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Trinitas mentoring program offers career insights to science/pre-med students

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Trinitas Regional Medical Center offers future physicians and healthcare professionals an up-close view of medicine and allied professions while they shadow physicians and other healthcare professionals in the Collegiate Medical Mentoring Program. In its second year, the program has already experienced an uptick in registration as six science/pre-med students participate this year. The Collegiate Medical Mentoring Program is a spin-off of the highly successful high school level Medical Mentoring program that has seen more than 150 students since 2002. Both programs receive grant funding through the Trinitas Health Foundation.

Gary S. Horan, President and Chief Executive Office (far left), and Pay Haydu, Adjunct Instructor in the Trinitas Education Department and volunteer facilitator of both Medical Mentoring Programs (far right) welcomed this year's participants. From left, Nashali Ferrara of Dover (Montclair State University); Luke Magera of Hopatcong (Stevens Institute of Technology); Casey Imbergamo of Cranford (Seton Hall University); Vikas Kalia of Linden (Rutgers University); Andrew Shanes of Springfield (University of Virginia); and Jamie McIlvaine of Livingston (Seton Hall University).

To qualify for the Collegiate Mentoring Program, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and be enrolled in a science/pre-med program. The program includes one-week rotations through the Trinitas Cancer Center, Emergency Department, Operating Room, OB/Gyn, Wound Center, Rehabilitation Services, and Psychology Department. Students also visit the surgical suites to observe surgeons and anesthesiologists.

For more Information about the Collegiate Mentoring program, contact Lisa Liss, Director of Volunteer Services at 908-9945164.


Posted: July 22, 2015

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