Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Liberal Arts and a Career in Healthcare Panel

How can a liberal arts education benefit your career in healthcare? How can you take advantage of liberal arts opportunities at UVA? Join UVA Alum, Dr. Kenneth Harkavy, and Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, Dr. John Densmore, and current UVA medical students as they discuss the importance of a liberal arts education in healthcare.

Date: Wednesday, February 2/24
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Alumni Hall

Dinner included!   Open to all students and all years.
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Panelists include:

Dr. Harkavy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, his medical degree from Yale University, and completed an MBA at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently Director of Neonatology, Emergency Medicine Associates; Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Reston Hospital Center.

John J. Densmore, MD, PhD is Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is also Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at UVA. He earned his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and MD and PhD degrees at UVA. Dr. Densmore has clinical interest in Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Multiple Myeloma.  

Joshua Jolissaint the son of a military family, graduated from UVA in 2011. As an Echols Scholar, he obtained degrees in Chemistry and Psychology, in addition to taking courses in Economics, Philosophy, and English.  After graduation, he spent a year working as an Emergency Department Scribe in Williamsburg, VA, before matriculating to UVA School of Medicine in 2012. He is currently in the process of applying for residency in general surgery.

Patricia Doerr grew up in Charlotte, NC and completed her bachelor's degree at UNC Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship. She graduated with majors in English and Spanish Literature. She completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at the University of Virginia. Prior to starting medical school, she spent 2 years working as a medical assistant and junior research coordinator for an internist who participated  in osteoporosis clinical trials.