Medical Science Educator Volume 6: No. 2

ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSOCIATE EDITOR APPOINTED

The Editorial Board of the Basic Science Educator is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael G. Schmidt, Ph.D. as the new Associate Editor in charge of the column Computer Applications in Basic Science Education. Mike is a Microbiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston and an experienced devotee of computer technology…. Read more »

THE MEDICAL EDUCATORā€™S RESOURCE GUIDE

Roger W. Koment, Ph.D.

It is an indisputable fact that computers and computer telecommunications have forever changed the course of medicine and medical education. The way we as medical faculty conduct our daily work and the methods we use to teach our disciplines are continually influenced by advances in computer technology, and this influence will only increase with time…. Read more »

SOCIAL ISSUES IN THE BASIC SCIENCES

ASSOCIATE EDITOR: David L. Bolender, Ph.D.

Make Sure You Copy Right! How often do you use copyrighted materials in your teaching? I know how I would answer this question, but to obtain a little broader prospective, I did a quick scan through the syllabi of our first and second year basic science courses. Not surprisingly, in numerous handouts I encountered a… Read more »

INFORMATION ON COPYRIGHT FOR FACULTY, STAFF, & LIBRARIES

Julie C. Gores, M.LS., I.LL., Reference Librarian

The Copyright Act of 1976, (PL94-553) which became effective on January 1, 1978, has implications for individual, classroom , and library photocopying activities, lending and borrowing of materials (interlibrary loan), and more recently, electronic databases, software and the Internet. The purpose of the law is to ā€œpromote the public welfare through the advancement of knowledge.?… Read more »

ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK FOR MEDICAL SCIENCE EDUCATION

Roger W. Koment, Ph.D.

Ever since the idea was formed to bring basic science faculty together to address issues in medical education, we have been searching for better and more efficient means to communicate. It began in 1988 within the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs (AAMC:GEA), when a small number of individuals agreed to meet… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT

1997 REGIONAL SIG MEETINGS

NORTHEASTWashington, DCMarch 13-15, 1997For details on Basic Science Education SIG activity contact:Penny Hansen, Ph.D.TEL: (+) l-709-737-6446phansen @kean.ucs.rnun.ca CENTRALDetroit, MIApril 17-20, 1997For details on Basic Science Education SIG activity contact:Murray Saffran, Ph.D.TEL: (+) l-419-381-4131saffrnn@opus.mco.edu SOUTHERNAugusta, GAMarch 20-23, 1997For details on Basic Science Education SIG activity contact:Gary Rosenfeld, Ph.D.TEL: (+) l-713-792-5987grosen @ farmrl .med.uth.tmc.edu WESTERNTucson, AZApril 3-5,… Read more »

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

INTERIM EDITOR: Roger W. Koment, Ph.D.,

In our ongoing efforts to acquaint readers with how medicine, and especially the fundamental sciences of medicine, are taught around the world, we are pleased to feature the medical education system of Italy in this issue of the Basic Science Educator. We in the United States and Canada teaching in a 4 year undergraduate medical… Read more »

UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE TRAINING OF HEALTH PERSONNEL IN ITALY

Sergio Curtoni, M.D., Ph.D.* and Franco Cavallo, M.D., Ph.D. ?

In Italy it is the responsibility of medical schools to train medical doctors, dentists, and specialists. How many for each category is determined by various mechanisms. The number of entering students is highly regulated, this being the responsibility of each school. Thus, the availability of teaching resources generally will determine the size of each entering… Read more »

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE REGIONS

CENTRAL REGION

The Central Region Chapter of the AAMC:GEA Special Interest Group on Basic Science Education met on April 18, 1996 in Chicago Illinois. This was during the annual CGEA~ conference which this year was hosted by Rush Medical College. Our topic was Textbooks: Selection and Use. Audience consensus confirmed that textbooks as a study aid for… Read more »

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE REGIONS

SOUTHERN REGION

For the second consecutive year the AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA~) organized their annual spring meeting according to the suggestions and interests of their component regional Special Interest Groups (SIGs). For the first time, communications about the meeting with the approximately 150 members of the Southern Regional Chapter of the SIG on Basic… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - ASSOCIATE EDITOR

After four years of exemplary work as Associate Editor of the section on Innovations in Basic Science Teaching and Learning, Dr. Thomas Devlin has asked to be relieved of those duties. The Editorial Board is, therefore, seeking nominations for his replacement. Responsibilities include developing and coordinating an overall plan for continuity of the column, soliciting… Read more »

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