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    Schemel Forum Plans Collaborative Programs

    Steven Scheinman, M.D., president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, will present “This Community’s Medical College: How Advances in Pedagogy and Technology, and the Pandemic, Have Shaped Medical Education in the 21st century” on Nov. 4 at noon, and Richard Kogan, M.D., artistic director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program, will present the concert/lecture “Beethoven’s Deafness: Psychological Crises and Artistic Triumph” on Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. as part of The University of Scranton Schemel Forum’s Collaborative Programs.
    October 28, 2021

    This fall’s Schemel Forum at The University of Scranton will include two thought-provoking Collaborative Programs slated for November.

    On Thursday, Nov. 4, Steven Scheinman, M.D., president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and executive vice president and chief academic officer at Geisinger, will present “This Community’s Medical College: How Advances in Pedagogy and Technology, and the Pandemic, Have Shaped Medical Education in the 21st century.” The program will take place in a virtual format. Admission is $10. A link will be emailed to those who would like to attend remotely.

    During the talk, Scheinman will explore the evolution of medical education, which for much of the past century has conformed to a template laid out in 1910 by Abraham Flexner and was heavily reliant on lectures, laboratory exercises and clinical experiences in urban hospitals. However, in recent decades, some innovative medical schools, including The Commonwealth Medical College (now Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine), have moved past this model through embracing active learning, new educational technologies and community-based clinical experiences. The lecture will also examine how, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical schools have pivoted to embrace online learning, telemedicine and other technologies in ways that are likely to inform medical education well into the future.

    Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, Richard Kogan, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program, will present the concert/lecture, “Beethoven’s Deafness: Psychological Crises and Artistic Triumph.” The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., with a reception following. Admission is $30.

    In observance of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Kogan, a psychiatrist and concert pianist, will explore the composer’s extraordinary resilience in response to medical and mental illness and illustrate his artistic transformation through performing some of his most awe-inspiring music.

    The Schemel Forum was founded at the University in July 2006 through generous gifts to the Rev. George Schemel, S.J., Fund, created by friends of the beloved campus Jesuit. The program aims to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to explore the intellectual and cultural wonders of the world via a range of lectures and courses.

    To register for the Collaborative Programs, contact Alicen Morrison, Schemel Forum assistant, at 570-941-6206 or alicen.morrison@scranton.edu. To pay by credit card over the phone, contact Kym Fetsko at 570-941-7816, or to pay online, visit: www.scranton.edu/schemelforum.

    For more information on Schemel Forum programs and memberships, contact Sondra Myers, Schemel Forum director, at 570-941-4089 or sondra.myers@scranton.edu.

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