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Who Says You Cannot Teach an Old Doc New Tricks?


UMC at Pitman Resident, Dr. Jay. F.  recently attended his 65th Medical School reunion and he did not even have to leave Pitman.  Thanks to Zoom technology, Dr. Jay, who graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1956, was able to connect with 11 fellow medical school graduates from the comforts of home.

“Dr. Jay’s daughter called me from Iowa to say that her father, who is a retired medical doctor wanted to participate in the reunion but this year it was going take place virtually.  Since she would not be able to get here she asked if I could assist him.  In light of the pandemic – the doctors were not able to travel to Philadelphia to meet in person,” said Alice M. Coghill, Sales Counselor at UMC at Pitman who added, “Pamela J. Ruoff, the Senior Manager, Alumni Special Services at PCOM put together the first of its kind virtual reunion.”

After a few technical glitches all the doctors, some with help from families and friends, were able to get on-line and see each other face-to-face and share some of their favorite memories from medical school.

“It was so wonderful that Dr. Jay and his wife Joan were able to participate in the reunion.  Pamela did a nice job putting together the agenda and getting the doctors who all in their 90’s on-line.  I am glad that I was able to help Dr. Jay catch up with his classmates. I enjoyed seeing the yearbook pictures and hearing them catch up on what was going on in their lives.”

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