Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Watcher

Another blog that focuses on the local media:
Wilkes-Barre Scranton Watcher

"Holding the local media, personalities and institutions here in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties responsible for their collective pomposity, hypocrisy and foibles is something long overdue. This is our challenge!"

Friday, August 10, 2007

A new blog for an old school

GAR Memorial

It's a MySpace site devoted to all things past and present that have to do with GAR Memorial High School in Wilkes-Barre.

About me:

This is for everyone that attended or graduated from GAR High School. If you know anyone else that went to GAR, pass this site along to them.

Who I'd like to meet:

All students, faculty and administration, past and present. If you are not associated with GAR High School as a student, teacher, administrator, staff member or alumni, please do not make a friend request.
If you have family or friends that attend, graduated from or teach at GAR, please let them know this is here and if they have a myspace page, invite them to join us. You may be able to help a graduating class find a few more alumni for a reunion!

We've gotten several notes saying thanks for helping me reconnect to an old friend. This page was set up to help people reconnect to old friends and teachers and keep people updated on what's going on at GAR. Once school is back in session, sports schedules and activites will be posted, so be sure to keep us updated on what's going on.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A new blog for a new school

From the comments on the previous post:

I am the Dean of the new medical school that will serve all of NEPA. I would invite you to link to my blog and follow our progress as we build this new community based endeavor. We are interested in hearing from the community about their ideas, needs and how we can serve the region.


And from the first post, dated July 2, 2007:

In the coming months I will share with you what it is like to build a new medical school from the ground up in a region that hopes the school will help with economic development, relieve the doctor shortage, help improve quality of care and a host of other goals. The expectations for our little school are enormous. I just started two weeks ago so this is all very new. Today it is all only on paper and everything is possible. Which is a good way of saying every single thing still needs to be done.

Feel free to share your ideas about health care and medical education. We want to create something unique here. While we have to be mainstream enough to achieve accreditation from the multiple bodies that get a vote on our future we also want to create a new national model for the education of physicians. I have never blogged before and am both hesitant and challenged by the medium but I do want to hear what people want from their doctors. I also want to hear from physicians, medical students and residents about what they wished they had known, what schools should teach and how we might improve the educational experience. I know we do a good job with the science education I want to hear what else we should be worrying about. I know I can learn something from our conversation that will make our school better.