My visit to the Upstate Medical School yesterday

I had the honor and pleasure of addressing 90 MD and PA students last night at Weiskotten Hall on the campus of the Upstate Medical school in Syracuse at the kind invitiation of David Kolva MD. I presented an illustrated powerpoint talk that shows what it is like to practice rural primary care in the Adirondacks, and what it takes to be a successful rural practitioner. The audience was attentive and asked a lot of great questions afterward. I have already received a nice email from one of the students which I will paste below along with a panorama of the great lecture room and the rural primary care class. I would like to thank Dr. Kolva and the Upstate Medical School for giving me the chance to influence the next generation of rural family docotrs and PAs. Here is what one student said in an email that I received before I even got home:

My name is Danielle and I am an MS1 at Upstate who was at your lecture tonight. I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to speak with us (I would have come down to the front of the hall to say so but you looked like you had a crowd). Your talk was very inspirational, and as someone who wants to practice family med in a rural NY area it was the perfect message for me. Your pictures and stories are beautiful, and I even ordered your book for my dad for Christmas. He is an internist in Elmira, coincidently he also did his residency on Long Island, but he moved upstate to experience the beauty and lack of dense population! I'm sure he'll love your book. So thanks again for your lecture and for all that you do!


Back into the woods

Well, the second half of my article in Adirondac was published recently, so it's time to return to the woods for another adventure of the League of Extraordinary Adirondack Gentlemen! (Although the publishers of Adirondac magazine ironically left out the word Adirondack  in our title both on the cover and title of the second article!)

Anyway, thanks to Mike Prescott, Adirondack historian and guide extraordinaire and the newest member of our League, we will be able to appreciate the rich history of our destination, Low's Lake, because of a very detailed and interesting description of the history and topography of the area that Mike prepared for our trip. Apparently the weather will be excellent too! Hopefully all members of the Adirondack Mountain Club, who receive the Adirondac  magazine, will be able to read about it next summer.  


The Adirondack Way


Here is where I post new projects, time-sensitive announcements and miscellaneous rants!

May 3, 2012- Look for the first of a two-part illustrated article in the Adirondack Mountain Club's Adirondac magazine about the latest outing of the League of Extraordinary Adirondack Gentlemen! It will be published in the May-June issue, with the second half appearing in the July-August issue. Here are a few thumbnail images from that outing:


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