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Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Magazine - Summer 2011

A Message from the Dean: Richard Homan, MD

A Message from the Dean
Here on campus, the talk is still of Commencement and our pride in our new graduates. As these students – our largest class yet – pass into the ranks of alumni, they are inheriting another tradition of our medical school – a lifelong intellectual curiosity and dedication to patient care.
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The Medical Simulation Center

The Vanguard of Medical Education: The Medical Simulation Center
You're a first-year resident, and you need to place a needle into a patient's back for an emergency spinal tap. You remember this procedure from med school. You're ready. But as you approach the prepped patient, you realize their arthritis complicates your ability to insert the needle correctly. What do you do?
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The Potential to Change the World: The Clinical Memory Disorders Program

The Potential to Change the World: The Clinical Memory Disorders Program
In Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, tasting a freshly baked madeleine sends him involuntarily reeling into powerful memories of his youth. For Proust, as with many, memory is inextricably linked with identity.
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The Admission Selection Process

The Admission Selection Process: Celebrating our Genetic Educational Code
This isn't your father's med school application. Your mother's either, for that matter. The process for applying to medical school has changed astronomically in recent years, with technology and online applications further accelerating new developments.
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John Po, MD '03, PhD '02

Out of the Rubble: Alumni John Po, MD '03, PhD '02
The official vote was to cancel Research Day. Drexel University had just assumed leadership of MCP Hahnemann after its parent organization, Allegheny Health System, declared bankruptcy in 1998. Morale was at an all-time low, and no one was certain of the future.
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Renell Dupree '13

Grace Under Pressure: MD Student Renell Dupree '13
Medical school applicants are often asked what challenges they had to overcome in their life up to that point. Few consider that question, however, once they are accepted and become students.
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Richard Gambescia, MD, HU '71

Custodians of a Legacy: Donors Richard Gambescia, MD, HU '71 and Ruth Rizzo Savarese Gambescia, MD, HU '77
Doctors Gambescia and Rizzo are motivated by a deep appreciation for their own peerless education as well as the hospital's renown for being a supportive, collegial work environment. 
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Gregory Botta, MD '13, PhD '11

Building Bridges Across Disciplines: MD/PhD Student Gregory Botta, MD '13, PhD '11
Gregory Botta, MD '13, PhD '11, says that even as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University, he was fascinated by the various connections between seemingly dissimilar areas of study. 
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Aasta Mehta, MD

Looking for Solutions in a Changing Field: Resident Aasta Mehta, MD
The fact that Philadelphia, the fifth most populous city in American, has only six to eight working labor and delivery units greatly concerns Aasta Mehta, MD, a second-year obstetrics and gynecology resident at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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