LECOM alumni headline Hospital Day

Physicians and administrators from 32 hospitals met with students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine during Hospital Day at the Harvest Center in Bradenton, Fla.

The annual event gives students at LECOM's Bradenton campus an opportunity to meet with hospital representatives, ask questions and get information about clinical rotation, residency and fellowship opportunities.

Justin Federico, DO ('08) speaks with Vivek Kumar (OMS-II) about residency opportunities during Hospital Day.

Students gathered around LECOM alumni Justin Federico, DO (’08) and Estela Thano, DO (’10) to hear about residency programs at the University of Florida’s Shands Jacksonville (Fla.) Medical Center, where Federico is the chief resident.

There were plenty of familiar faces as LECOM’s mission to keep physicians in Florida is paying big dividends. Representing Northside Hospital (Largo, FL) were Holly Vicars, DO (’10), Claire Zelinskas, DO ('11) and Rebecca Bertsch, DO (’10). Rebecca Workman, DO (’11) is in the first class of residents at Manatee Memorial Hospital and Sasha Noe, DO (’09), Josef Fields, DO (’11) and Emily Essert, DO (’10) represented St. Petersburg General Hospital. Cathleen McGonigle, DO (’01) spoke to students about UPMC McKeesport.

Hospitals from 10 states were represented, including Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pa.

“This is an excellent chance not only to learn about residency opportunities, but to learn about what we should be looking for during our upcoming third-year clinical rotations,” said Sterling Haring (OMS-II). “The alumni have been a big help. It’s great to hear from those who know what we’re going through and can give helpful advice.”

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, school of dental medicine and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. Prepare yourself for medicine as your life’s profession.
November 16, 2011
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