Institute, Alumni Physicians Discuss Pre-Med Track with High School Students
From left: Dr. Majed Sahouri, '88; Dr. Douglas Forsyth, '86; Dr. Andrew Wagner, '85; Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88
Institute Health Professions Advisor Marikay Dobbins, R.N., presents to the assembled group at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88 (general surgery), vice chair, surgical disciplines, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw
Dr. Douglas Forsyth, '86 (family practice), Chesaning
Dr. Andrew Wagner, '85 (obstetrics/gynecology), Saginaw, speaks with an attendee.
September 26, 2013
Over 100 Great Lakes Bay area high school students and family members got an insider’s perspective on preparing for the medical profession during an Albion College-sponsored program on “Thinking Ahead to a Career in Medicine” Sept. 25 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. The program included a panel discussion with four alumni who are now practicing physicians in the Saginaw/Midland area, and a presentation by staff from the College’s Institute for Healthcare Professions.
Participating in the panel (pictured in first photo above, left to right) were physicians Majed Sahouri, ’88 (ophthalmology), Great Lakes Eye Institute, Midland and Saginaw; Douglas Forsyth, ’86 (family practice), Chesaning; Andrew Wagner, ’85 (obstetrics/gynecology), Saginaw; and Samuel Shaheen, ’88 (general surgery), vice chair, surgical disciplines, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw. Together with Barbara Keyes and Marikay Dobbins from Albion’s Healthcare Institute, they offered advice on the most valuable learning experiences for students planning a medical career.
Additional events are scheduled for Nov. 19 in Grand Rapids and Nov. 20 in Metro Detroit.
'Post-Reform' Medicine Discussed by Alumnus
Alumnus Chris Behling, '94, examines "Practicing Medicine in the Post Reform Era" in a public presentation Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the College's Norris Center Towsley Hall.
Koehler Juggles Softball Present, Med School Future
Jessica Koehler patrols left field for the Albion College softball team, but there have been days this season when she thinks she is juggling bowling pins instead of snaring line drives.
An all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association second-team performer in 2011 and a two-time member of the league's academic honor roll, Koehler is taking a class to prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test in addition to her regular coursework in biology, chemistry, English, and physics, and completing a presentation on detecting e-coli bacteria in environmental samples for the college's April 19 Elkin R. Issac Student Research Symposium.