Profiles of Success
Joseph Pepe – Osteopathic MedicineNU 2011 - B.S. Health Science; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2015
What led to your interest in a career in osteopathic medicine? Who or what inspired you?
I have always enjoyed the medical field. I worked as a patient transporter in high school, which exposed me to all different aspects of the medical system. Osteopathic medicine, in particular, has a strong emphasis on training its practitioners to be intuitive primary care physicians. This philosophy is one of the reasons I feel the profession fits so well with my personal goals and values. Though not all physicians serve in the primary care field, I believe that all physicians must be great general practitioners, first and foremost, no matter their level of specialization. My experiences with emergency medicine, in particular, have shown me the importance of personalized care, which can so often be overlooked in such a hectic and fast passed field. Read more…