Continuing Medical Education

The IML provides specialized knowledge, research, educational, and production support to the public health system in the application of computers and the Internet for professional education and training. A recent collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a Continuing Medical Education multimedia program on Genetics in Clinical Practice.

The programs listed here are all available for download and installation. A high-speed Internet connection is required for downloading and running the programs. If you are using a modem or dial-up connection, you may obtain a copy of any of our programs by contacting us.

This new, interactive program provides expert instruction for health care professionals who may care for sexual assault patients – and may be called to testify about that care. The training’s designed for registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, midwives physician assistants, physicians, and students in these professions.

Others may find certain sections of the program of benefit, including victim advocates, emergency medical services professionals, licensed vocational/practical nurses, counselors, EMS and law enforcement personnel, officers of the court, and forensic scientists.

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Primary Care of the HIV/AIDS Patient: A Virtual Clinic

(Currently being updated, no CME credit available at this time)

This program, developed by the Interactive Media Lab and the Columbia School of Nursing, focuses on training health care providers and medical students to care for HIV patients.

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Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach (2002)

(Currently being updated, no CME credit available at this time)

This program, based on the "Virtual Practicum" model, is intended for health care providers who may see patients with disorders - or who have concerns about disorders - in which knowledge of clinical genetics can positively affect outcomes. It may also be helpful in the training of students in these professions, genetic counselors, medical laboratory professionals, public health professionals, and others who may have an interest in genetic testing.

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Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond (2004)

(Currently being updated, no CME credit available at this time)

This program, based on the "Virtual Practicum" model, is intended for health care providers who will be assisting their female patients in quitting smoking, in particular, patients who are pregnant or in their child-bearing years.

This program, based on the "Virtual Practicum" model, is intended for HIV prevention counselors and others who may be assisting in reducing people's risk of acquiring or spreading HIV disease.

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Assessment of the Sleepy Patient: A Virtual Clinic (2003)

(No CME credit available)

This program, based on the "Virtual Practicum" model, is intended for health care providers who may encounter patients who present with problem sleepiness.

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SimTrauma (2000)

(No CME credit available)

SimTrauma, based on a "classic" interactive video program, medical officers learn about combat trauma management by assuming the role of a new physician in the Casualty Receiving Area of a Combat Zone Fleet Hospital and working through simulated trauma cases.

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Regimental Surgeon (1998)

(No CME credit available)

This program presents a role-playing scenario that requires the learner to manage an infectious disease outbreak while following all appropriate military protocols.