Medicine/Heathcare - Winter Break Opportunities List

You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center, under the Center for Career Development, Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 1 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing and Career Networking Dinners.  Want to learn more about Career Networking Dinners?  See our blog post "Demystifying Career Networking Dinners"

Healthcare Administration

Networking Dinners:

Camp Hill, PA - Bill Pyron ‘1983, P‘, Senior Professional Specialty Sales Representative, Allergen Pharmaceuticals;  Brian Rusignuolo '98, Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, Select Medical Corporation - graduated from Gettysburg with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Mathematics; MBA from Penn State in 2013. Comfortable speaking to students that are interested in the following areas: computer science, technology, business analytics, business, healthcare, physical therapy or nursing. My department has several different areas of focus within the information services or information technology sector.

Princeton, NJ - Beth Young P‘2016, President, Princeton Health Systems, Inc.;  Lou Young P'16 - Director of Client Services, The Mironov Group, LLC

Job Shadowing:

Dr. Robert Jones ‘1980, Medical Director for Infection Prevention / Clinically Integrated Network, Reading Health System (Location: West Reading, PA)  Shadow Description:  I run the ambulatory ID clinic with the medical residents 8:30-12. Then students will spend some time in microbiology, round on the in-patient side of the hospital on the ID service with one of my colleagues, spend some time in Infection Prevention, and lastly (if there is time) we would talk about the Clinically integrated network and the business of medicine.

Wendy Nafziger P‘2019, Director, Benefits, HRIS and Employee & Student Health, Lancaster General Health (Location: Lancaster, PA)  Shadow Description: Opportunity to observe day-to-day operations of busy Human Resource office. Observations will include on-site meetings, conference call participation, employee meetings and problem resolution, as well as minute-to-minute prioritization of tasks.

Brian Rusignuolo ‘1998, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer, Select Medical (Location: Mechanicsburg, PA)  Shadow Description: U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED: Select Medical is one of the nation's largest providers of specialized care. Select Medical’s more than 40,000 employees operate or support more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 17 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and nearly 1,500 outpatient centers offering physical and occupational therapy and/or occupational medicine. It also offers physical therapy and/or athletic training to approximately 300 high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams. In addition, it also provides medical rehabilitation services on a contracted basis to more than 400 nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and work sites. Come work with a professional, challenging organization and gain working experience in conjunction with your educational studies. This will be a valuable asset as you explore future career opportunities. Opportunities in Data Quality, Human Resources, Health Information, Management, Legal, Accounting and Finance, and Information Services.

Paul Seale ‘1975, P‘2006, Managing Director - Hospital Operations, PennState Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Location: Hershey, PA)  Shadow Description: The shadowing experience will be the Managing Director - Hospital Operations and will involve meeting participation and interviews with various members of the leadership team at the 551 bed academic medical center at PennState Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Beth Young P‘2016, President, Princeton Health Systems, Inc. (Location: Princeton, NJ)  Shadow Description: See how a small business works. Participate in client interactions.


Networking Dinners:

Westminster, MD - Lorna Rice ‘1981, Social Worker, Carroll Hospice;  Can provide students with a tour of our facility as well.

Job Shadowing:

Dr. Kevin Braat P‘2018, Physician, ENT and Allergy Associations, LLP (Location: Long Island, NY)  Shadow Description: Dr. Braat's Bio - general otolaryngology (ear, nose, & throat) with special interests in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Sinus/Allergy conditions and thyroid/parathyroid surgery.

Dr. Jennifer Kline Donovan ‘1995, Physical Therapist/ Clinic Director, LifeBridge/Physiotherapy Associates (Location: Towson, MD)  Shadow Description: Outpatient orthopedic and sports med clinic

Dr. James Farrell P‘2019, Senior Partner/Doctor, Westside Podiatry Center (Location: Skaneateles, NY)  Shadow Description: Spend a day following the doctor as he examines and treats patients in the office. Learn what a average day is like in a Podiatry practice. Requirements: Medical Compliance required (i.e. vaccines, etc.); Flu shot for 2015-16 season

Dr. Robert Garvin P‘2019, Anesthesiologist, Anesthesia & Pain Associates of N.L.C. (Location: Ephrata, PA)  Shadow Description: Student will shadow me in the Operating Rooms of Ephrata Community Hospital. They will observe the Anesthesia Care team's part in preparing the patient for surgery and in the administration of various anesthetic techniques for many different types of surgery. On any given day they will observe many types of surgery including Orthopedics, ENT, Ob/Gyn, General, Thoracic, Vascular, Opthalmologic, Gastroenterology, Podiatric & Plastic surgery. They will observe an entire operating room team of professions including OR Technicians, OR Nurses, Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologists, and Surgeons.

MichelleLynette Hughes ‘1991, P‘2018, Pathologists' Assistant, Pathology Assist-Temp, Inc. (Location: Frederick, MD)  Shadow Description: Observe and gain hands on experience with surgical pathology specimens that are received in a Pathology Laboratory for gross processing for later microscopic analysis by a Pathologists' Assistant (Physician Assistant/Extender in Pathology). 4-6 hours. **DATE: Saturday, January 9th**

Mariah Johnson ‘2014, Laboratory Technician, Komen Tissue Bank (IU Simon Cancer Center) (Location: Indianapolis, IN)  Shadow Description: The Komen Tissue Bank is the only repository of normal breast tissue with matched serum, plasma, and DNA in the world. By studying normal tissue, we accelerate research for the causes and prevention of breast cancer. As a laboratory technician, I work with our principal investigator on a number of projects related to breast cancer risk factors and the molecular markers present in pre-cancerous tissue. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to learn about our research and the techniques we use, attend a staff meeting (if shadowing on a Tuesday), and experience a day in the life of a lab tech. **Interested students should live within driving distance, or have plans to already be in the area in January.**

Jersey Shore Medical Center  (Location: Neptune, NJ)  Shadow Description: This 2-day experience will tentatively include observing a morning report session with the Department of Medicine, an afternoon observing various medical simulation exercises, and spending time with professionals in one of the following departments: ob/gyn, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and emergency. Dr. Kountz will also provide a time to discuss with students about how to get into medical school.

Dr. Robert Jones ‘1980, Medical Director for Infection Prevention / Clinically Integrated Network, Reading Health System (Location: West Reading, PA)  Shadow Description:  I run the ambulatory ID clinic with the medical residents 8:30-12. Then students will spend some time in microbiology, round on the in-patient side of the hospital on the ID service with one of my colleagues, spend some time in Infection Prevention, and lastly (if there is time) we would talk about the Clinically integrated network and the business of medicine.

Dr. Stephen Kareha ‘2003, Director of Physical Therapy Residency Education, St. Luke's University Health Network (Location: Allentown, PA)  Shadow Description: Physical therapists work with patients of all ages to prevent and correct problems with movement. On various days I have patient care hours mixed with administrative and teaching time.

Dr. Mike Manzo ‘1997, PT / Founder and President of Company, Atlantic Physical Therapy Center (Location: Freehold, NJ)  Shadow Description: Observing delivery of physical therapy in an outpatient private practice setting

Dr. Edward McClain P‘2018, Orthopedic Surgeon, Three Rivers Orthopedics- UPMC / UPMC St. Margaret Hospital (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)  Shadow Description: Student will experience seeing patients in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursdays are surgery days and the student can observe in the operating room. I run a busy orthopedic practice that concentrates on adult reconstruction surgery. Hip, knee and shoulder replacements are my specialty. I see about 40 patients a day in the office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I perform 5 to 6 surgeries a day on Tuesday and Thursday. The ideal shadowing experience would be for the student to spend a day in the office seeing patients with me followed by a day in the operating room observing surgery. So a combination of a Monday/ Tuesday or a Wednesday/Thursday shadowing would be ideal. The student is of course welcome to just spend a day in the office seeing patients if she or he chooses.

Maria Melone ‘1992, Partner, MORR Dental Solutions, LLC (Location: Westborough, MA)  Shadow Description: ="My company is only two years old so shadowing me for the day will provide a soup to nuts experience of my company and what it takes to make it work. My primary service offering is dental practice brokerage but I also offer business valuation services and consulting to dental group practices. The day may include such things as reviewing legal documents, compiling due diligence materials, preparing engagement letters, reviewing financial information and preparing analyses, talking or meeting directly with clients or potential clients. I am partnered with a regional accounting firm that fairly exclusively provides accounting and business services to dentists and could also give exposure to that group.

Marti Mowers P‘2019, Family therapist, Monroe BOCES 1 (Location: Fairport, NY)  Shadow Description: Observe going into schools and talking to school staff about student behaviors. Also observing children in classrooms. Discussion around working with parents and families ( through family therapy) to improve home behavior and family interactions, and also parent relationship And support with their child's school.

Tom Shaffer ‘1987, Executive VP, Sales/Marketing/Strategy, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) (Location: Edison, NJ)  Shadow Description: MTF is the nations largest tissue bank. While we are a medical device company, we are also a 501(c)3 not for profit. We operate in 53 countries and provide therapeutic human biologcs to surgeons, hospitals and health systems. Each student will get to learn about our mission, how to operate as a dynamic medical device company in the complicated healthcare environment, while fulfilling our mission. They will understand how we market, brand, educate, craft strategic and operation plans, and how we work with the communities and countries we serve to educate on the benefits of tissue donation.

Dr. David Talabiska ‘1983, P‘2014, DO, Central Pennsylvania Gastroenterology (Location: Lewisburg, PA)  Shadow Description: We like to have a one on one interaction with the students who would observe direct patient care in the office, procedure rooms, and hospital. We start at 7 am and do procedures in the morning, then see patients in the office starting at 1 pm until 4-5 pm. Friday we only have procedures in the morning with no afternoon office hours. We allow the students to spend as much time as they want throughout the day. Also, if any of your students are interested in being a PA, we have any excellent PA in our office and we can also set some time up with her.

Dr. Ray Truex ‘1963, P‘1994, Neurosurgeon, Reading Health Physician Network - Spine & Brain Neurosurgery (Location: West Reading, PA)  Shadow Description: The shadow day would start at 11am, dinner will be included.

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