Second Annual D. Walter Cohen Asclepius Career Day Offers Insights into Medical Professions

The second annual D. Walter Cohen Asclepius Career Day offered Philadelphia University Pre-Medical Studies majors insights, advise and tools to prepare them for the various careers and graduate/medical programs available.

The Career Day opened with a short talk from the day’s sponsor D. Walter Cohen DDS, Member of the Philadelphia Board of Trustees. Cohen discussed the future of medicine with the 40 students in attendance.

The event provided students with insights in medical specialties including ophthalmology, cardiology and pediatric pulmonology, as well as reconstructive facial surgery. The Career Day, organized by Diana R. Cundell Ph.D., associate professor of Biology at Philadelphia University, featured speakers from admissions offices, alumni and local physicians and health professionals.

Fourteen alumni, who travelled from across the country, provided Philadelphia University students with a first-hand look at their medical school experiences, career options and what to expect with a future in the medical field.

Notable guests included Colonel Yelleshpur Jayaram MMBS, MPH; Commander Joseph Taddeo MD; Brandon Francis ’01, MD, MPH; Stefanie Emanuel ’01, D.Pharm.; Brian Hanna MDCM, Ph.D.; Mansoor Madani DMD, from Bala Institute of Oral and Facial Surgery; Lawrence Bloom MD of Bloom Eye Associates; Michael DeAngelis MD, of Cardiology Consultants; and William Pezzello DC of Lyceum Chiropractic.


Also in attendance at the April 4 event were representatives from four admissions offices, namely Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple School of Podiatry, St. George’s School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical School, as well as recruiters from the U.S. Army and Navy.

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