August 8, 1998 |
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.
January 29, 2013 |
John J. Mikuta, 88, a longtime medical professor and clinician at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers, died Friday, Jan. 25, at the Medford Leas retirement community. Dr. Mikuta grew up in Scranton and came to Penn to study medicine. Aside from a stint as a U.S. Army doctor between his internship and residency, he never really left. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Penn, did all his postgraduate training there, and went on to head Penn's Division of Gynecologic Oncology - a specialty he helped create.
July 31, 2009 |
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.
June 27, 2011 |
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.
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.
September 4, 2002 |
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.
November 5, 1986 |
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.
May 12, 1986 |
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.
October 4, 1988 |
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.
August 23, 1990 |
By the time they were ready to begin hospital rotations, students at the Medical College of Pennsylvania had been tutored and tested in topics from anabolic respiration to zygote development. But when they moved to the inner city and began the day-to-day grind of treating a diverse group of patients, the young doctors-to-be discovered that their medical know-how wasn't enough to make accurate diagnoses. Medical knowledge isn't of much use if the patient can't understand the simple question, "Where does it hurt?"