User talk:Koppertone

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome to the med school! I'm one of the crazy docs trying to get things moving, and I'm very happy to see a med student around. I can be found on my user page and at Topic:Internal Medicine. If you don't mind, tag your medical contributions with category medicine as well as whichever you're using now. Thanks much. PalMD 02:59, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

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Thanks for your additions to Wikiversity. If you add more OSCE modules, please click the small "e" on this navigation box and add the new pages to the list. --JWSchmidt 23:49, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: removing "Reduction" and "Replacement" from article text, Dec. 1

1. This removal was grounded with an observation that these sections would not be helpful in preparing for an LMCC examination process-- following your links I was able to see what MCC refers to but the "L" eludes me. Maybe the title "Smoking Cessation LMCC" needs to be expanded to give non-Canadian readers an idea what is involved in "L", or to give fair warning if the authors didn't feel that article would be of interest to anyone but Canadians.

2. The suggestions in the removed material were rewritten as part of a parallel article, titled simply "Smoking Cessation", starting with the same quote from a paper by Hughes et al. I feel the "reduction" idea-- featuring a mini-utensil-- and "replacement" of tobacco by other herbs of which many are safe, legal and advantageous, are two ideas that belong in any article which lists the other remedies this one lists. On the other hand there is a major difference: these two R's cost little or nothing compared to the other approaches, compare $1 an ounce for oregano (1132 servings) with items which mostly cost at least $20 a box, or per meeting or whatever. One wonders if there is an agenda behind any supposedly public medical examination process steering the doctorate candidates toward big-name private-sector remedies which have a lucrative price tag, as compared with something cheap like making a mini-utensil out of a $1 socket wrench, right in one's own garage, etc.64.107.1.126 22:45, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Response[edit]

The "L" in LMCC stands for Licentiate. I have no influence on the content of the LMCC examination. If you feel that the objectives of the examination should be changed, please contact the Medical Council of Canada at http://www.mcc.ca Please also note that 20% of the article deals with pharmacology, the remainder deals with counseling issues. I can say that, having gone through medical school, that the focus of our training in regards to smoking cessation is on counseling with pharmacology as a second line therapy.Koppertone 15:51, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


Candidate for Speedy Deletion[edit]

Your page Regular Visits (Primary Care Pediatrics LMCC)) has been tagged as a candidate for speedy deletion. Would you like this page deleted? Ottava Rima (talk) 02:34, 15 September 2008 (UTC)