On Monday December 16, 2019 Dean Mark Tykocinski MD visited Lankenau Medical Center to meet with students and faculty of the Jefferson-Main Line Health Core Clinical Campus. Dean Tykocinski is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University and the Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Four medical students (Caroline Komlo, Abby Schmucker, Cole Gillian, and Vivek Bilolikar) of the MLH-Jefferson Core Clinical Campuses presented patient cases for discussion.
Dean Tykocinski has had a prolific career as a research pathologist, an academic dean, and as adviser to international research programs. Using the cases presented as a basis, Dr. Tykocinski provided insight into several evolving arenas of medical research and demonstrated the impact of research on today’s practice in a variety of clinical fields. The event provided students and faculty an opportunity to see the impact of research on the patients that we treat.
Student case preparation for the event was mentored by Jefferson graduate Kaitlyn Kennard, a senior resident in the Lankenau Surgical Residency, and by Marie Weber, PhD, a researcher at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.
At its close, the students and faculty suggested that the very successful Provost Lecture become an annual event celebrating the Main Line Health-Jefferson Core Clinical Campus.