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June 14, 1999

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Hopkins' Business of Medicine Program graduates first national class

Recently, 96 physicians and clinicians in 18 cities became the first participants to complete the distance learning version of The Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine and School of Continuing Studies' award-winning Business of Medicine Graduate Certificate Program.

The year-long program, which features four, 10-week courses, is delivered through Caliber Learning Network Inc.'s learning centers across the country. This first group of students attended classes in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Richmond, Sacramento and Tyson's Corner, Va. Each of the Caliber centers is linked to Johns Hopkins by live satellite broadcast, interactive videoconferencing, computer networking and the Internet. Caliber's proprietary technology enables widespread access to education through live, expert instruction and collaboration. The Hopkins Business of Medicine Program was started at Hopkins in Baltimore, where more than 350 physicians have completed the program. It helps physicians master the business principles key to successful medical practice in the era of managed care. The program recently won the Innovations in Continuing Education Award, the top honor bestowed by the University Continuing Education Association.

If you are interested in covering this story or talking to some of the physicians who have completed the program, call Gary Stephenson at 410-955-5384.

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