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Medical Science Educator

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 473–477 | Cite as

Teaching Biochemistry to Students of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry

5th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Course Directors (ABCD) Santa Fe, NM, USA, May 3–7, 2015
  • Neil Osheroff
  • Eric C. Niederhoffer
  • Richard L. Sabina
  • Susan D. Cline
  • Mary J. Wimmer
  • David S. Franklin
  • Alan B. Diekman
  • Tanis Hogg
  • Kevin R. Kearney
  • Steven C. King
  • David Pearson
  • Clive A. Slaughter
  • Kathryn Thompson
Meeting Report

Introduction

One hundred and one faculty educators representing 81 North American and Caribbean institutions met to discuss biochemistry education of students of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry. Plenary and breakout sessions are summarized.

Opening Session

• Dr. Neil Osheroff (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN) outlined the history, leadership structure, visibility, attendance trends, members’ resources, and services of the ABCD, reported on ABCD finances, acknowledged sponsors (TopHat), and highlighted recent publications by ABCD authors.

• Dr. Susan Cline (Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA) explained how candidates are nominated and elected to the ABCD Executive Committee.

Plenary Session IA—Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Basic and Clinical Sciences

Making Basic Science Visible; Dr. Nicole Woods (Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON), a cognitive psychologist, presented research supporting the cognitive integration of...

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Notes

Copyright information

© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Osheroff
    • 1
  • Eric C. Niederhoffer
    • 2
  • Richard L. Sabina
    • 3
  • Susan D. Cline
    • 4
  • Mary J. Wimmer
    • 5
  • David S. Franklin
    • 6
  • Alan B. Diekman
    • 7
  • Tanis Hogg
    • 8
  • Kevin R. Kearney
    • 9
  • Steven C. King
    • 10
  • David Pearson
    • 11
  • Clive A. Slaughter
    • 12
  • Kathryn Thompson
    • 13
  1. 1.Departments of Biochemistry and MedicineVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologySouthern Illinois University School of MedicineCarbondaleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesOakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Division of Basic Medical SciencesMercer University School of MedicineMaconUSA
  5. 5.Department of BiochemistryWest Virginia University Health Sciences CenterMorgantownUSA
  6. 6.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  7. 7.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of MedicineLittle RockUSA
  8. 8.Department of Medical EducationTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of MedicineEl PasoUSA
  9. 9.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesSchool of Pharmacy, MCPHS UniversityWorcesterUSA
  10. 10.Department of Integrative BiosciencesOregon Health & Science University School of DentistryPortlandUSA
  11. 11.Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological SciencesCalifornia Northstate University College of PharmacyElk GroveUSA
  12. 12.Department of BiochemistryGeorgia Regents University-University of Georgia Medical PartnershipAthensUSA
  13. 13.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of New England, College of Osteopathic MedicineBiddefordUSA

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