Bernard M. Sklar, M.D., M.S.
1133 Amador Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
Cell Phone 510-229-9531
August 3, 2010
My goal is to participate in medical informatics projects intended to increase
medical knowledge and to improve the quality of care provided by physicians and
other health care providers. I am especially interested in projects which make
online continuing medical education activities more accessible to practicing
physicians and which intend to integrate continuing medical education into daily
I presently spend most of my professional time updating the Annotated List of
Online Continuing Medical Education (CME), http://www.cmelist.com/list.htm and
its associated database of online CME. I am also working as a volunteer to help
the Community Health Center Network (Alameda County, CA) to choose an
electronic health record for their clinics. In addition I work intermittently as a
psychiatrist for Bay Area Community Services (Oakland, CA).
Medical Practice Experience:
Previous Medical Practice: Lifelong Medical Care Downtown Oakland Clinic
(Oakland, CA), Psychiatry, December 2008 through July 2009.
Previous Medical Practice: Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services,
Oakland and Dublin, CA, February 2004 through August 2008, Psychiatry
Private Practice of Family Medicine, Alameda CA, 1977-1997.
Hospital Practice: Alameda Hospital, 1977-1997, Alameda, CA
Director, Alameda Travel Vaccination Center, Alameda, CA, 1986-1997.
Private Practice of Psychiatry, Alameda, CA, 1972-1976
Private Practice of Psychiatry, Berkeley, CA, 1968-1972
Psychiatry and General Medicine, United States Army, Fort Jackson, SC, 1963-
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Online Continuing Medical Education. Masters Thesis -“The Current Status of
Online Continuing Medical Education” – written in 2000 and revised annually or
Principal Investigator in fourteen pharmaceutical clinical trials, 1986-1996. These
trials were carried out in the context of a family medical practice and included
studies of anti-infectives, antidepressants, sleeping medications and
contraceptives. They were performed under contracts with various American
pharmaceutical companies and with the approval of local or national institutional
Work in Medical Informatics:
Created a market research report on the online medical community/CME market
for the use of Elsevier Publishing Company. May and June, 2006.
Medscape Medical News CME Editor; created a daily CME article and composed
questions based on that article. February 2003 through June 2003.
Winner of MD Net Guide award for Best (Online) CME Directory, January 2003.
Chief Judge for a Contest to choose the best online continuing medical education
(CME) program, April through November, 2002. The prize was awarded at the
eHealth Developers' Summit November 6, 2002, at Tempe, Arizona.
In cooperation with Stanford SKOLAR, and at the behest of the Schering-Plough
Pharmaceutical Company, created a database of online continuing medical
education (CME) activities. This project ran from July 2001 through July 2002.
Recent Medical Teaching Activities:
Lecture on the origins of auditory hallucinations in psychotic and non-psychotic
inmates; lecture on the metabolic syndrome in psychiatric patients - both
delivered at the Alameda County Jail; lectures on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,
anxiety and depression, delivered at the West Oakland Health Clinic, December
2005 and January 2006.
Lecture on The Role of Atypical Antipsychotic Medications in the Treatment of
Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, delivered to the Staff of the Oakland
Community Support Center, August 25, 2005.
Teaching assistant for a course in Medical Study Design Evaluation at the
University of California, San Francisco College of Pharmacy. (January through
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Earlier Medical Teaching:
Preceptor for twelve family nurse practitioner and physician assistant students
(from Stanford University Medical Center, University of California Medical Center
San Francisco, California State University Sonoma and University of Texas),
Most publications have been in non-peer-reviewed journals and have been
concerned with the topic of Online Continuing Medical Education.
Sklar, B.M., The Current Status of Online Continuing Medical Education, Masters
Thesis, June 2000, University of California, San Francisco, Graduate Program in
Medical Information Science,
Sklar, B.M., Online CME – An Update.
Ribble, J. G. & Sklar, B.M. CME Credits as Indicators of Improved Physician
Competence: An Online Survey, presented at the Alliance for Continuing Medical
Education Annual Meeting, January 2003.
Sklar, B.M., An Introduction to Online CME, Family Practice Management, March
Sklar, B.M., Introduction to Online CME, Southern California Physician, April
Sklar, B.M., Introduction to Online CMEs, County Line (Clark County Medical
Society), Newsletter XXXVIII, March 2003, Pages 1, 8-9.
Sklar, B.M., Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Gastroenterologists,
World Gastroenterology News, 7: 10-12, 2002
Sklar, B.M., Continuing Medical Education on the Internet, Medical Economics
AudioDigest, 4:7, 2001.
Sklar, B.M., Online CME, Canadian Journal of CME, 13:2 27-28, 2001.
Sklar, B.M., Online CME for Specialists, Canadian Journal of CME, 13:6, 27,
Cashen, M.S. et al, Implementing a Web-based Information Resource at an
Inner-city Community Church, CIN: Computers, Information, Nursing, Vol. 20,
Number 6, Pages 244-50.
Earlier Lectures and Presentations:
I have presented papers or posters on online CME topics to the Association of
Schools and Colleges of Optometry, the Alliance for Continuing Medical
Education, the Global Alliance for Continuing Medical Education and the
American Association for Technology in Psychiatry.
Fluent user of Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Word, Excel, Access,
PowerPoint, Outlook, WordPad and Front Page. Fluent user of Internet Explorer,
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Firefox, Eudora (email), Adobe Reader, Quicken, Xenu Link Sleuth, Paint Shop
Pro, Windows Media Center, HTML. Familiar, but not fluent, with BASIC, C, Unix,
Licensure, Board Certification and Associations:
Medical Licensure: California, G10516, active through 2010.
Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine: 1978.
Recertified: American Board of Family Medicine: 1984, 1989, 1995, 2001 and
Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1974
(Recertification not required)
Associations: American Academy of Family Physicians; American Medical
Association; California Medical Association; Alameda-Contra Costa Medical
Bachelor of Science 1957, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine 1962, Hahnemann University (now Drexel University),
Rotating Internship 1962-1963, Alta Bates-Herrick Hospital, Berkeley, CA
Psychiatry Residency 1963,1965-1968, Alta Bates-Herrick Hospital, Berkeley,
Preceptorship in Family Practice 1976-1977, Merrithew Memorial Hospital (now
called Contra Costa County Medical Center), Martinez, CA
Master of Science in Medical Information Science, University of California, San
Francisco, June 2000.