I am Physician (UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School), and Pharmacy School trained Pharmacologist / Analytical Chemist, Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) Teacher and Medical Education Researcher. I am formerly Director of Office of Medical Education American International School of Medicine-Georgetown, Guyana. Formerly Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences and Campus Curriculum Coordinator International University of Health Sciences-School of Medicine-Saint Kitts, West Indies (only PBL Medical School in the Caribbean at the time) I am also an Expert PBL and Case-Based Learning Tutor / Facilitator with a unique integrated fund of knowledge with USMLE Step 1 level proficiency in the “4 P’s”-Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pathology and Pharmacology. Additionally, I established the first BMS Curriculum Driven Introduction to Clinical Medicine-Clinical Skills Center (ICM-CSC) in the West Indies. I am an experienced Medical Web Developer, e-Professor / Online Lecturer and author of several e-articles, e-books, e-magazines (e-Zine), USMLE Tagged Virtual Medical School Courseware.
Presently I work as an Independent Undergraduate Medical Education Consultant and USMLE Tutor.
About my current activities: I am the author of Imhotep Virtual Medical School-IVMS is the ultimate medical student Web 2.0 companion. This SDL-Face to Face hybrid courseware is a digitally tagged and content enhanced replication of the United States Medical Licensing Examination's Cognitive Learning Objectives (Steps 1, 2 or 3). Including authoritative reusable learning object (RLO) integration and scholarly Web Interactive PowerPoint-driven multimedia shows/PDFs. Comprehensive hypermedia BMS learning outcomes and detailed, content enriched learning objectives.
My undergraduate medical teaching philosophy pivots around horizontal and vertical integration and I am proficient in teaching in both subject-based and systems-based curricula environments.
Companies:Institute for Minority Physicians of the Future (IMPF)
About Imhotep Virtual Medical School (IVMS)
The explosion of new digital learning technologies, the exponential growth of Internet usage and the advent of the World Wide Web are changing the face of medical education. There are also demands in medical education for greater globalization, for the development of common core curriculum standards, for improving access to training, for more flexible and student-centred training programs including programs with multi-professional elements and for maintaining quality while increasing student numbers and working within financial constraints. Hence enters Imhotep Virtual Medical School (IVMS), a high-quality education program embodying a hybrid model of a blended curriculum of innovative e-learning approaches and the best of traditional face-to-face teaching, as one response to these challenges.
IVMS is an undergraduate medical education research project exploring:
Innovative thinking and approaches to the new learning technologies including Web 2.0 tools, e-learning repositories and virtual reality;
New approaches to curriculum planning and mapping and advanced instructional design based on the use of 'reusable learning objects';
A culturally competent curriculum with an international perspective on medical education which takes into account the trend to globalization;
A flexible curriculum which meets the needs of different students and has the potential of increasing access to medicine, particularly for United States racial/ethnic minorities.