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Deans of the College of Medicine--Historic Overview

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Biography--Ronald Edelstein, EdD, Interim Dean, College of Medicine, 2005-2006

Ronald Edelstein, EdD

Dr. Edelstein's biography is provided courtesy of the College of Medicine's Office of Continuing Medical Education Webpage. First appearing in 2014, this version was updated in 2017.


1: Ogunyemi D, Edelstein R. Career intentions of U.S. medical graduates and
international medical graduates. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Oct;99(10):1132-7. PubMed
PMID: 17987917; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2574406.

2: Ko M, Heslin KC, Edelstein RA, Grumbach K. The role of medical education in
reducing health care disparities: the first ten years of the UCLA/Drew Medical
Education Program. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 May;22(5):625-31. Epub 2007 Mar 3.
PubMed PMID: 17443370; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1852922.

3: Bazargan M, Lindstrom RW, Dakak A, Ani C, Wolf KE, Edelstein RA. Impact of
desire to work in underserved communities on selection of specialty among
fourth-year medical students. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Sep;98(9):1460-5. PubMed
PMID: 17019913; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2569734.

4: Ogunyemi D, Bazargan M, Norris K, Jones-Quaidoo S, Wolf K, Edelstein R, Baker
RS, Calmes D. The development of a mandatory medical thesis in an urban medical
school. Teach Learn Med. 2005 Fall;17(4):363-9. PubMed PMID: 16197324.

5: Ko M, Edelstein RA, Heslin KC, Rajagopalan S, Wilkerson L, Colburn L, Grumbach
K. Impact of the University of California, Los Angeles/Charles R. Drew University
Medical Education Program on medical students' intentions to practice in
underserved areas. Acad Med. 2005 Sep;80(9):803-8. PubMed PMID: 16123457.

6: Edelstein RA, Reid HM, Usatine R, Wilkes MS. A comparative study of measures
to evaluate medical students' performance. Acad Med. 2000 Aug;75(8):825-33.
PubMed PMID: 10965862.

7: Hamilton LA, Towns AB, Edelstein RA. Development of a multidisciplinary
primary care program at the Drew University of Medicine and Science. J Natl Med
1998 Apr;90(4):205-7. PubMed PMID: 9581440; PubMed Central PMCID: