Glen Mills, Pa., (December 18, 2007) – – Phillip Silverstein, M.D. started “Inner World Discovery Part 1 – The Immune System /HIV” as a multimedia education program for high school students within the United States. His material and presentations have now expanded to include international medical schools as well as medical technology students.
Nursing students from the Secondary Medical School Ante Kuzmanic located in Zadar, Croatia, were recently part of an Inner World Discovery multimedia presentation. This was the first time Inner World Discovery has been presented to an international audience.
The presentation, which also included schools within the United States, involved real-time interactive videoconferencing made possible through MAGPI ( HYPERLINK “http://www.magpi.net” www.magpi.net), a division of Information Systems and Computing at The University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Silverstein’s ability to take a very complex subject and make it simple demonstrates his true expertise on the subject matter. – Marilyn Kenyon, director of the clinical lab department at St Joseph’s hospital
“The students from Croatia were really prepared for the presentation. I knew by the questions they asked that they comprehended the complex material very well, especially given the language differences. I was very impressed with the enthusiasm of these students, they were focused and engaged. I also enjoyed the interaction between the American and Croatian students,” says Silverstein.
Silverstein has also expanded his on-site presentations to include medical technology students. He recently delivered a presentation to clinical lab personal at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine which included medical technology students in their last year of study from local colleges surrounding the hospital.
“A tremendous shortage of medical technology graduates exists, especially in Maine. This shortage is creating a crisis in staffing certain positions at hospitals. I was delighted to challenge and encourage these students as they finalize their studies and prepare to fill the much-needed medical technology roles in this country’s hospitals,” says Silverstein.
“Dr. Silverstein’s ability to take a very complex subject and make it simple demonstrates his true expertise on the subject matter. The world of healthcare is so hectic, and education seems to be taking a back seat when it needs to be in the forefront of all we do. Dr. Silverstein has the passion to help put education back where it belongs,” says Marilyn Kenyon, director of the clinical lab department at St Joseph’s hospital.
Since 2005, Silverstein has educated thousands through the Inner World Discovery presentation, which focuses on HIV and the immune system. He has presented the material to high school students, medical residents and students, clinical laboratory professionals, doctors, and nurses throughout the country.
The Corporate Giving Program at Beckman Coulter, Inc. has provided financial support to Inner World Discovery. Based in Fullerton, Calif., Beckman Coulter, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes to enhance health care around the world. Through its Corporate Giving Program, Beckman Coulter, Inc. invests in projects designed to stimulate interest in clinical laboratory medicine to the nation’s high school students.