The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology: The First 25 Years 1970-1995

The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology: The First 25 Years 1970-1995

by Walter H. Abelmann M.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674014588

ISBN-13: 9780674014589

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Since 1970 a medical sciences curriculum has been taught jointly by Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1978, a doctoral program was founded to prepare physical scientists and engineers to address research at the interface of technology and clinical medicine. This volume describes, analyzes, and evaluates those first 25 years…  See more details below

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Since 1970 a medical sciences curriculum has been taught jointly by Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1978, a doctoral program was founded to prepare physical scientists and engineers to address research at the interface of technology and clinical medicine. This volume describes, analyzes, and evaluates those first 25 years of the largest lasting collaborative educational and research program between two neighboring research universities. Containing introductory comments by the presidents of both institutions at the time of the inauguration of the program, this volume presents historiographic and autobiographical chapters by senior officials and faculty of both universities who helped to guide it through its first quarter century. Evaluation of the program and follow-up data on the first graduates are included as well. Courses are listed in the appendices, as are curricula, faculty, theses topics, and major research projects.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674014589
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Harvard-MIT Health Sciences Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Illustrations
Foreword
Introduction
Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1Early Collaborative Efforts of Harvard and MIT in the Health Field1
Ch. 2Early Planning for HST by MIT7
Ch. 3Early Planning for HST by Harvard14
Ch. 4The Early Years 1970-198562
Ch. 5The Middle Years 1985-199098
Ch. 6HST 1992-1995111
Ch. 7Fund Raising for the HST Program 1969-1993120
Ch. 8The HST Experience125
Ch. 9The Medical Engineering/Medical Physics (MEMP) Doctoral Program 1978-1996151
Ch. 10Evaluation of the MD Program186
Ch. 11Evaluation of the MEMP Program201
Conclusions/Perspective221
App. AMilestones in the History of HST227
App. BHST Courses Offered231
App. CTypical Four- and Five-Year HST/M.D. Curricula235
App. DHST Faculty240
App. EHST Graduates and Their Thesis Topics266
App. FMajor Research Projects320
Index337

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