Faculty of Medicine - Memorial University of Newfoundland


Vol. 10 No. 3 Summer 1998

Rural physician of the year
New committee to advise minister
Bridging the gap
Alumni Gathering
Lecture explores growth of popular medical text
Medical Deans
Service award for Dr. Ingram
Reunion memories
Darte award winners
Hummanities are the  Hormones
Radiology research award
Family Medicine new chair
Leonard Miller book
Biomedical engineering
Dermatology book award
Class of 1998
Valedictorian speech
Community health graduates
Obstetrics research awards
Space research - astronaut's visit
Cancer scholarship
Psychiatry residents share prize
Cancer research symposium
A 50-year perspective
Of Note
Alumni News
New faculty
Student Perspective
A frontwards view
A backwards view
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Community Health graduates finish new program

Three years ago, a group of 10 students began a new program offering in Community Health. The diploma in clinical epidemiology was offered in a condensed intercession format, allowing people outside of St. John's to access the program. While some chose to finish the program through regular semester courses, two women from Labrador recently earned diplomas in clinical epidemiology completed entirely in three three-week intercession blocks.

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Margaret Webb (L) and Cathy Jong (R) recently completed diplomas in clinical epidemiology through special intercession course offerings.

Margaret Webb lives in Nain and Cathy Jong's home is in Happy Valley/Goose Bay. Doing the program in this format was the only way they could earn the diploma. As director of public health nursing for the Labrador Inuit Association, Ms. Webb needed a way to continue working and also pursue an academic education. "What I've studied through this program adds research skills to my abilities."

Cathy Jong, who works as a consultant in health care and education, noted there is a dearth of epidemiological expertise in Labrador. She said the skills she and Ms. Webb have learned will benefit health care research in Labrador.

The two women found the intercession format very intense, but noted that they had a lot of support from faculty in Community Health in completing the sessions.

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