Note: Not withstanding any language in the license agreement, you are not allowed to copy this CD-ROM. It is copy protected. Our apologies for any confusion on this matter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is the BCSC on CD-ROM?
The CD-ROM contains all 13 Sections of the 2003–2004 edition of the Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) plus the Master Index. It encompasses almost 5000 pages and more than 3000 images.
2. Can the text and images be downloaded for other uses?
No, the CD is for reference and the contents cannot be installed on your computer, downloaded for use in presentations or duplicated for any purpose. The text portions of a page are printable but the images cannot be copied or reproduced.
3.Why won't the program launch?
It may be that the autorun feature is not enabled on your computer. Please find your operating system on the list below and follow the instructions.
How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows 95/98/Me)
1. Access the System Properties Dialog. Using Control Panel: My Computer: Properties or Explorer: My Computer: Properties.
2. Select the Device Manager tab.
3. Select the CD-ROM folder.
4. Select the entry for your CD-ROM drive.
5. Select Properties.
6. Select the Settings tab.
7. Turn on or off the Auto insert notification option.
8. Select OK.
9. Select OK.
How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows NT/2000)
1. Start RegEdit (regedt32.exe).
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Cdrom.
3. Edit the Autorun value to '1' to enable autorn, and '0' to disable autorun.
4. Close RegEdit.
How To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows XP)
1. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key.
2. Right-click the desired CD-ROM and select Properties from the menu.
3. Select the AutoPlay tab.
4. Select each item from the pulldown list and for the Action to perform, select "Take no action" to disable autorun, or pick the apporpriate action to take if enabling autorun.
5. Select OK.
The CD currently supports English, German, French and Japanese language sets. If you have a different language set running on your computer, you will probably see an error message. However, some language sets other than the four listed may run on your computer, even if the vendor has not tested extensively in that set.
4. How Can I Report a Problem?
Users may call 1.800.825.2956 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, for support with BCSC products. Be prepared to provide the following information:
A. What OS is the computer running? [including Major and Minor version]
B. What Service Pack (if any) does the computer have?
C. What anti-virus software is running?
D. Does the machine have any multi-language pack installed?
E. What is the make and model of the CD drive?
F. What processor does machine have (i.e. Intel/AMD etc)?
G. How much memory (RAM) does the computer have?
This information is important in helping us to replicate your problem and solve it.
5. How do I navigate the program?
Once the program is running, simply click on the Previous or Next buttons on the navigation bar at the bottom right of the screen to continue through the program or click on a heading or subheading in the left Contents panel to take you to a topic of interest.
You can also use the Spacebar/Right Arrow to move forward and the Backspace/Left Arrow to move backward within a section.
Within sections, the screen is divided into two parts. The right side contains the text, figures, and tables, as well as the navigation buttons. Figures and tables referenced in the text are visible as icons with files names on the bar at the bottom of the screen.
The left side contains panels for Contents navigation, Master Index navigation, a Search feature and a Bookmark feature. The panels on the left can be hidden by clicking the left arrow in the top right corner. This will expand the content on the right side for easier reading. You can access the left panels again by clicking on the right arrow of the hidden panels.
6. How can I see the images?
All figures and tables appear by name in a bar at the bottom right half of the screen. To open figures and tables referenced in the text, click the icon of the image you wish to access on the bar at the bottom of the screen.
7. How does the search function work?
Clicking the Master Index button at the top of the left panel will take you to the complete contents of the BCSC Master Index. Simply click on the topic of interest to view the information. To use the Search button, enter the term you want to search for, and click Find to view a list of options that match your search query.
8. Obtaining CME credit
Each section of the BCSC awards a maximum of between 30 and 40 category 1 credits toward the AMA’s Physician Recognition Award. The number of credits for a particular Section can be found at the beginning of that section under General and CME Information.
9. What if I have other questions?
You can call 800.825.2956 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday. If there is no answer, you can leave a message and someone will return your call. If you are having difficulty launching and/or running the CD-ROM, be sure to leave information about the computer you are using - you can look at the list above for an idea of what type of information to give on your computer configuration.