Physician Families - Penn State College of Medicine

Uploaded by PennStateHershey on 15.08.2011

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>> [birds singing] Hi. I'm Kit Abendroth. I'm on the College of Medicine faculty. I
work in the department of pathology, and I've been working with medical students for close
to 20 years now. So this is a special day for me to have our son, Michael, become a
member of the class, and just so excited about having him here for the next four years and
seeing him grow and develop as a physician.
>> Tom Abendroth: Tom Abendroth. I'm the chief information officer of Penn State Hershey
Medical Center and College of Medicine, and I'm tremendously proud to have our son entering
this profession.
>> Michael Abendroth: Michael Abendroth. I've been around medicine most of my life through
my parents. So it's great to finally enter into the profession. Very excited about it
and it's great to be closer to them in sharing this experience with them.
>> Phil Cantori: Hi. I'm Phil Cantori. I'm in the department of ophthalmology.
>> Katie Cantori: And I'm Katie Cantori.
>> Phil Cantori: And I'm very pleased that Katie is here. When I was a medical student,
we came to Hershey on a vacation, and I remember turning to my wife and remarking that how
nice a place this would be to be going to medical school because I, myself, was in New
York City, and I'm just very pleased that Katie's had the opportunity to go to medical
school up here.
>> Katie Cantori: I absolutely loved growing up in Hershey, and after being away for four
years in college, I'm just excited to be back.
>> Hi. I'm Robert Atnip. I'm a vascular surgeon here at the Medical Center, professor, professor
of surgery. [background talk] Been here very long time, and it's amazing that the day has
come when my daughter is starting in medical school. So she has been thinking about this
for a very long time. Now the work really begins.
>> Elizabeth Atnip: Thank you. [laughs] Pretty much took everything I was going to say. I'm
Elizabeth Atnip. I am this man's daughter. I'm so excited to finally be starting med
school and the white coat ceremony was a huge step in that whole thing, and I was gratefully
happy that my dad got to put on my coat today. So very meaningful to me. [laughs]
>> OK. Couple more, here we are. And one more. Good.