|Welcome to the New|
Electronic Board Newsletters!
Over the last year, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs has been working on transforming the board’s newsletters from traditional paper newsletters sent once or twice a year through the regular mail to electronic newsletters available every two months. Electronic newsletter issues have been posted on the Department of State Web site since spring. We now have the capability to deliver the newsletters directly to your e-mail address.
Electronic newsletters allow us to deliver more timely information more often – at a fraction of the cost. We are trying to use the resources licensees provide the board as efficiently as possible, while improving the newsletters in the process. If there are topics you would like to see addressed in the bimonthly newsletters, please let us know by clicking on the “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the newsletter.
To ensure you continue to receive the newsletter, please make sure you update your e-mail address in the MyLicense application at www.mylicense.state.pa.us. The newsletters, and an archive of past issues, are always available on the Department of State Web site, www.dos.state.pa.us.
I hope you enjoy your new electronic newsletters!
Basil L. Merenda,
Commissioner, PA Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs, PA Department of State
|Meet the New Board Chair: Dr. Carol Rose|
Carol E. Rose, M.D. was elected by her fellow members of the Board of Medicine to a one-year term as Chair of the Board in January 2010. Dr. Rose has been a member of the Board since April 2006, after being nominated by Governor Edward G. Rendell and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate.
|New Board Chair
Carol E. Rose, M.D.
|Four New Medical Schools|
For the first time since 1981, four newly accredited medical schools opened their doors last fall to their initial classes. At first glance, the four schools may seem to have little in common, but a closer look reveals shared philosophies and commitments to issues such as improving health care access in their local communities.
Before the four new schools—the Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Florida International University (FIU) Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine, and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) in Scranton — only two schools in the previous 25 years had been accredited by the Liaison Commission on Medical Education.Read More