John M Tomkowiak

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Improving medical practice begins with the improvement of medical education. In this process, most academic medical faculty assume the dual roles of both teacher and researcher, often without intending to or realizing that they are. With the increased tightening of regulation and supervision of biomedical research in the United States, academic medical(More)
Interprofessional education is a collaborative approach to develop healthcare students as future interprofessional team members and a recommendation suggested by the Institute of Medicine. Complex medical issues can be best addressed by interprofessional teams. Training future healthcare providers to work in such teams will help facilitate this model(More)
Rural elderly patients receive health services primarily in the outpatient setting, with their primary care provider often serving as their only point of contact with the health care system. Little is known however about the attitudes of physicians, and more specifically attitudes of those practicing in rural locations, toward differing age groups of the(More)
Body temperature (Tb) and drinking were measured for five days in male and female rats. On day 6 (S1) the rats were injected with saline. On day 7 (P1) they were injected with PCPA (300 mg/kg IP). Measurements continued for 12 days. Immediately after PCPA Tb dropped. After that, the amplitude of the daily Tb rhythm was significantly decreased from days(More)
Interprofessional education has been defined as "members or students of two or more professionals associated with health or social care, engaged in learning with, from and about each other". Ideally, students trained using interprofessional education paradigms become interprofessional team members who gain respect and improve their attitudes about each(More)
The documents Healthy People 2000 and its update, Healthy People 2010, have helped focus national attention on the neglected areas of disease prevention and health promotion and maintenance. Despite increasing awareness and the proliferation of research that demonstrates the effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention, patients and(More)
PURPOSE this study explored the reliability of two simple standard-setting methods that are used to set passing standards for a standardized patient (SP) exam in physician assistant (PA) education. METHODS fifty-four second-year PA students participated in a multistation SP-based clinical skills exam. Cut scores were set using the Angoff and Borderline(More)