From time to time applicants inquire about our teaching faculty. While we do have some “in house” faculty members, we rely primarily on learned physicians and other experts who have generously made their lectures and knowledge available to the world online. So, through the use of video lectures and other online resources, our courses are “taught” by world renowned medical lecturers. And our in-house faculty members serve in the roles of Mentors and Advisors, answer questions, and generally supervise the course content. In this way, our students are directed to free video lectures and content from qualified faculty from other worldwide institutions and universities, like the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, yet which are not on our staff nor associated with us. Internationally acclaimed faculty thus become our faculty for some courses and lectures.
We use free internet resources in order to fulfill our main mission which is quality education at low cost. Free internet resources substitute for high priced textbooks, and many times are far superior. Fo example, here are two sample videos, one on Ankylosing Spondylitis; and one on Gout:
Our online MD degree program has three segments: Basic Sciences, including the new medicine, stem cell biology; Core Medical Courses; and Administrative type subjects such as insurance, negligence liability, and hospital management. So, the educators used for each segment will be different, with a physician generally leading the core medical courses segment.
Some of our day to day staff members:
Walter P. Drake, JD, PhD
Director, Blue Marble University Medical School
A published scientist in the field of tumor immunology, with 25 lead author research reports in bio-medical journals, Dr. Drake serves as the Director of the Medical School. Dr. Drake has a law background in medical malpractice and medical insurance, as well as a science background in tumor immunology and stem cell biology. More recently, Dr. Drake was co-author of the first definitive paper published in the United States reporting the safety of adult stem cell treatments, Click for PDF version: Safety Analysis of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in a Variety of Degenerative Diseases and Injuries Using the Stromal Vascular Fraction. J Clin Med Res 2017: 9(11): 935-942.
Dr. Drake’s CV can be found Here: WalterPDrakeCV2020