The NLM Teaching Tool after Two Years of Operation
Brown Bag Lecture by Rodney Long | 6/12/2012 11AM-12PM | 7th Floor Conference Room, Bldg 38A
Abstract: In May 2010 the Teaching Tool, developed by the NLM Communications Engineering Branch, became operational as the ASCCP Online Exams System for the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP). The Teaching Tool administers and grades the Residents’ Online Exam (ROE) in colposcopy knowledge and proficiency for 98 resident programs in Ob/Gyn and Family Practice, and the more advanced Colposcopy Mentorship Program (CMP) exam for practicing colposcopists. At the current time, 1130 exams have been given; participating programs include George Washington University, the Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, and the National Capital Center for the Uniformed Services. In this talk, I will review the capabilities of the Teaching Tool, show descriptive statistics of some of the data acquired to date, and describe our current collaborative work and plans with the ASCCP.
Bio: Rodney Long is an electronics engineer for the Communications Engineering Branch at the National Library of Medicine, where he has worked since 1990. Prior to his current job, he worked for 14 years in industry as a software developer and as a systems engineer. His research interests are in image processing, scientific/biomedical databases, and systems biology. He has an M.A. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland.