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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Colleges., Association O.

1997-01-01

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Climatic characteristics and change laws of fog, haze and acid rain days in Wenzhou  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the fog and haze data from 8 meteorological stations in Wenzhou, the spatial climatic characteristics and change laws of fog and haze days in recent 40 years were analyzed. The results indicate that from 1971 to 2008, the fog days in urban area of Wenzhou was significantly decreased. Fog days in exurban area of Wenzhou were decreased but

Zheng Feng; Zhou Bi-gao; Wu Meng-chun

2010-01-01

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The Annual Awards of The Association of American Medical Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the recipients of the Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Awards: Dr. John L. Caughey, Jr., for Distinguished Service to Medical Education; and Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, for his studies in influenza. (PG)

Journal of Medical Education, 1975

1975-01-01

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Meharry Medical College Took Its Case To Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how a series of experimental health programs that have improved medical care for people in poor Nashville communities have also solved some of Meharry Medical College's financial problems. (WM)

Steif, William

1969-01-01

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American College of Medical Informatics Fellows and International Associates, 2008  

PubMed Central

In 2008, 11 new fellows were elected to the American College of Medical Informatics, and were inducted into the College at a ceremony held in conjunction with the American Medical Informatics Association conference in Washington, DC on Nov 9, 2008. A brief synopsis of the background and accomplishments of each of the new fellows is provided here, in alphabetical order.

Masys, Daniel R.

2009-01-01

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Development of Meharry Medical College Prostate Cancer Research Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A prostate cancer (PCa) research program has been established at Meharry Medical College. There is substantial urology, oncology, epidemiology, nutrition and other expertise at Meharry and Vanderbilt addressing issues of PCa disparities, and 4 program inv...

F. A. Ukoli

2010-01-01

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Poisonings at Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital.  

PubMed

Poisoning is an increasingly common social problem in Nepal. Studies on poisoning in semi urban areas of Nepal are minimal. Here we, present a prospective study of poisoning in semi urban area of capital, Kathmandu lasting for six years duration. Altogether there were 354 cases of various poisoning, admitted in Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital from Baisakh 2062 (April 16, 2005) to Chaitra 2067 (April 15, 2011). Male: Female ratio was 135:219 (1:1.6) and Age +/- SD was age 29.3 +/- 13.8 years. Age group (20-29 years) comprised of 138 patients (38.9% followed by < 20 years age group (92, 25.9%). Brahman/ chhetri (150, 42.4%) and Mongolian (146, 41.2%) ethnic groups were the main sufferers of poisoning, followed by newars (41, 11.6%) patients. Deliberate self harm was the cause for poisoning in maximum number of patients (156, 44.1%), followed by depression (64, 18.1%) and accidental poisoning (42, 11.9%). Organophosphorus (152, 42.9%), medicines (71, 20.1%), and rodenticide poisoning (38, 10.7%) were common poisons. Metacid (Methyl parathion) (46, 15.5%) was the most popular brand of poisoning agent used in Nepal for suicidal purpose. The over all mortality rate of poisoning in general was 7.1% with organophosphorus poisoning topping the list (19, 12.5%). We also present mad honey poisonings in a small group of 9 (3.2%) patients with M:F 8:1, age 26.5 +/- 8.8 years. Due precaution should be undertaken during their management as some of them may go into cardiopulmonary arrest and should not be considered benign when more than 5 tablespoonful wild honey is consumed. PMID:22808816

Shrestha, B; Singh, P M; Bharati, U; Dhungel, S

2011-09-01

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Predictors of Nonmedical ADHD Medication Use by College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

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Physics and the revised Medical College Admission Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Hilborn, Robert C.

2014-05-01

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Geospatial Analysis of Regional Development in China: The Case of Zhejiang Province and the Wenzhou Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract:The paper, based on extensive field work and surveys, analyzes in a GIS environ- ment the multiscalar patternsand,emerging,clusters of regional development in Zhejiang Province (one of China’s mostrapidly growing) and WenzhouMunicipality (known for the Wenzhou Model of development based on private enterprise and rural industrialization). The authors first investigate the extent to which a traditional northeast-southwest divide has been replaced

Xinyue Ye; Yehua Dennis Wei

2005-01-01

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Meharry Medical College-Community Health Centers Network  

Cancer.gov

The Meharry Medical College Community Health Centers (CHCs) Community Networks Program (CNP) is a component of the Meharry Center for Optimal Health. Its purpose is to reduce cancer health disparities among African Americans by conducting community-based participatory research, education, and training in three urban communities in Tennessee (Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis).

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Medical College of Georgia Fact Book 1978-79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The third edition of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) fact book provides a chronicle of the year 1978-1979, reflecting data and events important to the institution. Sections include: general information/Augusta; general information/MCG; administration; budget and physical plant; library/learning resources; faculty; continuing education;…

Georgia Medical Coll., Augusta.

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Supporting medical education research quality: the Association of American Medical Colleges' Medical Education Research Certificate program.  

PubMed

The quality of the medical education research (MER) reported in the literature has been frequently criticized. Numerous reasons have been provided for these shortcomings, including the level of research training and experience of many medical school faculty. The faculty development required to improve MER can take various forms. This article describes the Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program, a national faculty development program that focuses exclusively on MER. Sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and led by a committee of established medical education researchers from across the United States, the MERC program is built on a set of 11 interactive workshops offered at various times and places across the United States. MERC participants can customize the program by selecting six workshops from this set to fulfill requirements for certification. This article describes the history, operations, current organization, and evaluation of the program. Key elements of the program's success include alignment of program content and focus with needs identified by prospective users, flexibility in program organization and logistics to fit participant schedules, an emphasis on practical application of MER principles in the context of the participants' activities and interests, consistency in program content and format to ensure standards of quality, and a sustainable financial model. The relationship between the national MERC program and local faculty development initiatives is also described. The success of the MERC program suggests that it may be a possible model for nationally disseminated faculty development programs in other domains. PMID:21099386

Gruppen, Larry D; Yoder, Ernie; Frye, Ann; Perkowski, Linda C; Mavis, Brian

2011-01-01

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Modernizing and transforming medical education at the kilimanjaro christian medical university college.  

PubMed

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

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

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Meharry Medical College-Community Health Centers Network  

Cancer.gov

The goal of the Meharry Medical College-Community Health Centers Network is to reduce cancer health disparities among African Americans through community-based participatory research, education, and training in three urban communities in Tennessee (Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis). In the project's first year, an umbrella coalition of organizations and individuals will create plans for collaborative community networking activities and develop an infrastructure to facilitate research in the target population.

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Case study: library usage at an Indian medical college.  

PubMed

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

Shah, Chinmay

2011-03-01

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Money versus mission at an African-American medical school: Knoxville College Medical Department, 1895-1900.  

PubMed

Knoxville College Medical Department (KCMD) was, to all appearances, a missionary medical school established in 1895 by a small black Presbyterian college in the Tennessee mountains to train African-American physicians. In reality, it functioned as a proprietary medical school organized and operated by a group of local white physicians who were more interested in making money than in furthering the school's mission of educating black Christian physicians. KCMD limped along until 1900 when the college's new president reported to the trustees about the white faculty's greed, irreligious behavior, poor teaching, and bad medical reputation, and about how the presence of the medical school on campus undermined the college's overall mission. KCMD graduated two students before closing its doors in 1900. A group of faculty then reopened the school off-campus as the Knoxville Medical College. That school closed in 1910. PMID:11740123

Savitt, T L

2001-01-01

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Predictors of Nonmedical ADHD Medication Use by College Students  

PubMed Central

Objective To identify the predictors of nonmedical ADHD medication use by college students. Participants Eight hundred forty-three undergraduates attending one public or one private university in the southeastern US. Methods Students completed a web-based survey inquiring about ADHD medication use during the first semester freshman of their year and a second time during the second semester of their sophomore year. Results Forty-five (5.3%) reported the onset of nonmedical ADHD use between the two survey administrations. The majority of these students were high substance users as freshman. Attention difficulties also predicted the onset of nonmedical use, especially in the absence of excessive substance use. Compared to other nonmedical users of ADHD medication, those reporting attention difficulties had lower GPAs, greater academic concerns, and higher levels of depressive symptoms. Conclusion Attention difficulties contribute to the onset of nonmedical ADHD medication use in a significant minority of nonmedical users. These students may begin using ADHD medication to address attention problems they experience as undermining their academic success.

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

2013-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Birch, Sally; Magid, Amani; Weber, Alan

2013-11-01

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Anatomy of a new U.S. medical school: The Commonwealth Medical College.  

PubMed

In response to the Association of American Medical Colleges' call for increases in medical school enrollment, several new MD-granting schools have opened in recent years. This article chronicles the development of one of these new schools, The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), a private, not-for-profit, independent medical college with a distributive model of education and regional campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. TCMC is unique among new medical schools because it is not affiliated with a parent university. The authors outline the process of identifying a need for a new regional medical school in northeastern Pennsylvania, the financial planning process, the recruitment of faculty and staff, the educational and research missions of TCMC, and details of the infrastructure of the new school. TCMC's purpose is to increase the number of physicians in northeastern Pennsylvania, and in the next 20 years it is expected to add 425 practicing physicians to this part of the state. TCMC is characterized by autonomy, private and public support, assured resources in good supply, a relatively secure clinical base, strong cultural ties to the northeast, recruiting practices that reflect the dean's convictions, and strong support from its board of directors. TCMC has invested heavily in social and community medicine in its educational programs while still developing a strong research emphasis. Major challenges have centered on TCMC's lack of a parent university in areas of accreditation, infrastructure development, faculty recruitment, and graduate medical education programs. These challenges, as well as solutions and benefits, are discussed. PMID:20520045

Smego, Raymond A; D'Alessandri, Robert M; Linger, Barry; Hunt, Virginia A; Ryan, James; Monnier, John; Litwack, Gerald; Katz, Paul; Thompson, Wayne

2010-05-01

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Ecosystem service values and restoration in the urban Sanyang wetland of Wenzhou, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the course of a year, we conducted a study on future restoration work in the Sanyang wetland, a degraded permanent river wetland that is close to the center of Wenzhou city, China. Our main objective was to plan the restoration by using both structural indices and a valuation of the wetland's ecosystem services, thereby linking the science to human

Chunfu Tong; Rusty A. Feagin; Jianjian Lu; Xiufeng Zhang; Xiaojun Zhu; Wei Wang; Wenshan He

2007-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Chatterjee, Biswajit; Sarkar, Jhuma

2012-01-01

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Academic misconduct among students in medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan  

PubMed Central

Objective: To determine the trends of academic misconduct in undergraduate students of different private and government section medical institutes. Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at three medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan. The students were evaluated by giving a self reported questionnaire containing various questions assessing their educational dishonesty and cheating behaviors. Results: A total of 274 students from different years completed the questionnaire. Mean age was 21.48 ± 1.89 years. Most of the students were in 4th year (n=86; 31.3%). There were 182 (66.5%) females and 92 (33.5%) males. Majority of the students (n=155; 55.1%) accepted that they have cheated at least once. There was no significant difference regarding acceptance of cheating among different years of study (p=0.23) however females were found to accept cheating more as compared to males (p=0.036). First year students were found more to ask teachers for answers during OSCE (p=0.01). A large number of students accepted that they mark proxy for their friends (85.7%) and also ask their friends to mark proxy for them (85.03%). Nearly half (44.02%) of the students rotating in wards also admitted to write fake histories. Conclusion: A large number of medical students admitted cheating and involvement in other academic misconduct. We need to improve our educational system, formally add professional session and strict disciplinary action should be taken against those who are found guilty.

Hafeez, Kamran; Laiq-uz-Zaman Khan, Muhammad; Jawaid, Masood; Haroon, Saroona

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

2011-01-01

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College Students' Use of Compliance-Gaining Strategies to Obtain Prescription Stimulant Medications for Illicit Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To examine college students' illicit use of prescription stimulant medications and compliance-gaining strategies that they would use to obtain a stimulant medication. Design: A questionnaire-based study. Setting: Seven hundred and twenty undergraduate college students at a large, northeastern university in the United States were…

Checton, Maria G.; Greene, Kathryn

2011-01-01

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An analysis of the association of American medical colleges' review of minorities in medical education.  

PubMed Central

The Association of American Medical Colleges publishes an enormous database each year, which encompasses every conceivable category of medical education. This information covers high-school student premedical activities, medical school/student data, demographics of residents and fellows in training, a profile of medical school faculty according to academic rank and the enrollment of each medical school in the country. It is all categorized according to race, ethnicity and gender. Furthermore, it is a longitudinal survey and, therefore, valid comparisons can be made over long periods of time. The extensive coverage of African-American involvement in the system at all levels allows for healthcare planners, administrators, politicians and students/parents at all levels to use this as a roadmap for planning purposes. Much of the data is broken down according to individual states, thus enabling students to make better decisions about selecting private versus public institutions for their training. The data on residents in training and medical school faculty provides very useful information for healthcare planners, state and federal government officials, and medical school deans and university administrators interested in addressing diversity issues within their respective domains. Images Figure 22 Figure 25 Figure 28 Figure 8 Figure 11 Figure 15

Hoover, Eddie

2005-01-01

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Academic misconduct among students in medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan.  

PubMed

Objective: To determine the trends of academic misconduct in undergraduate students of different private and government section medical institutes. Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at three medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan. The students were evaluated by giving a self reported questionnaire containing various questions assessing their educational dishonesty and cheating behaviors. Results: A total of 274 students from different years completed the questionnaire. Mean age was 21.48 ± 1.89 years. Most of the students were in 4(th) year (n=86; 31.3%). There were 182 (66.5%) females and 92 (33.5%) males. Majority of the students (n=155; 55.1%) accepted that they have cheated at least once. There was no significant difference regarding acceptance of cheating among different years of study (p=0.23) however females were found to accept cheating more as compared to males (p=0.036). First year students were found more to ask teachers for answers during OSCE (p=0.01). A large number of students accepted that they mark proxy for their friends (85.7%) and also ask their friends to mark proxy for them (85.03%). Nearly half (44.02%) of the students rotating in wards also admitted to write fake histories. Conclusion: A large number of medical students admitted cheating and involvement in other academic misconduct. We need to improve our educational system, formally add professional session and strict disciplinary action should be taken against those who are found guilty. PMID:24353611

Hafeez, Kamran; Laiq-Uz-Zaman Khan, Muhammad; Jawaid, Masood; Haroon, Saroona

2013-05-01

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Depression and Stigma in Medical Students at a Private Medical College  

PubMed Central

Objectives: This study aimed to assess prevalence rate of depression and perceptions regarding stigma associated with depression amongst medical students. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted amongst 331 undergraduate medical students at a private medical college in Gujarat. Data was collected, which comprised of socio-demographic details, Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), and a 22-item semi-structured questionnaire to assess personal, perceived, and help-seeking stigma. Univariate analysis and chi-square tests were used to test for association between variables. Results: Overall prevalence of depression was found to be 64%. Highest level of depression was seen in first year. Moderate to severe depression was found in 26.6% students. 73.3% students felt that having depression would negatively affect their education, and 52.3% saw depression as a sign of personal weakness. Females more strongly believed that students would not want to work with a depressed student (50.9% v/s 36.2%) and that if depressed, they would be unable to complete medical college responsibilities (61.9% v/s 44.1%). With increasing academic year, there was increase in stigma about disclosing depression to friends (P = 0.0082) and increase in stigma about working with a depressed student (P = 0.0067). Depressed students felt more strongly than non-depressed students on 10 items of the stigma questionnaire. Conclusions: High stigma exists among students about the causation of depression, and there exists an environment in which students discriminate fellow colleagues based on the presence of depression. This raises need for increasing awareness and support from peers and faculty.

Vankar, Jagdish R; Prabhakaran, Anusha; Sharma, Himanshu

2014-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Spiegel, Allen D; Kavaler, Florence

2002-10-01

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The Marei Ika Daigaku (Syonan Medical College) during the Japanese occupation of Singapore (1942-1945).  

PubMed

During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore (1942-1945), Singapore was renamed Syonan (or Syonanto). The Japanese Military Administration established The Medical College on 27 April 2603 (1943) and it was known as The Marei Ika Daigaku or Syonan Medical College. It was sited at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Hakua Byoin). The Ika Daigaku relocated to the General Hospital, Malacca in February 2604 (1944) where it functioned till the end of the Japanese Occupation in September 1945. About 200 students from Singapore, Malaya, Sumatra and Java attended the Syonan Medical College; the students were taught mainly Japanese language and culture. PMID:9550922

Cheah, J S; Tay, G

1997-12-01

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Culture of pathogenic campylobacter species at Mymensingh Medical College.  

PubMed

Childhood diarrhea represents a major public health problem in developing countries, where campylobacteriosis is widespread and causes significant morbidity and mortality in infants and children. Despite the increasing importance of campylobacteriosis, most developing countries and even many developed countries do not have surveillance systems to measure the health and economic burden of human campylobacteriosis, nor detect trends in outbreaks. The present study was carried out to diagnose etiology of diarrhea caused by Campylobacter species. A total of 150 clinically diagnosed diarrheal pediatric patients were included in this study, of which 98(65.3%) were male and 52(34.6%) female from the Department of Pediatrics, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from July 2011 to April 2012. Stool specimens were collected from each of the cases. The specimens were cultured in appropriate media and Campylobacters were isolated and identified by recommended tests. Among 150 cases, 17(11.3%) were culture positive for Campylobacter species, of which 15(88.2%) were C. jejuni and 02(11.7%) were C. coli. Of the cases, below 1 year of age group were 106(70.6%) cases showing 12(70.5%) positive for Campylobacters and 44(29.33%) cases were above 1 year of age group showing 05(29.41%) positive. The prevalence of Campylobacter infection found in the present study was higher below 1 year age group and was very much close to other countries of this subcontinent. PMID:24858144

Sarkar, S R; Hossain, M A; Paul, S K; Mahmud, M C; Ahmed, S; Ray, N C; Hoque, S M; Haq, J A; Yasmin, T

2014-04-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kyalo, Isaac William; Hopkins, Sandra

2013-01-01

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Minority Health Services Research Development, Meharry Medical College. Executive Summary and Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A grant was provided to Meharry Medical College for the primary purpose of strengthening Meharry's expertise and resources to conduct health services research. A substantial portion of the budget was used to conduct a health services research conference a...

D. Satcher

1993-01-01

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An Annotated Bibliography of Research on the Medical College Admission Test. Medical College Admission Test Interpretive Studies Series, Report No. 82-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography includes 35 reports of research, dated from 1978 to 1983, on the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). These reports consist primarily of studies published in professional journals or presented as papers at professional meetings. No effort was made to screen the studies for methodological adequacy or other measures of…

Jones, Robert F.; Adams, Lori N.

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Indo-Chinese Refugee Physician ECFMG Review Course. Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital. Project Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report is presented on a special review seminar for Vietnamese physicians preparing for the July 1976 Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) examination. The 4-month review course was offered to 73 physicians at Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital. Participants were assigned to 10 small sections for English classes, and…

Hahnemann Medical Coll. and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

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The Medical College of Wisconsin Senior Mentor Program: Experience of a Lifetime  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Senior Mentor Program (SMP) has been offered to a small group of first and second year medical students as a course alternative to the traditional physician mentor program. The program links students with healthy older adult mentors and includes mentor/student visits, didactic sessions, written assignments,…

Bates, Tovah; Cohan, Mary; Bragg, Dawn S.; Bedinghaus, Joan

2006-01-01

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An overview of the roles and responsibilities of Chinese medical colleges in body donation programs.  

PubMed

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 and fraught with a number of difficulties. In the past, traditional Chinese culture focused on preserving the human body intact, which often limited body donation. In recent years, the public has become more open toward body donation. At Nanjing Medical University, only 20 bodies were donated in 2001. After the university became involved in an organized body donation program, this number increased to 70 donated bodies per year (2007 to 2012). This article describes and reviews Chinese medical colleges as a special case study among body donation programs, particularly in terms of the multiple responsibilities and roles that such institutions must assume in the course of adopting these programs. Medical colleges in China must serve as advocates, coordinators, builders, managers, educators, and beneficiaries in undertaking body donation programs. It is important for medical colleges to recognize these pluripotent roles and educate the public in order to promote body donation programs. This case study may also effectively guide and encourage Chinese medical colleges in refining their own body donation programs in the future. Anat Sci Educ 7: 312-320. © 2013 American Association of Anatomists. PMID:24227762

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

2014-07-01

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Labor outcome of primigravidae in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.  

PubMed

This cross sectional study was done in the department of Obstetrics and Gynae, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, during the period 1st January to 30th June 2000 to evaluate the labor outcome in primigrvidae women. Total 1250 cases were delivered in this period. Among all 500(40%) were primigravidae. All the primigravidae were included and labor was monitored and managed by close observation. Condition of the baby was determined by applying APGAR (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration) score. Maximum (66.6%) of patients were belonged to 21-29 years age group. Only few 28.2% had regular antenatal check-up. Risk factors were present in 32% cases. Common risk factors were PET (Pre-eclamptic toxemia) and eclampsia. Mode of deliveries were normal vaginal delivery (NVD) in (51.6%) cases, Lower Uterine Caesarean section (LUCS) in 43.8% cases, Ventouse in 2.8% cases, Forceps in 9(1.8%) cases and craniotomy was required in 2(0.4%) cases. Complications during labor were prolonged labor, postpartum hemorrhage, obstructed labor and perineal tear. PET was common (29.62%) in age group 30-36 years and eclampsia was more common (15%) in age group 16-20 years. NVD were more (55.85%) in 21-29 years group than other age group. The duration of labor pain was short in the age group of 21-29 years and was prolonged in the age group 30-36 years. Maternal mortality was 1.6% (8) cases. Causes of death were septic shock, renal failure and Cerebrovascullar accident. Morbidities after delivery were hypertension, wound infection, puerperal psychosis, acute renal failure, vesicovaginal fistula, hypertensive retinopathy, chronic ill health and retention of urine. Among 500 cases 92.6% were live born and 7.4% were still born. Among total cases 81.6% babies were healthy, 6.8% were asphyxiated, 71.2% had normal birth weight 21.4% had low birth weight, 18% were premature and 7.4% were IUGR. This study shows the safest and easiest delivery age group of primigravidae is between 21-29 years. Maternal mortality and early neonatal death are still holding high rate. PMID:23982529

Latif, T; Ali, M A; Majeed, A; Nahar, K; Noor, Z

2013-07-01

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Effects of Information on College Students' Perceptions of Antidepressant Medication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

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REPORT ON PARA MEDICAL CURRICULA AT LOS ANAGELES CITY COLLEGE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AT THE TIME OF THIS REPORT, LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE OFFERED PROGRAMS LEADING TO EMPLOYMENT IN 13 HEALTH RELATED AND PARAMEDICAL OCCUPATIONS. REVIEW OF THESE PROGRAMS AND RELEVANT LITERATURE LED TO NINE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAMS--(1) CONSTRUCTION OF A SPECIAL FACILITY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES EDUCATION, (2)…

WHALEN, PAUL L.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lovell, Kathryn; Vignare, Karen

2009-01-01

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Academic Accreditation Process: Experience of a Medical College in Saudi Arabia  

PubMed Central

Objective This study aims to describe effects of the accreditation process of the National Commission for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NCAAA) and its impact on the quality of medical education in one medical college in Saudi Arabia. Methods We conducted a mixed (qualitative-quantitative) study in Qassim University College of Medicine, where an accreditation exercise led by NCAAA was recently completed. Data pertaining to impact of the accreditation process were collected through self-administered questionnaires and focus-group discussion. Data were aggregated and analyzed and compared with the information from prior to accreditation, where available. Results The accreditation process lasted about two years, culminating in the preparation of a self-evaluation report and a visit of external reviewers. The process itself brought significant changes in the educational processes and administration and implementation of the curriculum. Our analysis also indicated significant improvements in the quality of medical education in the College. Conclusions The accreditation process was successful in improving quality of medical education, without imposing radical changes in curriculum philosophy or orientation. Better monitoring of students learning outcomes and continuous quality improvement will improve the quality of medical education in the college.

Al Mohaimeed, AbdulRahman; Midhet, Farid; Barrimah, Issam; Saleh, Mohamed Nour-El-Din

2012-01-01

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Attitudes of college students toward mental illness stigma and the misuse of psychiatric medications  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE Mental illness stigma remains a significant barrier to treatment. However, the recent increase in the medical and non-medical use of prescription psychiatric medications among college students seems to contradict this phenomenon. This study explored students’ attitudes and experiences related to psychiatric medications, as well as correlates of psychiatric medication misuse (i.e., attitudes towards mental illness and beliefs about the efficacy of psychiatric medications). METHOD Data were collected anonymously via self-report questionnaires from April 2008 to February 2009. Measures included the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test, Drug Abuse Screening Test, Day’s Mental Illness Stigma Scale, Attitudes Toward Psychiatric Medication Scale, and the Psychiatric Medication Attitudes Scale. Participants included 383 university students (59.2% female), recruited on campus or through online classes. RESULTS Results showed high rates of psychiatric medication misuse when compared to rates of medical use. Participants reported believing that the majority of students who use prescription psychotropics do so non-medically. In addition, less-stigmatized attitudes toward mental illness were correlated with both increased beliefs about the treatability of mental illness and increased misuse of psychiatric medications. Conversely, more stigmatized beliefs were associated with negative views toward psychiatric medication, as well as decreased likelihood of abuse. CONCLUSION Results suggest the need for improved education regarding the nature of mental illness, the appropriate use of psychiatric medications, and the potential consequences associated with abuse of these potent drugs.

Stone, Amanda M.; Merlo, Lisa J.

2010-01-01

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The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine summer medical program for high school students.  

PubMed

To enhance diversity of applicants to University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, a Summer Medical Program for High School Students was started in 2009. This comprehensive pipeline program included sessions on applying to medical school, interaction with a panel of minority physicians and health care professionals role models, clinically oriented didactics taught by physician faculty, shadowing experiences in clinics and hospitals, and presentation of student research reports. Students' assessments in 2009 showed increased understanding of the medical school application process, the medical curriculum and the medical field, and an increase in students'likeliness to choose a medical career. Importance of long-term mentoring and follow-up with students to sustain their medical interests is discussed. PMID:21888040

Larson, Jerome; Atkins, R Matthew; Tucker, Phebe; Monson, Angela; Corpening, Brian; Baker, Sherri

2011-06-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

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Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 83-217-1425, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On March 30, 1983, the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees requested a health hazard evaluation at the respiratory therapy section (RTS) of the Hospital of Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP) to evaluate the possibility of an abnormal n...

F. A. Lewis G. Parrish

1984-01-01

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University of Kentucky College of Medicine Graduating Seniors' Satisfaction with Their Medical Education--May 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed 1994 graduates (N=91) of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UKCM) regarding their satisfaction with the medical education they received at the school. The Class of 1994 was the last to finish before the implementation of a curriculum reform initiative designed to increase active student learning, integrate…

Witzke, Donald B.; And Others

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Profile of Sexual Assault Cases Registered in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Rajshahi Medical College  

Microsoft Academic Search

A cross sectional study was conducted among 291 victims of sexual assault cases examined at the department of Forensic Medicine, Rajshahi Medical College from February to June, 2004 in order to see the profiles of the sexual assault cases. In this study the mean age of the victims was 17.78 years. Out of 291 victims 3 individuals were male. The

M M Islam; M R Islam; M A Mukit Sarkar; M A Rashid

2005-01-01

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Educational bridges between Ireland and Malaysia: Initial student responses to the Penang Medical College project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background : Penang Medical College is a joint Ireland-Malaysia project in which Malaysian stu- dents spend their initial 3 years in Ireland and complete their clinical training in Penang and receive Irish qualifications and registration. The educational foundations for such a program, particularly in general practice\\/primary care, are complex. Objectives : To explore the experiences of current students undertaking clinical

Gerard BURY; Walter CULLEN; Siew BENG KHOO

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Jardin, Bianca; Looby, Alison; Earleywine, Mitch

2011-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-08-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara Shearer; Suzanne P. Nagy

2003-01-01

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Attitudes of Pakistani and Pakistani heritage medical students regarding professionalism at a medical college in Karachi, Pakistan  

PubMed Central

Background An increased interest in professionalism has been reported in the field of medical education due to concerns regarding deterioration of humanism and professional values in the teaching and practice of medicine. The primary aim of this study was to assess attitudes of Pakistani and Pakistani heritage students at a medical college in Pakistan about important elements of professionalism that an ideal medical doctor should possess. A further objective of the study was to determine students’ preferred ways of learning professionalism. Methods A written survey was distributed to undergraduate medical students at a public sector medical college at Karachi, Pakistan in 2011. Using the Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) Professionalism Questionnaire, attitudes of medical students of semester 1, 5, and 8 regarding professionalism were assessed anonymously. Results The mean age of the students was 21.11?±?2.72 years. Forty-three percent of the respondents were male. Forty percent of the students held Pakistani citizenship. Thirty-five percent students were US citizens with Pakistani parents and twenty-five percent were Pakistani heritage students that had dual citizenships. No significant differences in the elements of professionalism (Accountability, Altruism, Duty, Excellence, Honesty & Integrity and Respect) mean scores or in the overall mean score of professionalism among the various classes were found. The total overall Cronbach alpha value for all elements of the professionalism in the selected classes was above 0.9. The most preferred methods for learning professionalism were role modeling by faculty, case based scenarios and role plays. Conclusion The students rated all the attributes of professionalism as important and there was no difference across the study years. The overall internal consistency of each element of professionalism was high in different classes. Faculty role models, case based scenarios and role plays may be used to teach professionalism. As a great majority of students were having a Pakistani heritage rather than complete Pakistani born and bred background, hence findings of the survey may not be taken as representative of typical Pakistani medical students.

2014-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bianca Jardin; Alison Looby; Mitch Earleywine

2011-01-01

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Development of the Stimulant Medication Outcome Expectancies Questionnaire for college students.  

PubMed

Non-prescribed use of stimulant medication among college students has become a public health concern. Although it has been well-established that outcome expectancies play a prominent role in initiation and maintenance of drinking behaviors it is unknown if and how outcome expectancies influence non-prescribed use of stimulant medication among college students. The aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable scale that assesses outcome expectancies of non-prescribed use of stimulant medication. A 16-item Stimulant Medication Outcome Expectancy Questionnaire (SMOEQ) was created using qualitative information given by introductory psychology students regarding their expectancies about misusing stimulant medication. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) identified a three-factor solution: the Academic factor, Recreational factor, and Negative Physiological Effects factor, respectively. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) validated the factor structure identified in the EFA and indicated a modest fit of the hypothesized factor structure to the data. Correlation analyses provided support for the internal consistency and construct validity of the SMOEQ. PMID:20356682

Labbe, Allison K; Maisto, Stephen A

2010-07-01

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Prevalence and factors associated with neck, shoulder and low back pains among medical students in a Malaysian Medical College  

PubMed Central

Background The main purpose of the study was to assess the prevalence, body distributions and factors associated with musculoskeletal pain (MSP) among medical students in a private Malaysian medical college. Method This cross-sectional study was conducted among 232 medical students in a private medical college using an online questionnaire. The questionnaire was a modified Standardized Nordic Questionnaire focused on neck, shoulder and low back pain in the past week and the past year. Results Two hundred and thirty two medical students responded to the questionnaire out of 642. Mean age was 20.7?±?2.1 years. The majority were female (62.9%), Malay (80.6%) and in the preclinical years (72%). One hundred and six (45.7%) of all students had at least one site of MSP in the past week and 151 (65.1%) had at least one site of MSP in the past year. MSP in the past week was associated significantly with the academic year, (OR 2.0, 95% CI 1.15-3.67, P?=?0.015), history of trauma (OR 2.6, 95% CI 1.2-5.3, P?=?0.011), family history of MSP (OR 2.1, 95% CI 1.1-3.9, P?=?0.023) and Body Mass Index (BMI) (P?=?0.028). MSP in the past year was significantly associated with computer use (P?=?0.027), daily hours of computer use (median?±?IQR (5.0 ±3.0), history of trauma (OR 7.5, 95% CI 2.24-2.56, P?medical students was relatively high, thus, further clinical assessment is needed in depth study of ergonomics. The study results indicate that medical school authorities should take measures to prevent MSP due to factors related to medical school. Students should make aware of importance of weight reduction to reduce MSP.

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The Malai Ika Daigaku (Syonan Medical College) in Malacca (1944 to 1945) during the Japanese occupation of Singapore and Malaya.  

PubMed

During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore and Malaya (1941-1945), Singapore was renamed Syonan (or Syonanto) and Malaya was called Malai (or Marai; Marei). On 27 April 2603 (1943) the Japanese Military Administration established. The Marai Ika Daigaku (Syonan Medical College) at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Hakuai Byoin), Syonan. The Medical College shifted to the General Hospital, Malacca in February 2604 (1944) where it functioned till the end of the Japanese Occupation in September 2605 (1945). PMID:9557106

Cheah, J S; Tay, G

1998-01-01

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[Spatial distribution and contamination assessments of heavy metals in sediments of Wenzhou River network].  

PubMed

In order to investigate the spatial distribution pattern and degree of heavy metal pollution in river network sediments of Wenzhou, 29 sediment samples were collected, and using atomic fluorescence spectrometry (AFS) and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) heavy metal concentration in the samples were analyzed. The Kriging interpolation map reflected the spatial distribution of heavy metal. Comprehensive geo-accumulation index based on the Nemerow index method was established to assess the pollution degree. Pearson correlation analysis method and principal component analysis method were employed in sources analysis. Results show that heavy metal concentration varies significantly at different sites. The area with highest Cd and Zn concentrations is the centralized urban and industrial area of the main stream of this river network, while the highest concentrations of As, Pb, Hg, Cu, Ni and Cr were found to be in machinery industrial park. Sediments are contaminated by Hg, Cd, Cu, Zn, Ni and Cr. The order of degree of contamination is as follows: machinery industrial park > urban areas of the main stream > Sanyang Wetland>outskirt and rural area > drinking water source area. Hg, Cd, Cu, Zn, Ni and Cr have similar pollution sources which are mainly anthropogenic sources. PMID:23240434

Song, Li; Gu, Dun-Gang; Huang, Min-Sheng; Chen, Li; Huang, Qin-Chao; He, Yan

2012-09-01

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A survey of undergraduate anesthesia rotation in medical colleges of Pakistan  

PubMed Central

Background: Student perceptions of specialties influence career choice decisions. It is important to expose undergraduates to the scope of rewarding careers in specialties like anesthesia by ensuring a good quality educational experience during anesthesia rotation. Our objective was to survey the curriculum structure and placement of the anesthesia undergraduate rotation in all the medical colleges of Pakistan recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. Materials and Methods: A standardized survey questionnaire was distributed by direct contact, postal mail or e mail to one identified anesthetist in all recognized medical colleges with enrolment of 100 or more students. The response rate was 75%. We received responses by hand, email and postal mail. Results: We received responses from 15 out of 20 anesthetists contacted. 11 reported undergraduate anesthesia rotation while 4 reported absence of this rotation in their undergraduate curriculum. The rotation placement, duration and curriculum showed a wide variation and lack of standardization. Conclusion: Our survey indicates that the inclusion of anesthesia rotation in undergraduate medical education is not mandatory and standardized. The rotation duration, placement and curriculum need to be standardized to enhance the quality of the experience and promote the scope of the specialty for rewarding careers.

Minai, Fauzia; Ul Haq, M. Irfan; Afshan, Gauhar

2014-01-01

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Motives and Perceived Consequences of Nonmedical ADHD Medication Use by College StudentsAre Students Treating Themselves for Attention Problems?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: This study examines why college students without a prescription take ADHD medication, what they perceive the consequences of this to be, and whether attention problems are associated with this behavior. Method: More than 3,400 undergraduates attending one public and one private university in the southeastern United States completed a Web-based survey. Results: Nonmedical ADHD medication use in the prior

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

2009-01-01

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The Curriculum Development Project for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Miami-Dade Junior College, Miami, Florida. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During Phase I of an Allied Health Professions Basic Improvement Grant, a five-member committee developed a curriculum for a medical laboratory technology program at Miami-Dade Junior College by: (1) defining competencies which differentiate a certified laboratory assistant from a medical laboratory technician, (2) translating expected laboratory…

Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL. Div. of Allied Health Studies.

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

El-Fadni Suliman, Issameldin

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Technical assistance for Meharry Medical College Energy Efficiency Project. Final project status and technical report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of a program to provide technical assistance to Meharry Medical College. The purpose of the program is to facilitate Meharry`s effort to finance a campus-wide facility retrofit. The US Department of Energy (USDOE) funded the program through a grant to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TECD). The University of Memphis-Technology and Energy Services (UM-TES), under contract to TECD, performed program services. The report has three sections: (1) introduction; (2) project definition, financing, and participants; and (3) opportunities for federal participation.

NONE

1996-05-08

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The Stroke and Neurovascular Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital  

PubMed Central

The Stroke and Neurovascular Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee, is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary center for stroke medicine. The program encompasses an acute stroke team, a neuro-intensive care unit, a stroke care unit, and a stroke rehabilitation program. The staff includes specialists with fellowship training in stroke, neurocritical care, neurointerventional therapy, vascular neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, and stroke rehabilitation. Fellowships are offered in interventional neurology, neurocritical care, and vascular neurology. In addition to clinical service and education, the faculty are actively engaged in research. The program is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

Zaidat, Osama O.

2008-01-01

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A questionnaire survey of awareness of physical activity among the faculties of medical college  

PubMed Central

Background: The physical activity in teaching faculties is an important aspect to maintain good health. This not only prevents the various non - communicable diseases but also has role in secondary prevention of diseases. It is also proven that the growing epidemic of obesity mostly in children is linked to recent decline in physical activity levels both in home, school and working places. Social class is thought to have a bearing on physical activity. On basis of this, the survey was done to assess the physical activity levels in higher social class population i.e. on teaching faculty of Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire study was implemented in 2010 as the design of this research without any manual intervention. No experiment was conducted in the research. Questions were specific and related to the physical activities in home and also in working environment. Results: The study found that in medical college the lifestyle is restricted mostly to sedentary and moderate work. Most of faculties were using bike and cars to reach there working place and also we found the physical activities in the form of exercise and sports activity were lacking. Discussion: In addition to the importance of a physical activity professional's potential influence on others as a model, engaging in a physically active lifestyle is very important for personal reasons. Achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness is one of the basic standards for good teaching and maintaining good health. Physical activity in professionals leads to both personal health benefits, and improve job satisfaction. Conclusion: Infrastructure improvements such as sports activity in colleges among faculties, combined with regular exercise provide additional physical activity that would help reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases.

Goud, Manjunatha; Pamidi, Narendra; Devi, Oinam S.; Nayal, Bhavn; Kamath, Ullas; Raghuveer

2014-01-01

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How we developed a locally focused Global Health Clinical Preceptorship at Weill Cornell Medical College.  

PubMed

Abstract Background: Global health educational programs within U.S. medical schools have the opportunity to link their "global" focus with local circumstances by examining the challenges underserved communities face in the United States. Aim: Students in Weill Cornell Medical College's Global Health Clinical Preceptorship (GHCP) learn history-taking and physical examination skills while gaining exposure to local health care disparities and building cultural competency. Methods: First-year medical students in the program are placed in the office of a physician who works with underserved patient populations in New York City. Students receive an orientation session, shadow their preceptors one afternoon per week for seven weeks, complete weekly readings and assignments on topics specific to underserved populations, attend a reflection session, and write a reflection paper. Results: In three years, 36% of first-year students (112 of 311) opted into the elective GHCP program. Students reported gaining a better understanding of the needs of underserved patient populations, being exposed to new languages and issues of cultural competency, and having the opportunity to work with role model clinicians. Conclusions: The GHCP is a successful example of how global health programs within medical schools can incorporate a domestic learning component into their curricula. PMID:24597684

Kulkarni, Amita; Francis, Elizabeth R; Clark, Taryn; Goodsmith, Nichole; Fein, Oliver

2014-07-01

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College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2001-01-01

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Skin diseases and conditions among students of a medical college in southern India  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Skin diseases are a common problem among young adults. There is paucity of data about it among medical students. This study aimed to find out the pattern of skin disorders and to describe their association with various socio-demographic factors among medical students. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in June 2011 in a medical college in Mangalore, Karnataka. Two-hundred and seventy eight medical students were chosen from the 4th, 6th and 8th semester through convenient sampling method. Data on hair and skin morbidities suffered over past 1 year and its associated factors were collected using a self-administered questionnaire. Results: Most of the participants 171 (61.5%) were of the age group 20-21 years and majority were females 148 (53.2%). The most common hair/skin morbidities suffered in the past one year were acne 185 (66.6%), hair loss 165 (59.3%), and sun tan 147 (52.9%). Fungal infection (P = 0.051) and severe type of acne (P = 0.041) were seen significantly more among males while hair morbidities like hair loss (P = 0.003), split ends of hairs (P < 0.0001) and dandruff (P =0.006) were seen significantly more among female students. Patterned baldness (P = 0.018) and sun tan (P < 0.0001) were significantly more among non-Mangalorean students than native Mangaloreans. Presence of dandruff was significantly associated with hair loss (P = 0.039) and usage of sunscreen was found to protect from developing sun tans (P = 0.049). Conclusion: Skin disorders, particularly the cosmetic problems are very common among medical students. Gender and place of origin were found to significantly influence the development of certain morbidities.

Joseph, Nitin; Kumar, Ganesh S; Nelliyanil, Maria

2014-01-01

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[The attempts and current status of cancer rehabilitation at Osaka Medical College Hospital].  

PubMed

We introduced an attempt at cancer rehabilitation at Osaka Medical College Hospital. We also reported trends in the clinical department that ordered the cancer rehabilitation, and the days needed to consult the rehabilitation department after hospitalization for 1,028 patients who needed rehabilitation from January to June 2012. The number of rehabilitation orders for cancer patients has increased in comparison with the same period during 2009, and the percentage of cancer rehabilitation orders has also increased, both in total and in each clinical department consulted. In addition, clinical departments that introduced a rehabilitation schedule along with their treatments ordered cancer rehabilitations much earlier than those departments without such a schedule. In future, to start cancer rehabilitation at an earlier stage, we should endeavor to create awareness of the importance of cancer rehabilitation and the introduction of a rehabilitation schedule along with cancer treatments. PMID:24231706

Nishiguchi, Tadayuki; Nakahara, Aya; Harada, Chika; Iwai, Yuka; Kitagaki, Kazufumi; Ohta, Yoshiyuki; Ohno, Hiroshi; Takahashi, Noriyo; Nakano, Haruki; Hamori, Kan; Sasayama, Rumi; Saura, Ryuichi

2013-11-01

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A study of viral hepatitis during pregnancy in Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital.  

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The present study aimed to find out prevalence and severity of viral hepatitis during pregnancy in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital. Out of 5602 pregnant women admitted in the ward from 2001-2007; viral hepatitis was seen in 29 cases. HBV was detected in 18/29 (62.0%), HEV in 6/29 (20.6%) and viral hepatitis of undetected serology was seen in 5/29 (17.2%). Serology was undetected in these cases because of financial constraints. The mortality rate was 8/29 (27.5%). Three out of eight cases who expired were HEV positive and five were of undetected serology. Seven out of 8 maternal deaths were in preterm gestation and undelivered. Fulminant hepatitis with hepatic encephalopathy was the commonest cause of death. Hepatitis E was the commonest etiological agent in those who had fulminant disease during pregnancy and was associated with high mortality rate. PMID:20334069

Shrestha, P; Bhandari, D; Sharma, D; Bhandari, B P

2009-09-01

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

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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

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

2003-01-01

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Maternal mortality in India: A 20-year study from a large referral medical college hospital, West Bengal  

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Aim: The present study was carried out to analyze the maternal death rate and its changing trends over a 20-year period in a large referral\\/teaching institution in Eastern India. Methods: A retrospective analysis of maternal deaths was carried out from January 1986 to December 2005 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata,

Subir Kumar Bhattacharyya; Arup Kumar Majhi; Subrata Lall Seal; Sima Mukhopadhyay; Gourisankar Kamilya; Joydev Mukherji

2008-01-01

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Motives and Perceived Consequences of Nonmedical ADHD Medication Use by College Students: Are Students Treating Themselves for Attention Problems?  

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Objective: This study examines why college students without a prescription take ADHD medication, what they perceive the consequences of this to be, and whether attention problems are associated with this behavior. Method: More than 3,400 undergraduates attending one public and one private university in the southeastern United States completed a…

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

2009-01-01

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

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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…

Stumpff, Julia C.

2003-01-01

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Congenital malformations at birth in Central India: A rural medical college hospital based data  

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OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence of congenital anomalies and the associated risk factors in Department of Pediatrics at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, a rural medical college hospital in central Maharashtra. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All the intramural deliveries between 1 January 2005 and 31 July 2007 comprised 9386 births and their 9324 mothers (62 mothers gave birth to twin babies). The newborns were examined and assessed systematically for the presence of congenital anomalies, system wise distribution of anomalies and risk factors attributable. RESULTS: Out of the total 9386 deliveries, 9194 were live births and 192 were stillbirths. The total number of babies with congenital malformations was 179 (1.91%). Out of the 9262 singleton births, 177 (1.05%) were malformed, whereas 2 of the 62 pairs of twins had birth defects. Nine of the 179 malformed babies (5.02%) were still born. Prematurity, increased maternal age, increasing birth order and low birth weight were found to have a higher risk of congenital anomalies. Cardiovascular malformations were most common in live births, followed by musculoskeletal and genitourinary anomalies. CONCLUSION: Congenital anomalies are a major cause of stillbirths and infant mortality. Evaluation of cardiovascular system to rule out congenital heart disease in high-risk mothers’ babies is the important factor to be considered.

Taksande, Amar; Vilhekar, Krishna; Chaturvedi, Pushpa; Jain, Manish

2010-01-01

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

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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

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

2013-05-01

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The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries' collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Medical Library Association, and other organizations  

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The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has made collaboration with other organizations a fundamental success strategy throughout its twenty-five year history. From the beginning its relationships with Association of American Medical Colleges and with the Medical Library Association have shaped its mission and influenced its success at promoting academic health sciences libraries' roles in their institutions. This article describes and evaluates those relationships. It also describes evolving relationships with other organizations including the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Research Libraries.

Jenkins, Carol G.; Bader, Shelley A.

2003-01-01

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Intestinal parasitic infections among patients attending Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.  

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This study was conducted to find out the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection among patients attending Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu from July 2011 to February 2012. A total of 312 stool samples collected in a clean, dry screw capped plastic container were examined using the formal-ether concentration and sucrose-flotation techniques. Overall parasite positivity rate was 30.1% with significant difference between males (34.2%) and Female (26.3%) (p < 0.05). Out of total positive, 90.4% had single parasitism whereas 9.6% had multiple parasitism. Children aged < or = 5 years were found to be highly infected (35.8%), followed by 6-15 years (32.1%) and > 15 years old (26.9%). Rate of infection was significantly higher among patients from inside Kathmandu Valley (31.1%) than outside valley (17.4%) (p < 0.05). E. histolytica (38.5%) and Hookworm (10.6%) were the commonest protozoa and helminthes respectively. Other parasites detected were G. lamblia (26.0%), E. coli (1.0%), T. trichiura (7.7%), A. lumbricoides (6.7%), H. nana (5.8%) and Taenia species (3.8%). Out of total parasites detected, 65.4% were protozoa and 34.6% were helminthes. Positive rate was higher in Dalit (37.5%) and Aadibasi-Janjati (34.3%) than Brahman-Chhetri (22.6%) (p < 0.05). PMID:23671951

Agrawal, P K; Rai, S K; Khanal, L K; Ghimire, G; Banjara, M R; Singh, A

2012-06-01

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

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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.

Reem Rachel Abraham (Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) Dept. of Physiology); Rao Raghavendra (Kasturba Medical College Physiology); Kamath Surekha (Melaka Manipal Medical College Physiology); K Asha (Kasturba Medical College Community Medicine)

2009-03-01

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Students' perception of anatomy education at a Korean medical college with respect to time and contents  

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Among medical education institutions worldwide, the time allotted for anatomy instruction has decreased without any reasonable time optimization suggestions. In addition, the utility of cadaver dissection has long been debated. Herein, we surveyed students' perceptions of anatomy education with respect to time and hands-on cadaver dissection, at Seoul National University College of Medicine. With the help of a questionnaire, we surveyed third- and fourth-year students at our institute who had completed the anatomy module as freshmen as well as their clinical clerkship. At our institute, students complete 50 hours of anatomy lectures and 120 hours of dissection laboratory during their first year. According to the survey responses, they generally considered these durations to be adequate for achieving their anatomy education goals. Almost all the students regarded the dissection laboratory as an essential and most helpful modality. Thus, we suggest that these ranges of time along with cadaver dissection could be useful guidelines for optimized anatomy education. The survey data also indicated that a more clinically oriented anatomy education could improve students' results.

Cho, Min Joon

2013-01-01

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Socio-clinical profile of rabis cases in anti-rabies clinic, M. K. C. G. Medical College, Orissa.  

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A hospital based study was conducted in the anti-rabies clinic of a medical college of Orissa during April 1988 to May 2002. Of 24 clinically diagnosed and reported rabies cases during the four years study period, 62.5% were children below 15 years of age, 67% were males, 87.5% were victims of stray dogs, 79% had not taken any anti-rabies treatment though all had undergone treatment by traditional systems of medicine. PMID:16479908

Satapathy, D M; Sahu, T; Behera, T R; Patnaik, J K; Malini, D S

2005-01-01

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An analysis of bibliometric indicators, National Institutes of Health funding, and faculty size at Association of American Medical Colleges medical schools, 1997-2007EC  

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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.

Hendrix, Dean

2008-01-01

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Immediate neonatal outcome of adolescent pregnant mother at Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital.  

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Pregnancy in teenage period of life is often associated with maternal complications as well as preterm delivery, low birth weight babies and small for date babies. The purpose of this study was to know the immediate outcome of neonates delivered by adolescent pregnant mother at Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH), Attarkhel, Kathmandu. A retrospective comparative study was carried out in 350 adolescent pregnant mother who had delivered newborn at NMCTH from April 2005 to February 2009. Data were obtained from the case record register from Archive. Prevalence of adolescent pregnancy was 11.1%. Majority of adolescent mother were aged between 17-19 years, belonging to Mongolian ethnicity, Hindu by belief and residing within Kathmandu Valley. More than 90.0% mothers were primigravida and 85.4% had complete antenatal check up (ANC). Normal vaginal delivery was the predominant mode of delivery in both group (84.6% vs 80.0%), followed by lower section caesarean section (LSCS) (14.0% vs 18.8%) and instrumental delivery (1.1% Vs 1.2%). In newborn, male outnumbered female (59.7% vs 40.3%). A reasonable number of preterm (10.9% Vs 6.3% p = 0.029), low birth weight (12.3% vs 9.1% P = 0.259) and small for gestational age babies (7.4% vs 5.1% p = 0.318)) and birth asphyxia (10.3% Vs 5.1% p = 0.009%) were found in this study. These newborns are often associated with high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, it is imperative to prevent teenage pregnancy by providing adequate access to health facilities and raising awareness about the sex and reproductive health amongst this population. PMID:24696930

Lama, L; Shrestha, S; Sharma, A; Upadhyay, S; Pathak, M R

2013-06-01

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

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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

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

2013-10-01

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

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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.

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

2013-01-01

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Traumatic gut injury: a study of 100 cases in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.  

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This study was done to find out the mode of presentations, management options and the factors which dictate the out-come of the patients with traumatic gut injury. It has been carried out in the department of Surgery, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in 100 patients with traumatic gut injury from January 2009 to December 2010. Most of the patients were within 21-30 years (47%) and male patients were the predominant group (90%). In this study penetrating injury was more common (57%) than non-penetrating (43%) injury as a cause of gut injury. Stab (64.91%) was the main mechanism of penetrating abdominal trauma; while road traffic (58.14%) was the main mechanism of non-penetrating abdominal trauma. Diagnosis was made on clinical presentation, physical examination and some investigations. Abdominal pain (98%) was the chief complain and chief sign was abdominal tenderness (98%) and absent bowel sound (91%). Small gut injury was present in 71% patients, 20% patients had large gut injury and 9% had both gut injury. In small gut, jejunum (49.29%) was the most vulnerable portion and right sided colon (55%) was the most affected portion in large gut trauma. Spectrum of injury in small gut included single perforation (63%), multiple perforations (23%), laceration (11%) and devascularization (3%) injury. Primary repair in 60.87%, resection & anastomosis in 27.54% and resection anastomosis with proximal diversion in 11.59% patients were done in small gut injury. Injuries in the large gut were classified into three categories according to Flint Colon Injury Severity Scoring. Highest incidence was in Grade I (60%) category, second in Grade II (35%) and Grade III (5%) was the third one. Simple primary repair in 40%, primary repair or resection anastomosis with proximal diversion in 30%, loop ileostomy in 20% and Hartman's procedure in 10% were done in patients of large gut injury. Resection anastomosis with proximal diversion was performed in patients of both small and large gut injury. Outcome of management was quiet acceptable with 47% of patients having uneventful recovery. Delayed presentation, delayed definitive management, haemodynamically unstable patient, site and number of injuries in the gut were the crucial factor for the overall 44% morbidities of this series. Morbidity rate was 9%. More than half of the patients (56.04%) discharged from the hospital within 10 days. Only a few patients could be followed up for a few months after surgery, who reported to have a satisfactory outcome with no morbidity. PMID:23982532

Rahman, M S; Khair, M A; Khanam, F; Haque, S; Bhuiyan, M R; Hoque, M M; Barman, D C; Khan, S I; Hussain, M F

2013-07-01

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

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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 world’s 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.

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

2013-01-01

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

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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.

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

2011-01-01

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Teaching and evaluation methods of medical ethics in the Saudi public medical colleges: cross-sectional questionnaire study  

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Background Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most influential Muslim countries being as the host of the two most holy places for Muslims, namely Makkah and Madina. This was reflected in the emphasis on teaching medical ethics in a lecture-based format as a part of the subject of Islamic culture taught to medical students. Over the last few years, both teaching and evaluation of medical ethics have been changing as more Saudi academics received specialized training and qualifications in bioethics from western universities. Methods This study aims at studying the current teaching methods and evaluation tools used by the Saudi public medical schools. It is done using a self-administered online questionnaire. Results Out of the 14 medical schools that responded, the majority of the responding schools (6; 42.8%), had no ethics departments; but all schools had a curriculum dedicated to medical ethics. These curricula were mostly developed by the faculty staff (12; 85.7%). The most popular teaching method was lecturing (13; 92.8%). The most popular form of student assessment was a paper-based final examination (6; 42.8%) at the end of the course that was allocated 40% or more of the total grade of the ethics course. Six schools (42.8%) allocated 15-30% of the total grade to research. Conclusion Although there is a growing interest and commitment in teaching ethics to medical students in Saudi schools; there is lack of standardization in teaching and evaluation methods. There is a need for a national body to provide guidance for the medical schools to harmonize the teaching methods, particularly introducing more interactive and students-engaging methods on the account of passive lecturing.

2013-01-01

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The Misuse and Diversion of Prescribed ADHD Medications by College Students  

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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…

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

2009-01-01

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

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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

Huddle, Thomas S

2010-01-01

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Phosphorus loads from different urban storm runoff sources in southern China: a case study in Wenzhou City.  

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Storm runoff from six types of underlying surface area during five rainfall events in two urban study areas of Wenzhou City, China was investigated to measure phosphorus (P) concentrations and discharge rates. The average event mean concentrations (EMCs) of total phosphorus (TP), total dissolved phosphorus (TDP), and particulate phosphorus (PP) ranged from 0.02 to 2.5 mg?·?L(-1), 0.01 to 0.48 mg?·?L(-1), and 0.02 to 2.43 mg?·?L(-1), respectively. PP was generally the dominant component of TP in storm runoff, while the major form of P varied over time, especially in roof runoff, where TDP made up the largest portion in the latter stages of runoff events. Both TP and PP concentrations were positively correlated with pH, total suspended solids (TSS), and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)/chemical oxygen demand (COD) concentrations (p<0.01), while TDP was positively correlated with BOD/COD only (p<0.01). In addition, the EMCs of TP and PP were negatively correlated with maximum rainfall intensity (p<0.05), while the EMCs of TDP positively correlated with the antecedent dry weather period (p<0.05). The annual TP emission fluxes from the two study areas were 367.33 and 237.85 kg, respectively. Underlying surface type determined the TP and PP loadings in storm runoff, but regional environmental conditions affected the export of TDP more significantly. Our results indicate that the removal of particles from storm runoff could be an effective measure to attenuate P loadings to receiving water bodies. PMID:23690078

Zhou, Dong; Bi, Chun-Juan; Chen, Zhen-Lou; Yu, Zhong-Jie; Wang, Jun; Han, Jing-Chao

2013-11-01

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

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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 24–47 months in Wenzhou, China. Methods A random cluster sampling was employed to select 366 parents having children aged 24 – 47 months from 13 kindergartens between March and April of 2012. Four instruments assessed home hazards, demographics, parent’s 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 child’s age, the child’s residential status and family functioning (b?=?.19, 2.02, - .07, p?

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

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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.

Hoover, Eddie L.

2005-01-01

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Do Research Activities During College, Medical School, and Residency Mediate Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Full-Time Faculty Appointments at U.S. Medical Schools?  

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Purpose To determine whether post-secondary-education research experiences and other variables mediate racial/ethnic disparities in U.S. medical school graduates’ full-time faculty appointments in academic medicine. Method Individualized, de-identified records for 1994–2000 U.S. medical school matriculants who graduated with MDs before 2005, completed graduate medical education before 2009, and had data for all variables were examined for potential mediators of racial/ethnic disparities in full-time faculty appointments using the SAS macro “MEDIATE” for estimation and statistical inference. Controlling for gender, parents’ occupation, and graduation year, the authors estimated the effects of potential mediators in separate models comparing Asian/Pacific Islander (PI) versus underrepresented minority (URM; including African American, Hispanic, and Native American/Alaska Native) graduates and white versus URM graduates. Results Of 82,758 eligible graduates, 62,749 (75.8%) had complete data; of these, 11,234 (17.9%) had full-time faculty appointments, including 18.4% (7,848/42,733) of white, 18.8% (2,125/11,297) of Asian/PI, and 14.5% (1,261/8,719) of URM graduates. Proportion of total race/ethnicity effect on full-time faculty appointment explained by all mediators was 66.0% (95% CI, 44.7%–87.4%) in a model comparing Asians/PIs with URMs and was 64.8% (95% CI, 52.2%–77.4%) in one comparing whites with URMs. Participation in post-secondary research activities (in college, medical school, residency), authorship during medical school, academic achievement, and faculty career intentions at graduation were among the significant mediators explaining the effect of race/ethnicity on full-time faculty appointment. Conclusions Post-secondary-education research experiences for URM students are among the mediators of racial/ethnic disparities in full-time faculty appointments and therefore may increase academic medicine faculty diversity.

Jeffe, Donna B.; Yan, Yan; Andriole, Dorothy A.

2013-01-01

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

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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…

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

2008-01-01

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

PubMed

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 3(rd) March 2013 focusing on pertinent issues regarding diet and medicinal use of food. PMID:24350027

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

2013-10-01

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Cigarette smoking among female students in five medical and nonmedical colleges  

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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 parent’s 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.

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

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

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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.

Bowhay, Andrew R; Watmough, Simon D

2009-01-01

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Can Achievement in High School Predict Performance in College, Medical School, and Beyond?  

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A study of the value of information about high school students' achievement and personal qualities for predicting performance in a combined baccalaureate/medical degree program and in the first year of residency is reported. The study was conducted at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. (MLW)

Arnold, Louise; And Others

1983-01-01

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Introduction of Team-Based Learning (TBL) at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College: Experience with the Ectoparasites Module  

PubMed Central

Background Contemporary teaching in sub-Saharan African medical schools is largely through didactic and problem-based approaches. These schools face challenges from burgeoning student numbers, severe faculty shortages, faculty without instruction in teaching methods, and severe infrastructure inadequacies. Team-based learning (TBL) is a pedagogy which may be attractive because it spares faculty time. TBL was piloted in a module on ectoparasites at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMU Co). Methods TBL orientation began 6 weeks before starting the module. Students were issued background readings and individual and group readiness assessment tests, followed by module application, discussion, and evaluation. At completion, student perceptions of TBL were assessed using a 5-point Likert scale evaluating 6 domains, with a score of 5 being most favorable. Strength of consensus measures (sCns) were applied. Final examination scores were compiled for 2011 (didactic) and 2012 (TBL). Results 158 students participated in the module. The mean student scores across the 6 domains ranged from 4.2–4.5, with a high degree of consensus (range 85–90%). The final examination scores improved between 2011 and 2012 Conclusions KCMU Co student perceptions of TBL were very positive, and final exam grades improved. These observations suggest future promise for TBL applications at KCMU Co and potentially other schools.

Nyindo, Mramba; Kitau, Jovin; Lisasi, Esther; Kapanda, Gibson; Matowo, Johnston; Francis, Patrick; Bartlett, John

2014-01-01

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Improving educational environment in medical colleges through transactional analysis practice of teachers  

PubMed Central

Context: A FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement in International Medical Education and Research) fellow organized a comprehensive faculty development program to improve faculty awareness resulting in changed teaching practices and better teacher student relationships using Transactional Analysis (TA). Practicing TA tools help development of ‘awareness’ about intrapersonal and interpersonal processes. Objectives: To improve self-awareness among medical educators.To bring about self-directed change in practices among medical educators.To assess usefulness of TA tools for the same. Methods: An experienced trainer conducted a basic course (12 hours) in TA for faculty members. The PAC model of personality structure, functional fluency model of personal functioning, stroke theory on motivation, passivity and script theories of adult functional styles were taught experientially with examples from the Medical Education Scenario. Self-reported improvement in awareness and changes in practices were assessed immediately after, at three months, and one year after training. Findings: The mean improvement in self-'awareness' is 13.3% (95% C.I 9.3-17.2) among nineteen participants. This persists one year after training. Changes in practices within a year include, collecting feedback, new teaching styles and better relationship with students. Discussion and Conclusions: These findings demonstrate sustainable and measurable improvement in self-awareness by practice of TA tools. Improvement in self-'awareness' of faculty resulted in self-directed changes in teaching practices. Medical faculty has judged the TA tools effective for improving self-awareness leading to self-directed changes.

Rajan, Marina

2012-01-01

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Anti-inflammatory effects of Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae (Qinjiao), Rhizoma Coptidis (Huanglian) and Citri Unshiu Pericarpium (Wenzhou migan) in animal models  

PubMed Central

Background KHU14, an ethanolic extract of Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae (Qinjiao), Rhizoma Coptidis (Huanglian) and Citri Unshiu Pericarpium (Wenzhou migan) was tested for its anti-inflammatory effects. Methods Three out of 20 herbs were found to have anti-inflammatory effects. The formulation of these herbs, i.e. KHU14 was tested for croton oil-induced ear edema, carrageenan-induced paw edema, acetic acid-induced capillary permeability, cotton pellet and delayed type hypersensitivity. Results KHU14 exhibited anti-inflammatory effects in animal models of acute and chronic inflammation. The anti-inflammatory activity of KHU14 observed was comparable to that of celecoxib. KHU14 inhibited the production of NO and PGE2 in LPS/IFN-gamma-stimulated peritoneal macrophages, and reduced edema and the amount of infiltrated cells in animal models. Conclusion KHU14 exhibited anti-inflammatory effects as demonstrated in typical immunological tests for anti-inflammation in vitro and in vivo.

Kim, Kyoung Soo; Rhee, Hae In; Park, Eun Kyung; Jung, Kiwon; Jeon, Hyo Jin; Kim, Ji-Hong; Yoo, Hunseung; Han, Chang-Kyun; Cho, Yong-Baik; Ryu, Chun Jeih; Yang, Hyung In; Yoo, Myung Chul

2008-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2007-04-01

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ABC-VED Analysis of a Drug Store in the Department of Community Medicine of a Medical College in Delhi  

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A matrix based on coupling of cost (always, better and control) analysis and criticality (vital, essential and desirable) analysis was employed for drug inventory containing 129 items of drug store in the Department of Community Medicine of a Medical College in Delhi. The annual drug expenditure incurred on 129 drug items for the year 2010-2011 was found to be Rs. 4,35,847.85. On always, better and control analysis, 18.6, 24.0 and 57.4% drugs were found to be always, better and control category items, respectively, amounting for 69.1, 20.8 and 10.1% of annual drug expenditure. About 13.2 (17), 38.8 (50) and 48.0% (62) items were found to be vital, essential and desirable category items, respectively, amounting for 18.7, 49.5 and 31.8% of annual drug expenditure. Based on always, better and control-vital, essential and desirable matrix analysis there were 37 (28.68%) items in category I, 53 (41.09%) items in category II and 39 (30.23%) items in category III, amounting for 73.0, 22.2 and 4.8% of annual drug expenditure, respectively. To conclude, scientific inventory management tools are needed to be applied in routine for efficient management of the pharmacy stores as it contributes to not only in improvement in patient care but also judicious use of resources as well.

Anand, T.; Ingle, G. K.; Kishore, J.; Kumar, R

2013-01-01

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An international model for geriatrics program development in China: the Johns Hopkins-Peking Union Medical College experience.  

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China has the world's largest and most rapidly growing older adult population. Recent dramatic socioeconomic changes, including a large number of migrating workers leaving their elderly parents and grandparents behind and the 4:2:1 family structure caused by the one-child policy, have greatly compromised the traditional Chinese family support for older adults. These demographic and socioeconomic factors, the improved living standards, and the quest for higher quality of life are creating human economic pressures. The plight of senior citizens is leading to an unprecedented need for geriatrics expertise in China. To begin to address this need, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU) and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) have developed a joint international project aimed at establishing a leadership program at the PUMC Hospital that will promote quality geriatrics care, education, and aging research for China. Important components of this initiative include geriatrics competency training for PUMC physicians and nurses in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at JHU, establishing a geriatrics demonstration ward at the PUMC Hospital, faculty exchange between JHU and PUMC, and on-site consultation by JHU geriatrics faculty. This article describes the context and history of this ongoing collaboration and important components, progress, challenges, and future prospects, focusing on the JHU experience. Specific and practical recommendations are made for those who plan such international joint ventures. With such unique experiences, it is hoped that this will serve as a useful model for international geriatrics program development for colleagues in the United States and abroad. PMID:20533962

Leng, Sean X; Tian, Xinping; Liu, Xiaohong; Lazarus, Gerald; Bellantoni, Michele; Greenough, William; Fried, Linda P; Shen, Ti; Durso, Samuel C

2010-07-01

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English for College Students in Taiwan: a Study of Perceptions of English Needs in a Medical Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior to 1993 in Taiwan, English was a required course for all college students. However, in 1993, the Ministry of Education eliminated the English requirement, basing its decision partly on criticisms that it did not meet the students needs. To compensate, some colleges are in the process of developing specific English courses, having either a content base or a skills

Hiu-Uen Chia; Ruth Johnson; Hui-Lung Chia; Floyd Olive

1999-01-01

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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.

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Cultural competence springs up in the desert: the story of the center for cultural competence in health care at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.  

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The authors describe the factors that led Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) to establish the Center for Cultural Competence in Health Care from the ground up, and they explore challenges and successes in implementing cultural competence training.Qatar's capital, Doha, is an extremely high-density multicultural setting. When WCMC-Q's first class of medical students began their clinical clerkships at the affiliated teaching hospital Hamad Medical Corporation in 2006, the complicated nature of training in a multicultural and multilingual setting became apparent immediately. In response, initiatives to improve students' cultural competence were undertaken. Initiatives included launching a medical interpretation program in 2007; surveying the patients' spoken languages, examining the effect of an orientation program on interpretation requests, and surveying faculty using the Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training in 2008; implementing cultural competence training for students and securing research funding in 2009; and expanding awareness to the Qatar community in 2010. These types of initiatives, which are generally highly valued in U.S. and Canadian settings, are also apropos in the Arabian Gulf region.The authors report on their initial efforts, which can serve as a resource for other programs in the Arabian Gulf region. PMID:22534600

Elnashar, Maha; Abdelrahim, Huda; Fetters, Michael D

2012-06-01

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

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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…

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

2011-01-01

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Progress Testing for Postgraduate Medical Education: a Four-Year Experiment of American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Resident Examinations.  

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An experiment of progress testing for postgraduate medical education was evaluated for the psychometric properties and evaluation utilities of its outcome. Psychometric analysis emphasized reliability, construct validity, exam structure, and equating quality, while analysis of evaluation value focused on growth trajectories of several cohorts of residents. The analyses concluded that progress testing for postgraduate education was feasible. The value of progress testing for postgraduate medical education assessment was unique and promising. PMID:12386468

Shen, Linjun

2000-01-01

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Training the Next Generation of Informaticians: The Impact of "BISTI" and Bioinformatics--A Report from the American College of Medical Informatics  

PubMed Central

In 2002–2003, the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) undertook a study of the future of informatics training. This project capitalized on the rapidly expanding interest in the role of computation in basic biological research, well characterized in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) report. The defining activity of the project was the three-day 2002 Annual Symposium of the College. A committee, comprised of the authors of this report, subsequently carried out activities, including interviews with a broader informatics and biological sciences constituency, collation and categorization of observations, and generation of recommendations. The committee viewed biomedical informatics as an interdisciplinary field, combining basic informational and computational sciences with application domains, including health care, biological research, and education. Consequently, effective training in informatics, viewed from a national perspective, should encompass four key elements: (1) curricula that integrate experiences in the computational sciences and application domains rather than just concatenating them; (2) diversity among trainees, with individualized, interdisciplinary cross-training allowing each trainee to develop key competencies that he or she does not initially possess; (3) direct immersion in research and development activities; and (4) exposure across the wide range of basic informational and computational sciences. Informatics training programs that implement these features, irrespective of their funding sources, will meet and exceed the challenges raised by the BISTI report, and optimally prepare their trainees for careers in a field that continues to evolve.

Friedman, Charles P.; Altman, Russ B.; Kohane, Isaac S.; McCormick, Kathleen A.; Miller, Perry L.; Ozbolt, Judy G.; Shortliffe, Edward H.; Stormo, Gary D.; Szczepaniak, M. Cleat; Tuck, David; Williamson, Jeffrey

2004-01-01

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A study on socio-demographic characteristics of alcoholics attending the de-addiction center at Burdwan medical college and hospital in West Bengal.  

PubMed

Prevalence of alcohol use in India is reported to be 21.4% and there is increasing alcohol intake among the young people. The present study was undertaken to study the socio-demographic characteristics of patients having alcohol-related disorders attending the de-addiction center at Burdwan Medical College in West Bengal and to find out some factors responsible for that. A clinic-based descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 187 patients with the help of pre-tested pre-designed schedule after obtaining informed consent. Data analysis was carried out with the help of Epi info software version 6. Majority of the patients were male, in productive age group and married. Age of initiation and amount of alcohol intake were significantly associated with positive family history of alcoholism. Children having family history of alcoholism should be counseled to prevent development of alcoholism. PMID:23649141

Sarkar, Aditya Prasad; Sen, Subrata; Mondal, Sudhakar; Singh, Om Prakash; Chakraborty, Amitava; Swaika, Bikash

2013-01-01

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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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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.

Dutta, Samrat; Biswas, Nandita; Muhkherjee, Goutam

2013-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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 25 years, with mean age of 20.86?±?1.913 years. 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.

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Knowledge of First Aid Skills Among Students of a Medical College in Mangalore City of South India  

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Background: The adequate knowledge required for handling an emergency without hospital setting at the site of the accident or emergency may not be sufficient as most medical schools do not have formal first aid training in the teaching curriculum. Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the level of knowledge of medical students in providing first aid care. Subjects and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during May 2011 among 152 medical students. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire. Based on the scores obtained in each condition requiring first aid, the overall knowledge was graded as good, moderate and poor. Results: Only 11.2% (17/152) of the total student participants had previous exposure to first aid training. Good knowledge about first aid was observed in 13.8% (21/152), moderate knowledge in 68.4% (104/152) and poor knowledge in 17.8% (27/152) participants. Analysis of knowledge about first aid management in select conditions found that 21% (32/152) had poor knowledge regarding first aid management for shock and for gastro esophageal reflux disease and 20.4% (31/152) for epistaxis and foreign body in eyes. All students felt that first aid skills need to be taught from the school level onwards and all of them were willing to enroll in any formal first aid training sessions. Conclusion: The level of knowledge about first aid was not good among majority of the students. The study also identified the key areas in which first aid knowledge was lacking. There is thus a need for formal first aid training to be introduced in the medical curriculum.

Joseph, N; Kumar, GS; Babu, YPR; Nelliyanil, M; Bhaskaran, U

2014-01-01

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Recommendations on the use of folic acid supplementation to prevent the recurrence of neural tube defects. Clinical Teratology Committee, Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To prevent the recurrence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in families at increased risk of having offspring with NTDs with the use of periconceptional folic acid supplementation. OPTIONS: Genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis of NTDs. OUTCOMES: NTDs cause stillbirth, neonatal death and severe disabilities. The cost for medical care and rehabilitation in the first 10 years of life of a child with spina bifida cystica was estimated to be $42,507 in 1987. EVIDENCE: The authors reviewed the medical literature, communicated with investigators from key studies, reviewed policy recommendations from other organizations and drew on their own expertise. A recent multicentre randomized controlled trial showed that among women at high risk of having a child with an NTD those who received 4 mg/d of folic acid had 72% fewer cases of NTD-affected offspring than nonsupplemented women. Two previous intervention studies also demonstrated that folic acid supplementation was effective in reducing the rate of NTD recurrence. Several retrospective studies support this conclusion. VALUES: Recommendations are the consensus of the Clinical Teratology Committee of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) and have been approved by the CCMG Board. The committee believes that primary prevention of NTDs is preferable to treatment or to prenatal detection and abortion. BENEFITS, HARMS AND COSTS: Folic acid supplementation should result in fewer NTDs among infants in Canada and ancillary savings in medical costs. The recommended dosage of folic acid is not known to be associated with adverse effects. Higher dosages of folic acid may make vitamin B12 deficiency difficult to diagnose and may alter seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy due to drug interactions with anticonvulsants. RECOMMENDATIONS: A minimum dosage of folic acid of 0.8 mg/d, not to exceed 5.0 mg/d, is recommended along with a well-balanced, nutritious diet for all women who are at increased risk of having offspring with NTDs and who are planning a pregnancy or may become pregnant. Supplementation should begin before conception and continue for at least 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. VALIDATION: These guidelines are similar to those of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health in Britain. SPONSORS: These guidelines were developed by the CCMG Clinical Teratology Committee and endorsed by the Board of the CCMG. No funding for the development of these guidelines was obtained from any other sources.

Van Allen, M I; Fraser, F C; Dallaire, L; Allanson, J; McLeod, D R; Andermann, E; Friedman, J M

1993-01-01

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Death certification and epidemiological research. Medical Services Study Group of the Royal College of Physicians of London.  

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The cause of death shown on 191 death certificates was compared with the cause indicated by the hospital case notes, the consultants' opinions, and the necropsy findings. All 191 deaths occurred among medical hospital patients aged under 50. In 39 cases there was a major discrepancy between the two sources over the cause of death and in another 54 ther was a minor but epidemiologically important difference. Death certificates are not primarily intended for epidemiological research, but researchers often rely on them. This and other studies have shown, however, that death certificates are often inaccurate records of the cause of death--even coroner's certificates issued after a coroner's necropsy. The accuracy of death certificates might be improved if coroners consulted clinicians more closely and if senior hospital staff completed hospital death certificates.

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Evaluation of control of blood pressure in chronic kidney disease patients with hypertension attending echo-lab of Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital.  

PubMed

Hypertension and Chronic kidney disease (CKD) are common in Nepal. Control of blood pressure (BP) in general hypertensive patients is poor. Evaluation of adequacy of BP control in CKD patients with hypertension is rare. All consecutive indoor patients (52) with CKD and hypertension, attending echo-lab of Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital during prospective study of 3 years period from 16th April 2008 to 15th April 2011, were evaluted. Mean age was 45.3 +/- 16.7 years. Male female ratio was 8:5. Brahman and Chhetri (22, 42.3%) were the usual sufferers. There were two peaks in the age group wise distribution; one in age group 20-29 years and the next in 50-59 years. One hypertensive patient's BP was normalized after starting hemodialysis without antihypertensive therapy and was excluded from this study. Others' BP (n = 51) were followed up during admission for the evaluation of the adequacy of their BP control and their antihypertensive medications were reviewed. The control of hypertension in CKD patients was difficult. More than two third of the patients (68.6%) had BP > 140/90 mm Hg. Intensive BP control was present in less than one tenth (7.9%) of the patients. In comparison to intensive group, uncontrolled group received more antihypertensive agents (3.0 +/- 1.3 vs. 2.0 +/- 0.8, p < 0.05). Amlodipine (39, 76.5%) and frusemide (39, 76.5%) were very popular antihypertensives used followed by Prazocin (20, 39.2%) and Metoprolol (11, 21.6%). Despite good efforts, BP control of Nepalese CKD patients with hypertension, were poor. PMID:23671961

Shrestha, B; Dhungel, S

2012-06-01

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Nepal's noble echocardiography-database with video clips and color still images: a single individual's 6 years' experience at the Echocardiography Lab of Nepal Medical College, Teaching Hospital.  

PubMed

Echocardiographic reporting system is very poor in Nepal. No long-term feasibility and efficacy data about the echocardiography database with video clips has been studied. Snazzi Movie Studio S4 was used to convert analog video signals into MPEG2 and color photographs were converted into JPEG format for storage and use for the database. All together 2272 patients' echocardiography were performed by one individual prospectively at the Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital from 10th January 2007 to 9th January 2012. Echocardiographic findings of these patients were evaluated. Mean age +/- SD were 44.4 +/- 28.7 years. Male female ratio was 0.8:1. Brahman/Chhetri were the usual ethnic group to undergo echocardiography (943, 41.5%), followed byjanajati (631, 27.8%) and newar (496, 21.8%). Age group of 60-69 years was the most common echo users (519, 22.8%). Total time for echocardiography/report writing with database compared to non database was 13.9 +/- 2.4 minutes vs. 12.3 +/- 0.8 minutes, p = 0.51. Out of all lesions, valvular lesions were the most common lesions detected (4885, 215%). Mild tricuspid regurgitation (1213, 53.4%) was the most common valvular lesion followed by mild mitral regurgitation (742, 32.7%). Patent foramen ovale was the most common congenital heart disease (32, 45.7%) followed by atrial septal defect (12, 17.1%). About one seventh of the total patients (318, 13.9%) had systolic dysfunction. Out of total chronic cor pulmonale (383, 16.9%), severe Pulmonary arterial dysfulction (PAH) was noted in more than one third of the patients (169, 44.1%). PMID:24047011

Shrestha, B

2012-09-01

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To Study the Prevalence of Various Enteric Parasitic Infections Among HIV Infected Individuals in the P.D.U. Medical College and Hospital, Rajkot, Gujarat, India  

PubMed Central

Background and objectives: Enteric parasites are a major cause of diarrhoea in HIV infected individuals. The present study was undertaken to detect the enteric parasites in HIV infected patients with diarrhoea, who were at different levels of immunity. Methods: This study was carried out in the P.D.U Medical College and Civil Hospital, Rajkot, India. during the period from June 2009 to June 2010. A total of 100 stool samples from HIV seropositive patients were examined for opportunistic, gastrointestinal parasitic infections. The samples were classified according to the age groups, sex, and occupation, a history of diarrhoea and different categories of the CD4 cell count. The stool samples were collected and examined for enteric parasites by microscopy and by special staining methods. The CD4 cell counts were estimated by using the FACS count system. Results: The intestinal parasitic pathogens were detected in 28% patients. Among all, Isospora appeared to have the highest prevalence (18%), followed by Giardia lamblia (5%), Strongyloides stercoralies (3%) and Cryptosporidium parvum (2%). In the HIV infected patients with a CD4 count of < 200 cells/?l, Isospora was the most commonly observed (56%) pathogen. The proportion of the opportunistic pathogens in the patients with CD4 counts of <200 cells/?l was significantly higher as compared to those in the other two groups of patients with CD4 counts of >200 respectively. Interpretation and conclusions: Parasitic infections were detected in 28% of the HIV infected patients and a low CD4 count was significantly associated with an opportunistic infection. The detection of the aetiologic pathogens might help the clinicians in deciding the appropriate management strategies.

Mehta, Krunal Dineshbhai; Vacchani, Avani; Mistry, Madhulika M.; Kavathia, Ghanshyam U.; Goswami, Yogesh S.

2013-01-01

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Knowledge and Practice of Standard Precautions and Awareness Regarding Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV among Interns of a Medical College in West Bengal, India  

PubMed Central

Objectives To assess the knowledge of interns on standard precautions and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, and identify the gap between knowledge and practice relating to standard precautions, as well as determining the perceived barriers against adherence to standard precautions. Methods The study was conducted on 130 interns of 2010-11 batch from a government-run medical college in Kolkata, India. All participants completed a self-administered questionnaire with items relating to basic components of standard precautions and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The questionnaire also included open ended questions relating to reasons for non-adherence to the practice of standard precautions along with additional space for specific comments, if any. Results Poor adherence in the use of personal protective equipment, hand washing, safe handling and disposal of needles and sharp objects were found to be among the practices for which the interns expressed correct knowledge. While the main reasons for non-adherence were found to be clumsiness in handling needles, wearing gloves, feeling uncomfortable when wearing aprons, impracticality of regular hand-washing and non-availability of equipment. Although the majority of the respondents (84.6%) expressed awareness of washing sites of injured with soap and water, approximately 32.3% did not know that antiseptics could cause more damage. Also, only 63.8% expressed awareness of reporting any incidence of occupational exposure, while knowledge on post-exposure prophylaxis regimens was generally found to be poor. Conclusion The considerable gap between knowledge and practice of standard precautions and inadequate knowledge of post-exposure prophylaxis emphasizes the need for continuous onsite training of interns with supportive supervision and monitoring of their activities.

Mukherjee, Shuvankar; Bhattacharyya, Agnihotri; Goswami, Dipendra N.; Ghosh, Santanu; Samanta, Amrita

2013-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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.

2012-01-01

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The Government-Medical Education Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Califano, Joseph A., Jr.

1979-01-01

125

College Connection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes Oakwood City School District's College Connection Study, which is now in its eighth year. The purpose of the study is to help the educators in the district learn how to effectively prepare students for success in the colleges of their choice. Teachers, administrators, and other staff members travel to colleges to conduct…

Hewitt, Kimberly Kappler; Scalzo, Mary Jo

2012-01-01

126

Directory of Credit-Granting Policies in Medical Laboratory Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ways now exist for medical laboratory workers to advance up the educational career ladder, gaining credit for prior training and/or experience. A total of 369 Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant Schools, colleges with Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Technicians programs, schools of Medical Technology, and colleges with baccalaureate Medical

National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology, Bethesda, MD.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mack, Yvette E.

2010-01-01

128

Community Colleges. The Boston Junior College Blues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Private junior colleges for women in Boston are suffering from severe financial difficulties. The solutions at three schools, Garland Junior College, Pine Manor Junior College, and Mount Ida Junior College, are presented. (Author/PG)

Papke, David Ray

1975-01-01

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Care of the college student.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-11-01

130

College Academics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the career development experiences of 33 college professors from the schools of business, science, engineering, and arts at Bendigo College of Advanced Education (Australia). The time frame was 1965 through 1989, which encompassed a period of strong growth in the whole higher education system followed by a period of drastic…

Potts, Anthony

131

Alverno College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alverno College is a private, liberal arts college located in a residential neighborhood on the southwest side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In fall 2008, the student body numbered 2,783, and there were 231 resident students. The student body is highly diverse (34% minority), and most students commute to campus for their classes. The culture at Alverno…

Wagner, Virginia

2009-01-01

132

College Radio.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Sauls, Samuel J.

133

Is Community College Really College?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to community college. The general population appears to believe that because the tuition per credit hour is incredibly cheaper than that of the average university, students are receiving a "discounted," "cheap," "rip-off" education. Top community college students struggle against the mistaken…

Blankenship, Mark

2011-01-01

134

Career Investigation: Medical Illustration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 ...

Dobyns, Ms.

2011-12-11

135

Adjustment to College in Students with ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To examine college adjustment in students reporting an ADHD diagnosis and the effect of medication treatment on students' adjustment. Method: 1,648 first-semester freshmen attending a public and a private university completed a Web-based survey to examine their adjustment to college. Results: Compared with 200 randomly selected control…

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

2008-01-01

136

American College of Medical Genetics recommendations for the design and performance expectations for clinical genomic copy number microarrays intended for use in the postnatal setting for detection of constitutional abnormalities.  

PubMed

Genomic copy number microarrays have significantly increased the diagnostic yield over a karyotype for clinically significant imbalances in individuals with developmental delay, intellectual disability, multiple congenital anomalies, and autism, and they are now accepted as a first tier diagnostic test for these indications. As it is not feasible to validate microarray technology that targets the entire genome in the same manner as an assay that targets a specific gene or syndromic region, a new paradigm of validation and regulation is needed to regulate this important diagnostic technology. We suggest that these microarray platforms be evaluated and manufacturers regulated for the ability to accurately measure copy number gains or losses in DNA (analytical validation) and that the subsequent interpretation of the findings and assignment of clinical significance be determined by medical professionals with appropriate training and certification. To this end, the American College of Medical Genetics, as the professional organization of board-certified clinical laboratory geneticists, herein outlines recommendations for the design and performance expectations for clinical genomic copy number microarrays and associated software intended for use in the postnatal setting for detection of constitutional abnormalities. PMID:21681105

Kearney, Hutton M; South, Sarah T; Wolff, Daynna J; Lamb, Allen; Hamosh, Ada; Rao, Kathleen W

2011-07-01

137

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.

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The Hospital for Special Surgery affiliates with Cornell University Medical College and New York Hospital, 1951; Philip D. Wilson retires as Surgeon-in-Chief, 1955.  

PubMed

When World War II ended in 1945, the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the oldest orthopedic hospital in the country, was entering its eighth decade. Only 5 years previously, its name was changed from the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled (R & C). In 1934, Dr. Philip D. Wilson (1886-1969) had been recruited to fill the office of the fifth Surgeon-in-Chief with a key charge to restore the hospital as the leading orthopedic institution in our country, a role it originally held for over half a century since its founding in 1863. Wilson believed that a close affiliation with a university center having a medical school and hospital, while maintaining independence, was vital to achieve this objective. In 1948, negotiations between representatives of the Board of the New York Society for the Relief of the Ruptured and Crippled and representatives of the Society of the New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Center began and a preliminary written agreement was reached in March, the next year. The affiliation called for construction of a new building to house approximately 170 inpatient beds for orthopedics and arthritis. The land on the East River between 70th and 71st Streets, owned by New York Hospital, was to be given, without monetary exchange, to the Hospital for Special Surgery for construction of its new hospital. Finally, on November 1, 1951, a new non-proximate agreement was ratified. On May 25, 1955, after 43 years at 321 East 42nd Street, the Hospital for Special Surgery moved to its new six million dollar building at 535 East 70th Street where it formally became affiliated with New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Two months later, on July 1, 1955, Philip D. Wilson retired as Surgeon-in-Chief to become the Hospital for Special Surgery's new Director of Research and Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus. PMID:19506964

Levine, David B

2009-09-01

139

College Fund/UNCF USAMRMC Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This serves as The College Fund/UNCF Infrastructure Development Assistance Program (IDAP) Final Report covering the period August 15, 1998 - August 14, 1999 for the U.S. Army Medical - Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Program for Historically Black...

R. M. Fontenot

1999-01-01

140

College education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Criswell, David R.

1990-01-01

141

Status of Requirements for Medical Technology Curricula.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to determine if major differences exist in 1980 in medical technology programs, a nationwide survey was conducted to review course requirements of medical technology programs. A letter written on the American Society for Medical Technology stationery was mailed to 634 medical technology programs requesting a brochure or college catalog.…

Becan-McBride, K.; And Others

142

Medical Device Industry Educatinon Cosortium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Sullivan, Michael

2009-07-14

143

College Arithmetic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are student performance objectives, a student progress chart, and assignment sheets with objective and diagnostic measures for the stated performance objectives in college arithmetic. Topics covered include: whole numbers, decimal fractions, fractions, ratio and proportion, percent, powers and roots, and the metric system of measurement.…

Benjamin, Carl; And Others

144

College Studying.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Nist, Sherrie L.; Simpson, Michele

2002-01-01

145

Assessing the operating efficiencies of teaching hospitals by an enhancement of the AHA/AAMC method. American Hospital Association/Association of American Medical Colleges.  

PubMed

In the ongoing effort to control costs, comparisons among hospitals' efficiency levels, if valid, can help identify "best practices" across institutions and uncover situations that need corrective intervention. The authors present an extension of the "adjusted cost per equivalent discharge" approach, which incorporates case-mix-severity differences, regional labor cost differentials, and inpatient/outpatient mix, but does not take into account such factors as the differences in hospital sizes, extents of the teaching mission, or quality of care delivered. The alternative approach yields information that suggests where an institution's total operating costs might be reduced with no change in any of the hospital's outputs or operating environment, through comparison with a "peer group" of other hospitals, matched according to the subject hospital's number of beds, the quality of care the hospital delivers, the extent of medical education carried out, the level of case-mix-adjusted discharges, and outpatient activities. A difficulty with this approach (as with others) is that measurement of some of the additional facets (e.g., quality of care) is still evolving, so its main contribution at this time is to provide a construct and method capable of incorporating these important added considerations. Hospital rankings achieved by applying the current and alternative approaches to a real set of teaching hospitals operating in FY 1987 are compared. While the rankings produced by the two approaches are loosely similar, the authors show that some significant differences do appear and can be at least partially explained by the incorporation of the additional factors mentioned above. PMID:10667873

Morey, R C; Retzlaff-Roberts, D L; Fine, D J; Loree, S W

2000-01-01

146

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.

147

America's Best Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of this magazine's annual rating of colleges and universities are reported in articles about rising college costs, the college selection process, the new honors programs, the top 25 national universities, attitudes of college seniors about security and success, the top 25 liberal arts colleges, top regional institutions, top…

U.S. News & World Report, 1996

1996-01-01

148

Medical Office Assistants' Handbook. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is intended both as a text for use in medical office assistant (MOA) training programs in colleges and as a handbook for people working in medical offices. Addressed in the individual sections of the manual are the following topics: responsibilities of the medical office assistant, office organization, appointments and the waiting…

British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.

149

A Couples Group of Medical Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Porter, Kenneth; And Others

1976-01-01

150

The Podiatric Medical Student/College Dilemma.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Soaring costs of health care reflect the cost of education for health professionals, since young podiatric professionals face staggering debts upon graduation. Federally insured student loans, Health Professions Student Loan Program, National Direct Student Loan Program, and Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) are discussed. (MLW)

Bates, James E.

1979-01-01

151

Program for Increasing Use of Computers in Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summer fellowship program is described that was initiated at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University to provide an opportunity for interested faculty to interact with selected students who had used computers before entering medical school. (MLW)

Jensh, Ronald P.; Veloski, J. Jon

1986-01-01

152

Analysis of characteristics of paratyphoid A in 157 Chinese inpatients between 1998 and 2009.  

PubMed

The objectives of this study were to understand the epidemic rules, clinical characteristics, and drug resistance of paratyphoid A by analyzing 157 cases in the Wenzhou area of China during a 12-year period. The subjects included in the present study were patients with paratyphoid A who were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College (Wenzhou, ZJ, China) between 1998 and 2009. The disease mainly occurred in persons aged 20 to 50 years. The peak incidence was between 2001 and 2003 (n?=?85). Paratyphoid A was more likely to occur in winter and spring in this area. In many cases (33.8%), the condition was complicated by underlying diseases. The length of hospital stay was relatively long, averaging 17.68 days. The white blood cell (WBC) count was 2-8 × 10(9)/L in 88.5% of cases. Eosinophils disappeared in 51.7% of cases. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) was not significant and lower than 60 mm/h in 88.5% of cases. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was ?3-fold greater than the normal value in 84.3% of cases. The Widal test was positive in only 7.7% of our cases. The sensitivity of many antibiotics was over 90%. Paratyphoid A in the Wenzhou area has unique epidemic rules, clinical characteristics, and drug resistance. The results of our retrospective analysis are instructive for the early diagnosis and rational treatment of paratyphoid A. PMID:20827496

Yu, F; Fan, S; Fan, X; Dong, P; Wang, X; Chen, Y; Li, J

2011-01-01

153

The Role of a Psychiatric Pharmacist in College Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Published evidence indicates there is a growing prevalence of psychiatric illnesses on college campuses, and that approximately one quarter of students may be taking psychotropic medications. But attracting and retaining experienced mental health care professionals to college health settings is a challenging task. The psychiatric pharmacist is one…

Caley, Charles F.; Webber, Donna; Kurland, Michael; Holmes, Paula

2010-01-01

154

AIDS on Campus: Emerging Issues for College and University Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Legal information concerning Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) that college presidents may find helpful in establishing policies and procedures is provided in a paper by the general counsel of the American Council on Education. Sources of medical information, including the American College Health Association, hotlines, and federal…

Steinbach, Sheldon Elliot

155

Adderall Abuse on College Campuses: A Comprehensive Literature Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Matthew D. Varga

2012-01-01

156

College Now Student Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student handbook was compiled for high school students interested in New York City's Kingsborough Community College's College Now Program, a collaborative effort begun in 1984 to offer high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses, enhance their desire to go to college, and ease their transition from high school to…

Kingsborough Community Coll., Brooklyn, NY.

157

College Students Helping America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

158

College Student Suicide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Taub, Deborah J.; Thompson, Jalonda

2013-01-01

159

Small Colleges, Big Missions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph by the members of the American Association of Community Colleges' Commission on Small and/or Rural Community Colleges shares small and rural community college experiences. In "Leaders through Community Service," Jacqueline D. Taylor provides a model for how small and rural community colleges can be involved in building leaders…

Griffin, W. A., Jr., Ed.

160

College Student Migration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the background characteristics of two large national samples of first-time enrolled freshmen who (a) attended college within their state of residence but away from their home community, (b) migrated to a college in an adjacent state, (c) migrated to a college in a distant state, and (d) attended college in their home community.…

Fenske, R. H.; And Others

161

Beacon College Project Directory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Barnett, Lynn, Ed.

162

The Case for Continuing Education in Veterinary Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores why continuing veterinary medical education (CVME) programs can play a vital role in supporting the overall strategy of a veterinary college. Discusses the current and future market for CVME programs and strategies for sustainability and synergy. (EV)

Lee, David E.

2003-01-01

163

Health of children born to medical radiographers  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVES: To develop a reliable method for collecting information on reproductive outcome in an occupational setting; and to investigate the health of children born to medical radiographers. METHODS: The study population comprised 6730 members of the College of Radiographers who were, at the time of survey; aged between 30 and 64 years, on the current membership file of the College,

E Roman; P Doyle; P Ansell; D Bull; V Beral

1996-01-01

164

Two Reports of the AAMC Committee on AIDS and the Academic Medical Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Association of American Medical Colleges' reports concerning Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome include "Policy Guidelines for Addressing HIV [human immunodeficiency virus] Infection in the Academic Medical Community" and "The HIV Epidemic and Medical Education." (MSE)

Academic Medicine, 1989

1989-01-01

165

Quality in Medical Practice: A Student Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Garg, Mohan; And Others

1977-01-01

166

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.

167

Snapshots of Maryland Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These statistical profiles of 17 Maryland community colleges were prepared for use by the executive and legislative branches of the Maryland state government. The 17 colleges profiled are Allegany Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Community College of Baltimore, Catonsville Community College, Cecil Community College, Charles…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

168

Medical Genetics Online Module  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Medical Genetics, a new resource from Baylor College of MedicineâÂÂs 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.

Nancy Moreno (Baylor College of Medicine;)

2010-05-27

169

The University of Vermont College of Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of the origin and history of the University of Vermont College of Medicine begins with the appointment of John Pomeroy to the faculty in 1804, and traces the years that followed. Chiefly concerned with the individuals who were involved, it is a case study of the responses of one small medical school to reform movements, and its ability…

Kaufman, Martin

170

The Professional Status of Community College Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Just as medical practitioners have professional associations to safeguard the public from poor doctoring, so too should the community college teaching profession be guided by a national association to oversee teachers' performance, especially given the tremendous role teachers play in an individual's development. Achieving the degree of…

Preece, Mary

171

Medication Management: Perceptions and Opinions of Canadian Hospital Executives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Issues relating to access to new medications, medication safety, and the quality of medication use are important to many Canadian hospital executives and managers. Objective: To obtain the opinions of hospital executives and managers about medication management issues. Methods: A survey instrument was developed and pilot-tested with input from key informant interviews and the Canadian College of Health Service

Neil J MacKinnon; Nicole R Hartnell; Colleen J Metge; Ingrid Sketris; Jean-François Bussières

2008-01-01

172

Promoting Medical Students' Ethical Development: A Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide compiles information reported by medical schools on their efforts to help students develop a sound code of professional ethics. The introduction opens with background information on an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 1992 survey of medical schools and on why it is imperative that schools assist medical students' ethical…

Bickel, Janet

173

ADHD Medications  

MedlinePLUS

Managing ADHD With Medication Just about everyone has trouble concentrating or paying attention in class from time to time. ... to develop new medications for ADHD. Continue Are ADHD Medications Safe? Most experts agree that ADHD medications ...

174

Medication Guide  

MedlinePLUS

... before starting any new medication. First-Line Medications: Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) These medications are called "first- ... they might try a "second-line" medication instead. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps smokers quit by reducing ...

175

Library instruction for medical students.  

PubMed Central

The library instruction program for medical students at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences is described. This instruction program, which was developed in cooperation with the medical faculty, is included in the College of Medicine curriculum. Library instruction is presented sequentially at scheduled times during the four-year curriculum when students need specific information. The development, implementation, and evaluation of the program are discussed.

Graves, K J; Selig, S A

1986-01-01

176

Orientation of International Medical Graduates to Canadian Medical Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

177

Depression and College Students  

MedlinePLUS

... campus suicide or crisis hotline Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1- ... college students: results from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention College Screening Project at Emory University. Depress Anxiety . ...

178

Early College High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For at-risk students who stand little chance of going to college, or even finishing high school, a growing number of districts have found a solution: Give them an early start in college while they still are in high school. The early college high school (ECHS) movement that began with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 10 years ago…

Dessoff, Alan

2011-01-01

179

College Union 101.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"College Union 101" was a leadership training program in College union work with an emphasis on programing. It was given to 25 persons at Cuyahoga Community College during the summer of 1969. This report discusses the development of the course, the course outline, the faculty, cooperation between campus departments, the organization of the…

Evans, Walter B.; And Others

180

What Is College for?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Delbanco, Andrew

2012-01-01

181

Can Colleges Really Collaborate?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven small private colleges in three states have found a way to reduce their administrative technology costs and expand their technological capability at the same time. They have done it by choosing the common-sense, yet unconventional, college and university strategy of genuine collaboration. The result, the Independent College Enterprise (ICE),…

Welch, Edwin H.

2008-01-01

182

Middle College Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

183

Determinants of College Completion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data on 2,754 college attenders and 4,323 nonattenders were analyzed using probit models measuring four college quality categories as well as graduation decisions. Students of all ability levels had higher chances of graduating if the quality level of their college matched their skill level. (SK)

Light, Audrey; Strayer, Wayne

2000-01-01

184

Planning for College Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

PEPNet, 2009

2009-01-01

185

Medical and Dental Audit Procedure Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medical and Dental Audit Procedure Manual was developed under a grant to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The medical audit procedures represent procedures in use for over twenty years, but with the advent of the neighborhood health center mov...

1974-01-01

186

College students' attitudes and knowledge of AIDS.  

PubMed

To determine attitudes and knowledge of AIDS, a survey was conducted among students at the Gondar College of Medical Sciences, Gondar, Ethiopia. One hundred sixty four new incoming students (115 males, 49 females) in all departments in 1990-91 academic year provided information. The results reveal that 40% of the students have experienced sexual intercourse. Their knowledge of AIDS was adequate and comparable with other college and high school students, but the majority of those who practice sex do not use condoms and a fifth have had a sexual contact with a high risk individual. PMID:8287857

Teka, T

1993-10-01

187

Medical Assistants  

MedlinePLUS

... uses. Medical assistants should not be confused with physician assistants , who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under a ... learn their skills through on-the-job training. Physicians or other medical assistants may teach a new assistant medical terminology, the ...

188

Medication Treatments  

MedlinePLUS

... medications are used to treat certain symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, as shown in the chart below. The NICHD ... of these medications in treating the symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, or for other conditions for which the medications ...

189

What Are ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks? Issues in College Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents questions and answers about ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks. ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT test scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit-bearing college courses--English Composition, social sciences courses, College Algebra, or Biology. Colleges can use the…

ACT, Inc., 2010

2010-01-01

190

An introduction to independent learning skills for incoming medical students.  

PubMed Central

A partnership was initiated between educators of the College of Medicine and the McGoogan Library at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to establish a new educational component for incoming medical students. The objective was to encourage the development of the students' independent information seeking skills. A three-day seminar was introduced in which the process of seeking information was emphasized rather than the final product. Cooperative development of the seminar resulted in a fresh approach to educating medical students at the College of Medicine and the emergence of an ongoing instructional link between the library faculty and educators in the College of Medicine.

Reidelbach, M A; Willis, D B; Konecky, J L; Rasmussen, R J; Stark, J

1988-01-01

191

Converting Work into College Credits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Hoffman, Joseph A.

1976-01-01

192

Rio Grande: Ohio's "Piggyback" College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how a newly formed community college district proposes to contract with a private 4-year college to operate the community college program. If the plans are approved, the community college district stands to avoid the heavy capital expenditures involved in setting up the program and the financial future of the private college will be…

Morisseau, James J.

1973-01-01

193

Air ambulance medical transport advertising and marketing.  

PubMed

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA), the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) believe that patient care and outcomes are optimized by using air medical transport services that are licensed air ambulance providers with robust physician medical director oversight and ongoing quality assessment and review. Only air ambulance medical transport services with these credentials should advertise/market themselves as air ambulance services. PMID:21226561

2011-01-01

194

Willingness of Medical Students for Hepatitis B & C Screening  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Health care workers including medical students are vulnerable to hepatitis B & C virus infections. The objective of this study was to determine the level of willingness for screening among medical students. Methodology: This cross-sectional survey was carried out at Gomal Medical College, Dera Ismail Khan from 1st April 2010 to 15 June…

Ahmad, Iftikhar; Mahsud, Muhammad Amin Jan; Hussain, Javed; Khan, Muhammad Hussain; Khan, Habibullah; Noman, Nargis; Rabi, Fazle, Din, Siraj ud

2010-01-01

195

Four Models of Medical Education about Elder Mistreatment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

196

Franklin College: Switzerland  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

1996-01-01

197

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rothenberg, Julia Johnson; Holland, Errol

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rissing, Steven W.

2013-01-01

199

Meharry Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program. Abstract, Executive Summary and Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program at Meharry Medical College was established in 1993, to examine the disparity in health outcomes between African Americans and whites. During its three-year tenure as a developmental Center, the Meharry MEDTEP un...

B. Nelson-Knuckles

1996-01-01

200

MEDICAL "DEPRIVATION."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE SOCIAL AND MEDICAL PROBLEM TODAY HAS SHIFTED FROM PROVIDING FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE INDIGENT SICK TO RAISING THE LEVEL OF LOWER CLASS PARTICIPATION IN THE BENEFITS OF MODERN MEDICINE. GREATER ATTENTION IS BEING FOCUSED ON MEDICAL DEPRIVATION SUFFERED BY LARGE SEGMENTS OF THE POPULATION WHO DO NOT SHARE EQUALLY IN MEDICAL

SUCHMAN, EDWARD A.

201

Medical Matrix  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

202

Dittrick Medical History Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2003-01-01

203

Adderall abuse on college campuses: a comprehensive literature review.  

PubMed

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

Varga, Matthew D

2012-01-01

204

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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Enwonwu, Cyril O., Ed.

205

Nutrition and Hypertension in Blacks and Other Minorities. Proceedings of the Meharry Medical College Annual Nutrition Workshop (2nd, Nashville, Tennessee, October 26-28, 1988). Annual Nutrition Workshop Series, Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During this 3-day workshop with 138 registered participants, invited medical experts deliberated extensively on the physiological regulation of blood pressure, the unique biological characteristics and dietary patterns of Blacks and other minorities, the prevalence of hypertension in U.S. Blacks and Native Americans, the roles of specific macro-…

Enwonwu, Cyril O., Ed.

206

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Varela, Alberto; Pritchard, Mary E.

2011-01-01

207

College Board Crash Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing pressures on students to gain admission to highly competitive colleges has brought about an upsurge in tutorial services and the use of sample test questions, which are supposed to guarantee success on college admissions tests. Their effect, at best seems scant. (Author/RK)

White, Jack; Yanker, Gary

1972-01-01

208

Latinos at Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community colleges serve as the point of entry for the majority of Latinos in higher education, offering low-cost, smaller-scale educational opportunities in the communities where students live and providing the preparation for four-year colleges and universities that may have been lacking in their K-12 education. The challenges to community…

Martinez, Magdalena; Fernandez, Edith

2004-01-01

209

STUDIES OF COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

IN AN ATTEMPT TO INCREASE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTS, THOSE CHARACTERISTICS WERE RELATED TO STUDENT ATTRIBUTES AND TO CRITERIA OF INSTITUTIONAL EXCELLENCE. THE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS USED FOR THIS PURPOSE WERE THE ACTIVITIES INDEX (A PERSONALITY MEASURE) AND THE COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS…

STERN, GEORGE G.

210

College Students with ADHD  

MedlinePLUS

... services get help with organizing their schedule and life succeed academically Most people with ADHD are diagnosed before college. However, some people may not recognize the signs and symptoms of ADHD until they are at college. Trying to balance school work and the freedom of living away from home ...

211

IT Assessment: Floyd College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses Floyd College's (Georgia) Information Technology Project (ITP), which began in 1997. Reports that every student and faculty member at the college is given a laptop, network connections have been implemented all over campus, and a help desk service provides technical support. The project has been successful, but student headcount fell…

Lord, Joan; Bishop, Jack

2001-01-01

212

College Student Suicide  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews the topic of college student suicide. Empirical and theoretical studies are reviewed. The research is presented in distinct sections. First, we present background information on college student suicide emphasized in a select number of cited literature reviews, followed by a review of a select number of key quantitative studies aimed at investigating risk factors and predictors of

Lisa J. Schwartz; Howard A. Friedman

2009-01-01

213

Ms. Goes to College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides informative, factual, and valuable information for college women covering the personal areas of sex, alcohol, drugs, and identity, and the academic area--the disciplines, the curriculum. They discuss traditional subjects, modern subjects, vocations, and educational decisions for the female college student. (MJM)

Henderson, Jean Glidden; Henderson, Algo D.

214

Community College Faculty Competencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much has been written about the characteristics of effective college teachers. However, skill sets have not yet been defined with any level of specificity. Also, instructors at community colleges have unique working conditions and challenges that influence how they teach. This paper illustrates the use of three studies conducted to build and…

Alexander, Ann; Karvonen, Meagan; Ulrich, Jana; Davis, Tanya; Wade, Anne

2012-01-01

215

For-Profit Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For-profit, or proprietary, colleges are the fastest-growing postsecondary schools in the nation, enrolling a disproportionately high share of disadvantaged and minority students and those ill-prepared for college. Because these schools, many of them big national chains, derive most of their revenue from taxpayer-funded student financial aid, they…

Deming, David; Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence

2013-01-01

216

The Future Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community colleges have encountered many factors that may reshape their future. Environmental imperatives weigh heavily on community colleges, as does the new integration of the sciences, such as breakthroughs in the biochemical sciences, such as the human genome project. It is also important to pay attention to the forms in which knowledge is…

Elsner, Paul A.

2003-01-01

217

Gettysburg College Sustainability Proposal  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the fall of 2011, the Environmental Studies capstone class led by Professor Rutherford Platt was asked to write Gettysburg College’s first Sustainability Plan. The goal of the plan was to develop specific sustainable practices for the campus that were related to the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social, and environmental, and how integrating diligent sustainable practices into each of

Boone Joseph W Jr; Andrea Carson; Sarah F Hecklau; Erik J Hughes; Catherine A Leech; Taylor J McGrath; Nicole L Moody; Christian I Neumann; Mary K Ranii; John D Ryder; Megan Sherman; Sara W Tower; Sarah Weinstein

2011-01-01

218

Cabrillo College Transportation Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides results of the survey and other sources of information which have been used to develop a transportation management plan at Cabrillo College (California). In 2000, Cabrillo College organized a Transportation Management Committee to review the existing transportation situation and develop and implement a plan with the goal of…

Willett, Terrence

219

STRENGTHENING THE COLLEGE LIBRARY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A COMMITTEE AT HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WAS ESTABLISHED TO STUDY THE LIBRARY, FORMULATE AN EVALUATION, AND DEVELOP A SERIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS ISSUING OUT OF AND BASED ON THE STUDY. THE COMMITTEE USED THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARY STANDARDS AS THE INSTRUMENT FOR JUDGING THE LIBRARY PROGRAM. FROM EACH OF THE EIGHT SECTIONS OF THE STANDARDS, THEY…

JACOBS, KARL J.; TANIS, NORMAN E.

220

College Profs Go Urban.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the "mini-CUTE" (Cooperative Urban Teacher Education) Project at Rockhurst College -- a 7-day course for college professors in self-, cultural, and urban awareness of the psychological and economic implications of being culturally different in a city. (DMM)

Abbott, James W.

1983-01-01

221

Isothermal Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Isothermal Community College (ICC) is located in Spindale, North Carolina. The college serves approximately 2,000 curriculum students every fall and spring semester and about 1,000 curriculum students in summer semesters. The Student Affairs department at ICC is divided into 10 functional areas. Over the last several years, student affairs staff…

Jones, Karen Kitchens

2009-01-01

222

Employment of College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted to determine the effect on academic performance, if any, of employment on undergraduate college students. A questionnaire was sent to professors at 3 four-year colleges on Long Island (New York); various day classes were randomly selected. The final sample of n=257 represented approximately a 30 percent response. The…

High, Robert V.

223

"Is College Worth It?"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Pew Research Center asked an important question earlier this year when it embarked on an ambitious project called Is College Worth It?: College Presidents, Public Assess Value, Quality and Mission of Higher Education. While most today believe that getting a good education is key to success in the society, this report revealed surprising issues…

Adam, Michelle

2012-01-01

224

Tedium in College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stress is a major sphere of influence on students that acts as the "invisible curriculum," and affects their reaction and adjustment to the whole college experience. There is a need to obtain systematic data about college students' experience of tedium, a particular form of stress, defined as the experience of physical, emotional, and mental…

Pines, Ayala; Kafry, Ditsa

225

College Student Suicide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the topic of college student suicide. Empirical and theoretical studies are reviewed. The research is presented in distinct sections. First, we present background information on college student suicide emphasized in a select number of cited literature reviews, followed by a review of a select number of key quantitative studies…

Schwartz, Lisa J.; Friedman, Howard A.

2009-01-01

226

Databook: Maryland Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to provide information about the current status and future direction of Maryland's community college system, this report offers a summary and overview of all aspects of community college functioning in the state. Section I provides a general overview of higher education in Maryland, presenting a higher education organizational chart,…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

227

A College Is Born.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the founding of Baruch College in July of 1968. Explores the aims of the college that included efforts to provide a quality education promoting the upward social and economic mobility of working-class minority students. Discusses administrative and public policy issues that impeded the efforts to meet these goals. (JS)

Berrol, Selma

1990-01-01

228

The Community College Contribution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bergen Community College's Center for Public Media Programming produces courses broadcast by CBS stations around the country and which are offered for credit by other community colleges. The courses, called "Summer Semester," are offered to students unable to attend classes. They consist of half-hour lectures or discussions. (MLW)

Luxenberg, Stan

1980-01-01

229

College for All?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"College for all" arises from deep in our individualistic cultural bias, and the motto works as a public narrative because high school vocational alternatives are widely regarded as second best by the general public, if not by the elites. However, there is more to "college for all" than cultural bias, political positioning, and middle-class angst.…

Carnevale, Anthony P.

2008-01-01

230

Trends Reshaping Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines current educational trends in the community colleges, based on critical issues addressed at the 2002 Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) in Orlando, Florida. Describes the CCFA as an independent policy forum, sponsored by the University of Florida, that convenes annually. Discusses the top three critical issues presented: the needs…

Campbell, Dale F.; Peek, Roger C.

2002-01-01

231

Databook: Maryland Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to provide information about the current status and future direction of Maryland's community college system, this report offers a summary and overview of all aspects of community college functioning in the state. Section I provides an organizational chart of higher education in Maryland; and data on undergraduate credit enrollments, and…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

232

Databook: Maryland Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to provide information about the current status and future direction of Maryland's community college system, this report offers a summary and overview of all aspects of community college functioning in the state. Section I provides a general overview of higher education in Maryland, presenting a higher education organizational chart, a…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

233

Community College No Longer?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community colleges have long been the destination of choice for immigrants seeking English-language skills, older nontraditional students seeking flexible class schedules, and students needing remediation to fill the gaps left by substandard K-12 schools. Nevertheless, many community colleges have expanded transfer-focused offerings in recent…

Pluviose, David

2008-01-01

234

College Preparation Checklist  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why go to college? A higher education introduces students to new people and new experiences, and usually leads to a higher salary and lower chance of unemployment. This checklist will tell you how to get ready for college--and how the government will help you pay for it.

Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2013

2013-01-01

235

Bard College Shines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With its park-like campus location overlooking the Hudson River and Catskills Mountains in New York's Hudson Valley, it's no wonder that Bard College is committed to being green. At the liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, students learn and live in 25 geothermal buildings on campus that don't burn fossil fuels on site. Instead of driving…

Klier, Gerhard

2012-01-01

236

Latino College Completion: Alaska  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…

Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012

2012-01-01

237

Financing Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book addresses the issues surrounding the financing of community colleges. The first two chapters deal with the development of American community colleges and the functions and finances of these institutions. Chapter three explores the benefits and disadvantages that would accrue to parties involved in higher education if any of several…

Garms, Walter I.

238

Unmarried Parents in College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that access to higher education has expanded dramatically in the past several decades, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Kia Sorensen focus on how unmarried parents fare once they enter college. Contrary to the expectation that access to college consistently promotes family stability and economic security, the authors argue that deficiencies in current…

Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Sorensen, Kia

2010-01-01

239

The Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growth of the community colleges and their effect upon the total educational scene was the subject of two panel discussions during a conference of NACAC in Boston. The four papers presented are comprehensive summations of the changing face of colleges and their students. Presentations by Peter S. Bryant, G. Robert Darnes, Robert Myers, and…

Bryant, Peter S.; And Others

1970-01-01

240

College Admissions: A Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author presents his view that the public has not been well informed about the limitations of college entrance examinations. Several educational trends are discussed: (1) since World War II, college admissions testing has underscored the classic American tension between egalitarianism and meritocracy; (2) more students have aspired to attend…

Perrone, Vito

241

Beloit College Digital Collections  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Beloit College is the oldest college in the state of Wisconsin, and they are well regarded for their study abroad programs and focus on international and global affairs. They have also revamped their online digital collections area, and it is well worth a glance. Currently, they have ten collections here, including "Logan Museum of Anthropology", "Beloit-College, City and Environs", and "Asian Studies". First up is the "Beloit-College, City and Environs" area, which offers a historical view of images woven together that document the history of the college's relationship with the city of Beloit. Moving on, the "Asian Studies" area offers over 53 digital images of items held in the Logan Museum of Anthropology, such as historic posters, folk art objects, and paintings. The "Logan Museum of Anthropology" area offers curious visitors over 2,100 items drawn from their extensive holdings. The items here include an ancient adze, headdresses from Native American groups, and beaded necklaces.

242

The Early College Challenge: Navigating Disadvantaged Students' Transition to College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful early college high schools (ECHSs) are formed through partnerships between high schools and colleges (usually community colleges). Think of it as preparation through acceleration. ECHSs enroll disadvantaged students who have not excelled with ordinary grade-level academic content and have them take college courses while still in high…

Rosenbaum, James E.; Becker, Kelly Iwanaga

2011-01-01

243

Baccalaureate Community Colleges: The New Florida College System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2008 Florida's Senate Bill No. 1716 was enacted, which replaced the Florida Community College System with the Florida College System and presented 9 out of the 28 community colleges with the option to transition to state colleges. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of Senate Bill No. 1716 and, in doing so, discuss the…

Floyd, Deborah L.; Falconetti, Angela M. Garcia; Hrabak, Michael R.

2009-01-01

244

Accelerating College Readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's Innovator Early Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 200 early college high schools serving 50,000 students have opened across the United States since 2002--and they are achieving results. Eighty-six percent of early college graduates enroll in college immediately after high school, compared with two-thirds of high school graduates nationwide. Of the 3,000 early college graduates in 2009,…

Le, Cecilia; Frankfort, Jill

2011-01-01

245

Reasons to Attend College Among Ethnically Diverse College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of 713 ethnically diverse university freshmen (463 Latino, 167 Asian American, 54 African American, 29 European American) assessed reasons for attending college, ethnic identity, family interdependence, and college adjustment. Results revealed three reasons for attending college not reported in previous research: to help one's family, to prove one's self-worth, and because of encouragement. Attending college to help the

Jean S. Phinney; Jessica Dennis; Saloniki Osorio

2006-01-01

246

Black College Attendance and Job Success of Black College Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the impact of attending a "Black" college on the job success of a sample of Black college graduates employed by a large manufacturing firm. The study finds that graduates of Black colleges start with higher salaries but receive smaller wage increases and fewer promotions than comparable graduates of non-Black colleges. Includes 23…

Solnick, Loren M.

1990-01-01

247

Dating Violence among College Students: Key Issues for College Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors present a review of literature examining dating violence among college students. They describe 6 key issues related to dating violence among college students that affect college counselors' work. These key issues relate to the incidence and prevalence of physical, sexual, and psychological violence in college students' dating…

Murray, Christine E.; Kardatzke, Kerrie N.

2007-01-01

248

Bradford College: Requiem for a College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bradford College, located 35 miles north of Boston in Haverhill, Massachusetts, was exactly the type of institution in greatest jeopardy of closing. It was too small, with an enrollment that never exceeded five hundred students. Such institutions tend to have high attrition rates because they have limited numbers of courses, majors, facilities,…

Levine, Arthur

2011-01-01

249

Race, College Attendance and College Completion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the college attendance and degree completion rates of black and white students using census data and data from the class of 1980 of the High School and Beyond Study. Introductory information examines the racial gap in earnings. The following sections consider: differences in educational attainment in relation to wage…

Kane, Thomas J.

250

Medical Illustration  

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251

Medical Transcriptionists  

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252

Medication Errors  

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... Design Control Reviewers - Medical Device Use-Safety: Incorporating Human Factors Engineering into Risk Management (PDF - 1.1MB) Draft ... Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Optimize Medical Device Design - ? - ...

253

Patterns and Consequences of Inadequate Sleep in College Students: Substance Use and Motor Vehicle Accidents  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Daniel J. Taylor; Adam D. Bramoweth

2010-01-01

254

COMMUNITY COLLEGE HEALTH CAREERS PROJECT PHASE II--TEACHER PREPARATION. FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AND CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COOPERATED WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HEALTH CAREERS PROJECT BY ESTABLISHING PROGRAMS TO PREPARE PRACTITIONERS TO TEACH IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS IN (1) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTING, (2) DENTAL ASSISTING, (3) OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING, AND (4) MEDICAL RECORD,…

RATNER, MURIEL

255

Priorities Statements of Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year since 1994, the 52 community colleges in Illinois prepare priority statements detailing specific college objectives for the current fiscal year (FY). This report provides the third update of the colleges' statements, covering FY 1998. Brief statements, from one to four pages, are provided for the following colleges: Belleville Area…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

256

Trends in College Pricing, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data on college costs from the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges for the 2000-2001 academic year, as well as trends in costs for the past 30 years and analyses of college prices in relation to family income and available financial aid. Twelve tables and fourteen figures present such data as average fixed charges for…

College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.

257

Trends in College Pricing, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data on college costs from the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges for the 2001-2002 academic year, as well as trends in costs for the past 30 years and analyses of college prices in relation to family income and available financial aid. Data include: (1) average fixed charges for undergraduates (tuition and fees and…

College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.

258

Small Colleges Strong in Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the current status and future direction of science at liberal arts colleges. Summarizes findings of a conference attended by leaders of 50 private colleges and small universities on college science. States that students from small colleges fare well in later science endeavors. (ML)

Walsh, John

1986-01-01

259

Problem Gambling on College Campuses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The vast majority of college students gamble, with some doing so problematically. This article discusses gambling and problem gambling among college students, framing it as an emerging health issue on college campuses nationwide. Given that 4 out of 5 college students admit to gambling, and that approximately 8% gamble problematically, it is…

McComb, Jennifer L.; Hanson, William E.

2009-01-01

260

The Evolution of Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The community college has survived and thrived since its early inception in the 1800s and has become the center of educational opportunity providing access to all. Today, the influence of the community college system in the United States is impressive with 46% of all undergraduates attending community college. Although the community college boom…

Jurgens, Jill C.

2010-01-01

261

COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN URBAN SETTINGS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A CONFERENCE OF ARCHITECTS, URBAN PLANNERS, COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, AND EDUCATIONAL THEORISTS MET TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF LOCATING JUNIOR COLLEGES IN CENTRAL CITIES. THE JUNIOR COLLEGE CAN MEET URBAN NEEDS FOR RETRAINING, FOR ADULT EDUCATION, FOR TRANSFER, AND FOR CREATING AN INFORMED ELECTORATE. THE COLLEGE LOCATION SHOULD ASSIST IT…

MAYHEW, LEWIS B.

262

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Appel, Marilyn H.; And Others

1981-01-01

263

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

264

HIV testing practices among New England college health centers  

PubMed Central

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 (2010–2011). 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.

2013-01-01

265

Going to College  

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... and irritability if you don't get your daily fix. Most people know caffeine is in coffee, but watch out for ... than ever at college — a good thing, because students should aim to get 60 minutes of moderate- ...

266

College Level One  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NISE College Level One Team, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a nationwide community of post-secondary science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) faculty, education researchers, faculty developers, and students.

267

Overinvestment in College Training?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examines the quantitative dimensions, causes, and consequences of the "new depression" in the college job market due to the changes in the industrial structure and continued growth of supply. (Author/BP)

Freeman, Richard B.

1975-01-01

268

American College of Physicians  

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269

American College of Radiology  

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270

College and Hydrocephalus  

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271

College/University Facilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the building designs of 117 state-of-the-art of college athletic and recreational facilities, including the educational contexts and design goals. Includes information on architects and designers, construction cost, size, and occupancy date. Also provides photographs. (EV)

Athletic Business, 2002

2002-01-01

272

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

273

Teachers College Record  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Teachers College at Columbia University hosts this website on education research. The Teachers College Record regularly publishes feature articles, book reviews, a community discussion board, and community announcements such as upcoming conferences. Past articles can be searched or browsed by topic. Topics include adult education, technology, curriculum, policy, diversity, and research methods, among others. Membership sign-in is required to access the articles, but registration is free.

274

College Algebra Handouts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Presented by Professor Jody Harris at Broward Community College, these handouts are an excellent resource to print and give to community and technical college students in the algebra classroom. The subjects of the handouts include: quadratic equations; functions, domain, and range; inverse functions; compound interest; and exponential growth and decay. Each PDF explains, in graphic or equation form, the algebraic principle and some contain homework problems for students to complete to improve their algebra skills. [ASC

Harris, Jody

2007-10-22

275

An Exploratory Evaluation of U.S. Medical Schools' Efforts to Achieve Equal Representation of Minority Students. Volume II.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During 1970 a Task Force organized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) compiled data on existing trends in the recruitment and retention of minorities in medical schools and recommended strategies and goals for increasing minority group...

1976-01-01

276

An Exploratory Evaluation of U.S. Medical Schools' Efforts to Achieve Equal Representation of Minority Students. Volume I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During 1970 a Task Force organized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) compiled data on existing trends in the recruitment and retention of minorities in medical schools and recommended strategies and goals for increasing minority group...

1976-01-01

277

An Exploratory Evaluation of U.S. Medical Schools' Efforts to Achieve Equal Representation of Minority Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1970, a Task Force organized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) compiled data on existing trends in the recruitment and retention of minorities in medical schools and recommended strategies and goals for increasing minority group pa...

1977-01-01

278

Montgomery Junior College Technical and Semi-Professional Employment Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of technical and semiprofessional occupational needs in the Washington, D.C. area was conducted by Montgomery Junior College in an effort to devise suitable curriculums in such areas as medical auxiliary technologies, applied science technologies, and public service at the institution's proposed second campus in Rockville, Maryland.…

Kuhns, Eileen P.; Deyo, Donald E.

279

Descriptions of Selected Career-Related College Language Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven courses or programs at different colleges emphasizing specific career applications of languages are described. They include: Technical French; Spanish for Law Enforcement and Correctional Personnel; Executive German; Proyecto Desarrollo Economico; Spanish for Medical Professions; Elements of Foreign Language, and Business French and Business…

Knodel, Arthur J.; And Others

1977-01-01

280

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.

2006-11-01

281

Outcomes Assessment in Veterinary Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's use of outcomes assessment (OA) as part of the accreditation review process for the American Veterinary Medical Association. Discusses its nine OA survey instruments and use of resulting data during accreditation. (EV)

Black, Leslie S.; Turnwald, Grant H.; Meldrum, James B.

2002-01-01

282

Medical School Admissions: The Insider's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Zebala, John A.; Jones, Daniel B.

283

Medical School Programs Resources and Financing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current efforts of the Association of American Medical Colleges to test the feasibility of broadening the application, utility, and scope of the cost-finding studies conducted by many academic health centers and individual schools of the health professions are examined. The current effort is an outgrowth of the existing foundations of cost…

Rosenthal, Joseph

284

Medical Office Laboratory Procedures: Course Proposal. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Baker, Eleanor

285

Medical confidence.  

PubMed Central

If medical confidentiality is not observed patients may well be reluctant to disclose information to their doctors or even to seek medical advice. Therefore, argues the author, it is of the utmost importance that doctors strive to protect medical confidentiality, particularly now when it is under threat not only in this country but also overseas. The profession must cease to regard ethical issues to do with confidentiality, and indeed to do with all areas of medical practice, as abstract phenomena requiring no justification. If it does not then it will come under increasing and justified criticism from the community it serves.

Havard, J

1985-01-01

286

Unmarried parents in college.  

PubMed

Noting that access to higher education has expanded dramatically in the past several decades, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Kia Sorensen focus on how unmarried parents fare once they enter college. Contrary to the expectation that access to college consistently promotes family stability and economic security, the authors argue that deficiencies in current policy lead college attendance to have adverse consequences for some families headed by unmarried parents. Although rates of college attendance have increased substantially among unmarried parents, their college completion rates are low. One explanation is inadequate academic preparation. Another is financial constraints, which can force unmarried students to interrupt their studies or increase their work hours, both of which compromise the quality of their educational experiences and the outcomes for their children. The authors point out that although many public programs offer support to unmarried parents attending college, the support is neither well coordinated nor easily accessed. Over the past three decades, loans have increasingly replaced grants as the most common form of federal and state financial aid. Confusion about what is available leads many low-income students to the two most "straightforward" sources of income--loans and work, both of which involve significant costs and can operate at cross-purposes with public forms of support. Too much work can lead to reductions in public benefits, and earnings do not always replace the lost income. A growing body of experimental evidence shows that providing social, financial, and academic supports to vulnerable community college students can improve achievement and attainment. Contextualized learning programs, for example, have enabled participants not only to move on from basic skills to credit-bearing coursework, but also to complete credits, earn certificates, and make gains on basic skills tests. Another successful initiative provided low-performing students with special counseling services and a small stipend of $150 per semester when they used those services. And researchers are conducting experimental performance-based financial aid programs at community colleges to test their effectiveness. Goldrick-Rab and Sorensen conclude that more effective support could enable unmarried students to complete college degree and certificate programs. PMID:20964137

Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Sorensen, Kia

2010-01-01

287

Perceptions of College Environment and Contiguity with College Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

C. Robert Pace's College and University Environment Scales (CUES) was adminstered to seven groups at a small, private, non-denominational liberal arts college for women located in the Midwest. Differing environmental perceptions found among groups is discussed. (AD)

Reiner, John R.; Robinson, Donald W.

1970-01-01

288

Pre-college education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Pre-college education efforts are many and varied, involving the teachers, students, parents, museums, and youth groups. However, it is necessary to reach out to school administration at all levels if teachers are to be innovative in their approaches. This introductory meeting clearly indicated that more interaction between the participants would be profitable. It is clear that the science pipeline leading from kindergarten to college entry needs to be filled with students. What is not clear is how we can do it. The plethora of projects being pursued by the NASA Space Grant College Fellowship (NSGC) programs to accomplish that goal are heartening and exciting. However, this large gamut of programs may also indicate how new we are in this game and how little anyone knows about creating a pre-college interest in science and engineering. In a way, it resembles the situation of the common cold--there is no known cure yet, so there are many so-called remedies. Unfortunately, the time we had together was entirely too short to address the evaluation situation, so that we can in the future zero in on the most effective approaches. This report is a summary of the many ways the different NSGC' s are approaching pre-college education and a list of suggestions.

Stein, Sylvia

1990-01-01

289

A Survey of Computer Literacy among Medical Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results are reported from a survey of students in the department of community and preventive medicine of the Medical College of Pennsylvania concerning their previous computer experience, extent of computer use since starting medical school, interest in receiving training in various computer applications, and interest in learning through…

Bresnitz, Eddy A.; And Others

1986-01-01

290

Medical Students' Professional Ethics: Defining the Problems and Developing Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An Association of American Medical Colleges working group on student professional ethics suggests improving (1) admission criteria; (2) the medical school learning climate, including consideration of cultural diversity; and (3) communication of expectations to students. An AAMC initiative for instruction, instructional material development, and…

Bickel, Janet

1991-01-01

291

Statistical Criteria for Setting Thresholds in Medical School Admissions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2005-01-01

292

Medical Documentation: A Composition Concern for Now and the Nineties.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Medical documentation is a form of writing rich with possibilities for composition instructors, for example, for instructors in two-year colleges teaching writing skills to practical nursing students. It is also a form of writing which could benefit dramatically from the application of recent composition research. Few medical documentation texts…

Freeman, Mary G.

293

CurrMIT: A Tool for Managing Medical School Curricula.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Curriculum Management & Information Tool (CurrMIT) is a relational database containing curriculum information from medical schools throughout the United States and Canada. This article gives an overview of the technology upon which the system is built and the training materials and workshops that…

Salas, Albert A.; Anderson, M. Brownell; LaCourse, Lisa; Allen, Robert; Candler, Chris S.; Cameron, Terri; Lafferty, Debra

2003-01-01

294

Medical School Admissions: The Insider's Guide. 4th Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This revised and updated handbook written by recent medical school graduates offers a firsthand account of successful strategies for the medical school admissions process. Six chapters discuss the following topics: (1) premedical preparation (planning undergraduate study and picking the right college); (2) power techniques for higher grades…

Zebala, John A.; And Others

295

Review of Medical School Administrative Staff Salaries, 1976-1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of the most recent Administrative Salary Survey of the Association of American Medical Colleges are analyzed. The data represent 94 U.S. medical schools, with the number of applicable staff positions ranging from two to 52 per institution. The positions considered included those in which at least 20 percent of the time was spent in…

Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.

296

Taking Medication  

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297

Medication reviews  

PubMed Central

Recent years have seen a formalization of medication review by pharmacists in all settings of care. This article describes the different types of medication review provided in primary care in the UK National Health Service (NHS), summarizes the evidence of effectiveness and considers how such reviews might develop in the future. Medication review is, at heart, a diagnostic intervention which aims to identify problems for action by the prescriber, the clinican conducting the review, the patient or all three but can also be regarded as an educational intervention to support patient knowledge and adherence. There is good evidence that medication review improves process outcomes of prescribing including reduced polypharmacy, use of more appropriate medicines formulation and more appropriate choice of medicine. When ‘harder’ outcome measures have been included, such as hospitalizations or mortality in elderly patients, available evidence indicates that whilst interventions could improve knowledge and adherence they did not reduce mortality or hospital admissions with one study showing an increase in hospital admissions. Robust health economic studies of medication reviews remain rare. However a review of cost-effectiveness analyses of medication reviews found no studies in which the cost of the intervention was greater than the benefit. The value of medication reviews is now generally accepted despite lack of robust research evidence consistently demonstrating cost or clinical effectiveness compared with traditional care. Medication reviews can be more effectively deployed in the future by targeting, multi-professional involvement and paying greater attention to medicines which could be safely stopped.

Blenkinsopp, Alison; Bond, Christine; Raynor, David K

2012-01-01

298

Medical malpractice  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine the causal effects of doctor-patient relations and the severity of a medical outcome on medical patient perceptions and malpractice intentions in the event of an adverse medical outcome. Design Randomized between-subjects experimental design. Patients were given scenarios depicting interactions between an obstetric patient and her physician throughout the patient's pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Participants One hundred twenty-eight postpartum obstetric patients were approached for participation, of whom 104 completed the study. Main outcome measures Patients' perceptions of physician competence and intentions to file a malpractice claim. Results Positive physician communication behaviors increased patients' perceptions of physician competence and decreased malpractice claim intentions toward both the physician and the hospital. A more severe outcome increased only patients' intentions to sue the hospital. Conclusion These results provide empiric evidence for a direct, causal effect of the doctor-patient relationship on medical patients' treatment perceptions and malpractice claim intentions in the event of an adverse medical outcome.

Moore, Philip J; Adler, Nancy E; Robertson, Patricia A

2000-01-01

299

Santa Barbara City College: 1999-02 College Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents Santa Barbara City College's 1999-2002 College Plan. It is intended to be used as the central organizing document for decision making, planning, and budgeting throughout the College during the 1999-2002 period. This plan is the result of thoughtful and substantive dialogue involving individuals and groups throughout the…

Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.

300

Commercializing College: An Analysis of College Representations during Bowl Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College expectations play an important role in students' success at an institution. Braxton et al. (1994) found that if expectations are met, students are more likely to persist than if they are unmet. One potential contributor to college expectations is media (Tobolowsky, 2001). Prior research concludes that colleges that play in bowl games…

Tobolowsky, Barbara F.; Lowery, John Wesley

2006-01-01

301

Case Study of a College that Closed: Saint Mary's College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few colleges choose to close. One that did was Saint Mary's College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Although trustees resisted for a decade, they ultimately made the decision before an anticipated denial of accreditation, allowing the college to control its final days in ways not possible for those who wait until an outside agency forces closure. This…

Brown, Alice W.

2011-01-01

302

Drugs on the College Campus. A Guide for College Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to drugs on the college campus provides accurate information to help administrators and other college officials understand and cope with the use of drugs by college students. The problem is defined, and facts about drugs, and the implications and issues occasioned by their use, are presented. Information is also offered in the following…

Nowlis, Helen H.

303

Community College Attrition: The Continual Rise in Community College Attrition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community college attrition continues to rise. The lowest rate during the period of 1983-2008 for public two year community college retention was 51.3%, and the lowest retention rate for private two year colleges was 55.5% (Act, 2008, pp. 4). The purpose of this study is to examine the perspective of student retention by faculty members through…

Kinloch, Nattie Freeda

2012-01-01

304

College and Community in Partnership: The Furniture College at Letterfrack.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A community economic development organization in rural Ireland partnered with a technical college to build a college to teach furniture design and manufacturing, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and new production technologies. The college has been successful in attracting good students and helping them find employment. A research and…

Rosenfeld, Stuart A.

2001-01-01

305

Glendale Community College: College Services Annual Report, 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report summarizes the college services activities of Glendale Community College (California) during the 1999-2000 academic year. The document describes changes and accomplishments in the following service areas: (1) Admissions and Records; (2) College Services Division; (3) Disabled Students' Programs and Services; (4) Extended…

Glendale Community Coll., CA.

306

Kalamazoo College: Digital Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Kalamazoo College Digital Archive is formally known as CACHE, as it contains a range of photographs, correspondence, scholarly work and publications from the holdings of that institution. New visitors can look over the About CACHE area to learn about the scope and ambitions of its work. A good place to start exploring is via the Highlighted Collections. These include Kalamazoo College photographs and a variety of publications, including the celebratory "Kalamazoo College Song Book" from 1933. Given the institution's focus on study abroad programs, visitors shouldn't miss the "Atlas" and "Passage" archive here. These two publications document the experiences of Kalamazoo students who have ventured forth to France, Israel, Germany, and dozens of other countries. The site also includes a rather engaging selection of student handbooks from 1920 to the present which offer perspective on student life through the 20th century.

307

College Education for Police Officers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A chief of police advocates that new officers should be required to attend college after being hired, with minimum standards of academic achievement set for promotion. Popular excuses against college-educated officers are rebutted. (LBH)

di Grazia, Robert J.

1977-01-01

308

Community College Employee Wellness Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the prevalence and characteristics of employee wellness programs in public community colleges accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A random sample of 250 public community colleges accredited by SACS was mailed a 46-item employee-wellness program survey. The survey solicited program information…

Thornton, L. Jay; Johnson, Sharon

2010-01-01

309

Community College a Research Puzzle  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When President Barack Obama unveiled his plans this summer for a $12 billion federal investment in the nation's community colleges, he said he wanted the initiative to yield an additional 5 million community college graduates by 2020. Research suggests that reaching that goal may be a tall order. Community colleges have abysmal graduation rates:…

Viadero, Debra

2009-01-01

310

Career Strands and College Connection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports a comprehensive review of the research on career strands and college connection for the past 30 years. Specifically, major findings about college choice and college readiness are presented and summarized. Last, what educators can do based upon this body of research is suggested.

Yan, Bo; Slagle, Mike

2006-01-01

311

Digital Bridges to Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a growing population of young adults who are underserved by community colleges in the United States, students who are poorly prepared for college work and are at risk of poverty, social problems and failure to realize their full potential. Educational programs offered by community colleges represent this group's best hope of overcoming…

Navarro, Diego James

2005-01-01

312

High-Tech College Counseling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this digital age, teaching has transcended the classroom. So why should school walls confine college counseling? The question is driving innovation that could change the way students prepare for college and careers. Just as learning is now a hybrid of face-to-face and virtual interactions, the transmission of college know-how is fast becoming a…

Hoover, Eric

2012-01-01

313

Priorities Statements of Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to recommendations in the Illinois Board of Higher Education's Priorities, Quality, and Productivity report of November 1994, the 52 community colleges in the state prepared priority statements detailing specific college objectives for the current fiscal year (FY). This report provides the second update of the colleges' statements,…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

314

Social Media Go to College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology's march into the college classroom continues. Generations of college and university faculty have both embraced and resisted instructional technologies such as the book, the mimeograph, the overhead projector, and hand-held calculators. Now college and university faculty are greeting the 21st century's signature…

Martínez-Alemán, Ana M.

2014-01-01

315

Supporting Enterprise. A College Contribution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the experience of one college--Percival Whitley College in Calderdale, England--in contributing to the strategy for economic regeneration of the surrounding metropolitan district. It charts the success of the borough and the college working together to attract national and European funding. A checklist for implementing…

Bolton, John F.; Cook, David

316

Symposium: What Is College English?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This symposium explores the role(s) College English has (or has not) had in the scholarly work of four scholars. Lynn Bloom explores the many ways College English influenced her work and the work of others throughout their scholarly lives. Edward M. White examines four articles he has published in College English and draws connections between…

Bloom, Lynn Z.; White, Edward M.; Enoch, Jessica; Hawk, Byron

2013-01-01

317

Colleges and Universities as Citizens.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of 10 essays focuses on the role of colleges and universities as engaged citizens seeking to better their communities. The essays include: (1) "Colleges and Universities as Citizens: Issues and Perspectives" (Robert G. Bringle, Richard Games, and Edward A. Malloy); (2) "Ernest L. Boyer: Colleges and Universities as Citizens"…

Bringle, Robert G., Ed.; Games, Richard, Ed.; Malloy, Edward A., Ed.

318

Innovations in College Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fifteen innovative college science programs based on survey results about perceptions of excellence in college science teaching are presented. The goals, program origins, special features of the programs, evaluations, and conclusions are described for each. Discussed are the commonalities among this collection of 15 college science programs and…

Penick, John E., Ed.; Dunkhase, John A., Ed.

319

Promoting College Success. Policy Page  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Expanding economic opportunity in Texas depends on our state's ability to increase the college graduation rate for the thousands of college freshmen arriving on campuses each year. The pending budget bills would hamper college access for thousands of Texans through severe cuts to successful financial aid programs, including TEXAS Grants (Towards…

Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2011

2011-01-01

320

Bakersfield College Transfer Study Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data relating to the characteristics and performance of Bakersfield College (BC) students who transferred to public four-year colleges and universities in California were gathered from the transfer institutions and analyzed. Study findings included the following: (1) first-time transfers from BC to the California State University and College

Scott, Dave

321

Measuring Academic Readiness for College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent years have seen increased attention to the high school-college transition. Students are enrolling in college in record numbers, yet they are also taking increasing numbers of remedial courses. How to measure and report on academic readiness for college is an important policy issue receiving attention from the National Assessment Governing…

Porter, Andrew C.; Polikoff, Morgan S.

2012-01-01

322

Institutional Study of Findlay College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A self-study of Findlay College, Ohio, which was prepared for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools for reaccreditation purposes, is presented. After a preliminary chapter outlining the mission and goals of the college, attention is directed to: instructional programs, community programs and resources, students and student…

Findlay Coll., OH.

323

Sir Harry Sinderson Pasha and Iraq's first medical school.  

PubMed

During the early twentieth century, the medical status of Mesopotamia, later Iraq, was very bad due to the lack of sanitation and recurrent epidemics and it was rife with endemic diseases including bilharziasis, tuberculosis and malaria. Medical care was poor, with few hospitals and doctors. The condition improved slowly with the return of a few Iraqi doctors who trained outside Iraq, in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, and with the arrival of British Medical personnel, during and after the First World War, principally Sir Harry Sinderson who was one of the most influential figures in recent Iraqi medical and political history. He had the distinctive role of being one of the founders and the Dean of the first Iraqi medical college. During his service until his retirement in 1946 he achieved, with tireless effort, exceptionally high standards and brought fame and prestige to the new medical college in record time. He attained his goal of training at least 500 local doctors. PMID:24585764

Al-Fattal, Sa'ad

2013-08-01

324

Impact of Community College of Philadelphia Allied Health Programs on the Philadelphia Region. Report #117.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the Allied Health programs at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP): (1) Clinical Laboratory Technician; (2) Dental Assisting Hygiene; (3) Dental Assisting Certificate; (4) Diagnostic Medical Imaging; (5) Dietetic Technician; (6) Health Information Technology; (7) Medical Assisting and Office Management; (8) Nursing; and…

Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.

325

New Perspectives on the Education and Career of the Students of the Health Services Vocational College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aim: This survey was led to image the education, student profiles and perspectives of the jobs of students who were trained in the programming of Medical Documentation and Secretaryship (MDS) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) under the four different universities' departments of Health Services Vocational College (HSVC) in Turkey the during…

Somunoglu, Sinem; Unalan, Demet; Dikmetas, Elif; Erdem, Ramazan

2009-01-01

326

Medical Scientists  

MedlinePLUS

... little supervision, forming their own hypotheses and developing experiments, accordingly. They often lead teams of technicians, and ... prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs ...

327

Medical Imaging.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Barker, M. C. J.

1996-01-01

328

Medication Treatment  

MedlinePLUS

... 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 ...

329

College knowledge: a critical component of college and career readiness.  

PubMed

Policy has traditionally emphasized the completion of academic requirements as the gateway to postsecondary education. There is, however, growing understanding that youth need to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal resources for career success, civic engagement, and lifelong learning. It also is necessary to address the social, informational, and financial barriers to college that many first-generation and low-income youth come up against. Allowing youth to participate in programs that provide access to college campuses and classes, through dual or concurrent enrollment, early college models, or expanded learning opportunities, is an effective way to help students gain college knowledge and see themselves as college students. This article offers an expanded definition of college and career readiness and profiles three programs drawn from a larger review of twenty-three programs designed to support college and career success for students from underrepresented groups. PMID:20973075

Hooker, Sarah; Brand, Betsy

2010-01-01

330

Winthrop College Transformed Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dealing with the issue of a changing society and recognizing that teacher education has remained basically unchanged for 100 years, the faculty of the Winthrop College School of Education agreed to take the risk involved with transforming the teacher education curriculum. Three interdisciplinary teams have identified curriculum to be taught to…

Hawisher, Margaret F.

331

Improving College Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains 20 papers providing practical, ready-to-use, research-based information to foster effective college teaching. Four sections group the papers under the following topics: (1) key influences on teaching quality; (2) programs to improve teaching; (3) strategies for teaching improvement; and (4) approaches to nontraditional…

Seldin, Peter; And Others

332

Restructuring College Algebra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a call for change in College Algebra. The traditional focus on skill development is failing, resulting in withdrawal and failure rates that are excessive. In addition, too many students who are successful do not continue on to take a successive mathematics course. The Institute for Mathematics Learning at West Virginia University has been…

Mayes, Robert

2004-01-01

333

Central College Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Institutional data are presented which reflect five-year trends in the characteristics of Central College, a two-year institution established by members of the Free Methodist Church of North America in 1884. Data tables present a profile of the faculty with figures for 1972 through 1977 for the following: number and characteristics of full- and…

Knapp, Wesley L.; Hawkins, Calvin H.

334

Consumerism in the Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to provide a historical perspective on consumerism in higher education, this literature review considers consumer laws, student rights and responsibilities, institutional practices, and major issues related to consumerism and its impact on students and colleges. After an overview of the purposes, scope, and limitations of the paper, the…

Mitchell, Regene L.

335

Community College Enrollment Projections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this discussion of enrollment forecasting for community colleges, a new point of view is expressed. Traditional theory characterizes enrollment as a function of history. The historical approach used such methodologies as: (1) cohort, or percentage of survival, (2) curve-fitting, (3) ratio-method, and (4) correlation-analysis. However, the new…

Connor, Aikin

336

Book Industry Trends: College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the cost of college said to be escalating at double the rate of inflation, parents and students have voiced frustration, some think unreasonably, about textbook prices. In 2007, higher-education publishers continued to grapple with price resistance to textbooks and competition from the used-book market. This article reports that…

Oda, Stephanie; Sanislo, Glenn

2009-01-01

337

College and University Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Currents" reviews some of the recent developments in planning techniques for colleges and universities; statewide or regional planning problems are not considered. Following a discussion of planning and its benefits, the process of planning is reviewed and two case studies of planning are examined. Special attention is focused on…

Harvey, James

338

Sustainability and Scotland's Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report evaluates how effectively Scotland's colleges have embraced and taken forward sustainability in the context of the Scottish Government's commitment to improve Scotland's natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it. "Greener Scotland" is one of the five strategic objectives that form part of the…

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

339

Why College English?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This author asserts that college English should provide students with certain communicative skills that enable them to analyze rhetorical effect and produce rhetorically effective texts, including those to be read, those to be viewed as images, those to be heard, and those not to be heard. Recently, new books on visual rhetoric, the rhetoric of…

Logan, Shirley Wilson

2006-01-01

340

Reading and College Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lobby of the college building echoes with the noise of teenagers milling around a table filled with books. Hands flutter over the bright covers, picking them up, flipping them over, thumbing through pages. Welcome to an Elon Academy Saturday at break time, the mid-point pause in this monthly gathering of the more than 70 student participants…

Pyne, Kimberly B.

2012-01-01

341

Colleges in Crisis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article poses the daunting question, "Is College worth it?" " Measured in employability and salaries, employment for degreed graduates is down and student debt has surpassed a trillion dollars. Higher education does not seem to be faring any better than other sectors. Looking toward a prognosis for 2020, other factors that have…

Medlin, E. Lander

2013-01-01

342

Changing a Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the academic year 1970-71 a major organization change effort was undertaken in a community college in the New York State system. This change effort represents a unique combination of three organization development techniques-survey feedback, diagnostic workshops, and systematic problem solving. Survey feedback was aimed at total…

Lake, Dale G.; Callahan, Daniel M.

343

Changing a Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the application of an organization development framework to an innovation effort at a New York community college which drew upon general systems theory and change methods of didactic teaching, training, survey feedback, consultation, and structural change over a period of two and one-half years. (Author/JM)

Callahan, Daniel M.; Lake, Dale G.

1973-01-01

344

Erie Community College. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the findings of the Office of the State Comptroller of New York regarding the audit of the records and procedures used in administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Supplemental Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) at Erie Community College. TAP is an entitlement program designed to provide tuition aid to eligible…

Barber, Jerry

345

Marketing the College Union.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Theory underlying marketing in the public sector is presented in combination with specific examples of marketing strategies and techniques used in college unions and student activities programs across the country. The subject of marketing is discussed under six major subject headings: (1) why marketing? (2) analyzing marketing opportunities; (3)…

Hoef, Ted; Howe, Nanci

346

Internationalizing the Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Global competency is defined as a continuum of behavior that begins with personal awareness of cultural differences and culminates in a person successfully functioning in another culture or country. The importance of increasing the numbers of community college students who will live, study, or work abroad is stressed. The workforce in the United…

Romano, Richard M., Ed.

347

Getting into College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes some hurdles disadvantaged minority students face when seeking admission to college, such as high cost and early admission programs. Suggests several ways schools can help these students, for example, providing a demanding curriculum, improving guidance, and stressing early awareness. (PKP)

Hurwitz, Nina; Hurwitz, Sol

2002-01-01

348

Community College Funding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a practitioner's funding model indicative of the primary revenue streams of community colleges in Texas. Methodology is developed to identify internal and external processes for the comparison of these primary revenue streams on a per-contact-hour basis. Student tuition, ad valorem property tax, maintenance taxing district,…

Waller, Lee; Glasscock, Herlinda M.; Glasscock, Ronnie L.; Fulton-Calkins, Patsy J.

2006-01-01

349

Success without College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One broad-based solution that critics like Charles Murray favor to the problem of too many students going on to college is to direct more young people into relevant job-training and certificate programs. Murray's argument, articulated in "Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality," is based on the belief…

Fertig, Jason

2011-01-01

350

Assessing College Image.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A method used at Bradley University to assess the institution's public image consisted of a series of paired descriptive phrases through which potential students could compare the school with their ideal college in academic factors, location, size, campus, costs, and career placement. (MSE)

Huddleston, Thomas, Jr.; Karr, Mary Beth

1982-01-01

351

Colleges for Tomorrow's Environmentalist  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is an overview of four environmental education programs: the 5-year graduate program in Environmental Science and Engineering at UCLA; Energy Management and Power program at the University of Pennsylvania; the very broad program at the Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Bellingham, Washington; and the Outdoor Action orientation…

Feinsilber, Pamm

1972-01-01

352

College/Chamber Synergy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the relationship between Mt. Hood Community College and the local chamber of commerce. Stresses that both groups are concerned with mobilizing resources toward educational, social, and economic improvement. Highlights resulting programs, including breakfast seminars, community leadership programs, international forum series, a cultural…

Keyser, John; Nicholson, R. Stephen

1982-01-01

353

College Party Intervention Checklist  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Off-campus parties are a major source of underage and excessive drinking among college students and cause alcohol-related problems for students and residents. This checklist is a brief, evidence-based guide for campus-based prevention professionals. It is designed to give the basic information needed to develop, implement, and evaluate an…

Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012

2012-01-01

354

Engaging Our Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States and Canada have a long tradition in recognizing that there are considerable social and economic benefits of providing high quality education to as many people as possible. Community colleges made a significant contribution in expanding educational opportunities for the masses. Attendance at one of these institutions is associated…

Meyer, Darrel W.

2011-01-01

355

Community College Advising Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, community college advisement of new students has taken either a group or individual approach. An appropriate advising model affords the opportunity to draw from the assets of both approaches; that is, if grouping is done, individual attention may be given to students by using pertinent student and curriculum factors. (Author)

McCusker, Ann Marie; Osterlund, Blair L.

1979-01-01

356

College Students and Alcohol.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interprets data obtained through surveys concerning Soviet college students' alcohol consumption. Examines onset of drinking, frequency of drinking and inebriation, peer influence, gender differences, and students' self-assessments of alcohol use. Considers alcohol's habituating effects and consequent impact on individual development. (CH)

Levin, Boris Mikhailovich; Levin, Mikhail Borisovich

1990-01-01

357

Finances and College Athletics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2008-2009, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) generated television and marketing revenues of approximately $591 million, college sports apparel sales topped $4 billion, and several schools signed multimedia-rights deals for more than $100 million (Berkowitz, 2009; National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2009). At the Division…

Hodge, Frank; Tanlu, Lloyd

2009-01-01

358

Small College, Big Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When scientists at small colleges and universities seek research grants, they often run into challenges not faced by their colleagues at major institutions. It is, nonetheless, possible to maintain a research program at a small institution, says the writer, if people have a great deal of passion and a little ingenuity. Issues to consider at…

Markin, Karen M.

2008-01-01

359

Disability: The College's Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fifteen author-contributed papers are presented to help campus personnel understand the difficulties encountered by disabled college students. Initial sections address issues and strategies involved, while a third section presents six case studies describing successful programs. A final chapter lists annotated resource guides on aspects of higher…

Hourihan, John P., Ed.

360

Largest College Endowments, 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Of all endowments valued at more than $250-million, the UCLA Foundation had the highest rate of growth over the previous year, at 49 percent. This article presents a table of the largest college endowments in 2011. The table covers the "rank," "institution," "market value as of June 30, 2011," and "1-year change" of institutions participating in…

Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012

2012-01-01

361

Fighting College Craziness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Michael Thompson, a psychologist who consults in K-12 schools, describes the high levels of anxiety he sees among high school juniors and seniors as they go through the college application process. Thompson believes the admissions process is a poor rite of passage to young adulthood because it focuses on the wrong questions. Parents and families…

Thompson, Michael

2011-01-01

362

Vision in College Counseling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper addresses how counselors' preoccupation with the present impedes their helping clients cope with life's impending changes. While people normally accept predictable and conformable deviations, second order changes (fluctuations which are unpredictable and life altering) typically require intensive adaptation. College students in…

Caple, Richard B.

363

Medication Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 ...

Joey

2008-10-16

364

Belief in a Catholic College. Madonna College as a Catholic College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The meaning and purposes of a Catholic college and the example of Madonna College in Michigan were assessed. Literature and documents were surveyed, and interviews were conducted with educators, philosophers, and theologians. The mission statement and documents of Madonna College were also reviewed. Consideration was given to: the identity of…

Grusczynski, Mary Lauriana

365

Sexual Victimization of College Women  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In early 2001, the Department of Justice released the report "Sexual Victimization of College Women," which offers "a comprehensive look into the prevalence and nature of sexual assault occurring at American colleges." The report provides data on the frequency, types, related injuries, and victim perceptions of sexual assault on campus. It finds that "about three percent of college women experience a completed and/or attempted rape during a typical college year" and that about thirteen percent of college women had been stalked since the beginning of the school year. The report can be downloaded in .pdf format or ASCII, and an online press release presents key findings.

Cullen, Francis T.; Fisher, Bonnie S.; Turner, Michael G.

2000-01-01

366

Readiness to Act: Use of the Health Belief Model in Understanding Parental Communication about Alcohol for Incoming College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Harmful and detrimental effects associated with college student alcohol use have been well documented in scholarly research, the popular press, numerous government- produced reports and by medical associations. Despite the fact that parental involvement in the college experience has increased significantly in the last 20 years, the literature on…

Neifeld Wheeler, Wendy S.

2010-01-01

367

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Haught, Patricia A.; Walls, Richard T.

368

Feasibility Study for Establishing Three Medical Record Related Programs. Research Report Series Volume XIV, No. 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In November 1985, a survey was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), in Illinois, to test the feasibility of establishing programs for medical record technicians, medical coders, and utilization analysts. The survey instrument was mailed to 1,232 hospitals, medical care facilities, nursing homes, physicians' and dentists' offices, and…

William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.

369

Preserving confidentiality in occupational medical practice.  

PubMed

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

McCunney, R J

1996-04-01

370

Selected Collective Bargaining Agreements of Illinois Two-Year Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collective bargaining agreements of 22 selected Illinois two-year colleges are presented, representing contracts in effect in 1988. Contracts for the following colleges are included: Belleville Area College, Black Hawk College, Carl Sandburg College, College of Lake County, Cook County College, Highland Community College, Illinois Central College,…

National Education Association, Washington, DC.

371

Medical Biofilms  

PubMed Central

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.

2009-01-01

372

Medical marijuana.  

PubMed

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in April regarding a glaucoma patient's request for a medical exception to the State prohibition on use of marijuana. [Name removed] was convicted on possession and cultivation charges, and a trial judge refused to allow a medical necessity defense. A State appeals court subsequently overturned [name removed]'s conviction. The case focuses on whether the legislature intended to prohibit such a defense when it declared in 1993 that the substance had no medicinal benefits. PMID:11366533

1999-04-30

373

Medical genetics  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1995-10-01

374

Hamilton College: Jazz Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Under the direction of Monk Rowe, Hamilton College has built an amazing collection of interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers, and critics. The college started collecting all of these interviews back in 1995, and since that time they have interviewed over 300 people. First-time visitors will note that each interview includes an audio file of the conversation, a photograph of the interviewee, and a transcript. A good place to start is the library website, available under Access to Interviews. On the library website, users can browse a Topics dropdown menu, which includes acoustic guitarists, composers, jazz banjo, and dozens of others. Some of the highlights here include conversations with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, and legendary vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.

2012-09-14

375

College Goal Sunday  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Finding money for college can be tough, and this website is a good way to link up with a program can help students and families. Designed to coincide with a certain large football game held in the United States, the primary sponsor of this program is the Y, and they help liaison with a range of community partners to make this event a success. The materials on the site are divided to sections that include "Students & Families", "Volunteers", "Partners", and "State Coordinators". Users can also view a calendar of events that lists all of the College Goal Sunday events, most of which are held in February and March. In the "Partners" area, users can learn about getting more involved in their work, and they can also look over training materials and information about becoming a partner.

376

History of Community Colleges  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The idea of placing the lower division general education study in a “junior college” is credited to Henry Tappan, president\\u000a of the University of Michigan in 1851. Numerous other educators including William Rainey Harper of the University of Chicago\\u000a and David Starr Jordan of Stanford suggested following a modified European model wherein the universities would offer the\\u000a higher-order scholarship and

Mark Drummond

377

Commercializing medical technology.  

PubMed

As medicine moves into the 21st century, life saving therapies will move from inception into medical products faster if there is a better synergy between science and business. Medicine appears to have 50-year innovative cycles of education and scientific discoveries. In the 1880's, the chemical industry in Germany was faced with the dilemma of modernization to exploit the new scientific discoveries. The solution was the spawning of novel technical colleges for training in these new chemical industries. The impact of those new employees and their groundbreaking compounds had a profound influence on medicine and medical education in Germany between 1880 and 1930. Germany dominated international science during this period and was a training center for scientists worldwide. This model of synergy between education and business was envied and admired in Europe, Asia and America. British science soon after evolved to dominate the field of science during the prewar and post World War (1930's-1970's) because the German scientists fled Hitler's government. These expatriated scientists had a profound influence on the teaching and training of British scientists, which lead to advances in medicine such as antibiotics. After the Second World War, the US government wisely funded the development of the medical infrastructure that we see today. British and German scientists in medicine moved to America because of this bountiful funding for their research. These expatriated scientists helped drive these medical advances into commercialized products by the 1980's. America has been the center of medical education and advances of biotechnology but will it continue? International scientists trained in America have started to return to Europe and Asia. These American-trained scientists and their governments are very aware of the commercial potential of biotechnology. Those governments are now more prepared to play an active role this new science. Germany, Ireland, Britain, Singapore, Taiwan and Israel are such examples of this government support for biotechnology in the 21st century. Will the US continue to maintain its domination of biotechnology in this century? Will the US education system adjust to the new dynamic of synergistic relationships between the education system, industry and government? This article will try to address these questions but also will help the reader understand who will emerge by 2015 as the leader in science and education. PMID:19003196

Scanlon, Kevin J; Lieberman, Mark A

2007-04-01

378

Knowledge of AIDS and safer sex practices among college freshmen.  

PubMed

We assessed knowledge of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and of safer sex practices among college freshmen. A second purpose of the study was to assess this knowledge among black as well as white students. Students attending classes at three private colleges in a large southern city were asked to participate in the study. Respondents completed the modified AIDS information survey, the knowledge of safe sex practices questionnaire, and a demographic data sheet. A total of 689 questionnaires were received from single college freshmen. The results indicated that respondents were knowledgeable about the cause and transmission of AIDS but were less knowledgeable about medical aspects. Most knew that condoms are effective in preventing the spread of AIDS, but fewer could differentiate between the effectiveness of latex and nonlatex condoms. These findings are useful to health educators in improving AIDS education programs. PMID:8234152

DiIorio, C; Parsons, M; Lehr, S; Adame, D; Carlone, J

1993-09-01

379

Attention deficit disorder in college students: facts, fallacies, and treatment.  

PubMed

Attention deficit disorder (ADD), with or without hyperactivity, is a common but highly misunderstood and frequently underdiagnosed condition in college students. It affects students' academic and social success and emotional development. ADD is an invisible impairment of cortical regulation of activity and impulse control that is often hereditary, is as common in women as in men, and does not subside or disappear at puberty. ADD increases the risk of drug abuse, delinquency, incarceration, job failure, marital discord, and divorce. In college students, ADD is amenable to treatment in a multimodal program combining medication; individual, family, and group psychotherapy; career counseling; and cognitive control, together with electronic prostheses and special accommodations in the college classroom. PMID:7860870

Faigel, H C

1995-01-01

380

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2012-01-01

381

Quality of medical training and emigration of physicians from India  

PubMed Central

Background Physician 'brain drain' negatively impacts health care delivery. Interventions to address physician emigration have been constrained by lack of research on systematic factors that influence physician migration. We examined the relationship between the quality of medical training and rate of migration to the United States and the United Kingdom among Indian medical graduates (1955–2002). Methods We calculated the fraction of medical graduates who emigrated to the United States and the United Kingdom, based on rankings of medical colleges and universities according to three indicators of the quality of medical education (a) student choice, (b) academic publications, and (c) the availability of specialty medical training. Results Physicians from the top quintile medical colleges and of universities were 2 to 4 times more likely to emigrate to the United States and the United Kingdom than graduates from the bottom quintile colleges and universities. Conclusion Graduates of institutions with better quality medical training have a greater likelihood of emigrating. Interventions designed to counter loss of physicians should focus on graduates from top quality institutions.

Kaushik, Manas; Roy, Ananya; Bang, Anand A; Mahal, Ajay

2008-01-01

382

Medical marijuana.  

PubMed Central

Although many clinical studies suggest the medical utility of marijuana for some conditions, the scientific evidence is weak. Many patients in California are self-medicating with marijuana, and physicians need data to assess the risks and benefits. The only reasonable solution to this problem is to encourage research on the medical effects of marijuana. The current regulatory system should be modified to remove barriers to clinical research with marijuana. The NIH panel has identified several conditions for which there may be therapeutic benefit from marijuana use and that merit further research. Marijuana should be held to the same evaluation standards of safety and efficacy as other drugs (a major flaw in Proposition 215) but should not have to be proved better than current medications for its use to be adopted. The therapeutic window for marijuana and THC between desired effect and unpleasant side effects is narrow and is a major reason for discontinuing use. Although the inhaled route of administration has the benefit of allowing patients to self-titrate the dose, the smoking of crude plant material is problematic. The NIH panel recommended that a high priority be given to the development of a controlled inhaled form of THC. The presence of a naturally occurring cannabinoid-receptor system in the brain suggests that research on selective analogues of THC may be useful to enhance its therapeutic effects and minimize adverse effects.

Marmor, J B

1998-01-01

383

Medical exceptionalism.  

PubMed

How should we assess the historical development of health care? Many historians are deeply reluctant to endorse ideas involving progress in human affairs, including the evolution of modern medicine. We tend to think either that our present situation is little better than in the past, or that most kinds of value judgments about history are subjective and inappropriate. A laudatory approach to medical history commonly adopted by "amateur" medical historians in the tradition of Sir William Osler has often been eschewed by "professionals" as faulty, feel-good history. But Osler was right in his belief that, on balance, the progress of medicine has been spectacular, that modern health care offers one of the finest examples of the possibility of "man's redemption of man." Written objectively, medical history is about progress and achievement, and can properly seen as inspiring. If we mordantly or relativistically dismiss the unprecedentedly high quality of modern health care, we lose the ability to understand why citizens value it so highly, and this distorts our understanding of current issues. We also lose our sense of the wonders of human and medical achievement. PMID:23179032

Bliss, Michael

2012-01-01

384

Medical tourism.  

PubMed

Medical tourism is becoming popular as an alternative to the high cost of health care in the United States and as an inexpensive resource for cosmetic surgery. The occupational health nurse is an excellent resource to assist in the pre-decision due diligence and post-decision travel health counseling. PMID:20102121

Tompkins, Olga S

2010-01-01

385

Medical marijuana.  

PubMed

Although many clinical studies suggest the medical utility of marijuana for some conditions, the scientific evidence is weak. Many patients in California are self-medicating with marijuana, and physicians need data to assess the risks and benefits. The only reasonable solution to this problem is to encourage research on the medical effects of marijuana. The current regulatory system should be modified to remove barriers to clinical research with marijuana. The NIH panel has identified several conditions for which there may be therapeutic benefit from marijuana use and that merit further research. Marijuana should be held to the same evaluation standards of safety and efficacy as other drugs (a major flaw in Proposition 215) but should not have to be proved better than current medications for its use to be adopted. The therapeutic window for marijuana and THC between desired effect and unpleasant side effects is narrow and is a major reason for discontinuing use. Although the inhaled route of administration has the benefit of allowing patients to self-titrate the dose, the smoking of crude plant material is problematic. The NIH panel recommended that a high priority be given to the development of a controlled inhaled form of THC. The presence of a naturally occurring cannabinoid-receptor system in the brain suggests that research on selective analogues of THC may be useful to enhance its therapeutic effects and minimize adverse effects. PMID:9656007

Marmor, J B

1998-06-01

386

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) is a joint effort by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the League for Innovation in the Community College and many other community colleges and university partners to develop and use open educational resources (OER) and especially open textbooks in community college courses.

2009-11-17

387

Philanthropic Motivations of Community College Donors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This descriptive study surveyed current, lapsed, and major gift donors to explore the impact of college communications on donors' decisions to contribute to the college, the likelihood of donor financial support for various college projects, and the philanthropic motivation profiles of the donors of a midsized, multicampus community college in Virginia. Findings suggest both the impact of college communications and

Linnie S. Carter; Molly H. Duggan

2010-01-01

388

Blinn College Fact Book, 1993-94.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second edition of the Blinn College (BC) Fact Book brings together descriptive information about all aspects of the college, specifically highlighting the growth and development of the college during 1993-94. Section I provides background information on two-year colleges in Texas, including a history of Blinn College and a list and map of the…

Blinn Coll., Brenham, TX. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

389

Bringing the Community College Baccalaureate into Focus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the landscape of higher education, access is central to the community college. An essential element of the mission of community colleges is to provide access to a high-quality higher education to the residents of the county or region in which the colleges reside. In areas that also are served by four-year colleges, a community college can…

Fanelli, Sean A.

2007-01-01

390

American Association of Community Colleges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While the programs at various community colleges vary in character from those designed to prepare x-ray technicians to those designed to inculcate a love of the Great Books, one thing is for certain: They are a valuable, yet at times underappreciated, part of the vast lattice of higher education across the United States. Interestingly enough, the first public two-year college in the United States was Joliet Junior College, which opened its doors in 1901. Currently, community colleges enroll more than half the nations' undergraduates, and the American Association of Community Colleges is the primary advocacy organization for the approximately 1100 associate degree-granting institutions and their students. The website contains important information about the organization's ongoing activities, its relationship with government (and lobbying activities), and some basic statistics about the landscape of community colleges.

391

The Medical Interaction Laboratory--Multidiscipline Approach for Presentation of Principles of Physiology and Pharmacology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An interdisciplinary physiology and pharmacology course presented by the Medical Interaction Laboratory at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine provides interaction among faculty, conserves faculty time and animal expense, and presents a coordinated laboratory experience. (BH)

Oliver, Jack W.; Sims, Michael H.

1979-01-01

392

Acute Liver Injury Due to Flavocoxid (Limbrel), a Medical Food for Osteoarthritis  

MedlinePLUS

... the 19 June 2012 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 156, pages 857-860). The authors are ... the medication reverses the adverse effect. Annals of Internal Medicine Summaries for Patients I-38© 2012 American College ...

393

Cooperative Education: Entrepreneurial Development by Colleges and Universities. A Case Study of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The entrepreneurial development and experiential education environments of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, are described. The college-owned enterprises of the Boone Tavern Hotel and dining room, college farms and poultry, college laundry, college store, student craft industries, and the college press are discussed in terms of markets and…

Kramer, Frank

394

Smoking pattern among female college students in Dammam, Saudi Arabia  

PubMed Central

Background: Smoking is the most important avoidable cause of premature morbidity and mortality in the world. The estimated annual death rate of 4.9 million people in 1999 is expected to rise to 10 million by the 2020s and 2030s, 7 million of which will occur in developing countries. Aim: The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of smoking and assess its pattern among non-medical female college students in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted of 1020 female students selected from the literature and science colleges by multi-stage stratified random sampling technique with proportional allocation. Data were collected using a self-administered modified WHO Global Youth Tobacco Survey questionnaire. Results: Results revealed that occurrence of smoking among female college students was 8.6%. It was significantly higher among literature college students (12.1%) than among Science College students (3.4%). The mean age at which smoking started was 16 ± 2.4 years, with a minimum of 11 years. More than half of the students who smoked were cigarette smokers, while 43.2% were shisha smokers. There was a strong relationship between parents who smoked and daughters who smoked. The main motive for smoking was curiosity (44.3%), followed by relief of tension (26.1%). Conclusions: It may be concluded that smoking is increasing among female college students in Saudi Arabia. Accordingly, it is recommended that a preventive comprehensive health education program on smoking be initiated for females in middle schools, that stricter tobacco control measures be adopted by the government, and that anti-smoking clinics be established in colleges.

Koura, Manal R.; Al-Dossary, Ahlam F.; Bahnassy, Ahmed A.

2011-01-01

395

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 âÂÂWord of the DayâÂÂ, 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 âÂÂTop 10 MedtermsâÂÂ, which is also a good way to start exploring the materials here.

2007-03-31

396

Impact of NASA stress laboratory program on US colleges  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A programmatic narrative of the effects of NASA stress lab program on physical education in U.S. schools and colleges is presented. Individual non-structured programs were set up where students participate during his or her free time. The program is also in accordance with the medical history of the student. Preliminary results indicate more student interest and participation in the program and that students are generally more physically fit than in previous structured programs.

Delisser, S. P.

1971-01-01

397

A Buyer's Guide to College Guides  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

States that a college guide is arguably the best investment that a parent or prospective student can make when the task of choosing a college looms. Reviews six reasonably priced college guides. (Author/RK)

Crossette, Barbara

1977-01-01

398

A Holistic Approach to Teaching College Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that college reading should be taught in a holistic manner. Presents characteristics of college developmental readers and discusses several generalizations that should be considered when teaching college reading holistically. (FL)

Nist, Sherrie L.

1985-01-01

399

Santa Barbara City College: 2002-05 College Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes the Santa Barbara City College 2002-2005 College Plan. The plan's goals are: (1) to develop and implement strategies to increase assistance to students in identifying learning needs and defining educational, career, and life goals; (2) to increase the percentage of students attaining educational goals; (3) to increase…

Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.

400

San Antonio College Comprehensive College Plan for 2001-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

San Antonio College (SAC), Texas, identifies its strategic goals and objectives in this comprehensive plan for 2001-2002. Strategic goal 1.1.97 states that the college will modify existing strategies and initiate new strategies that will support students in achieving their educational goals. In support of this goal, SAC identifies a number of…

San Antonio Coll., TX.

401

Community College Strategies: Developments in Community College Accountability--California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accountability efforts at California's community colleges gained prominence in the 1990s under an agreement known as Partnership for Excellence (PFE) that involved the chancellor's office, the legislature, and the governor's office. This agreement was the first wide-ranging accountability effort undertaken by the state's community college system.…

Hom, Willard C.

2008-01-01

402

Reforming College Governance. New Directions for Community Colleges, No. 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles presented here reveal the current status of community college governance. Topics discussed are: three models of college governance and their interrelationships; participatory governance in Canada; preparing student, faculty, and administrative leaders to understand basic institutional and individual needs and to operative in…

Richardson, Richard C., Jr., Ed.

1975-01-01

403

The College Access Debate: Class Considerations and College Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The college access debate in America remains an important one. Affirmative action policies and practices continue to occupy a significant sub-component of the overall college access discussion. Recent legal debates and policy changes pertaining to affirmative action have encouraged analysis surrounding the overall viability and fairness of these…

Hodgman, Matthew R.

2013-01-01

404

College Rules! How To Study, Survive, and Succeed in College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides a crash course on college success and advice to maximize the college experience, including studying smarter but not harder, staying motivated, preparing for examinations, and balancing work and play. The chapters are: (1) Youre in the Big Time Now; (2) Where To Find the Help You Need; (3) A Few Words about Professors; (4) Zen…

Nist, Sherrie; Holschuh, Jodi Patrick

405

Royal College's CME initiative focuses on lifelong, practice-integrated learning  

PubMed Central

An innovative continuing medical education (CME) initiative of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is gaining worldwide attention. Emphasizing lifelong learning, the Maintenance of Competence Program gives college fellows an efficient, effective way to determine their educational needs, manage their CME activities and hone their clinical practice habits. More than half of college fellows are expected to join it by this summer. A spokesperson predicts that in 5 years bodies such as licensing authorities and hospital-privileges committees will require evidence of participation in a structured CME plan. Imagesp967-a

Berube, Brian

1995-01-01

406

Medical Telemetry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Telemetry is the process whereby physiological or other data is acquired by instruments, translated into radio signals and j sent to a receiving station where the signals are decoded and recorded. Extensively used in I space operations, it is finding new Earth applications, among them transmission of medical data between emergency vehicles and hospitals. For example, transmission of an electrocardiogram from an ambulance to a hospital enables a physician to read the telemetered EKG and advise ambulance attendants on emergency procedures. Central Medical Emergency Dispatch (CMED) operates as a regional emergency medical communications center for Cleveland, Ohio and Cuyahoga County. The CMED system includes radio and telephone communications from hospital-to-hospital and from ambulance-to-hospital, but for improved emergency life support CMED sought to add a county-wide telemetry capability. The problem was that there were only eight radio frequencies available for telemetry and there were more than 30 potential users in Cleveland alone. NASA's Lewis Research Center volunteered its expert assistance. The Center's engineers studied the systems of other telemetry using cities, surveyed area hospitals to assure compatibility of telemetry equipment, and advised what types of equipment would be needed in emergency vehicles and at the various hospitals. The Lewis plan suggested that CMED be designated the central coordinating agency for the Cuyahoga County system, monitoring all telemetry frequencies and, when requested, assigning one not in use or one to be used at a sufficient distance that it would create no interference problem.

1978-01-01

407

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.

408

College and University Rankings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

College and University Rankings, compiled by Nancy P. O'Brien, Head of the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides an annotated list of resources that rank higher education institutions. The list of ranking resources is conveniently divided into five sections: general/undergraduate, graduate, business, law, and international. However, this site is not merely a list of sites; it also includes an informative essay entitled Caution and Controversy, which questions and evaluates the methods and usefulness of ranking services, and provides users with electronic and print resources for the independent assessment of ranking services.

409

US Army War College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Strategic Studies Institute is the primary research faculty of the U.S. Army War College, and includes both civilian scholars and uniformed military officers with extensive experience in national security and military affairs. The most common products of the Institute are SSI Studies which deal with topics having strategic implications for the Army, the Department of Defense, and the larger National Security community. Additional information is available on the mission, history, and organization of SSI, plus a link to the U.S. Army Military History Institute. http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usassi/

410

College Sports Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Follow your favorite major college football (Division 1-A) and basketball teams from this one-stop shopping site to all conferences and all schools in the division. Coverage from the local newspapers for each team is provided, as well as links to those newspapers with Web sites. National interest information is also provided, including links to organizations or places important to the overall collegiate and recruiting scene, and to national publications. You can hear audio clips of Fight Songs from the schools, and coming soon is a section devoted to those interesting and odd traditions practiced on many campuses during the season.

Camper, Rhudy.

1997-01-01

411

Teaching College Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, created by Maria Andersen of Muskegon Community College, has a great deal of information for math instructors. Its purpose is to create and support the community of teachers by provide a space for them to share ideas and resources, prepare courses, understand how students learn, and overall become better educators. Visitors will find professional development sources such as conference information, publications, and workshops and courses. There are also a number of online demos for classroom use in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and chemistry.

Andersen, Maria H.

2008-02-21

412

Teaching medical physics to general audiences.  

PubMed Central

By judiciously selecting topics and reading materials, one can teach a full semester course on medical physics appropriate for college students not majoring in the natural sciences. This interdisciplinary field offers an opportunity to teach a great deal of basic physics at the freshman level in the context of explaining modern medical technologies such as ultrasound imaging, laser surgery, and positron emission tomography. This article describes one such course which combines lectures, outside visitors, varied readings, and laboratories to convey a select subset of physical principles and quantitative problem-solving skills. These resources are also valuable for enriching the standard freshman physics sequence for premedical students.

Amador, S

1994-01-01

413

Opinions about Blood Donation amongst Medical Personnel's  

PubMed Central

Objective: There is limited literature in the Indian subcontinent on the attitude of the medical personnel regarding blood donation. The purpose of the present study was to identify and assess the barriers that prevent people from becoming blood donors and also to devise recruitment strategies to increase the blood collection. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in a tertiary care centre with attached medical college in Tamilnadu amongst 750 medical personnel. A self administered questionnaire was used for data collection from each individual. Results: Amongst the 750 medical personnel under study, 470 were never donors and 280 were lapsed donors. The foremost reason for not donating blood among lapsed donors and non donors was never being asked again. Conclusion: Donors often donate blood once and rarely return to make a second or subsequent donation. Further education, motivation and dissemination of information would help in recruitment and retention of non-remunerated blood donors.

Daniel M., Joshua; Muddegowda, Prakash H.; K., Dhivya; Kumar S., Aswin; R., Arun; S., Subash; R., Krishnamoorthy

2014-01-01

414

A Compilation of Planning Information for Wyoming's Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Program and campus development plans of Wyoming's community colleges, as of September and October 1973, are provided. The report is divided into three sections: 1. The Colleges (Casper College, Central Wyoming College, Eastern Wyoming College, Laramie County Community College, Northwest Community College, Sheridan College, and Western Wyoming…

Maier, Stephen

415

Survey of college climates at all 28 US colleges and schools of veterinary medicine: preliminary findings.  

PubMed

In April 2011, a nationwide survey of all 28 US veterinary schools was conducted to determine the comfort level (college climate) of veterinary medical students with people from whom they are different. The original hypothesis was that some historically underrepresented students, especially those who may exhibit differences from the predominant race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, experience a less welcoming college climate. Nearly half of all US students responded to the survey, allowing investigators to make conclusions from the resulting data at a 99% CI with an error rate of less than 2% using Fowler's sample-size formula. Valuable information was captured despite a few study limitations, such as occasional spurious data reporting and little ability to respond in an open-ended manner (most questions had a finite number of allowed responses). The data suggest that while overall the majority of the student population is comfortable in American colleges, some individuals who are underrepresented in veterinary medicine (URVM) may not feel the same level of acceptance or inclusivity on veterinary school campuses. Further examination of these data sets may explain some of the unacceptably lower retention rates of some of these URVM students on campuses. PMID:24855030

Greenhill, Lisa M; Carmichael, K Paige

2014-01-01

416

Finding Biomedical Information. A Learning Module for Medical Technology Students on the Basics of the Use of Medical Literature in the Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This self-instructional library workbook was used in a series of workshops--sponsored by the Medical Technology Department in Wayne State University's College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions--in order to reduce attrition by increasing the probability of success for academically high-risk students in the professional medical technology…

Bryant, Barton B.; Rizzo, Joseph F.

417

Interdistrict Enrollment. California Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California community colleges inherit their statutes on interdistrict enrollment from those in force for California elementary and secondary schools. Prior to 1978, statutory restrictions on students enrolling in a college outside the district in which they lived were tied to the method of funding. A 1978 change in funding methodology, followed by…

California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.

418

College Administration: Concepts and Techniques.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten colleges participated in a project to: (1) help organize and strengthen administrative teams in developing two-year and four-year colleges throughout the Southeast; (2) to assist administrative teams in identifying specific roles for each team member and in developing an understanding of team responsibilities; and (3) to assist administrative…

Feltner, Bill D., Ed.

419

Ethical Practices for College Presidents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A policy statement on ethical practices for college presidents developed by the Committee on Governance of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is presented. Presidents of AASCU member institutions recognize the special responsibilities that pertain to them by virtue of the public trust they hold. To fulfill that…

American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

420

Training Teachers for Regional Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents alternative plans for training teachers for the newly-established Regional Colleges in Burma. The Regional Colleges are three-year postsecondary institutions designed to train middle level technicians to help increase the production of goods and services needed in the Burmese economy. Concentrating on the Hawaii Community…

Hla Myint; And Others

421

A Place for Women's Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent announcement that Randolph-Macon Woman's College will admit male students has triggered yet another round in the continuing debate over women's colleges. At Randolph-Macon itself, the news was met with the usual mix of public displays: As students and alumnae protested with signs reading "Coed is a four-letter word," administrators and…

Salomone, Rosemary

2007-01-01

422

An Introduction to "Early College"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several national and international assessments have demonstrated that there has been little improvement in the performance of American high school students in recent decades. High school students are increasingly underprepared for transition into college-level course-work. One new approach to high school redesign, "early college," seeks to address…

Brewer, Dominic J.; Stern, Stefanie; Ahn, June

2007-01-01

423

Variability in College Student Suicide  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research on college student suicide is discussed, with emphasis on variability in base rates, the operating assumptions regarding reported base rates, and methodological difficulties in studying suicide. Variability in suicide among schools and among different types of students is examined, and the effects of changing demographics and cultural influences on rates and patterns of college student suicide and suicidality

J. Hugh Stephenson; Maria P. Belesis; Wendy E. Balliet

2005-01-01

424

Factors Influencing College Science Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the authors report some of the salient findings of a large-scale, four-year national study, conducted at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, entitled "Factors Influencing College Science Success" (FICSS), which surveyed college students who enrolled in first-year biology, chemistry, and physics courses throughout the…

Tai, Robert H.; Sadler, Philip M.; Mintzes, Joel J.

2006-01-01

425

College Football Games and Crime  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence that college football games can lead to aggressive and destructive behavior by fans. However, to date, no empirical study has attempted to document the magnitude of this phenomenon. We match daily data on offenses from the NIBRS to 26 Division I-A college football programs in order to estimate the…

Rees, Daniel I.; Schnepel, Kevin T.

2008-01-01

426

Completing College: Rethinking Institutional Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto's…

Tinto, Vincent

2012-01-01

427

Trends in College Pricing, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report, based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges, provides updated information on tuition and other expenses associated with attending public and private nonprofit institutions of postsecondary education in the United States in the 2002-2003 academic year. The annual survey is distributed to more than 2,900 postsecondary…

College Board, New York, NY.

428

Guide to College Board Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lists college board preparation programs available for Apple II microcomputers. Each entry includes title, source, subject area addressed, special features, and current cost. Programs help students prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Testing Program (ACT), Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), and the Graduate…

Ryan, Bob; Witham, Joan

1984-01-01

429

Stress Factors among College Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stress factors affecting community college educators in Ontario were determined using a questionnaire survey. The effect of demographic variables (campus location, program types and specialization, gender, age, and years taught at the college) on perceived stress levels were evaluated. Participants rated their present stress levels on a…

Grant, George Farid

430

College Choice in the Philippines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This descriptive and correlational study examined the applicability of major U.S. college choice factors to Philippine high school seniors. A sample of 226 students from a private school in Manila completed the College Choice Survey for High School Seniors. Cronbach's alpha for the survey composite index was 0.933. The purposes of this…

Tan, Christine Joy

2009-01-01

431

Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The chapters in this collection provide a comprehensive history of Catholic women's colleges in the United States and how they have met the challenges of broader educational change. The chapters are: (1) "Faith, Knowledge, and Gender" (Jill Ker Conway); (2) "Colleges of Religious Women's Congregations: The Spiritual Heritage" (Monika K. Hellwig);…

Schier, Tracy, Ed.; Russett, Cynthia, Ed.

432

Gavilan College Educational Master Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of the Gavilan College, California, Master Plan are to (1) support current instructional programs and student services, as well as identify instructional programs and support services that need modification; (2) keep pace with and anticipate the changing needs of the students and communities served by the college; (3) encourage…

Gavilan Coll., Gilroy, CA.

433

Tough Questions Facing Women's Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since their creation in the latter part of the nineteenth century, women's colleges in America have undergone many significant changes. In 1960, over 230 women's colleges were in operation; over the next forty years more than 75 percent chose to admit men or shut their doors entirely (Miller-Bernal, 2006a). This chapter will shed light on the…

Kratzok, Sara

2010-01-01

434

Experimental College Grads: Getting Theirs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire survey of graduates of University of Michigan's Residential College during 1971-1974 indicates that those students were not disadvantaged in the competition for postgraduate and occupational opportunities. The strengths of RC and other experimental colleges lie in their energetic cultural, social, and political life. (LBH)

Gamson, Zelda F.; And Others

1977-01-01

435

FACTORS GOVERNING RETENTION IN COLLEGE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

INTELLIGENCE, SEX, AND AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY ARE EXAMINED AS FACTORS IN COLLEGE PERSISTENCE. STUDIES OF ACADEMIC SUSPENSIONS AND WITHDRAWALS AFTER THE FRESHMAN YEAR AT ALABAMA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE REVEAL THAT (1) THERE IS A HIGH DEGREE OF CORRELATION BETWEEN INTELLIGENCE AND COLLEGE PERSISTENCE, (2) WOMEN ARE…

SKELTON, R.B.

436

Cultivating Scientists at Women's Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that, compared to coeducational institutions, all women's colleges lose fewer of their science majors to other fields. Contends that women's colleges can engender environment and mindset in which there are no barriers based on gender, an environment that encourages women to pursue nontraditional fields like science and medicine. Highlights…

Sebrechts, Jadwiga S.

1992-01-01

437

Facts About: College Mental Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Facts about college mental health are presented in response to frequently asked questions. Areas of concern include common conditions interfering with student effectiveness, why students seek help and where they can get it, the frequency of severe mental illness in college students, the suicide problem, the limitations of nonprofessional help, the…

National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.

438

Bennington College: in the Beginning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The early history of Bennington College, Vermont, beginning with initial endeavors by Vincent Ravi Booth in 1923, is examined. Topics include: granting of a satisfactory charter to the college; the role of educators such as Amy Kelly and William Heard Kilpatrick in initial curriculum recommendations; electing Robert Devore Leigh as president;…

Brockway, Thomas P.

439

A Web Based Virtual College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a tele-educational environment and reports on experiences obtained during international trials. The tele-educational environment is built around the metaphor of a college. The virtual college offers the opportunity for students to participate in desktop tele-education from their homes or offices. The environment is based on…

Boegh, Jorgen; Krebs, Allan M.; Petersen, Lars O.; Wagner, M.

440

College Affordability and Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College--whether with a vocational or liberal-arts bent--gives students an opportunity to test areas of interest, to follow their passions, or perhaps to find passions that they didn't know they had. The question for the nation is how to provide college "opportunity" more broadly. That means a system that makes it possible for students--rich or…

Shireman, Robert

2009-01-01

441

Struggling Communities Turn to Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In economically struggling communities, small private colleges are helping generate development projects in large part as a matter of survival. Unlike research universities and land-grant institutions, which have long viewed regional economic development as central to their missions, most liberal-arts colleges are relative newcomers to this work,…

Fischer, Karin

2008-01-01

442

Favorite Demonstrations for College Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Peer-reviewed, classroom-tested, and tailored specifically for introductory science courses, Favorite Demonstrations is a complement to every college instructor's lesson plans. The book is an all-in-one compilation of 36 popular classroom demonstrations published since 1993 in the "Favorite Demonstration" column of NSTA's Journal of College

Shmaefsky, Brian

2004-01-01

443

Junior College Work Experience Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines problems in work experience education in five California junior colleges. As equipment for occupational programs is both expensive and soon obsolete, many colleges have turned to industry to provide the work experience. Thus the student can not only be involved in real work situations but also earn as he learns. All such jobs,…

Hayes, Glenn E.

444

The Community-College Interview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Candidates preparing for an interview at a two-year college in the US must keep in mind that their chances of getting the job depend more on their ability to speak the language of community colleges than on any other single factor. One of the main reasons why otherwise-viable candidates do poorly in an interview is that they do not understand…

Jenkins, Rob

2006-01-01

445

Successful Community College Election Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identifies successful election strategies employed by community colleges in bond issues or tax levy increase elections, and distills these strategies into a list of principles or rules that can be utilized by colleges in preparing for such an event. Results of case studies conducted at Maricopa (Arizona), Santa Monica (California), and…

King, D. Brian

446

Hot Issues at Community Colleges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The issues listed on this website are a reflection of AACC's strategic action areas. Their intent is to provide users with a cross-section of important issues surrounding community colleges. These issues will change as the scope and intensity of these issues change. Browse through the list of "hot issues" affecting community colleges today.

2010-06-09

447

Simon's Rock: The Early College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article described Simon's Rock, a four-year, coeducational, liberal arts college at the edge of Great Barrington, in the southwest corner of Massachusetts, designed to help 16-year-olds leap from high school to the freedom and responsibilities of college life. (Author/RK)

Winfield, Carol

1975-01-01

448

Rejuvenating a Career College Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The librarian for the Stevens-Henager College, Murray, Utah campus was hired in the spring of 2008 and given the task of maintaining and improving the college's library and bookstore. It was soon discovered that many areas needed improvement (processes, outreach, policies, personnel, work-flow, etc.) Fortunately, she possessed skills from previous…

Harrison, Tiffany; Ward, Randall; Pace, Sean; Cornelius, Andi

2009-01-01

449

Partnership Expands the College Track  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the Compact for Success partnership, whose aim is to get more of San Diego district's high school graduates prepared for college-level work. In a new approach to college readiness, San Diego State University now accepts all students from a large local school system as long as they complete a rigorous curriculum. Under a…

Hebel, Sara

2007-01-01

450

Personal Factors in College Choice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nature and purpose of US colleges is explored within the framework of student development and its relationship to social change. Data were gathered during a 5-year study on the educational, vocational and personality development of 10,000 graduating high school seniors. A strong relationship was found between college entrance, level of ability…

Trent, James W.

451

Palomar College: A Technological Transformation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers advice for colleges intending to undergo software conversions, asserting that sufficient resources are key to a smooth process. Describes the conversion process at Palomar College (California) in 1997, when Palomar purchased PeopleSoft enterprise-wide software in response to Y2K compliance issues. Stresses the ongoing need for training and…

Halttunen, Lynda Gavigan

2002-01-01

452

Visit Ignites Enthusiasm for College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mary-Anne Stoutsenberger has been the NASA Tribal College and University Program Manager at NASA Headquarters, Washington DC, since 2000. As NASA's liaison to the tribal colleges, she has seen firsthand how Native American students can flourish and succeed when they are surrounded with people who recognize and nurture their potential. She has…

Stoutsenberger, Mary-Anne

2006-01-01

453

Medical Information & Technology: Rapidly Expanding Vast Horizons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During ÑMedical 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 ÑMedical 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 ìMedical Information Communication Technologyî, 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. ÑMedical Trancription? & Related Recent Study Fields e.g ÑModern Pharmaceuticals?,ÑBio-Engineering?, ÑBio-Mechanics?, ÑBio-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.

Sahni, Anil K.

2012-12-01

454

Medical clip  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Baucom, R. M. (inventor)

1983-01-01

455

Medical Mystery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Museum, University O.; Nebraska Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development

2001-01-01

456

Medical Mysteries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Rice University presents Medical Mysteries (or MedMyst for short) "an Internet-based adventure...in which you are on a mission to discover the causes of diseases." Designed for middle and high school students, MedMyst offers an engaging, multimedia approach to learning about infectious diseases and the immune system, as well as pharmacology, chemistry, public health policy, and more. MedMyst also includes three downloadable mini-labs that expand on concepts covered in the multimedia adventure. The Web site also includes loads of useful links.

457

Establishing a Medical Library Technology Program-- The SUNY Experience *  

PubMed Central

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.

Hoey, Evelyn L.

1969-01-01

458

The Development of Health Programs for Junior and Community Colleges: An Interpretation of Recommended Standards and Practices for a College Health Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The basic premise of this document is that every community college should have a plan through which the health needs of students, faculty and staff can be met by health services which are available, accessible and of high quality. Services should be available in each of the following program areas: personal medical, mental health, and other direct…

American Coll. Health Association, Evanston, IL.

459

Working with Students in the Medication Era: Do We All Have to Know How to Diagnose and Treat Mental Conditions?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A marked increase in the number of college students on medications for depression, attention deficit disorder, and other conditions may have intimidated counselors and educators into believing that they all need to be medical experts. The widespread practice of medicalizing behavior and experience contrasts dramatically with the approach in which…

Alishio, Kip

2005-01-01

460

Cigarette Use among Young Adults: Comparisons between 2-Year College Students, 4-Year College Students, and Those Not in College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To examine cigarette smoking among young adults based on education status. Participants: Community-based sample of 2,694 young adults in the United States Methods: The authors compared 3 groups--those not in college with no college degree, 2-year college students/graduates, 4-year college students/graduates--on various smoking measures:…

Lenk, Kathleen; Rode, Peter; Fabian, Lindsey; Bernat, Debra; Klein, Elizabeth; Forster, Jean

2012-01-01

461

Medicating for ADD\\/ADHD: Personal and Social Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty college students from a private Midwestern university were interviewed about their past and present experiences with\\u000a taking medication for Attention Deficit Disorder. Analysis of respondent interviews suggested the following themes that were\\u000a discussed and analyzed: recruitment of the young, little personal stigma, societal issues, side effects and abuse. Social\\u000a and personal factors associated with taking medication for ADD were

Jennifer L. Davis-Berman; Frances G. Pestello

2010-01-01

462

Cheating on college examinations.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of contexts on cheating attitudes and behavior among Brazilian undergraduates. Participants were 77 Previous Choice Engineering and 70 Late Choice Engineering students. Previous Choice students enter the desired field chosen by examination, whereas Late Choice students' grades during the two first college years give them preference to choose the field. Their self-reported attitudes and behaviors were compared with those of 82 chemistry undergraduates from two universities (UNI-C and USP-C). The Late Choice students reported significant negative opinion about cheating, whereas Previous Choice students, especially women, reported significant favorable opinion. Furthermore, Previous Choice students reported colleagues more frequently gave them answers on examinations than Late Choice students. The two university groups in chemistry had intermediate scores. Deterrents of cheating strongly embedded in the student culture were found among Late Choice engineering undergraduates which may be explained by social learning theory. PMID:17564212

Rocha, Marina Monzani; da Silva, Gabriela Andrade; Nascimento, Leandro; de Siqueira, José Oliveira; Otta, Emma

2007-04-01

463

Palomar College: Primates  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online tutorial about primates was created by Dr. Dennis O'Neal of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Palomar College. The tutorial contains concise topical sections addressing the general characteristics and taxonomy of prosimians, new and old world monkeys, apes, and humans. In addition to the topical sections, the site contains an extensive Glossary of Terms, a Primate Order Table, and a page regarding site accessibility for students with different needs in the areas of hearing, vision, and mobility. For review, the site offers several sets of online flashcards, and three crossword puzzles. This tutorial is part of a collection of physical anthropology tutorials (first mentioned in the June 1, 1999, Scout Report for Social Sciences) by Dr. O'Neal which address such subjects as evolution, heredity, genetics, taxonomy, and more.

464

Beloit College: Bartlett Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professor Harley Harris Bartlett taught botany at the University of Michigan for many decades and he also served as the director of the university's botanical gardens. During his botanical research trips to Asia he brought back diverse collections of ethnographic material. After he passed away in 1960, his sister donated over 300 objects from Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Philippines to the Logan Museum at Beloit College. The items here include carved figures, manuscripts, textiles, and other cultural artifacts. Visitors can browse within the collection as they see fit and they may wish to start by looking at the remarkable animal figurines and armbands. It's a wonderful resource for people with a penchant for the world of material culture in Southeast Asia.

465

College Algebra Online Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The introduction to this site remarks, "If you need help in college algebra, you have come to the right place." Their statement is accurate, as the staff members at the West Texas A&M University's Virtual Math Lab have done a fine job creating a series of online algebra tutorials for students and anyone else who might be returning to the world of algebra. First-time visitors should look at their online guide to the tutorials to learn how their tutorials are organized. After that, they should feel free to browse through any of the 59 tutorials offered here. Each tutorial contains information about learning objectives, full explanations, and numerous examples of how to correctly solve problems.

466

Medical marijuana.  

PubMed

Grassroots AIDS activist groups denounce the Clinton Administration's stance on banning medicinal use of marijuana due to the lack of clinical evidence supporting its benefits. The 1997 meeting of the San Francisco Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine both agreed, following a review of 75 scientific studies of the medicinal benefits of marijuana, that the benefits of smoked marijuana include relief from pain and the reduction of nausea caused by anti-cancer drugs. The Federal government is attempting to punish physicians for prescribing marijuana to their patients, a situation being opposed by the Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights who have initiated a suit against the government. A hearing to stop this prosecution was scheduled for March 21. PMID:11364533

Baker, R; Bowers, M

1997-03-01

467

Motivation to Learn in College Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

All college science teachers share the important goal of motivating college students to learn science. In this chapter, the authors discuss motivational theory and research in college teaching and draw implications for effective practices. They also present a new questionnaire designed specifically to help college science teachers assess their students' motivation to learn science.

Glynn, Shawn M.; Koballa Jr., Thomas R.

2006-01-01

468

Student Housing Market Analysis: Ketchikan Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 13-part report presents the results of a study to determine whether Ketchikan Community College (KCC) should provide student housing over the next 10 years. Section I introduces the purpose of the study, the college, the prevalence of college-supplied student housing at two-year colleges, and study methodology. Section II summarizes the major…

Fink (Ira) and Associates, Berkeley, CA.

469

The Condition of College Readiness, 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. Because becoming ready for college is a process that occurs throughout elementary and secondary education, measuring academic performance over time in the context of college readiness provides meaningful and compelling information about the college

ACT, Inc., 2009

2009-01-01

470

College Student Suicide: A Call To Action  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines current issues related to the topic of college student suicide and why it continues to be an issue of major concern. The nature\\/extent of the problem, risk and protective factors, responses to college student suicide, legal issues, and training issues are discussed. The importance of addressing the issue of college student suicide and its prevention on college

John S. Westefeld; Christopher Button; James T. Haley Jr; Julie Jenks Kettmann; Jennifer Macconnell; Riddhi Sandil; Benjamin Tallman

2006-01-01

471

Suicidal Behavior among Latina College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Latina college students are one of the fastest-growing segments of the college student population. Although there is evidence suggesting Latina high school students are at increased risk of engaging in suicidal behavior, it is unclear Bwhether this risk continues in college. Over the course of 3 years, 554 Latina college students, the majority of…

Chesin, Megan S.; Jeglic, Elizabeth L.

2012-01-01

472

Improving College System Pathways: Project Highlights Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2006, Ontario's colleges received funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Improving College System Pathways Project. The project goals were to significantly increase educational pathways within and between colleges by developing a clearer understanding of student mobility within the system; to identify the scope…

Colleges Ontario, 2008

2008-01-01

473

Philanthropic Motivations of Community College Donors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This descriptive study surveyed current, lapsed, and major gift donors to explore the impact of college communications on donors' decisions to contribute to the college, the likelihood of donor financial support for various college projects, and the philanthropic motivation profiles of the donors of a midsized, multicampus community college in…

Carter, Linnie S.; Duggan, Molly H.

2011-01-01

474

Selection of College Freshmen in Iran.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Measurement procedures used in Iran for the selection of college students are described. The pre-university system of education has no mission other than college preparation. In 1972-73 the higher education system was comprised of 158 institutions: eight universities, 54 "B.A. granting" colleges, and 96 junior colleges. In 1972-73, 13 institutions…

Bazargan, Abbas

475

Joint Legislative Workgroup on Community College Financing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In June 1994, the Maryland Joint Legislative Workgroup on Community College Financing was formed to evaluate the state's funding formula for community colleges and its responsibility to adequately fund Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). The Workgroup reviewed the statutory role of community colleges, BCCC's creation in 1990 by the…

Maryland State General Assembly, Annapolis. Dept. of Fiscal Services.

476

Case Study of Reinvention: College of Charleston  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Colleges survive sometimes because they are able to merge with another institution (a for-profit company, another private college, a state university). The change at the College of Charleston was shaped in the 1970s, when the college did not "merge" with a state institution--it "became" a state institution, which grew.. and grew. When Captain…

Brown, Alice W.

2011-01-01

477

It's a People Thing: Demystifying College Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, which is intended for United Kingdom further education (FE) college staff at all levels, illustrates ways FE colleges have used information technology (IT) to manage their college information and ensure its accuracy. Section 1 provides an overview of the information-related problems encountered by FE colleges and summarizes key…

Owen, Jane

478

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Iowa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

479

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

480

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Tennessee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

481

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Minnesota  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

482

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Vermont  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

483

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Indiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

484

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Mississippi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

485

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Colorado  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

486

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Maine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

487

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Kentucky  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

488

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

489

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Kansas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

490

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Wisconsin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

491

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Massachusetts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

492

The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Nebraska  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Hawaii  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Idaho  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Nevada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Maryland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Washington  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Montana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. Florida  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

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