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August 8, 1998 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two hundred and fifty young men and women walked into a Center City hotel conference room yesterday afternoon, a colorful array of suits and ties, slacks and dresses. They all walked out clothed in the same starched white coat. Amid a backdrop of hope and jitters, and basking in the loving gaze of family and friends, the first-year medical students at MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine joined at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in a White-Coat Ceremony, the symbolic beginning to their professional career.
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July 31, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kathryn "Brooke" Baxter, 32, formerly of New Hope, a student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, died Sunday in a bus accident in Tanzania. Ms. Baxter was in Africa for the summer as a volunteer for the Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya, working with pregnant women infected with HIV and malaria. She was commissioned as an Army lieutenant last summer, and had completed her first year of medical school on an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship.
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October 15, 1998
Nightmare, disaster, catastrophe, an unholy mess. We're running out of descriptions to match the desperate situation of the Allegheny health care system. Just when it seems it can't get worse, it gets worse. Now, with Drexel University's rejection of a plan to manage the Allegheny medical school, the deal to buy eight local hospitals could fail. Tenet Healthcare bid a fire-sale price of $345 million for the hospitals, which translates to only a few cents on the dollar for Allegheny's 80,000 creditors.
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February 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Rowan University is preparing to take the first steps toward creating a medical school campus in Atlantic City, extending the footprint of its growing medical programs and potentially tapping a new student base there. Rowan trustees are set to vote Wednesday on a feasibility study to explore an Atlantic City partnership between the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and AtlantiCare. Trustees will vote on awarding a contract to the Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach to conduct the study "to understand the impacts associated with a potential four-year branch campus of a medical school," according to the agenda for Wednesday's board meeting.
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June 15, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Medical education is in a crisis. According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, half of 4,287 students surveyed at seven medical schools experienced burnout and 10 percent expressed suicidal ideation. And doctors aren't much better off; a second study in JAMA Internal Medicine of 7,288 physicians showed that almost half had experienced some symptom of burnout. The public image of doctors hasn't fared well, either. While the popular notion of doctors was once the wise and avuncular Marcus Welby, M.D., more recent portrayals tend toward Dr. Gregory House, a brilliant but annoying know-it-all with a decided God complex.
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June 27, 2011 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
At a University of Pennsylvania cocktail party recently, business magnate Ray Perelman expounded on why he had bestowed $225 million on Penn's medical school - a gift that means the place now bears his name. David L. Cohen, the Comcast executive and chair of Penn's board of trustees, recalled listening intently as Perelman talked about the university's role in health care, civic life, and so on. Suddenly, Perelman paused. "If it wasn't for that man, I would never have made this gift," Perelman said, pointing over Cohen's shoulder at a slender fellow who had walked nearby.
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September 4, 2002 | By Aparna Surendran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Surgeon John M. Daly, a graduate of Temple University's School of Medicine, was named the school's new dean yesterday. Daly has been chairman of the department of surgery at Weill Medical College at Cornell University in New York City and surgeon-in-chief at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Cornell since 1993. His specialty is surgical oncology. Daly will take over Nov. 1 for Richard Kozera, the acting dean of the medical school since January, when former dean Leon Malmud stepped down to resume teaching.
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November 5, 1986 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has put a brake on plans to take over Camden County's Lakeland hospital as a teaching institution, thereby skirting an increasingly testy political feud over the facility. Dr. Frederick J. Humphrey, dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine, wrote to Camden County Freeholder Michael J. DiPiero last week that the university would be unable to offer an immediate proposal to affiliate with the county's embattled hospital, the Camden County Health Services Complex at Lakeland.
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May 12, 1986 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Martin Goldberg, chairman of the department of internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and an authority in the field of kidney disease, has been named dean of the Temple University School of Medicine. Goldberg, 55, a Philadelphia native, was chief of the Kidney Disease Section of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) between 1967 and 1979, when he went to Cincinnati. He will assume his new post July 1, succeeding Dr. Sol Sherry, who has been interim dean for two years, Temple President Peter J. Liacouras announced today.
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October 4, 1988 | By Edgar Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every so often, Jayne Robertson and Kevin McGibney get to wondering whether there will be enough time for them to get it all done. "Let's see," McGibney was saying last week at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 3300 Henry Ave., where he and Robertson are students. "We'll graduate in 1991, do four years' residency, and -. " "And all the while," Robertson said, interrupting, "the clock will be running on us. " Jayne Robertson and Kevin McGibney, see, are pretty special people at the medical school.
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July 25, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A memorial service will be Sunday, July 24, for Oscar R. Weiner, 92, of Bala Cynwyd, a physician and practicing psychiatrist who died Wednesday, June 29, of heart disease at the Lankenau Hospital hospice. Well before the advent of drugs as a standard treatment for mental illness, Dr. Weiner dealt with patients suffering from anxiety, addiction, depression, and stress by talking them through their problems. In time, the talk therapy that he practiced gave way to psychotropic drugs, leaving Dr. Weiner feeling like "a dinosaur," his family said.
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July 20, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Besides spending his career as a pediatric neurologist, James E. Wark often gave evenings to the Russian writers Anton Chekhov and Alexander Pushkin. Though their works are well known in English, his interest was in translating some of them from the Russian himself, said his wife, Soryl Angel. Though he had visited Siberia on a brief medical assignment years ago, she said, Dr. Wark tutored himself in Russian vocabulary and grammar through evening classes at Main Line School Night.
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June 24, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha, Staff Writer
In what is likely to be a rigorous cross-disciplinary experience, the University of Pennsylvania will launch a program next year that would offer candidates a chance to earn degrees in law and medicine. It will take students six years to complete, while a medical degree takes four years and a law degree three. The program will be directed primarily at students pursuing medical careers, with the aim of helping future doctors gain skills that could prove valuable in parts of the field where the importance of legal knowledge is growing.
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May 21, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When the Japanese army invaded the Philippines in December 1941, Engracio Celis Balita was 17 and, as a member of his high school's ROTC, endangered. Not long after the invasion, the Japanese hanged the husband of one of his sisters. So, to protect Engracio, the Balita family sent him and his brother, Julian, to hide in the Luzon Island city of Baguio. "He didn't graduate from high school until he was 22," his wife, Virginia, said. And when he entered the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, she said, "he wanted to study law, but his mother said, medicine, because in that culture you did what your parents wanted.
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May 8, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
Dr. Nathaniel Matthews Robinson liked to stay out of the limelight, despite his many accomplishments. "He was quiet. He was a humble person," said Randall Jefferson, a longtime friend. "When he established scholarships [at his alma maters] and the schools tried to recognize him," Jefferson said, "he would not go. They had to send the awards to him. " "He felt as though, 'I'm only doing what I'm supposed to do, to help those who are coming behind me,' " Jefferson said. Dr. Robinson, 90, who worked at the former Philadelphia General and Mercy-Douglass Hospitals before starting his own practice, died Wednesday, March 30. He lived in West Philadelphia, not far from his old medical office on Spruce Street near 52nd Street.
NEWS
April 12, 2016
Bucks County Catholic school to close Declining enrollment and rising educational costs will result in the closing of St. Agnes-Sacred Heart School in Hilltown at the end of the school year in June, officials announced Sunday. Students are being given the option of "transitioning" to nearby Catholic schools for 2016-2017, the pastors of St. Agnes and Sacred Heart churches told parishioners. Families who do so will be paid a $1,000 subsidy per student each year if they attend any one of the surrounding schools.
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March 26, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
Paul Farmer, a renowned pioneer of global health care, brought his message about the importance of caring for the world's poor to the University of Pennsylvania this week. Farmer said academic medical centers like Penn can make a huge difference by bringing their model of combining research, training, and hands-on care to places where people lack even basic medical supplies. A Harvard Medical School professor, Farmer has used that approach successfully at the organization he helped found, Partners in Health.
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March 7, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Kal Rudman, the music maven and Philadelphia philanthropist, offers me a piece of paper and a bit of advice. "You should open your column," he says, "with this . " The email that's already been printed out for me is from a grateful Philly high school student, and is noteworthy indeed. But first, I have a few questions for Rudman, who turns 86 on Sunday - and whose philanthropic mission is, like his taste in pop music, catholic. Despite his having been "born Jewish, but only on my mother's . . . and father's side," he says, savoring the punch line.
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February 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Rowan University is preparing to take the first steps toward creating a medical school campus in Atlantic City, extending the footprint of its growing medical programs and potentially tapping a new student base there. Rowan trustees are set to vote Wednesday on a feasibility study to explore an Atlantic City partnership between the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and AtlantiCare. Trustees will vote on awarding a contract to the Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach to conduct the study "to understand the impacts associated with a potential four-year branch campus of a medical school," according to the agenda for Wednesday's board meeting.
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