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UC's Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) organization is committed to serving all female faculty and trainees from the UC College of Medicine. Dedicated to the recruitment, advancement and retention of all women faculty and trainees in the College of Medicine, our overall goal is to advance the careers and leadership skills of our WIMS members. Please visit the UC WIMS website to find a schedule of events, resources, and learn about our leadership.

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month: Jaime Lewis, MD

by System | Sep 26, 2018
Two dozen UC medical students are now part of the Rural Health Student Interest Group in the UC College of Medicine. The group started last August and meets about five times a year with activities designed to focus on health issues facing rural areas, offer health-related volunteer opportunities in rural areas and provide medical students shadowing opportunities with health professionals.

Medical Student Interest Group Focuses on Health Care in Rural Areas

by System | Nov 05, 2018
Practice makes perfect so the saying goes. Maybe it is also true for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as it moves through the reaccreditation process with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). LCME is the official accrediting body for medical schools in the United States and Canada and is reviewing comprehensive data on the university’s medical school as part of an institutional self-study with plans to make an official site visit in October. In preparation of that visit, the College of Medicine will hold two ‘mock visits’—one June 3-4 and a second visit set Sept. 9-10. “It will be very good practice in terms of logistics with the official survey team,” says Pamela Baker, PhD, associate dean of medical education and faculty accreditation lead. “We have already done a dry run of a college tour for the team, provided guidance to participating faculty and students on questions they may be asked, and reviewed etiquette involved for the entire process.” The LCME survey team reviews a host of topics ranging from mission, leadership and faculty preparation to academic and learning environments, along with curricular objectives and assessment. The survey team also reviews student/patient safety, medical student selection, academic support, career advising, assignment, health and counseling services, and financial aid. You can read more about UC’s LCME reaccreditation process online. A LCME Self-Study Taskforce and six subcommittees of faculty, staff and medical students at the College of Medicine have spent the past eight months working with LCME to produce a 35-page Self-Study Summary Report, a completed Data Collection Instrument and an Independent Student Analysis. The information has been shared with a team of reviewers hired by the college to participate in the mock visit. That team includes three high-level administrators from other medical schools who have experience with LCME and expertise in the areas of medical school leadership, student affairs and admissions and curriculum oversight, says Baker. The self-study has allowed the college to address areas that need improvement and potential areas of concern by LCME. “It is important that we speak consistently about the improvements we have put in place,” says Baker. “Part of the feedback from the mock visit is not just where there are areas of concern, but follow up meetings with individuals or groups of individuals will occur to give them feedback on how the mock visit team perceived their interaction during the sessions.” Baker says mock visits are important in increasing the comfort level of all faculty and students participating in the process. “This is like a dress rehearsal so we can get used to the flow and rhythm of what is expected for the visit,” says Jessica Marks, director of strategic communications and recruitment in the College of Medicine’s Office of Admissions. “This will help us best prepare for the official visit in October.” Marks, who is providing staff support to Baker on LCME matters, says medical students have been an integral part of the reaccreditation process. “Every student is busy preparing for the end-of-block, USMLE step one exam, or with clinical rotations yet they still have found time to be part of the re-accreditation process,” says Marks. “Our students are invested in the success of the college and we couldn’t be more grateful to have their input in this important process.” The UC College of Medicine has a long track record of success. In 1819, Daniel Drake, MD, founded the Medical College of Ohio, the forerunner of the College of Medicine. The college’s birth is also the foundation of the University of Cincinnati which marks its bicentennial this year. For additional information about the reaccreditation process please contact Dr. Pamela Baker at bakerpl@ucmail.uc.edu or 513-558-1891.

Dress rehearsal underway for LCME reaccreditation

by System | May 29, 2019

Rapid Prototyping Center

The DAAP Rapid Prototyping Center provides computer driven milling machines, which use student compiled CAD data to produce models. Rapid prototyping supports curricular objectives in the following ways:

  • Allows students to execute a series of improved iterations before the final model is produced and finished.
  • Allows for faculty critique as part of the iterative process.
  • Final molds are made with the computer information that is developed as part of the design process.

The facility is located on the 5000 level just inside the main entry from the south, or campus-side of the complex. It is highly visible, allowing visitors and passerby to view the projects being produced through large windows.

Safety is greatly enhanced, the cutting and shaping is accomplished on a completely enclosed machine.

Equipment available in the RPC includes:

  • Bridgeport VMC 1000 vertical machining center with 23 station tool changer and 44” x 20” inch table manufactured in 2001.
  • Tarus 5 axis mill with variable speed 4000 rpm spindle, 48” x 48” x 48” work cube.
  • Komo VR 510 S Series Router obtained in 2006. 5’ x 10’ cutting area with Fanuc driver
  • Beam 250watt Laser Machining Center obtained in 2005. The laser can cut up to 1” thick wood or acrylic and the lab maintains profiles for cutting more than 100 different specific materials. The Beam LMC can accommo-date up to a 48” x 48” piece of material.
  • Epilog 36EXT Laser Engraver obtained in 2008. Accommodates cutting of thin materials and etching and engraving processes up to 24” x 36” in size.
  • ZCorp 650 Powder Printers (two total) obtained in 2011. 300(x) 450Y dpi with a .0035 inch z layer thickness. Both printers can produce color output within a build area of 15” x 10” x 8” high.
  • uPrintSE ABS Extrusion Printer obtained in 2012. 300(x) 450Y dpi with a .010 inch z layer thickness prints in off white ABS plastic.

For more information, check the wiki page here.