02 April 2008

Medical Grand Rounds - Philippine Edition

es! You read that right! And no, that is not some belated form of April Fools' prank. The Philippine Medical Blogosphere exists, and is powered by many talented Filipino medical bloggers. Patterned after Blogborygmi.com's Medical Grand Rounds (hello, Dr. Nick!), the Philippine edition was born on March 11, 2008, initiated by the pioneering leadership of the Bone Doctor (just call him, BoneMD).

For the uninitiated, Grand Rounds is a weekly anthology of the best posts of medical bloggers. It can be about anything medical and health-related. It can be factual or based on experience. Usually, an editor/host is assigned to sift through a gamut of submitted post links, and from there, select posts for the weekly edition. Sometimes, a theme is imposed, and on other times, the host can accept everything he gets from the email submissions. Either way, the objective is to communicate to everyone the inside world of practicing the difficult art of medicine.

Like my fellow medical bloggers, I am excited to be a part of this local weekly get-together of ideas and experiences. I have hosted Dr. Nick Genes' GR four times already (1, 2, 3, and 4) and I was its first international host way back in 2004. God knows how much I wanted to start one like what is happening now, but my schedule always interferes. I'm sure you know what I mean. That is why I am so thankful that BoneMD was able to begin one we can all call OUR own.

Thank you, BoneMD!!!  Keep it up!

So, what are you waiting for? The Blog Rounds, or TBR, is now on its 3rd episode, and is up and running over at Dr. Clairebear's Middle of Nowhere. Come and visit, and see what Filipino medical bloggers are talking about this week.

For guidelines, updates, and other information on how to join, please click here.

3 reactions:

Bone MD said...

Thanks so much Doc Emer! We're glad you can join TBR!

Thanks to guys like you who pioneered such social media to communicate. TBR is just an off shoot of the nameless MD bloggers who wanted to put afront their voices and issues affecting their medical and yes, personal lives!

Again welcome!

Bone MD

dr_clairebear said...

hi, doc emer! thank you for passing by the site, and for the link! :) and also making TBR's existence known to the world at large. :) we are a proudly Pinoy community!

i am so glad you enjoyed this week's TBR - high praise coming from a veteran like you - and hope you can also join us next week.

MerryCherry said...

Hi Doc. Will link you up ha. Will be hosting the 6th round, will keep you posted :)