As Western New York experiences one of the worst doctor shortages in all of New York State, Canisius College – in collaboration with the Erie County Medical Society (ECMS) – is working to counter that challenge.
Tonight, Wednesday, September 5, the two institutions will host pre-medical students from Canisius, Niagara University and the University at Buffalo to educate participants on the Medical Society’s work to support physicians in the area. The event is part of a new, ongoing effort to attract and retain physicians in Western New York. The event, which takes place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Canisius College Science Hall, involves several prominent members of the Erie County Medical Society who will answer questions and address concerns from students pursuing medical careers. ECMS members will also conduct speed mentoring round-tables with students.
The ECMS members participating in the inaugural forum are:
- Thomas J. Madejski, MD, president of the Medical Society of the State of New York
- Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, past president of the American Medical Association and senior associate dean for healthy policy and medicine at UB
- John Gillespie, MD, president of the Erie County Medical Society
- Arvind Herle, MD, delegate to the Medical Society of the State of New York
- Carlos Martinez, MD, member of the Ethics Committee for the Erie County Medical Society
- Gale Burstein, MD, Erie County Commissioner of Health
- Ernesto Diaz-Ordaz, MD, past president of the Erie County Medical Society
- Julia Faller, MD, co-chair of the Erie County Medical Society Legislative Affairs Committee
- Gregory Bennett, MD, member of the Health Law Committee of the Erie County Medical Society
- Moudi Hubeishy, medical student (fourth year)
- Christine Ignaszak-Nadolny, executive director of the Medical Society of the Counties of Erie, Chautauqua and Orleans
Representatives from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the University at Buffalo, the Erie County Commissioner of Health will also speak at the event.
Submitted by: College Communications