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Alumnus’ gift to support training for future fellow surgeons

Medical rotations are full of life-changing moments and career-shaping experiences. For J. Anthony Rakowski, D.O.’05, one such experience occurred during his hospital rotations: His supervisors were “amazed” at what he already knew how to do in the operating room compared to students from other schools. “Surgery had not been on my radar – I thought …

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Martin Diamond, D.O.’62: a shining leader in osteopathic medicine, education

After completing two years of college and then serving as a Navy medic during the Korean War, Martin Diamond decided to become a doctor. He switched his major to biology and applied to multiple medical schools. “I went to Europe to try to get into medical school. When I got back, I had this telegram …

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The lasting, larger-than-life legacy of Dr. Norman Rose, a “Guardian of the Profession”

Norman Rose, D.O.’63, FACOS, FICS, DFACOS, began contemplating a career in medicine when he was six; he decided to become a surgeon at age 12, after he had his appendix removed. “That surgeon made me feel pretty good,” he recalls. Years later, as a second-year student at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now …

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Start a high-impact habit

Marc Baumert, PA-C’14, and Morgan Baumert, M.H.A.’15, shown above with daughters Claire, left, and Reece Watson Gutowski, D.O.’58, has donated to DMU every year since 1972. He and his wife, Catherine, also established the Catherine A. Gutowski and Watson A. Gutowski Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit DMU students. “It has been an honor and my …

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Kelly and Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, demonstrate gratitude with gift for new practice lab

Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, was in fourth grade when he told his parents he planned to become a physician. It wasn’t until his third year as a DMU osteopathic medical student, however, that he decided to pursue neurosurgery as his career. During rotation, he assisted with an emergency surgery on an 18-year-old woman whose prognosis …

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