Resources College Council ARTICLE II PURPOSE To organize events for the students and faculty of the Warner College of Natural Resources. As well as meet people in the college

  20. College of Business and Economics College of Creative Arts

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    1 College of Business and Economics College of Creative Arts College of Engineering and Mineral Resources College of Human Resources and Education Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism School of Dentistry

  1. Medical School Commencement Talk: Mayo Clinic

    Cancer.gov

    Thirty years ago my medical school classmates were joyfully receiving their diplomas from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. But I was turning my fourth year elective at a mission hospital in India into a hiking expedition to a glacier in Kashmir. Despite the glories of that excursion, I was--perhaps purposefully and even perversely--missing some important things that all of you will get from today's ceremony.

  2. Medical muddle.

    PubMed

    Gartrell, Nanette

    2014-01-01

    Nanette Gartrell, MD, is a psychiatrist and researcher whose investigations have documented the mental health and psychological well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people over the past four decades. Nanette is the principal investigator of an ongoing longitudinal study of lesbian families in which the children were conceived by donor insemination. Now in its 27th year, this project has been cited internationally in the debates over equality in marriage, foster care, and adoption. Previously on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco, Nanette is currently a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. In 2013, Nanette received the Association of Women Psychiatrists Presidential Commendation Award for "selfless and enduring vision, leadership, wisdom, and mentorship in the fields of women's mental health, ethics, and gender research." At the age of 63, Nanette experienced a 3 month period of intractable, incapacitating dizziness for which there was never a clear diagnosis. PMID:24400630

  3. APPENDIX D PART 2 DEPARTMENTS OF CLINICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL EDUCATION

    E-print Network

    Van Stryland, Eric

    APPENDIX D PART 2 DEPARTMENTS OF CLINICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL EDUCATION College of Medicine Evaluation Other Than University Student Evaluation and Outcome Assessment: Other 2. Research contract. The current end date of the contract is ___________________. Overall, based on your performance

  4. American College of Physicians

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2015) Full text | Summary for Patients Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A ... Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2015) Full text | Summary for Patients Dietary and Pharmacologic Management to ...

  5. Reconsidering the Community College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hutcheson, Philo A.

    1999-01-01

    Examines how Laurence Veysey, Stephen Brint, and Jerome Karabel have portrayed the community college and explores the differences between historical and historical-sociological methods. Focuses on recent historical scholarship to develop an historical framework for understanding community colleges. (CMK)

  6. Siena College Web Governance

    E-print Network

    Siena College Web Governance Web Governance: Roles & Responsibilities. WEB ADVISORY COMMITTEE (WAC) The Web Advisory Committee is the Owner of the Siena homepage. The Web Advisory Committee is responsible for: Providing the process that will move Siena College

  7. The construction of an instrument to measure attitudes of college students regarding radiological health

    E-print Network

    Weinstein, Ronald David

    1976-01-01

    OF LITERATURE Attitudes Defining Attitudes Formation of Attitudes Persistance and Change in Attitudes Measuring Attitudes Limitations of Attitude Scales Attitudes of College Students Radiological Health Medical Sources of Radiation Medical and dental x... of Radiation Medical sources of radiation include medical and dental x-ray exposure, radioisotopes, and radiation therapy. These sources and some of the biological and genetic effects of ionizing radiation are dis- cussed in this section. Based...

  8. Scottish Canadian Medical Programme

    E-print Network

    Brierley, Andrew

    educationally and socially. Competition is particularly fierce for the undergraduate Medical Schools at St. St Andrews The Medical School at St Andrews now resides in the UK's newest medical building, which UK medical school for student satisfaction; 94% of St Andrews' medical students gave the School top

  9. 76 FR 70113 - Executive-Led Medical Trade Mission to India Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad March 2-8, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-10

    ...Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-like institutes and up- grade of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges. Medical tourism is one...These include Max group and Medicity Medanta in New Delhi, the Apollo group in Hyderabad, Fortis and the Tata Research in...

  10. 76 FR 80334 - U.S. Medical Trade Mission to India; Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad March 2-8, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-23

    ...Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-like institutes and up-grade of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges. Medical tourism is one...These include Max group and Medicity Medanta in New Delhi, the Apollo group in Hyderabad, Fortis and the Tata Research in...

  11. Adderall abuse on college campuses: a comprehensive literature review.

    PubMed

    Varga, Matthew D

    2012-01-01

    Prescription stimulant abuse has dramatically increased over the past 10 years, but the amount of research regarding college students and illicit prescription stimulant use is still very limited. This has important implications for college mental health professionals and higher education administrators. In this comprehensive literature review the author explores factors contributing to illicit use, self-medication, and recreational use of controlled prescription stimulants; discusses the potential consequences for those students abusing stimulants; and provides recommendations for educating, combating, and assisting students who illicitly use prescriptions stimulants on college campuses. PMID:22694135

  12. 106 College of Education COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

    E-print Network

    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    106 College of Education COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Dean: Professor Calhoun; Associate Dean: Associate Professor Edwards; Director of the Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure: S. Nixon; Director of the Office of Field Experiences: V. Jaus; Director of the Office of Educational Outreach: S. Farrar; Director

  13. All-College Council at Maryville College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blair, Carolyn L.

    In May 1968, the Special Committee on Community Life and Structure of Maryville College recommended that an All-College Council be organized by January 1969. Following approval of this recommendation by the Executive Council of the Faculty, the Special Committee proposed the nomination of 15 council members who were subsequently chosen in a

  14. College Affordability: Implications for College Opportunity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perna, Laura W.; Li, Chunyan

    2006-01-01

    By examining trends in college affordability, this article explores the extent to which the public perception that college is not affordable is justified. First, the article describes trends in national indicators that contribute to ability to pay, including income growth, health care costs, debt burden, and personal savings rates. Trends in

  15. College Transition Programs for Community College Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haugen, Douglas E.

    2012-01-01

    Over the past four decades the number of students enrolling in colleges and universities requiring at least one pre-college level course has been about one-third of all students. Underprepared students are as likely to complete their academic goals as their prepared counterparts if they are able to complete their remedial course work. This study

  16. 42 College of Architecture COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE

    E-print Network

    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    42 College of Architecture COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE Dean: Professor Lambla; Chair: Associate of Architecture (CoA) is to further the discourse between the theory and practice of architecture by the education, the profession, and the community. Architecture in the narrow sense includes important public monuments and

  17. College of Architecture College of Architecture

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    College of Architecture College of Architecture S.R. Crown Hall 3360 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60616 Academic Affairs: TBD Director, Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture Program: Mahjoub Elnimeiri Director of Thesis: Dirk Denison, FAIA Director of Master of Landscape Architecture Program: Peter L. Osler Director

  18. Mission Middle College (The Middle College Concept).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lang-Jolliff, Jennifer

    Fashioned after the LaGuardia model, Mission Middle College Program began in the fall of 2001. It is an educational collaboration between the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) and Mission Community College in Santa Clara, California. It is a program for students who are highly intellectual and capable but uninspired and outside the high

  19. COLLEGE COMPOSTING PROGRAM MATURES

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In 1998 Berea College embarked upon a pilot program to compost food residuals as a means of generating an organic soil amendment and demonstrating the feasibility of responsible waste management to students and community members. The program has since become a fundamental part of the Colleges garde...

  20. College Bookshops Go Downtown.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williams, Audrey Y.

    2001-01-01

    Describes how some small-college bookstores are relocating off-campus in an effort to increase profits and help revive flagging downtown business districts. Such a move can help fight competition in the $10.1-billion college bookstore industry, especially as more chains take over the operation of college bookstores and online booksellers carve out

  1. Community Colleges Online

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crawford, Corinne; Persaud, Colin

    2013-01-01

    Presently, community colleges are bursting at the seams. In 2011, community colleges turned away more than 400,000 prospective students. In the next six years, 63 percent of all U.S. jobs will require postsecondary education. Twenty two million new workers with postsecondary degrees will be needed by 2018. Community colleges are turning

  2. Academic Preparation for College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hanford, George. A.

    1983-01-01

    Academic Preparation for College, a document issued by the College Board and geared to telling students, parents, teachers, and administrators what high school students need to know and be able to do to succeed in college today, is described. Suggestions for trustees as shapers of policy are provided. (MLW)

  3. Planning for College Success

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    PEPNet, 2009

    2009-01-01

    "Planning for College Success" (PCS) is a curriculum model designed by Sharon Downs, M.S., for a course intended to assist deaf and hard of hearing students during their initial introduction to college life. This program allows students to work one-on-one with a counselor to plan for their college success. The program includes short-term goals and

  4. ARMOUR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    ARMOUR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Strategic Plan Summary #12;Armour College of Engineering Strategic Plan Summary | 1 ARMOUR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING STRATEGIC PLAN SUMMARY Undergraduate Education At Armour-focused education with a renewed emphasis on the entrepreneurial and ethical practice of engineering. An Armour

  5. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Jacqueline

    COLLEGE OF SCIENCE :: Recommended Path :: This is the Recommended Path for Biological Sciences, BS / Marine Biology for the 2012-2013 catalog year. 120 Hours. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. Students who plan to enter the College of Science should give special attention to the mathematics and science

  6. College of engineering CELEBRATING

    E-print Network

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Fall 2013 College of engineering CELEBRATING YEARS OF EXCELLENCE #12;Dear alumni and friends, For 80 years, the College of Engineering at Wayne State University has shined. Its faculty members have have questioned, grown and challenged us all to be better. For 80 years, the college has been embraced

  7. COLLEGE OF ELECTORS CONSTITUTION

    E-print Network

    Boonstra, Rudy

    44755 COLLEGE OF ELECTORS CONSTITUTION I AUTHORITY Pursuant to the provisions of The University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) of October 28, 1971 to establish a College of Electors. The Governing Council, on June 20, 1974 gave a continuing mandate to the College of Electors to elect the alumni members

  8. What Is College for?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Delbanco, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    What is college for? There are basically three prevailing answers to this question. The most common answer is an economic one, though it is really two linked answers: first, that providing more people with a college education is good for the economic health of the nation; and second, that going to college is good for the economic competitiveness

  9. David Perrin COLLEGE COUNCIL

    E-print Network

    Simons, Jack

    DEAN David Perrin COLLEGE COUNCIL Lee Dibble CHAIR Communication Science and Disorders Michael Blomgren College Computer Committee Bo Foreman College Curriculum Committee Brad Hayes CHAIR Exercise Sport Science James Hannon CHAIR (Interim) Nutrition Julie Metos CHAIR (Interim) Health Promotion and Education

  10. Middle College Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.

    The Middle College Plan of LaGuardia Community College is designed to provide an integrated high school-college program directed to the needs of urban high school youth. This program will lead to the New York State high school diploma and to A.A. and A.A.S. degrees. It is hoped that underachieving students, potential dropouts, and achieving youth

  11. Medical Symbols in Practice: Myths vs Reality

    PubMed Central

    Shetty, Shraddha; Dsouza, Oliver

    2014-01-01

    Background: The caduceus is the popular symbol of medicine. However, premier health organizations and regulatory bodies such as the World Health Organization and the Medical Council of India use a different symbol- the rod of Asclepius in their logo. There is an increasing awareness and recognition that the caduceus is a false symbol and has no historical substantiation as an emblem of medicine. Many academic and health institutions in the western hemisphere have changed their logo as a consequence. There are other symbols of medicine which are similarly misunderstood. Objectives: The purpose of the study is to assess the knowledge of common medical symbols among doctors and medical students. Materials and Methods: Three hundred doctors and medical students were assessed on their knowledge about the Rx symbol, the Red Cross emblem and the true representative emblem of medicine. Logos and emblems of elite medical colleges and medical associations were also studied. Results: Only 6% of doctors were aware that the Rod of Asclepius is the true symbol of healing. Knowledge of the significance of the Rx symbol and the origin of the Red Cross emblem was 55% and 39 %. Conclusion: There is very little awareness about the rod of Asclepius and most institutions have adopted a logo based on the caduceus. Awareness of the true origins and the symbolism of the emblems is lacking in the medical fraternity. PMID:25302242

  12. Improved Prediction, for Medical Students with Low MCATS, of Indices of Preclinical Performance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bridgham, Robert G.

    The purpose of this study was to explore the value of variables beyond undergraduate grades and admission test scores in predicting success in the preclinical curriculum of the College of Human Medicine of Michigan State University (East Lansing). Subjects included about 93 students with relatively low scores on the Medical College Admissions Test

  13. Understanding the Use of Educational Technology among Faculty, Staff, and Students at a Medical University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kazley, Abby Swanson; Annan, Dustin L.; Carson, Nancy E.; Freeland, Melissa; Hodge, Ashley B.; Seif, Gretchen A.; Zoller, James S.

    2013-01-01

    A college of health professions at a medical university located in the southeastern United States is striving to increase the use of educational technology among faculty, staff, and students. A strategic planning group was formed and charged with enhancing the use of educational technology within the college. In order to understand the current

  14. Traditional Criteria as Predictors of Minority Student Success in Medical School

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, Doris A.; And Others

    1975-01-01

    A study of the relationship between the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), grade point average (GPA), the quality of undergraduate college attended (Austin index) and the preclinical performance of underrepresented minority students at Case Western Reserve University of Medicine showed all three to have predictive value, the Austin index

  15. Establishing a Medical Library Technology Program The SUNY Experience *

    PubMed Central

    Hoey, Evelyn L.

    1969-01-01

    A two-year program in Medical Library Technology leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree was developed and approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Board of Regents as a joint endeavor of the Upstate Medical Center and the Onondaga Community College, with classes scheduled to begin in September 1969. The curriculum is designed to allow continuation of study towards the Bachelor of Science degree and includes a summer internship at one of several participating medical libraries. An increasing number of library technology programs are being offered by junior colleges in the U. S. and Canada. However, this represents a first attempt at a technician education program designed specifically for medical libraries. PMID:5778723

  16. History of the Royal College of General Practitioners--the first 40 years.

    PubMed Central

    Gray, D P

    1992-01-01

    A steering committee met in 1952 to plan for the formation of a new college of general practitioners. An analysis of the work of the Royal College of General Practitioners over its first 40 years suggests that the published aims of the steering committee were largely fulfilled and in some ways exceeded. The unifying theme of the College's development appears to have been the wish to establish general medical practice as a scientific discipline. PMID:1586530

  17. Asthma Medications and Pregnancy

    MedlinePLUS

    ... MD Medical Director, Health Initiatives View full profile Asthma and Pregnancy: Asthma Medications We would like to avoid all medicine ... make sure you are using it correctly. Other Asthma Related Medication Treatment Annual influenza vaccine (flu shot) ...

  18. Federal Medication Terminologies

    Cancer.gov

    The Federal Medication (FedMed) interagency collaboration is organizing an agreed set of standard, comprehensive, freely and easily accessible Federal Medication Terminologies (FMT) to improve the exchange and public availability of medication information.

  19. Nutrition Therapy Services (Medical)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... service covered? Search Medicare.gov for covered items Nutrition therapy services (medical) How often is it covered? Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers medical nutrition therapy services and certain related services. A registered ...

  20. Medical narratives in electronic medical records

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Huibert J Tange; Arie Hasman; Pieter F de Vries Robb; Harry C Schouten

    1997-01-01

    In this article, we describe the state of the art and directions of current development and research with respect to the inclusion of medical narratives in electronic medical-record systems. We used information about 20 electronic medical-record systems as presented in the literature. We divided these systems into `classical' systems that matured before 1990 and are now used in a broad

  1. Teaching Medical Ethics to Medical Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Loewy, Erich H.

    1986-01-01

    The evolution and goals of teaching medical ethics, the nature of medical ethics, and integrating such teaching into the curriculum are examined. Because moral considerations are as much a part of medical decisions as technical considerations, teaching is best done in the context of real cases. (Author/MLW)

  2. Urbana Version 8/9/2006 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

    E-print Network

    Gilbert, Matthew

    Urbana Version 8/9/2006 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE URBANA-PEORIA-ROCKFORD MEDICAL STUDENT PROFESSIONALISM INCIDENT FORM PROCEDURES Medicine is a profession that requires high and shared only with appropriate parties. #12;Excerpted from the University of Illinois College of Medicine

  3. College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 2.12 Page 1

    E-print Network

    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    the unifying theme for the undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs of the College of Veterinary, epidemiology, and environmental health sciences. Graduates of the College in either the veterinary sciences practicing veterinarians to obtain new medical information and meet the Colorado Veterinary Practice Act

  4. Patterns and consequences of inadequate sleep in college students: substance use and motor vehicle accidents.

    PubMed

    Taylor, Daniel J; Bramoweth, Adam D

    2010-06-01

    We examined college sleep patterns and consequences using a cross-sectional design. We found that students get insufficient sleep and frequently use medication and alcohol as sleep aids, use stimulants as alertness aids, and fall asleep at the wheel, or have motor vehicle accidents due to sleepiness. Future studies should focus on effective interventions for sleep in college students. PMID:20472221

  5. CHASS F1RST College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

    E-print Network

    Mills, Allen P.

    CHASS F1RST College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences PETITION TO DROP FROM CHASS F1RST. These conditions are athletes with conflicting practices, documented medical conditions, documented financial problems, documented changes in college, and documented conflict with normative progress towards graduation

  6. Development of a College Student's Mistrust of Health Care Organizations Scale

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Price, James H.; Kirchofer, Gregg M.; Khubchandani, Jagdish; Kleinfelder, JoAnn; Bryant, Michele

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop a College Student's Mistrust of Health Care Organizations (CSMHCO) scale and determine the relationship between medical mistrust with the use of a variety of health care services. Methods: A convenience sample of college students (n=545) at 2 universities in the United States was recruited in

  7. Building learning communities: evolution of the colleges at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

    PubMed

    Fleming, Amy; Cutrer, William; Moutsios, Sandi; Heavrin, Benjamin; Pilla, Michael; Eichbaum, Quentin; Rodgers, Scott

    2013-09-01

    Learning communities, which are an emerging trend in medical education, create a foundation for professional and academic development through the establishment of longitudinal relationships between students and faculty. In this article, the authors describe the robust learning community system at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which encompasses wellness, career planning, professional development, and academics.The Vanderbilt Advisory Colleges Program introduced in 2006 initially focused on two goals: promoting wellness and providing career advising. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the focus of the colleges expanded to incorporate an enhanced level of personal career advising and an academic component. In the four-year College Colloquium course, faculty selected as college mentors teach the medical humanities and lead sessions dedicated to student professional development in the areas of leadership, research, and service-learning. This academic and professional development program builds on the existing strengths of the colleges and has transformed the colleges into learning communities.The authors reflect on lessons learned and discuss future plans. They report that internal data and data from the Association of American Medical Colleges Medical School Graduation Questionnaire support consistently high and increasing satisfaction among Vanderbilt medical students, across the metrics of personal counseling, faculty mentoring, and career planning. PMID:23887019

  8. College News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    College News Online is an international campus newswire and centralized information resource for college-bound students, current students, graduates, and others interested in higher education. The newswire indexes about 400 student-run and campus newspapers and maintains a news archive for the current year. The Campus Union section of College News Online provides information and links for financial aid, internships, employment, computer assistance, and a textbook exchange. The geographic Campus Index links users to college and university Websites throughout the US as well as to higher education institutions in over 110 different countries worldwide. Sociable visitors may share their burgeoning knowledge in the College Chat and Message Board sections.

  9. Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in College Students with ADHD

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DuPaul, George J.; Weyandt, Lisa L.; Rossi, Joseph S.; Vilardo, Brigid A.; O'Dell, Sean M.; Carson, Kristen M.; Verdi, Genevieve; Swentosky, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate stimulant medication on symptoms and functioning for college students with ADHD using double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design. Method: Participants included 24 college students with ADHD and 26 college students without psychopathology. Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) was examined for ADHD participants over five

  10. Since opening its doors in 1955, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has graduated over 9000 alumni who have gone on to

    E-print Network

    Kenny, Paraic

    Education Center #12;Since opening its doors in 1955, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and how students learn. To meet these changing needs, Albert Einstein College of Medicine is creat- ing, Einstein has always been at the forefront of medical education, and was one of the first major medical

  11. International Application Deadline for Ph.D. and M.S. College of Medicine Applicants Term Outside the United States

    E-print Network

    Meyers, Steven D.

    International Application Deadline for Ph.D. and M.S. College of Medicine Applicants Term Outside "Medical Sciences". Pre-Professional and Pharmacology applicants will select Medical Sciences without the concentration. o If you want a to pursue a concentration, please select `Medical Science" plus your first choice

  12. Claremont Colleges Photo Archive

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Located east of Los Angeles, the Claremont Colleges include: Claremont College (now, Claremont University Consortium), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. Each school has its own interesting history, and this extensive digital collection offers visual insight into the personality and development of each one. Over 6700 images were digitized with financial support from The Ann Peppers Foundation and visitors can browse around the contents at their leisure. The photographs cover topics that include student life, building construction, campus planning, administration, and special events. Visitors can use the search engine on the homepage to look for specific items of interest. Additionally, they can also look at an index of terms and subscribe to their RSS feed.

  13. Medical imaging.

    PubMed Central

    Kreel, L.

    1991-01-01

    There is now a wide choice of medical imaging to show both focal and diffuse pathologies in various organs. Conventional radiology with plain films, fluoroscopy and contrast medium have many advantages, being readily available with low-cost apparatus and a familiarity that almost leads to contempt. The use of plain films in chest disease and in trauma does not need emphasizing, yet there are still too many occasions when the answer obtainable from a plain radiograph has not been available. The film may have been mislaid, or the examination was not requested, or the radiograph had been misinterpreted. The converse is also quite common. Examinations are performed that add nothing to patient management, such as skull films when CT will in any case be requested or views of the internal auditory meatus and heal pad thickness in acromegaly, to quote some examples. Other issues are more complicated. Should the patient who clinically has gall-bladder disease have more than a plain film that shows gall-stones? If the answer is yes, then why request a plain film if sonography will in any case be required to 'exclude' other pathologies especially of the liver or pancreas? But then should cholecystography, CT or scintigraphy be added for confirmation? Quite clearly there will be individual circumstances to indicate further imaging after sonography but in the vast majority of patients little or no extra information will be added. Statistics on accuracy and specificity will, in the case of gall-bladder pathology, vary widely if adenomyomatosis is considered by some to be a cause of symptoms or if sonographic examinations 'after fatty meals' are performed. The arguments for or against routine contrast urography rather than sonography are similar but the possibility of contrast reactions and the need to limit ionizing radiation must be borne in mind. These diagnostic strategies are also being influenced by their cost and availability; purely pragmatic considerations are not infrequently the overriding factor. Non-invasive methods will be preferred, particularly sonography as it is far more acceptable by not being claustrophobic and totally free of any known untoward effects. There is another quite different but unrelated aspect. The imaging methods, apart from limited exceptions, cannot characterize tissues as benign or malignant, granulomatous or neoplastic; cytology or histology usually provides the answer. Sonography is most commonly used to locate the needle tip correctly for percutaneous sampling of tissues. Frequently sonography with fine needle aspiration cytology or biopsy is the least expensive, safest and most direct route to a definitive diagnosis. Abscesses can be similarly diagnosed but with needles or catheters through which the pus can be drained. The versatility and mobility of sonography has spawned other uses, particularly for the very ill and immobile, for the intensive therapy units and for the operating theatre, as well in endosonography. The appointment of more skilled sonographers to the National Health Service could make a substantial contribution to cost-effective management of hospital services. Just when contrast agents and angiography have become safe and are performed rapidly, they are being supplanted by scanning methods. They are now mainly used for interventional procedures or of pre-operative 'road maps' and may be required even less in the future as MRI angiography and Doppler techniques progress. MRI will almost certainly extent its role beyond the central nervous system (CNS) should the equipment become more freely available, especially to orthopaedics. Until then plain films, sonography or CT will have to suffice. Even in the CNS there are conditions where CT is more diagnostic, as in showing calculations in cerebral cysticercosis. Then, too, in most cases CT produces results comparable to MRI apart from areas close to bone, structures at the base of the brain, in the posterior fossa and in the spinal cord. Scintigraphy for pulmonary infarcts and bone metastases and in renal disease in children plays

  14. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

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    Ronquist, Fredrik

    COLLEGE OF MUSIC COLLEGE OF NURSING COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK COLLEGE OF VISUAL reputation as a public graduate research uni- versity that blends outstanding teaching with research that advances our community, our state, the nation, and the world. We are home to a talented community

  15. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland University College Dublin

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    1 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland University College Dublin Institutional Quality Review between the University College Dublin (UCD) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI a recognised college, of the National University of Ireland (NUI). Both are `designated awarding bodies

  16. COLLEGE OF GEOSCIENCES COLLEGE OF GEOSCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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    COLLEGE OF GEOSCIENCES 1 COLLEGE OF GEOSCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES The College (https://scholarships.tamu.edu/cd_staff.aspx). The College further follows guidelines for competitive and documented procedures for scholarship award. These policies and procedures are posted on the College website

  17. Public versus Private Colleges: Political Participation of College Graduates

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    Lott, Joe L., II.; Hernandez, Jose; King, Joe P.; Brown, Tiffany; Fajardo, Ismael

    2013-01-01

    Using data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) of College Graduates, we use structural equation modeling to model the relationships between college major, values held in college, collegiate community service participation, and the post-college political participation of college graduates by public versus private

  18. Warner College of Natural Resources Warner College of Natural

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    . COLLEGE PROGRAMS Undergraduate Majors The scope of the College's programs is more broadly based than most Resources. It is desirable that students in the College have opportunities to study abroad, just as studentsWarner College of Natural Resources Warner College of Natural Resources Office in Natural Resources

  19. Debt crisis ahead for Irish medical students.

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    Haugh, C; Doyle, B; O'Flynn, S

    2014-06-01

    Internationally medical student debt is a cause of concern. A survey of medical students in UCC (response rate of 191 representing 35% of the EU student cohort) reveals that 34 (26%) of direct entry medicine (DEM) students and 36 (61%) graduate entrants (GEM) have a loan with an anticipated average debt of Euro17,300 and Euro80,000 on graduation respectively. Fifty-three (90%) graduate entrants and 75 (57%) direct entrants revealed that they often worry about their current financial situation. Fifty-three (28%) of students have a part-time job and many were concerned about the degree to which this conflicted with their academic workload. 118 (89%) of school leavers and 48 (81%) graduates received financial assistance from their families to fund their college expenses. Student responses recommended the introduction of a government supported low interest rate loan and other incentives to help service high levels of debt associated with medical education. PMID:24988840

  20. Children's Hospital Medical Center

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    Papautsky, Ian

    UNIVERSITY COMMONS Children's Hospital Medical Center Children's Hospital Medical Research Center Complex Radiation Safety HealthProfessions Building WherryHall Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC VAMC ShrinersHospital forChildren Shriners Garage Cincinnati Dept of Health LoganHall Medical Sciences Building

  1. Medical Ethics, Boundaries and

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    Discussions Jessica Berg, JD, MPH 2:00-3:00 pm Perspective of the State Medical Board William schmidt, JD 3Medical Ethics, Boundaries and Professionalism I N T E N S I V E C O U R S E I N February 2-3, 2012 Medical education Program sponsored by: #12;IntenSIve CourSe In Medical Ethics, Boundaries

  2. Medicine and Medical Center

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    Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) #12;400 Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) Graduate Catalogue 201415 Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center (FM/AUBMC) Officers Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Raja N. Khuri Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Ziyad Ghazzal

  3. The Medical Passport

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    Ineson, Sue; Seeling, Stephen S.

    2005-01-01

    A Working Group on Medical Passports was established in 2002 by the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities. The goal of this group was to develop a fast-track registration process for highly qualified medical practitioners wishing to move from one jurisdiction to another. A "medical passport" would be available only to

  4. college of pharmacy college of pharmacy

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    Almor, Amit

    that is truly progressive. The body of knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation." - Edwin Powell Hubble Professors at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy possess an exceptional depth of knowledge

  5. Converting Work into College Credits

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    Hoffman, Joseph A.

    1976-01-01

    The Cooperative Education Program conducted by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry and Thomas A. Edison College enables State labor department employees to work toward college degrees by attending free classes, taking college-level examinations for college credit, and converting work and life experiences into college credits.

  6. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND

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    Schellekens, Michel P.

    COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND FOOD SCIENCE Strategic Plan 2013-2017 #12;2 College of Science, Engineering and Food Science - Strategic Plan 2013-2017 #12;Contents 3 College of Science, Engineering;1.1. The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) at University College Cork provides bachelor

  7. Strategic Plan College of Dentistry

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    COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY Strategic Plan College of Dentistry The Ohio State University 2011-2016 #12 Openness and Trust #12;Strategic Plan College of Dentistry Page ii Table of Contents Letter from the Dean #12;Strategic Plan College of Dentistry Page iii #12;Strategic Plan College of Dentistry Page 1 Letter

  8. EVER TO EXCEL Boston College

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    Huang, Jianyu

    boston college 20002001 EVER TO EXCEL #12;Boston College Chestnut Hill Massachusetts 02467 617-552-8000 BOSTON COLLEGE BULLETIN 2000-2001 Volume LXX, Number 13, April 2000 The Boston College Bulletin contains's contractual undertakings. Boston College reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature

  9. EVER TO EXCEL Boston College

    E-print Network

    Huang, Jianyu

    boston college 19992000 EVER TO EXCEL #12;Boston College Chestnut Hill Massachusetts 02467 617-552-8000 BOSTON COLLEGE BULLETIN 1999-2000 Volume LXIX, Number 12, April 1999 The Boston College Bulletin contains's contractual undertakings. Boston College reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature

  10. STS-3 medical report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pool, S. L. (editor); Johnson, P. C., Jr. (editor); Mason, J. A. (editor)

    1982-01-01

    The medical operations report for STS-3, which includes a review of the health of the crew before, during, and immediately after the third Shuttle orbital flight is presented. Areas reviewed include: health evaluation, medical debriefing of crewmembers, health stabilization program, medical training, medical 'kit' carried in flight, tests and countermeasures for space motion sickness, cardiovascular profile, biochemistry and endocrinology results, hematology and immunology analyses, medical microbiology, food and nutrition, potable water, shuttle toxicology, radiological health, and cabin acoustic noise. Environmental effects of shuttle launch and landing medical information management, and management, planning, and implementation of the medical program are also dicussed.

  11. Ohio Medical Office Management. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).

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    Ray, Gayl M.; Wilson, Nick; Mangini, Rick

    This document provides a framework for a broad-based secondary and postsecondary curriculum to prepare students for employment in medical office management. The first part of the technical competency profile (TCP) contains the following items: an explanation of the purpose and scope of Ohio's TCPs; college tech prep program standards; an overview

  12. Plain abdominal radiographs in acute medical emergencies: an abused investigation?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S Feyler; V Williamson; D King

    2002-01-01

    Plain abdominal radiographs are commonly requested for acute medical emergencies on patients with non-specific abdominal symptoms and signs. In this study 131 plain abdominal radiographs performed on the day of admission were prospectively analysed. In only 16 cases (12%) the reasons for requests conformed to the recommended guidelines by the Royal College of Radiologists. The reason for the request was

  13. Medicating for ADD/ADHD: Personal and Social Issues

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davis-Berman, Jennifer L.; Pestello, Frances G.

    2010-01-01

    Twenty college students from a private Midwestern university were interviewed about their past and present experiences with taking medication for Attention Deficit Disorder. Analysis of respondent interviews suggested the following themes that were discussed and analyzed: recruitment of the young, little personal stigma, societal issues, side

  14. Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Potential into Purpose

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    Puglisi, Joseph

    Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Potential into Purpose #12;Cover: SMYSP students proudly for SATs, writing their college essays, and learning about financial aid. · Research projects: Students students, faculty, health and education professionals, and alumni of the program who serve as role models

  15. Enhancing Commitment Improves Adherence to a Medical Regimen.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Putnam, Dana E.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Evaluated commitment-based intervention for improvement of adherence to 10-day antibiotic regimen. Subjects were 60 college students. Experimental subjects made verbal and written commitments for adherence and completed tasks designed to increase their investment in medication regimen. Controls performed similarly structured tasks unrelated to

  16. Architecture of SNOMED: Its Contribution to Medical Language Processing

    PubMed Central

    Cote, Roger A.

    1986-01-01

    A summary of the architecture of the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) is given as well as the main design objective elaborated by the Nomenclature Committee of the College of American Pathologists. Some of the major areas of research made possible by SNOMED, as well as a series of practical applications, are reviewed in the light of contributions to medical language processing.

  17. The Relationship between Diagnostic Accuracy and Confidence in Medical Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mann, Doug

    Studies in psychology and clinical decision making have shown that research subjects and physicians are often overconfident in the accuracy of their judgments. In these studies, groups of 20 first-year and 27 third-year osteopathic medical students at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens) were slightly underconfident in

  18. 14. Photocopy of postcard. COLLEGE HILL AND THE COLLEGE AVENUE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    14. Photocopy of postcard. COLLEGE HILL AND THE COLLEGE AVENUE BRIDGE, CA. 1912. (Original in Greenville Area Historical Society) - College Avenue Bridge, Pennsylvania Route 58/ Legislative Route 82 spanning Little Shenango River, Greenville, Mercer County, PA

  19. Intrasubject Medication Adherence Patterns

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cynthia L. Russell; Vicki S. Conn; Catherine Ashbaugh; Richard Madsen; Karen Hayes; Gilbert Ross

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this prospective descriptive study was to explore the patterns of intrasubject (between medication) adherence of two similarly timed, twice-daily medications using the Medication Event Management System electronic monitoring cap. Medication adherence was measured for 6 months using electronic monitoring in 25 adult renal-transplant recipients. Data were available from 7,119 electronic medication events. Results indicated that two twice-daily

  20. HIV testing practices among New England college health centers

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background The prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to increase among certain populations including young men who have sex with men (MSM). College campuses represent a potential setting to engage young adults and institute prevention interventions including HIV testing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate testing practices for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on college campuses. Methods Medical directors at four-year residential baccalaureate college health centers in New England were surveyed from June, 2011 to September, 2011. Thirty-one interviews were completed regarding experiences with HIV testing, acute HIV infection, other STI testing, and outreach efforts targeting specific at-risk groups such as MSM. Results Among schools that responded to the survey, less than five percent of students were tested for HIV at their local college health center in the past academic year (20102011). Significant barriers to HIV testing included cost and availability of rapid antibody testing. One-third of college health medical directors reported that their practitioners may not feel comfortable recognizing acute HIV infection. Conclusions Improved HIV testing practices are needed on college campuses. Programs should focus on outreach efforts targeting MSM and other at-risk populations. PMID:23496891

  1. Colleges and Employees Explore Ways to Provide for Healthy Retirements

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    Dotinga, Randy

    2008-01-01

    Faculty members and administrators should not assume that their colleges will pick up their medical bills during their retirement. Medicare benefits are not guaranteed that they will remain the same. Experts believe that the Medicare trust fund that pays for retiree hospital care will go bankrupt by 2019. As such, insurance experts are now urging

  2. Proposed Curriculum Draft Communications in the College of Medicine

    E-print Network

    Gilbert, Matthew

    curriculum (Kalet et al., 2004). · Individualized approaches to curriculum development, grounded in similar1 Proposed Curriculum Draft Communications in the College of Medicine Communications is recognized by physicians, patients, scholars, and accreditation agencies as a crucial part of a medical school curriculum

  3. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

    E-print Network

    Yates, Andrew

    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION CLASS of deadline is in December). Check one: Summer Global Health_____ Medical Spanish_______ Senior Global Health attendance at 2-3 seminars before leaving for project (dates and times TBD) on topics in global health

  4. Analytical survey of elements in veterinary college incinerator ashes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Larry J. Thompson; Joseph G. Ebel; Kerry L. Manzell; Michael Rutzke; Walter H. Gutenmann; Donald J. Lisk

    1995-01-01

    While appreciable attention has been given to the elemental composition of ashes from municipal solid waste incinerators, relatively little information is available on the elemental content of incinerators burning animal carcasses and medical wastes. In the work reported here, an analytical survey was conducted of the concentration of 22 elements in the ashes of incinerators located at veterinary colleges or

  5. Project HOPE and Nursing at Navajo Community College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Daniel, M. Grace

    After an in-depth study focusing on four major interdependent factors of the Navajo social system (the Origin Myth and the general mythology basic to the religious/medical practices, the economy, political system, and education), Project HOPE agreed, in cooperation with the college, to establish and implement an Associate of Arts nursing program

  6. Rush Health Systems and Meridian Community College: People Serving People

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Willis, Jean H.

    2007-01-01

    Meridian Community College and Rush Health Systems are partners in delivering training focused on Rush's mission statement of hospital-wide commitment to "excellence in service management." Rush and MCC have delivered customized classes in the following areas: medical billing, leadership management, computer training, admissions clerk, and

  7. College is Possible

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created by the Coalition of America's Colleges, this site is offered as a guide for parents and students to information and advice on higher education, especially with regard to financial matters. The site is composed of three primary sections: Preparing for College, Choosing the Right College, and Paying for College. The first offers a ten-step guide (beginning with pre-school), recommended Secondary School courses, and an electronic and print Resource Library. The second section features a helpful College Admissions and Financial Aid Calendar, which guides parents and students through the steps they should take beginning with the freshman year in High School. Another Resource Library in this section points to more information. The final and probably most important section offers a number of resources concerning financial aid programs and paying for college, including an overview of financial aid programs and some FAQs.

  8. Mississippi Curriculum Framework for Medical Laboratory Technology Programs (CIP: 51.1004--Medical Laboratory Technology). Postsecondary Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.

    This document, which is intended for use by community and junior colleges throughout Mississippi, contains curriculum frameworks for the course sequences in the medical laboratory technology program. Presented in the introductory section are a description of the program and suggested course sequence. Section I lists baseline competencies, and

  9. An Assessment of Teachers' Preference for Lecture Delivery Methods in Medical Education

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    Seth, Vikas; Upadhyaya, Prerna; Ahmad, Mushtaq; Kumar, Virendra

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the study was to assess the medical teachers' preference for various lecture delivery methods like the lectures using chalkboard, utilizing transparencies with an overhead projector (OHP) or lectures using a PowerPoint presentation and their frequency of use of teaching aids. The faculty of the medical college was asked to fill in the

  10. Students, Stress and Coping Strategies: A Case of Pakistani Medical School

    Microsoft Academic Search

    BABAR T. SHAIKH; Arsalan Kahloon; Muhammad Kazmi; Hamza Khalid; Kiran Nawaz; NADIA A. KHAN; Saadiya Khan

    2004-01-01

    Objective: Assess the perception of stress amongst medical students and their coping strategies. Methodology\\/Study design: A cross sectional study using a semi-structured self administered questionnaire was carried out over four weeks, using a small sample of students of all categories and classes of a medical college. Results: A total of 264 students out of 300 (88%) filled in the questionnaire.

  11. The Dilemma of Medical Curriculum Innovation for the University Basic Science Departments

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    Weil, William B., Jr.

    1970-01-01

    In his address to the Council of Academic Societies at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1969, author re-examines the advantages and disadvantages of a basic science department that is exclusively a medical school department. (IR)

  12. History: Abraham Lincoln's Suit Against a Medical Imposter Who Assaulted His Client

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Allen D. Spiegel; Florence Kavaler

    2001-01-01

    In 1851, A. Lincoln, Esquire represented Edward Jones who charged in a law suit that his attending physician had assaulted him. Jones, also a lawyer, had sharply questioned Dr. Joseph S. Maus about his claims of attendance and graduation from Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College, an allopathic medical school. Jones claimed that Maus became enraged at his persistent questioning and attacked

  13. A Medical School for the Mountains: Training Doctors for Rural Care.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Casto, James E.

    2001-01-01

    The Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (Kentucky) trains primary care physicians for practice in rural Appalachian communities. Describes the medical school's creation, funding, and mission; scholarships and provision of textbooks and supplies to students; rural residency requirements; and new approaches to medical education and to

  14. Medical and Dental School Application Preparation For Fall 2011 Professional School Matriculation

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    Medical and Dental School Application Preparation For Fall 2011 Professional School Matriculation and dental schools. This document is a GUIDE only. Students must take an active role in the process which procedures, etc. Plan a review strategy for taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or the Dental

  15. Nuclear Medical Technology. Curriculum for a Two Year Program. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buatti, A.; Rich, D.

    Objectives of the project briefly described here were (1) to develop curriculum for a two-year nuclear medical technology program based on a working relationship between three institutions (community college, university health center, and hospital) and (2) to develop procedures for the operation of a medical imaging and radiation technology core

  16. Relationship of Medical Students' Admission Interview Scores to Their Dean's Letter Ratings.

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    Hall, Frances R.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    A study found that the admission interview scores for 62 Dartmouth Medical School (New Hampshire) applicants correlated positively with dean's letter ratings given 4 years later and that interview scores were better predictors of ratings than were total Medical College Admission Test scores or science grade point averages. (Author/MSE)

  17. C A M P E P Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs, Inc.

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    C A M P E P Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs, Inc. Sponsoring of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP), I am pleased to inform you Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD20740, Tel. (301) 209-3346, Fax. (301) 209-0862, E-mail. campep

  18. Does Adding Medication to Psychotherapy for Depression Improve or Worsen Outcome?

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    Karon, Bertram P.

    2007-01-01

    That two-thirds of depressed adults are resistant to medication has led to the addition of psychotherapy to treatment, but is medication necessary? Results are at least as good with psychotherapy alone, and the relapse rate is less. Handling of suicidal danger, sleep disorders, and common depressing issues in college students are discussed along

  19. Overwork Among Residents in India: A Medical Resident's Perspective

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    Azhar, Gulrez S.; Azhar, Abdullah Z.; Azhar, Ahmad S.

    2012-01-01

    This paper argues that medical residents who do most of the hard work in big hospitals and medical colleges are overworked. A hierarchical organizational structure, staffing patterns, and fear of failure in examinations leads to overwork among residents going unreported. This can lead to poor academic performance and research work. Gaps in communication have serious implications on patient health. Undesirable practices like LAMA (leave against medical advice) also result from overwork. Issues of pay and contracts including mandatory service need to be looked into carefully. National and international recommendations on work hours have consistently been ignored. The solutions suggested are simple and easy to implement. PMID:24479024

  20. Franklin College: Switzerland

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    Franklin College is an American four year liberal arts college located in Lugano, Switzerland. It is accredited by the Middle States Association and offers programs in international relations, international management, international economics, modern languages, history and literature as well as visual and communication arts. Regular admission as well as study abroad are options at this very international college with over 50 nationalities represented in its student body. Franklin offers the distinctive alternative of an American education in the center of Europe.