Texas Tech Medical School Consulting Committee 1970-12-12

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Tape 1: Various consulting committees of Texas Tech Medical School discuss the curriculum of medical students. Tape 2: The committees discuss educational programs in hospitals and coursework. Tape 3: The nature of the Medical School’s teaching hospital is discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Texas Tech Medical School Consulting Committee

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 12, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 2 hours 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Concern over student lab practices and training, Available research for students and faculty, Research requirements, Necessity of research for students and faculty, Qualifications for biostatistics and computer medicine faculty, Required staff for Medical School, Formality of curriculum, Student advisors, Student exposure to future in medicine, Duration of medical school, Combination of lecture and clinical experience, Faculty requirements, Full-time faculty, Physician, Major commitment to the Medical School, Student progress, Curriculum organization, Flexible, Blocks of material, Allow self-paced progress, Interchangeable time slots, Future oriented foundation of Medical School, Observations of other medical schools, Service area of the schools, Consideration of basic sciences in medical education, Teaching methods, Objective and integrated curriculum, Flexible curriculum, Modular in nature.

Tape 1, Side 2: Student research and study areas, Discussion of Health Professions, Education system, State and federal funding, Resources for medical school outreach, Centralization of facilities, Medical communications, Medical school, Patients, Public education, Planning for future health communications, Continuing medical education, Communications faculty advisors, Communications education, Need for foundation in medical school, Graduate and undergraduate program, Centralization of facilities, Veterinary/zoology department, Possible veterinary school development, Faculty requirements, Various medical careers.

Tape 2, Side 1: Balancing student and patient needs, Teaching hospital concepts, Residence programs, University responsibility and authority of medical programs, High standards established, Maintenance of standards, Development of linked programs and disciplines, Compromise clinical and basic sciences, Practice patient involvement.

Tape 2, Side 2: Basic sciences in curriculum, Preparatory program, Faculty production organization, Connected clinical and basic sciences, Schedule free and elective time, Applications to curriculum, Available resources and facilities, Interdisciplinary approaches, Screening systems, Emergency and drop-in facilities.

Tape 3, Side 1: Audio-visual integration in hospitals allied with medical school, Administrative and educational concepts, Necessary facilities, Teaching hospital screening, Contrast to other local hospitals, Types of patients for charity or teaching hospitals, Necessary facilities for both types, Allied hospitals integrated, Centralized medical center.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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