State's Medical Schools to Be Linked by TV
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10-B Saturday, July 27, 1974 THE SHREVEPORT TIMES Dr. Allen Copping of New Orleans, chancellor of the Louisiana State University Medical Center, talks about his plans for the future of Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport on a visit here Friday. (Times Photo by Gerald McCarty) State's Medical Schools to Be Linked by TV By Elaine King Of The Times Staff Linking state medical school complexes in Shreveport and New Orleans with a closed-circuit television system is being planned, Dr. Allen Copping, new chancellor of the Louisiana State University Medical Center said here Friday. By linking the two medical schools, he said, students will be able to take advantage of programs at both medical centers — Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport-Confederate Memorial Medical Center and its New Orleans counterpart, the LSU Medical School in New Orleans and Charity Hospital. Implementation of the microwave link between Shreveport and New Orleans has not yet been started, Dr. Copping said. Dr. Copping, who became chancellor July 13, had visited Shreveport last week and toured the medical school under construction here ad-jacent to CMMC. The physical plant, not yet completed, has a tremendous potential, Dr. Copping said. It will be adequate to "handle the estimated class of 96" and beyond that can probably house auxiliary programs connected with medicine, he predicted. The medical complex, he said, is "probably going to be the biggest industry in Shreveport." The medical school's physical facility, he said, is one of the finest in the nation and far superior to the facility at the New Orleans medical school. He emphasized, however, that the medical school here can be only as good as its staff, but that the potential in that area is great. As coordinator of the six professional schools that com-pose the LSU Medical Center, Dr. Copping said he will work to fit all the state health schools into a consolidated unit, without taking away the creativity and individuality of the schools. Competitiveness between the schools will be en-couraged, Dr. Copping said. By linking the two medical schools, he said, students will not be restricted to the programs at their school, but also can draw upon learning resources available at the other school. formation can be supplied back and forth between the schools via the closed-circuit channels, he said. The two schools need creativity in their programs and should not be the same, he added. Procedures and lectures could even be taped at one school to show later at the other one. The system could also be instrumental in a continuing education program for private physicians, he noted. Dr. Copping said he believes the private medical community in Shreveport should — and has — suppor-ted the medical school here. He said he wants to be cog-nizant of the Shreveport medical community's wishes concerning- the medical school. The medical school's primary objective, he said, is to turn out qualified medical personnel. Dr. Copping said he is also interested in seeing that the center serves the needs of the people in the region and the state. The immediate goal, he said, is primary care, which he defined as emphasis on family medicine. Dr. Copping, whose duties also include budget coor-dination, said the past legislature was very cooperative and had a "very definite ear" toward the needs of the medical center. To open the medical school in Shreveport, he said, more money will be required. The need can be justified to the legislature, he said.
|Title||State's Medical Schools to Be Linked by TV|
King, Elaine T.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans, La.)
Copping, Allen A., 1927-
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