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October 25, 2010

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- Health and Senior Services Commissioner to Join in Announcement of New Regional Medical School Campus in NJ


††††††††† On Tuesday, October 26, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh will join officials from Saint Peterís University Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine for a press event announcing a new regional medical school campus in New Jersey that could help increase the number of new doctors who stay in the state to practice medicine.†

`††††††† Ronald C. Rak, Esq, president and CEO of Saint Peterís Healthcare System, and Dr. Richard V. Homan, president and Annenberg Dean of Drexel University College of Medicine, will make the announcement at the 11 a.m. event at Saint Peterís University Hospital, 254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick.

††††††††† Under the partnership, Saint Peterís will serve as a Regional Medical Campus where third- and fourth- year Drexel medical students can gain the clinical experience they need as part of their medical training.† The goal is to encourage them to choose Saint Peterís for their residency training, and then go on to practice medicine in the state.† As part of this new program, promising Rutgers University students may be offered early admission to Drexelís medical school and also go on to receive their clinical education at Saint Peterís.

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