Originally Released: October 28, 1996
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Looking for a physician specialist? Want to apply to medical school? Need a job in health care?
All this information--and more--is now available at www.umm.edu, the new web site for the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Highlights of the web site include a searchable database of more than 1,000 Medical Center physicians and their specialties; information on the Medical Center's specialty services such as cancer, cardiology, neurocare and transplantation; recent news releases and publications; information on the educational and research programs at the School of Medicine; and a database of job opportunities at the Medical Center.
"Our web site is a comprehensive guide to our facilities and programs that will be of use to a variety of audiences, including patients, community physicians, the media, and others seeking medical information," says Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical System. "It is part of our ongoing effort to provide excellent service to our many customers."
For prospective medical students, the web site includes the entire School of Medicine catalog. It also includes information on many of the residency and fellowship training programs offered at the Medical Center.
"Our medical school was the first in the country to make training in medical informatics a required part of the curriculum," says Donald E. Wilson, M.D., M.A.C.P., dean of the School of Medicine. "Having a home page on the World Wide Web is another important way of keeping pace with a society that is becoming increasingly computer-dependent."
Resources on the site of value to physicians include schedules of continuing medical education programs offered by the School of Medicine, information on the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service and information on the Davidge Group, a management consulting group.
The web site also includes directions on how to get to various Medical Center and School of Medicine components and links to other web sites on Baltimore and Maryland. It also has links to other medical sites of interest. A search engine on the site enables users to find information of particular interest to them.
The opening screen of the new web site features photos depicting the University of Maryland Medicine slogan "We Heal, We Touch, We Discover .We Touch Maryland's Life Every Day." Users are then guided to a second screen that lists highlights of the web site and helps direct them to the various University of Maryland Medicine components. Each component--such as the School of Medicine--then has its own "home page."
The web site was developed with the assistance of Aspen Internet Services of Rockville, Md., and Ciavolino and Sheeler, a Baltimore marketing and communications firm.
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