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

Applications are due October 31 by 11:59 p.m.

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Healthcare Administration

Job Shadowing:

Paul Seale ‘1975, P‘2006, Senior Vice President - Hospital Operations, Penn State 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.


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.

Betty Callaghan, P'2019, Director of Physical Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (Englewood, NJ). Shadow Description: Students will see patient evaluation treatments with a variety of diagnoses.

Dr. John Dalena, P'2020, Physician, Summit Medical Group (Florham Park, NJ). Shadow Description: John M. Dalena, MD, specializes in conditions and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gall bladder, and pancreas. Dr. Dalena also provides a wide range of gastrointestinal services, including cancer screening, nutritional support, therapeutic endoscopy, and colonoscopy. You can read Dr. Dalena’s full bio. REQUIRED: Per hospital requirements, students must be 18 years of age and have a 2.5 GPA or higher. The selected student will have to complete a formal hospital application for shadowing through the Summit Medical Group Foundation and a 200 word essay on why they wish to participate. The student will work with the Center for Career Development to navigate this process.

Dr. Christopher Droogan, '1986, Cardiologist, Main Line Health-Lankenau Medical Center (Wynnewood, PA). Shadow Description: Shadow a busy cardiologist (Gettysburg College graduate class of 1986) at a large hospital just on the outskirts of Philadelphia. See both inpatient hospitalized patients and outpatients in the clinic. Witness teaching medical students, residents etc. See cardiology technology including catheterizations and echocardiography etc. Background Check and Medical Compliance (vaccines, etc.) Required.

Dr. Stephen Kareha '2003, Director of Physical Therapy Residency Education, St. Luke's University Health Network (Allentown, PA); Shadow DescriptionPhysical 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. Specific days of the week provide the student with different projects (education, patient care, administration, etc), so I can tailor it to a student's interests. REQUIRED: Student must have had a TB test within the past year, as well as this year's flu vaccine.

Dr. David Idank, P'2020, Physiatrist, Edison/Metuchen Orthopedic Group (Edison, NJ). Shadow Description: Time will be spent observing an Osteopathic Physician specializing in Physiatry and spine care who performs patient evaluations and electrophysiologic testing (NCS/EMG).

Dr. Robert Jones ‘1980, Medical Director Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics (Location: Chantilly, VA)  Shadow Description: Quest Diagnostics is the largest commercial laboratory in the US. The Chantilly site services over 40,000 clinical specimens per day. As medical director of infectious diseases I work with the clinical laboratory (serology, immunology, clinical microbiology, molecular infectious disease and virology) to optimize laboratory procedures, review and interpret documents and approve clinical test results. We provide consultations from clinicians regarding the appropriateness and interpretation of laboratory tests. Review new research developments in my field of expertise. The student will spend some time in the clinical laboratories to see the types of technologies being utilized. Individuals who are interested in laboratory medicine or medical technology should consider this opportunity. REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years old; Govt. ID

Dr. Sean Lilienfeld, P'2020, International Chief Medical Officer and VP Medical Ops, Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (Raynham, MA). Shadow Description: Opportunity to experience corporate role of a chief medical officer engaged in development of cutting edge medical devices covering all of J&J's medical device companies (orthopedics, neurosurgery, general surgery, cardiac surgery, ENT and others). Will potentially participate in business meetings, scientific meetings, surgeon training, development of marketing collateral. Will be able to tour a large surgical training facility (on site; will ensure no exposure to anything gory), 3D printing facility, and also see large scale orthopedic manufacturing plant.

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.

Dr. Dave Moore P'2019, Pediatrician, Pediatric Care of York - Wellspan (Red Lion, PA). Shadow Description: You will shadow me while I see pediatric patients (well and sick visits, plus emergencies if they occur) in a general pediatric office setting. REQUIRED: Student must sign a confidentiality agreement.

Dr. Robert Pomponio‘1988, Scientific Advisor, Sanofi (Farmingham, MA). Shadow Description: Sanofi is a diverse global pharmaceutical company engaged in developing therapies on numerous medical fronts such as Neurodegeneration, Rare Disease, Oncology, Diabetes, and vaccines. Students will be introduced to aspects of scientific work within a commercial environment and how this compliments academic research in bringing new therapeutics to market.

Dr. Joseph Rava ‘1987; P‘2018/2015/2013, General Dentist, Exton Dental Medicine Associates (Location: Exton, PA).  Shadow Description:Will shadow a large general dental practice with a focus on reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. There is opportunity to shadow in specialty practices with prior arrangements.

Kristine Riecker P‘2014, Regional Dietitian/Nutritionist, Alaris Healthcare (Multiple Locations in NJ; Rochelle Park, NJ). Shadow Description:Monitor Registered Dietitians for the provision of comprehensive nutritional care for residents in their designated facilities. Ensure compliance with Food Service regulations and standards of practice offering counsel and/or directive to Dietary Managers, Nursing, or Administrators as deemed necessary.

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.

James Stefanelli P'2016 and P'2020, Physician, Delta Medix (Scranton, PA). Shadow Description: I am a Urologist. Students will either shadow in office hours or operating room.

Dr. Christopher Wahlers ‘1999, Dentist, Wahlers Family Dentistry (Location: East Noriton, PA). Shadow Description: The student would shadow me in a typical day of providing dentistry to my patients. Primarily observing, asking questions, watching procedures and learning the basics of the day to day profession of dentistry. Student would also be allowed to shadow or watch the dental hygienist if interested.

Beth YoungP‘2016, Registered Dietitian (Location: Princeton, NJ). Shadow Description:See how a small business works, particularly with a Registered Dietician in private practice. Participate in client interactions.

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