On Thursday, February 2nd, Penn-Trafford High School’s Counseling Department held a Medical Career Day for students to learn about career opportunities in the field of healthcare.
Over twenty-five medical professionals attended and met in small groups with the students to share information about their jobs, educational requirements, and career opportunities. There were also representatives from higher education institutions to share information about healthcare programs. A financial aid presentation was provided by PHEAA.
[Front Row] Nicole Owen (Physician Assistant), Dr. Kristina Curchi (Psychiatrist), Dr. Bernadette Sherman, Kristinia Heins (Student Organizer), Erin Merkle (Nurse Clinician), Nicole Stefanic (RN)
[Second Row] Hunter Owen (PTHS School Counselor), Troy Rosenberry (Physical Therapist), Rachel Keller (Social Worker), Cassie Bortot (Speech Pathologist), Traci Laspina (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), Heather Patton-Csuhta (Echo Tech/Manager of Diagnostic Cardiology), Cassie Bortot (Speech Pathologist)
[Third Row] Richelle Lehman (Pharmacist), Elaine Wahl (Dietician), Marnie Kaminski (ICU/Flight Nurse), Dr. James Masterson, Dawn Phillians (RN), Jennifer Stone (Pathologist Assistant), Chris Maust (Technical Supervisor), Kailee Horner (Chief CT Technologist)
[Back Row] Ryan Lehman (Emergency Dept Nurse), Natasa Popovich (Paramedic), Caroline Luisi (Occupational Therapist), Dr. Kevin Wong, Dr. Michael Wong, Jack Moschgat (Retail Pharmacist), Jason Hughes (Laboratory Director), Brent McCauley (Chiropractor)
Dr. Bernadette Sherman, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor, presents medical and post-secondary professions
Dr. Wong speaks about his practice, PT Family Medicine
Laboratory director Jason Hughes, Pathologist Assistant Jennifer Stone, and Technical Supervisor Chris Maust present to PTHS students
Pathologist Assistant Jennifer Stone explains the laboratory setting to student Zachary Burns
Heather Patton-Csuhta, a manager of diagnostic cardiology, speaks to a small group of students