Thursday, May 17, 2007

Great Blog, Great Man

On occasion I like to make note of some person, event or thing that contributes to the future of health care and ultimately personalized medicine. One of these people is Bertalan Meskó.

He is a medical student at the University of Debrecen, Hungary (4th year of the 6). He has set up an amazing blog at Scienceroll whose aim is to make medicine, genetics more readable even for those who are not too interested in these.

If he were just to do that it would be a great thing. However, the soon to be Dr M is planning to help deliver the tools of Web 2.0 directly to physicians as he has to myself. He describes this synergy as Medicine 2.0. I currently am pointing all of my medical students and residents directly to his blog. I highly recommend it.

He has been interviewed several times and presents some great material.

I for one am extremely thankful to have a person willing to translate the technology of today allowing all of us to create the medicine of tomorrow.

Thanks Berci, I look forward to your exciting news.


Rick said...

Yes, I must agree. Berci is an amazing fellow. I've been following his blog since the start and he's been pushing the envelope, post after post!

Anonymous said...

I also want to take part in making genetic information more understandable for the general public. I will be applying to genetic counseling programs next fall. As part of my career ambitions, I would like to educate the community about genetics and the importance of knowing your genetic information. To do this, I want to visit all high schools in about a 300 mile area from where I will get employed (while being in graduate school as well) and work hard at trying to educate the future generations about genetic awareness.

Steve Murphy MD said...

That sounds like a wonderful idea. I wish you luck in your application process. Send me an email and let me know how it goes.