ICSM is dedicated to the scientific investigation of the human condition and the application of that knowledge for the betterment of humanity.
The mission of the Center for Biomedical Education encompasses education in the basic medical and clinical sciences and educational research related to the training of medical doctors. CBE undertakes and fosters conferences, meetings, workshops, and publications by and for medical educators. Activities further the purposes of ICSM by promoting effective training of medical doctors and thereby conferring a benefit to society.
Laboratory of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
The LBAA specializes in field and laboratory research related to understanding human structure and function in evolutionary biological context, thus fostering the purposes of ICSM. Activity will take place in Virginia, and at various field locations worldwide. Specific research modalities may vary from histological testing of bone strength in the human skull to genetic testing of Caribbean populations in order to understand their historical origins and adaptations through time to the clinical anatomy of bladder surgery.
IIHER is a nonprofit research organization with origins dating back to 1991 whose purpose it is to investigate human evolutonary biology using the widest possible purview. IIHER serves as the basis for paleoanthropological research expeditions, primarily to Africa. Active now is the East Libya Neogene Research Project to the late Miocene site of Sahabi and the middle Miocene site of Jabal Zaltan, Libya.
The average primary care office visit "face time" is now seven minutes and rarely longer than 15
minutes. In order to see the 25‐35 patients in person per day required to sustain a traditional clinical practice, providers must manage between 2,500 and 3,500 regular patients. Contrast this with a busy day for a direct primary provider, containing about half the number of office appointments, providing doctors ample time to examine patients and explore diagnosis and treatment options, preferences, concerns and fears.
The primary activity of CFSHR is the forensic scientific investigation of primarily skeletonized human remains worldwide, particularly those found in circumstances indicating abuses of human rights, such as mass graves, “ethnic cleansing”, torture, or genocide. A secondary activity is forensic assistance lent to medical examiners’ offices and regional law enforcement agencies primarily in Oregon, California, and Washington in solving missing person and homicide cases.