Move over classroom teaching.

July 17, 2007

Students entering college today and tomorrow expect a seamless transition to college life. Students expect to conduct their campus lives with the same communication forms to which they are accustomed – blogging, wikis, myspace, youtube. Campuses not on board with Web 2.0 will be regarded by students as less interesting choices. Take a look at […]

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The methodology question – research or evaluation?

July 17, 2007

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are hardly the sine qua non of educational research. By contrast, medicine regards RCTs as the highest form of scientific research. Most medical research actually falls into the realm of social science research where RCTs are considered insufficient, inappropriate and ineffective for demonstrating effectiveness. Evaluation models are more appropriate in most […]

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What should be obvious is ambiguous.

July 17, 2007

Integrative medicine must be bilateral in spirit and practice. Without having completed the standard course of training a physician is no more qualified to teach Traditional Chinese Medicine than an acupuncturist is qualified to teach biomedical science. The best current example of integrative medicine is a medical practice that employs qualified practitioners from each discipline […]

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Writing grants starts with reading carefully and ends with reporting something interesting.

July 16, 2007

60% of successful grantwriting is following directions. Federal grants are the most complicated, with requirements successively diminishing in terms of intricate detail, from state to county to city to private foundations. The most important aspect in successful development at every level is the strength of the relationship with the funding agency or donor. The chances […]

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What the therapist learned…

July 16, 2007

After a 20 year career listening to others talk about their lives I can share the following lessons learned: a little goes a long way, practice makes perfect, and no learning without mistakes.

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What’s in a name?

July 13, 2007

Telemedicine is practically obsolete as a useful term. The implementation of web-based technologies with medical services is well-established. It is, after all, medicine in the modern age. The real issue is paying for the change-over. I have attached the executive summary from a seminal telemedicine project funded by the National Library of Medicine and completed […]

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