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Education Opportunities for Professionals

Introduction to the Practice of Medicine (IPM)
The Introduction to The Practice of Medicine is an online lecture series housed on the Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) website. The lecture series was designed to increase the exposure of housestaff to non-traditional curricular topics mandated by the ACGME. Residents are required to complete 10 modules throughout the course of their training program and must sign up for an account on the CCME website. Fellows are exempt from the IPM requirement but are encouraged to participate in the lecture series. Click on “Sign Up” from the CCME homepage to register and make sure to check “OSUMC Housestaff” under the Hospital Affiliation category. The lectures are available 24 hours a day and require Real Audio for viewing. All PC’s in the 3 West Doan Hall On-Call Suite, in addition to many individual department areas are equipped for viewing. Any questions regarding the IPM Lecture Series can be directed to Erica Twersky in the GME office (3-6606).

Master of Science in Medical Science
A 45 credit hour MS degree program designed for trainees interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine. This degree provides an opportunity for promising clinically trained individuals to develop into independent biomedical academicians, and to facilitate the transition from postdoctoral training to a career as an independent investigator and educator. The program can be completed in 5 quarters during the fellowship research time. Approval of Program Director and GME Office required prior to beginning the program. Requirements are a) MD or DO degree, b) Concurrent enrollment in an OSU or Children’s Hospital training program, and c) GPA of 3.0 in all undergraduate and previous graduate work. For more information please contact Graduate Medical Education at 293-7862.

MPH in Clinical Investigation
A two year Master of Public Health with a specialization in Clinical Investigation and Outcome Research for residents, fellows, and junior faculty members who are interested in receiving formal training in conducting clinical investigations and health outcomes evaluations. This 57 credit hour program is part of the College of Public Health. Approval of Program Director and GME Office required prior to beginning the program.