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Monday, September 14, 2009
Current students and lawmakers gathered with the dean for a class picture on August 10 at the first of two Project Medical Education sessions.
Members of the Maryland Legislature and other state officials got a taste of life as a medical student on August 10 and September 14, 2009. It was all part of Project Medical Education (PME), an initiative of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to educate lawmakers and other policymakers about the importance of medical education, its complex funding mechanisms and the essential role of government in providing financial support.
“This is an event that many medical schools put on during the year,” explained E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Dean of the
Delegate Jim Mathias, a representative from
State senator Jim Robey, who represents
As they arrived, the participants were asked to don a white coat, the traditional garb of medicine. Then it was off to class, which started – as the first year of medical school does for all medical students here – in the Anatomy lab. Larry Anderson, PhD, a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, explained the importance of the 10-week anatomy course for first-year students and let the lawmakers take a look at one of the cadavers used for study.
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Larry Anderson, PhD, started his anatomy presentation in the classroom but later led the more adventurous participants into the cadaver lab.
Delegate Jim Mathias attended with his son Trevor, who is interested in a career in medicine.
Dean Reece and students welcomed more lawmakers to campus on September 14.
Dr. Alessio Fasano was among the faculty who presented their research to the policymakers.