This is Vassar: The newsletter for Vassar College Alumnae/i and Families

Alumnae/i Medical Panel Offers Advice to Budding Doctors

In conjunction with the Career Development Office (CDO) and the Office of Pre-Professional Advising, AAVC served as sponsor of “Career Paths in Medicine,” a panel featuring four established physicians who are Vassar alumnae/i. The event, which took place on September 26, was targeted to Vassar’s freshman class, many of whom are considering a career in the field. Moderated by Associate Professor of Psychology Susan Trumbetta, the panel featured Dr. Margarita Camacho ’78, an AAVC trustee; Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow ’89; Dr. Juliet Nevins ’91; and Dr. Eran Zacks ’96.

The four panelists, whose specialties include cardiac transplants, psychiatry and geriatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and cardiac electrophysiology, focused on the ways in which their Vassar educations had shaped their career paths and recalled their trajectories through medical school, residencies, fellowships, and practices. They also discussed the rewards and surprises they have encountered along the way. The audience comprised both students and their parents, who were invited to a networking luncheon with the panelists and members of Vassar’s Pre-medical Advisory Committee after the discussion.

October 2009

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