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Student-Alumni Lunch & Learn: Exploring Healthcare: Beyond the MD

Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

Student-Alumni Lunch & Learn: Exploring Healthcare:...

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The Weinberg Student Alumni Engagement program invites you to participate in an exciting lunchtime panel discussion.

 "Thinking Beyond the MD: You don’t have to be pre-med to go to medical school & The health care industry needs more than doctors.”

Are you interested in the health care industry but not sure you want to be a doctor?  Do you want to study English instead of organic chemistry but fear this will keep you out of medical school?  Come and hear from outstanding  physicians who majored in the humanities instead of science, and from professionals who work in different aspect of the health care industry.

 Our panel:

Dr. Paul Checchia, Medical Director, Texas Children's-Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor University (Weinberg - English -  '89, Feinberg Residency '99)

Dr. Barbara Byrnne, Vice President and CIO, Edward Health Services (Weinberg - History -  '89, Feinberg '93, Feinberg Residency '96, Kellogg '02

Christine Todd, Associate Professor & Director of Hospitalist Services, SIU SOM, ( Univ Chicago, BA, English language & Literature)


Professor  Mark Sheldon - Assistant Dean at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and also in the Medical Ethics and Humanities Program, Feinberg School of Medicine.


Healthcare non-MDs:

Brad Helfand, Associate Vice President at Sg2 (health care consulting), Weinberg  - Political Science & Sociology -2001

Alisha Hsu  :  Analyst, Marketing Analytics and Business Insights at AbbVie (formerly Abbott Laboratories), Weinberg- Economics- 2013


 Lisa Vitkus - Administrator, Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Endoscopy (technology permitting)


Our alumni will share their own career stories, share the critical questions they asked as their career journeys progressed and answer YOUR questions.  This program is open to all students who want to learn more about the variety of careers in healthcare regardless of major and who want to meet and network with our outstanding alumni.  Questions?  Contact Jane Holt at

Lunch will be served.


This is the first of  three panel discussions in our  "Career Exploration: Understanding the Value of a Liberal Arts Education" series.

Have questions about Student-Alumni Lunch & Learn: Exploring Healthcare: Beyond the MD? Contact Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program

When & Where

Parkes Hall, Room 122
1870 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program

The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Student-Alumni Engagement Program provides opportunities for WCAS students to connect with WCAS alumni for personal and professional exploration and growth.

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