TODAY’s Al Roker is back to work, not even two weeks after having knee replacement surgery. With a rigourous course of physical therapy, from Mercy College alumni, Billy Campbell, Al was able to get back on his feet sooner than expected. Since Roker's first knee replacement 15 years ago, medical science and the replacement surgery has improved radically. Dr. Campbell graduated from Mercy College in 2012 with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy and continues to give back to the college by participating in the DPT program's Case Study courses.
Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Clinical laboratory scientists, also referred to as medical technologists, and clinical laboratory technologists, are part of the health care team that collaborates with physicians in the treatment of patients.They examine and analyze body fluids, cells, and tissues.
The Clinical Laboratory Science program at Mercy College consists of three years of general education and basic science courses, followed by a one-year professional internship at a hospital clinical laboratory. The college-based courses meet the requirements for admission into an affiliated hospital School of Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Science and provide students with the conceptual and technical background needed to complete their clinical education.
Students are expected to achieve entry-level proficiency and standards of excellence for their field, including:
Students are expected to demonstrate professional behavior, by their ability to:
Students are expected to demonstrate competency in applying methods of scientific inquiry and/or evidence-based learning to guide clinical/professional/scientific decision making.
Students are expected to demonstrate a commitment to engage in inter-professional and/or community service, including regional and/or global service, using knowledge and skills gained during their academic studies to foster diversity, interdisciplinary initiatives, and/or eliminate health disparities.
Dr. Irina Ellison
Program Head, Health Sciences
Dr. Astrid Mel
Program Head, Exercise Science
Ms. Michelle Naylor
Director, Clinical Laboratory Science
Dr. Deborah Dougherty
Program Director, Occupational Therapy
Dr. Lisa Schenkel
Program Director, Veterinary Technology
Dr. Helen Buhler
Program Director, Communications Disorders
Ms. Lorraine Cashin
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
Dr. Nannette Hyland
Program Director, Physical Therapy
Prof. Cristina Dumitrescu
Interim Program Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Dr. Peggy Tallier
Program Director, Nursing
Students have completed placements in prestigious institutions in the tri-state region.
Of faculty are actively conducting research in their fields.
Employment rate in all health professional programs within 3 months of graduation.
Faculty and students have completed 15 medical outreach missions all over the world.
Mercy College’s Communication Disorders Department has been traveling around the world providing speech therapy for children who otherwise might not receive those service, many of the children have cleft lips and palates, other craniofacial anomalies and assorted developmental disabilities.
Communication Disorders Professors Dr. Helen Buhler and Dr. Shari Berkowitz traveled to Santa Marta, Colombia with graduate students Bruna Carbelim and Jeanette Torres. The speech team traveled with Healing the Children, Northeast, a group that provides surgery to children with orofacial clefts around the world. Previously the professors have provided services around the globe in Thailand, Peru and India. In fact, their next trip will be to a new area in India in January 2017 and two graduate students will be accompanying them. Take a look at Bruna's YouTube video about the Medical Mission, Santa Marta, Columbia here
Our alums are also getting into the action abroad, Communication Disorders alumna Lindsay Naylor recently traveled to Lima, Peru to provide speech therapy. While there, Naylor mentored and supervised current Communication Disorders graduate student Shannon Hall. The trip was under the auspices of Healing the Children, Rocky Mountain chapter.
To read more about the work the Communication Disorders Department is doing in the field, Berkowitz keeps a blog about the departments worldwide adventures which features guest posts from students. The blog can be accessed here.