WELCOME to misc.education.medical!

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Eric P. Wilkins, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Archive-name: medicine/education-faq/welcome
    Misc-education-medical-archive-name: faq/welcome
    Posting-Frequency: 7 days
    URL: http://www.memfaq.com/
    Maintainer: Eric P. Wilkinson, M.D. <[email protected]>

    **Welcome to misc.education.medical!**

    Welcome to misc.education.medical. Please read the following before posting:

    1) While the name of this newsgroup, misc.education.medical, may seem to indicate that it deals with
    educating you about illnesses, medical procedures, and other medical questions, it actually
    discusses the education of future health care professionals (primarily MDs and DOs). It is not
    the place to ask questions about medical conditions or procedures. The proper place for those
    kinds of questions is the sci.med.* hierarchy of groups. If you need medical advice, consult a
    licensed physician.

    2) See the charter below. The topics listed are the focus of this newsgroup.

    3) Read the FAQ. It is posted periodically to misc.education.medical, and is also available at the
    following sites:

    http://www.memfaq.com/ ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/misc.education.medical/faq/ http://www.faqs.org/faqs/by-
    newsgroup/misc/misc.education.medical.html

    4) Discussions of chiropractic and podiatric medicine, allied health professions, and alternatives
    to medical school are not excluded.

    ____________________________________________________________________________
    CHARTER

    This unmoderated group will provide a forum for discussion of issues related to medical education.
    These include, but are not limited to

    * Applying to medical school (premed concerns)
    * Financial aid/debt management (what discussion of med education is complete without this? :))
    * Medical school curricula
    * Applying for internships/residencies/fellowships
    * Postgraduate medical education
    * Continuing medical education (CME)
    * Current problems with medical education

    RATIONALE

    There are currently over 100,000 people (with Internet/Usenet access) actively pursuing medical
    education. The wide distribution of the misc. hierarchy will provide an effective forum for
    discussion of the issues mentioned above, while providing the means for an effective, informal and
    timely sharing of information, ideas and experiences.

    [revised from S. Dave 6/1994]
     
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