AMSA Hosts Medical Conference


From left: Joshua Papp, senior biochemistry major, Rachel Bohn, senior bio premedical major, Dr. Frank DiPino, biology professor, Alexandra Wagner, sophomore medical science major and Alivia Womelsdorf, bio pre-medical at the American Medical Students Association program in Insalaco Hall on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Colleen Garrison, Copy Editor

Dozens of high school and college students attended the American Medical Students Association event at Insalaco Hall March 21.

The program, which was hosted by the campus chapter of AMSA, included presentations by three speakers: Dr. Frank DiPino, professor of biology; Staff Sergeant Jason M. DiGangi, United States Army Center Commander at the Wilkes-Barre Medical Recruiting Station; and keynote speaker Dr. Samuel J. Slimmer, associate staff physician in the department of emergency medicine at Geisinger Medical Center and the assistant medical director of Geisinger Life Flight.

Students from surrounding areas such as Hanover Township, Nanticoke and Minersville were welcomed by President Dr. Thomas Botzman and Alexandra Wagner, president of the campus chapter of AMSA. During the course of the day, participants connected with university students, faculty and medical professionals.

The event included a basket raffle and a tour.  A scheduled tour of a Life Flight Helicopter was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

The event was organized by AMSA chapter officers Alexandra Wagner, president and sophomore medical science major; Joshua Papp, vice president and senior bio chemistry major; Rachel Bohn, secretary and fifth year bio pre-med major; and Alivia Womelsdorf , treasurer and sophomore bio pre-med major.