Collaborative Programs

Thursday, November 4th

This Community’s Medical College: How advances in pedagogy and
technology, and the pandemic, have shaped medical education in the
21st century

For much of the past century medical education 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. 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 COVID pandemic forced all medical schools to pivot to embrace online learning, telemedicine and other technologies in ways that are likely to inform medical education in the long-term.

Steven Scheinman, M.D., President and Dean, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine;
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Geisinger

Brennan Hall, Rose Room, 509 • remote link will be emailed; Noon to 1:30 p.m. • $25 per person

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Tuesday, November 9th

Beethoven’s Deafness: Psychological Crises and Artistic Triumph

During the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan explores Beethoven’s extraordinary resilience in response to medical and mental illness and illustrates his artistic transformation through performances of some of his most glorious music

Dr. Richard Kogan, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program

Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton • 5:30 p.m. • Reception to follow • $30 per person

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To register for programs, contact:   
Alicen Morrison
Schemel Forum Assistant
570-941-6206
alicen.morrison@scranton.edu
For more info on the Schemel Forum, contact:
Sondra Myers
Schemel Forum Director
570-941-4089
sondra.myers@scranton.edu