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  Scot LeTellier, MD, joined the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center team. LeTellier earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, completed his internal medicine residency at Staten Island University in Staten Island, New York, and completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. LeTellier’s goal is to offer the most up-to-date medical knowledge, as well as emotional support, to all patients. He values opportunities for participation in clinical trials. His research has focused on acute leukemia. Outside of the clinical setting, Dr. LeTellier enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. They can often be found on playgrounds, soccer fields and hiking trails. source: bbjtoday.com www.peacehealth.org
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MASON CITY | Dr. Stephen Thorn has helped deliver more than 7,000 babies as a obstetrician and gynecologist. But in roughly a half-hour interview with the Globe Gazette, he made sure to credit the people he works with every day at Mercy Medical Center—North Iowa. That includes six other doctors, two advanced practice providers and multiple other nurses who help treat his patients with the utmost care. "The positiveness in this hospital, there's something you can't put your finger on," Thorn, 69, said. "That's the way it, the kindness. Even people who follow me here from Minnesota ... everybody was like 'Wow, now I know why you're here.'" Thorn spent more than 20 years as a doctor in Albert Lea before Phil Lee, a physician at Mercy, finally convinced him to move to Mason City. He's been here since 2012, and has been amazed by the nurses and doctors from the day he started. Communication is key, Thorn said. "That's...
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The first graduating class from the UAG School of Medicine four-year international program was named after Dr. William De La Pena By Sean Burrows January 19, 2018 (Newswire.net -- January 18, 2018) -- The Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine just held commencement ceremonies for their first graduates of their new four year program. Many may wonder why this would be considered news at all since most medical programs in the United States are four years. But this isn’t about a medical school in the United States, nor do they produce doctors like most schools in the United States produce. UAG alumni and advisory board member, Dr. William De La Pena explains, “There is an acute shortage of doctors that are both bilingual and bicultural here in the U.S. Being able to speak a second language isn’t enough, so seeing how medicine is practiced in other countries is a valuable asset to our communities. We need more family practitioners with this cultural understanding.”...
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The first class that successfully completed the international program of Medicine from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) in the four year curriculum. This curriculum is designed in such a way that the students receive the knowledge required for the international standards and lets the students, especially Americans and Puerto Ricans return to their country in less time as well as incorporate themselves into the work force in an easier manner and better contribute to the community. The UAG graduates also lives a multicultural and bilingual experience that lets them extend their competitiveness in the exercise of their profession. Dr. William de la Peña, Regent from the University of California and a distinguished ophthalmologist in the state of California, participated in this special event of the first generation of the four year curriculum. The Vice President of UAG, Antonio Leaño del Castillo, delivered a message to the class highlighting the UAG mission of delivering to society, good men and women, who are...
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