The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 2, 1998
Mar. 2 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 24


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Pre-retirement workshop being offered to employees

Employees with 10 to 25 years before retirement are being offered a Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop by WORKlife Programs and the Office of Benefits Administration. Topics to be covered are retirement planning, asset location, annuities and investment management.

Two sessions are planned: in East Baltimore on Tuesday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 107 Wilmer; and at Homewood on Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of Levering. To register, call WORKLife Programs at 410-516-6609.

A&S summer session catalogs now available

This summer, you could take your computer skills to a new level, broaden your understanding of art and architecture, explore the rise of modern science, try your hand at screenwriting, even complete a full year of a language.

During two terms--June 1 to July 3 and July 6 to August 7-- the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will be offering undergraduate credit courses in 27 disciplines. There is also a series of non-credit courses in English as a second language. Additionally, six pre-college programs are available.

University employees receive 100 percent tuition remission; children and spouses receive 50 percent tuition remission.

Catalogs are available from the Office of Summer Programs, 230 Mergenthaler, 410-516-4548. Course descriptions can also be accessed at

Business of Medicine 'travels' cross-country

The Hopkins Business of Medicine program is expanding its market.

Beginning in April, Hopkins and Caliber Learning Network--a joint initiative between Baltimore-based Sylvan Learning Systems and MCI Communications--will be delivering a new program through a network of high-tech classrooms nationwide by interactive video and computer technology.

The 12-credit executive certificate program was designed to provide doctors with the business skills they need to succeed in today's health care market. Since its inception in 1994, the graduate-level program, offered by the School of Medicine and the School of Continuing Studies, has served some 350 doctors, all of whom studied on the East Baltimore campus.

The first 10-week segment of the program, titled "Managed Care: Perspective and Practices," will be offered at Caliber's adult professional education campuses across the United States.

Content experts selected by Hopkins will conduct the interactive sessions. A digital satellite system will allow responsive real-time audio and video communications between the instructors in Baltimore and physicians in the distant learning centers. Participants can communicate with the instructors through personal computers at each work station and point-to-point video conferencing.

Topics to be covered include contemporary managed care practices, medical informatics, partnerships and physician contracts, capitation, quality measurements, accounting, finance, and ethical and legal issues.