MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORRoger W. Koment, Ph.D.
My baccalaureate Microbiology class began this semester as it always does, with a brief overview of the history of this discipline. I spoke of the Dutch dry-goods merchant, Antony Van Leeuwenhoek, regarded as the Father of Microbiology since in 1674 it was he who first saw and described the. world of microbes. He, like other… Read more »
COMMON SENSE IN MEDICAL EDUCATIONGabriel Virella, M.D., Ph.D.
Born a Catalonian, I guess I am entitled to have inherited what all Catalonians claim to be a genetic trait – seny, loosely translated as “common sense”. I don’t know if it is a matter of genes or a matter of always having had difficulties accepting anyone else’s “truth?, but I am certainly bewildered (and… Read more »
MICROBIOLOGY: ITS PLACE AMONG THE FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCESYurii V. Kozminih
INTRODUCED BY: Roger W. Koment, Ph.D., BSEF Director As our readers know, most articles submitted to the Basic Science Educator (outside of our featured columns) are generally presented without introduction. But being a Microbiologist (Virologist) myself, I considered it a special privilege to meet Professor Kozminih when I visited Russia, and to benefit from the… Read more »
ANNOUNCEMENTBSEF SPONSORED EAST-WEST CONFERENCE
The BSEF is developing plans to sponsor a unique and unprecedented intercultural experience of learning and sharing educational strategies with our basic science colleagues in Eastern Europe. This event will be co-hosted by two Russian BSEF member schools. Pending grant support, 14 basic science educators from the United States and Canada will be invited to… Read more »
PROCEEDINGSSEVENTH ANNUAL BASIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
The Seventh Annual Basic Science Education Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting was convened on Monday October 31, 1994, in the Boston Marriott Hotel. Roger Koment, Director, formally welcomed the assembly of 46 faculty/staff and 6 invited student participants and described the purpose of this SIG and our autonomous global organization, the Basic Science Education Forum… Read more »
What do medical students think of the Student-to-Faculty feedback in their schools? The most often used indicator of course and teaching quality is student-to-faculty feedback. Six students from 5 different medical schools presented their opinions on the process and value of feedback systems used at their respective schools. The student participants were: Mary Jo Lechowicz… Read more »
THE BASIC SCIENTIST AND THE GENERALIST:
Jordan Cohen, M.D.
Natural Partners for Educational Reform
By now most medical educators have reconciled themselves to the widespread perception that our country needs more generalist physicians and fewer specialists and subspecialists. Disagreements remain about precisely how much of a shift will be required in the mix of specialty choices made by our students to bridge the gap, but virtually everyone acknowledges the… Read more »
ANNOUNCEMENT1995 SPRING REGIONAL GEA MEETINGS
NORTHEASTOttawa, OntarioApril 27-29, 1995Socially Responsive Medical Curricula: Their Development and Implementation For details on Basic Science Education SIG activity phone:Penny Hansen, Ph.D.Ph: (709) 737.6669 CENTRALColumbus, OHMarch 30- April 2, 1995 For details on Basic Science Education SIG activity phone:Murray Saffran, Ph.D.Ph: (419) 381-4133 SOUTHERNNashville, TNApril 29-May 1, 1995 For details on Basic Science Education SIG… Read more »
INNOVATIONS IN BASIC SCIENCE TEACHING AND LEARNINGASSOCIATE EDITOR: Thomas M. Devlin, Ph.D.
The second segment of a two part article concerning Concept Mapping, by Drs. Howard Zeitz and Angelo Pinto, is presented in this issue. As stated before, the value of Concept Mapping in the educational process is firmly established and its use in a variety of settings has been demonstrated clearly. Concept Mapping should not be… Read more »
CONCEPT MAPPING: A STRATEGY FOR MEANINGFUL LEARNING (PART 2)Howard Zeitz, M.D.; Angelo Pinto, Ph.D.
In the last issue of the BSE, we introduced concept mapping, a tool for meaningful learning. In concept mapping, one identifies the important concepts from a subject and describes the relationship between those concepts with linking words. In this issue we discuss strategies for helping medical students acquire concept mapping skills, the experience with concept… Read more »
EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING BASIC SCIENCE EDUCATION SIG October 27 – November 2, 1995WASHINGTON, DC The Eighth Annual Meeting of the AAMC:GEA’s Basic Science Education Special Interest Group will be held in Washington, DC during the Annual AAMC Conference scheduled for October 27 -November 2, 1995. Our topic this year will be The Educator’s Portfolio for… Read more »