Press Release: New "Med Ed Hour" Launches on UCTV (3/14/2003)

New "Med Ed Hour" Launches on UCTV

Featuring Valuable Medical Education Programs Every Tuesday and Thursday

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2003 - Beginning March 25, every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1:00 PM (PST) is "Med Ed Hour" on UCTV, featuring a variety of medical programs aimed at physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who wish to expand their knowledge base, keep current on the latest research, and in some cases, earn Continuing Medical Education credit. Programs include an ongoing Grand Rounds series and other shows covering the latest developments in health care such as smallpox, hormone replacement therapy, and Alzheimer’s disease.

One Tuesday each month during "Med Ed Hour," UCTV will premiere a new Grand Rounds lecture. This month is "High Risk Obstetrics," airing Tuesday, March 25. This valuable discussion is taped live from the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and features an informative lecture from William Gilbert, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair Obstetrics and Gynecology, UC Davis.

The next Grand Rounds program premieres Tuesday, April 22 and covers the topic of CRP (C Reactive Protein) and its role as a cardiac risk factor. Other April highlights include "Hormone Replacement Therapy" (April 1), "New Advances in Radiology" (April 3), and a timely Grand Rounds lecture on the threat of "Smallpox" (April 8). For a complete schedule of upcoming "Med Ed Hour" programs, visit

Some programs, including the Grand Rounds series, allow health care providers to earn UC continuing medical education (CME) credit via UCTV's website (, its direct broadcast satellite channel (Dish Network Ch. 9412), and local cable (in some areas). To receive credit, participants must register with the host UC CME office through web links provided during the broadcast and on the UCTV website. The UC Davis Health System is offering credit for the current Grand Rounds lectures and individuals may register at

UCTV is available in over 10 million homes and can be viewed via the following:

  • Direct Broadcast Satellite: nationwide, on Dish Network Channel 9412

  • Cable TV: limited carriage in California (see for details)

  • Internet: live webcast and subsequent "video-on-demand" streaming video at

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