and Second Year Curriculum
first and second year students are nearing the end of
their initial ten week cores. First year students will
finish Structure and Development of the Human Body Core
and move on to Cellular Processes next month. Second
year students finish Introduction to Disease Processes
and will go on to Cardiology/Pulmonary/ Endo/ENT Core.
Planning is underway for the second semester curriculum.
If you are interested in being involved, please contact
the ESO at 559-8682.
theme of the 2002 Associate of American Medical Colleges
meeting is “Improving the Nation’s Health”. The meeting
will be held in San Francisco from November 8-13, 2002.
Selected keynote speakers include Elias Zerhouni, M.D.,
Director of the National Institutes of Health; David
Lawrence, M.D., Chairman Emeritus of the Kaiser
Foundation Health Plan; Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D.,
Director of Harvard School of Public Health; and Anthony
Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Educational Support Office and Educational Development
different areas provide help for faculty members with
Educational Support Office is available to support
faculty members who participate in the first two years
of the curriculum. Core directors and students can
contact the office to obtain assistance or answers to
any questions related to the curriculum. Call 559-8682
Roxann Pierce is responsible for the overall supervision
of the office. Bonnie Povondra provides logistical
support for the core directors. Elizabeth Metzger is
responsible for problem-based learning support.
Educational Development Center is staffed by Kathryn
Dybdall. She can assist faculty who wish to place
educational material on the web (Blackboard courses as
well as Internet and Intranet pages). Please call
559-8093 if you need help.
Results for 2001-2002
Nebraska students continue to do well on both Step 1 and
Step 2 of the licensing examination. More than 95% of
students passed each examination on their first attempt.
The average score for both Step 1 and Step2 is above the
Recruitment for Second Semester Problem-based Learning
will soon receive a request for volunteers to
participate in problem-based learning sessions for
second semester. Time commitment is generally 5 hours
every two weeks for 6-10 weeks. Faculty members that are
interested in participating should contact Elizabeth
Metzger at 559-4900 to obtain more information.
faculty development program on problem-based learning is
scheduled for November 15, 2002 from 8:00 A.M. - 4:00
P.M. at Westside Community Conference Center. Please
call 559-9065 for more information or to register.
Further information is available at