First Year Orientation
The Class of 2005 will begin classes this
August. A three-day medical school
orientation (August 20th
- 22nd) will
precede the start of classes. At
Orientation, students will participate in a
Problem-Based Learning session and attend a
Any faculty member who is interested in
participating in First Year Orientation
should contact the Educational Support
Office at 559-8682.
Entering students will also participate in
the White Coat Ceremony. This year, it will
be held on Friday, August 24th
at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the
UNO campus. Studentsí families will have an
opportunity to take a tour of the medical
center on the day of the White Coat
Ceremony. At the Ceremony, Dean Armitage
will present a talk on
and Bob Wigton, M.D. will present
The History of the
College of Medicine. The students will
take a professionalism oath before receiving
their first "white coats." Following the
Ceremony, a reception for the incoming
students and their families will be held.
A request for faculty participation in first
semester Problem-Based Learning sessions
will soon be sent to you. Faculty are asked
to participate in this important part of
medical student education. Special training
sessions are available for those who have
not previously facilitated.
Facilitators will be asked to participate
for 1-2 hours weekly during one of the first
or second year cores. Total time commitment
would be approximately 10-15 hours.
Classes for M1 and M2 students begin on
Monday, August 27th.
If you are interested in obtaining more
information, call Carrie Lee Venable in the
Educational Support Office at 559-7521.
TIME - Technology in Medical Education
the near future, a task force will be
created to study the use of technology in
medical education. This group (or several
groups) will be asked to identify future
technology needs for classroom teaching,
laboratory teaching, patient care
simulations, and evaluation of students and
If you are interested in being involved,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Many individuals have
already expressed interest in the project
and need not resubmit their names.
Core Director Changes
Margaret Heidrick, Ph.D. is retiring after
many years of valuable service to the
College of Medicine. She was instrumental in
the curriculum revision in 1992 and served
as Year One Director until recently. She
also was Function of the Human Body Core
Director. Her valuable contributions to the
curriculum and medical student education
will be missed.
Kurt Cornish, Ph.D. has agreed to replace
Dr. Heidrick as core director.
Jim Gulizia, M.D./Ph.D. has been appointed
co-director of the GI-GU Core in the second
year. He will be assisting Jim Newland, M.D.