Student Showcase

Students graduating from Gettysburg College have pursued numerous careers in the health professions. Examples of some of our recent graduates are listed below.

Recent Health Professions Alumni

Rebecca Deffler

2013

Biology

Optometry school

New England College of Optometry

Shane Swink

2013

Biology

Medical school

PCOM

Joe Sharp

2013

Biology/Spanish

Medical school

PCOM

Olivia Ruth

2013

BMB

Medical school

Drexel

Will Parkinson

2013

BMB

Medical school

George Washington

Eric Noll

2013

BMB

Medical school

VCOM

Avani Amin

2013

BMB

Medical school

Temple University

Emily Aiello

2013

Health Sciences

Medical school

University of Maryland

Christine Esposito

2013

Health Sciences

Dental school

Penn

Veronika Stare

2013

Health Sciences

Nursing school

Johns Hopkins University

Nicole Lupo

2013

Health Sciences

Physician assistant school

Monmouth University

Casey Attanasio

2013

Health Sciences

Nursing school

Villanova University

Kelly Madden

2013

Health Sciences

Physician assistant school

Hofstra University

Lauren Trotter

2013

Health Sciences

Nursing school

University of Rochester

Taylor Osborne

2013

Health Sciences

Public health graduate school

Emory University

Jeanna Banta

2013

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Columbia University

Alison Jones

2013

Health Sciences

Nursing school

Villanova University

Dina Abdurahman

2013

Health Sciences

Medical school

PCOM

Katie Lang

2013

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

MGH

Emily Weinick

2013

Health Sciences

Physician assistant school

Seton Hall University

Charlie Mass

2013

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

New York Medical College

Mallory Gardner

2013

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Boston University

Alexa Kundla

2013

Health Sciences

Occupational therapy school

Boston University

Julianna Rava

2013

Health Sciences

Public health graduate school

Drexel University

Jay Rosania

2013

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Seton Hall University

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Weitzer

2012

Biology/Psychology

Medical school

Kansas City COM

Trevor Kerstetter

2012

Biology

Medical school

Temple, TCMC

Matt Blutfield

2012

Biology

Podiatry school

Temple

Nick Osevala

2012

Biology

Medical school

Temple

Melissa Bobby

2012

Biology

Physician assistant school

Arcadia University

David Bowen

2012

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Temple University

Sam Hellerman

2012

Health Sciences

Physician assistant school

Hofstra University

Kelsey Welsh

2012

Health Sciences

Physician assistant school

PCOM

Christina Malles

2012

Health Sciences

Physician assistant school

Hofstra University

Hannah Church

2012

Health Sciences

Nursing school

University of Maryland

Kara Becker

2012

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Columbia University

Lisa Martin

2012

Health Sciences

Public health graduate school

Boston University

Rachel Ciniewicz

2012

Health Sciences

Occupational therapy school

Tufts University

Megan Dormond

2012

Health Sciences

Public health graduate school

University of Pittsburgh

Katie Thompson

2012

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Nova Southeastern

Grace Miller

2012

Health Sciences

Nursing school

Johns Hopkins University

Virginia Hogan

2012

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Emory University

Stan Chihuri

2012

Health Sciences

Public health graduate school

Columbia University

Liz Seter

2012

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

Columbia University

Kim Slider

2012

Health Sciences

Nursing school

Drexel University

Kyler Philbin

2012

Health Sciences

Nursing school

University of Maryland

Sam Torok

2012

Health Sciences

Physician assistant school

Seton Hall University

Catrina DelGais

2012

Health Sciences

Physical therapy school

UMDNJ

Cody Pollack

2012

Psychology

Medical school

LECOM-E

Leah Grandi ’14 accepted into medical school

“Gettysburg has been incredibly helpful in my applications process. They let you know exactly what you need to do to get accepted, and they don't tiptoe around the huge holes in your application” – Leah Grandi ’14

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Alumni Profiles

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Kathleen McGuinn '10
Major:
Chemistry
Attending: Jefferson Medical College

"A-Ha" Moment:

Both of Kathleen's parents are in the medical field ... her mother is a family practice nurse and her father is an anesthesiologist. She has wanted to be a physician since childhood -- so in effect, her entire childhood served as her "a-ha" moment. She has seen the good works of her parents on a first-hand, ongoing basis, and has always admired and aspired to the profession of medicine.

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Jackie D'Innocenzi '10
Majors: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Attending: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD Program)

"A-Ha" Moment:

As a child with a passion for horseback riding, Jackie had originally pictured herself as an equine vet. But after volunteering at a handicap-accessible riding stable for disabled individuals, she discovered that what she really enjoyed was working with people to overcome their physical disabilities. This realization put her on the path toward the medical profession.

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Melissa Regina Schmidt '09
Major:
Physics
Attending: University of Maryland School of Medicine

 "A-ha" Moment:

Although Melissa had discovered her passion for physics in high school, it wasn't until she began shadowing physicians during college that she realized that the medical profession was her true calling.  As a Gettysburg student, she shadowed a local physician who exemplified passion for patient care.  What's more, this doctor was so committed to offering shadowing opportunities to local students that she built a student lounge at her practice for "shadowers."   This experience was a turning point for Melissa.

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