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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | January 20, 2002
Take two Academy Award-winning filmmakers, give them near-total access for one year to a group of talented young people on a profound journey, and the chances are pretty good that you are going to get outstanding television. That's what happened with Med School, a new-five hour documentary series on life inside the University of Maryland School of Medicine from Baltimore's Susan Hannah Hadary and Bill Whiteford premiering nationally tonight on the Discovery Health cable channel. (A channel, unfortunately, carried mainly on digital and satellite systems, so finding this fine program could be a challenge.
August 1, 2014
A recent article raised a number of questions about medical marijuana in Maryland and the risk its use poses to public trust in the medical community ("Medical pot rules raise concern," July 26). As health care providers for this city's children, adolescents and young adults, we witness the harmful effects of chronic marijuana use on health and development in our practice every day. We are thus skeptical of Del. Dan K. Morhaim's assertion that the requirement for continuing medical education for physicians prescribing medical marijuana in Maryland is too burdensome.
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2002
Medicalliance has long been in the business of arranging medical education programs with the help of universities. Now the Columbia company has become the school. The 14-year-old medical communications company recently launched the Medicalliance Education Institute - an education division that gives physicians credit to meet their continuing education requirements. The school is at the company's Columbia headquarters. The new division was formed after the company was accredited through a two-year process by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
Vernissia Tam gulped down half a glass of champagne at noon Friday and prepared to scream. She was about to find out what kind of doctor she would become, and where she would train. "No peeking," a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine official told the Class of 2013. "The diplomas aren't printed yet. " After a countdown from 10 that took all of three seconds, Tam and her classmates broke the seals on letters revealing their fates, jumping into one another's arms for an embrace and congratulations.
By William Rasmussen and William Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2003
Anne Wolkow, who is 96 years old, said she initially was leery of her husband's decision to donate his body to science, but she came to celebrate that act. Westminster resident Jacki Tkacik's parents made a similar choice, and her entire family has signed up to follow suit. Lauren Roth only knew the cadaver that she studied in anatomy class last fall as "Morty," but the 22-year-old medical student wondered what it would be like to meet his family. Wolkow, Tkacik and Roth were among a crowd of about 60 that gathered yesterday on a lawn at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville to honor Marylanders who had donated their bodies to medical education and research.
March 3, 2006
Did you know?--About 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. - Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2000
Dr. Carol J. Johns, an international authority on a lung disease that affects young African-Americans, died Thursday of cancer at her Guilford home. She was 76. A champion of women's medical education, she was Wellesley College's acting president in 1979-1980 and was a longtime trustee of the Massachusetts institution. She was named "Medical Woman of the Year" by the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1974. She was recently named a master by the American College of Physicians. "She was an enormously nurturing person," said Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia, director of the Johns Hopkins division of pulmonary and critical care medicine.
March 25, 2002
Adams promoted to manager of small-business group Denise Adams has been promoted to manager of the Small Business Solutions Group at Columbia's PCA Group. She will manage Small Business Solutions Group's six-person staff and recommend accounting systems and procedures for clients. The PCA Group offers accounting and auditing, tax, financial and insurance services, technology, small business solutions, not-for-profit solutions, personal financial planning and help with mergers and acquisitions.
May 13, 2002
Medical education company appoints managing editor Henry L. Mortimer Jr. has been appointed managing editor at Columbia-based Medicalliance Inc., a medical education company. He will be responsible for providing editorial direction and oversight for a variety of projects, including continuing medical education programs, product monographs and symposia. The Baltimore resident was editor in chief with Physicians Practice Inc., publisher of a bimonthly practice management magazine and a Web site.
June 14, 1992
An acquaintance of Donald E. Wilson recalls that the dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine once almost quit medical school "because it was so divorced from what he wanted to do, which was to help people."The aspiring young doctor found the standard curriculum for physicians so preoccupied with science courses, lab work and rote memorization that the concern for patients as people that had led him to choose medicine as a vocation was virtually ignored. He also came to the conclusion that the profession properly ought to be regarded as an art as well as a science.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2012
Dr. Glendon E. Rayson, a retired Baltimore internist who had worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died July 12 of internal bleeding at Memorial Hospital South in Hollywood, Fla. He was 96. Glendon Ennis Rayson, the son of a schoolteacher and a homemaker, was born and raised in Oak Park, Ill. He was a graduate of the University of Rochester and enlisted in the Army in 1943, which sent him to medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia, where...
March 13, 2012
Since the legislature wants to play doctor, a little medical education is required before it can obtain and then defend a DEA license like I have. In their excellent opinion Friday ("Medical marijuana laws make a farce of medicine," March 7), Drs. Dinah Miller and Antoinette Hansen did not mention that only double blind, randomized controlled trials with hundreds of patients can determine the safety and effectiveness of a medicine. For marijuana, this would have to be vaporized, as any smoke is carcinogenic, and in treatment-naive subjects, since habitual users can figure quality with a single hit. Paul Armentano of NORML asks us to respect pot because of its long history ("FDA'smarijuana Catch-22," March 11)
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts, | October 24, 2009
For decades, medical students have been taught to treat the "standard" or "typical" patient, as if everyone reacts the same way to an illness or disease. But with the sequencing of the human genome, some medical educators have begun to adopt the view that there is no such thing as a "standard" patient and that everyone should be considered an individual with unique characteristics that influence his or her health, from age and genetic structure to their environment and place in society.
May 13, 2009
On May 7, 2009, LORRAINE C. (nee Byczynski), (71), went to eternal rest with the Lord. She died from Metastatic Breast Cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Robert A. "Bob" Thompson, Sr.; cherished mother of Dr. Robert A. Thompson, Jr. and his wife Jennifer and Rosemary Frank and her husband Theodore (Ted). Devoted grandmother of Abby, Robert, III and Ryan Thompson and Kelsey, Erica and Aly Frank. Beloved sister of Maryann Patti (Joe), Edward Byczynski (Gloria), Richard Byczynski (Maxine)
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen, | March 22, 2009
Dr. Emidio Anthony Bianco, who successfully combined careers in medicine and law, died Tuesday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Howard County General Hospital. He was 84. Dr. Bianco was born in Baltimore and raised on South Paca Street and Kinsey Avenue. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1942, he enlisted in the Army. "His first love was medicine, which was sparked while serving as a medical technician with a M.A.S.H.-type unit in Germany," said a daughter, Jayne E. Cohill of Santa Rosa, Calif.
By Janet Cromley and Janet Cromley,Los Angeles Times | June 21, 2007
They're not asking for a soul shake, but most patients want their physician to at least shake their hand when first introduced and about half prefer to be addressed by their first name, according to new research from Northwestern University in Chicago. The study, published last week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, involved a nationwide telephone survey of 415 adults. In it, researchers at Northwestern found that 50.4 percent of the respondents preferred to be addressed by their first name; 23.6 percent wanted to be addressed by first and last name; and 17.3 percent preferred to be addressed by last name.
December 15, 2003
MedCom Group hires Anne Jacobson and Christine Matsko Susan Torroella, president and chief executive officer of Columbia MedCom Group, has announced that the company has hired Anne Jacobson as a medical writer. Jacobson will be responsible for researching, writing and editing medical education materials, serving as liaison to authors and speakers, assisting speakers in preparing for events and ensuring scientific integrity in writing projects. Torroella also announced that Christine E. Matsko has been named account manager.
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun reporter | April 21, 2007
HAVANA -- As a little girl growing up, Erlyne Hyppolite wanted to be a doctor, but she always worried that an expensive medical degree was beyond her reach. Now the 20-year-old from Lanham is living in Cuba and on track to become a pediatrician in six years. And it isn't costing her a dime. Hyppolite is studying in the Caribbean country, which has been at odds with the United States for decades, under a Cuban government program that trains students from 29 countries to become doctors.
Dr. George Travers Gilmore, who treated generations of patients in Baltimore County during his five decades as a family physician, died of cancer Thursday at his Lutherville home. He was 79. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from St. Benedict's Prep School in 1945 and entered the Navy. At this same time, his parents moved to Baltimore, where he settled after his 1946 discharge from military service. He earned a premedical degree at the Johns Hopkins University and received his medical education at the University of Maryland.
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