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Undergraduate Medical Education

Letter from the Medical Director for Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Michael A. Kalil, Jr.:

Dr. Kalil

We are excited to expand medical education at Beebe Healthcare! Located in Lewes, DE in Sussex County, medical students will have an outstanding opportunity to experience the friendly atmosphere of a rural community hospital, committed to comprehensive patient care.

All students get full access to our hospitals – including libraries and classrooms. Students will also be granted the opportunity to utilize education resources at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, including virtual patient simulation. Students will use Cerner electronic medical record and Dragon dictation.

Currently, our undergraduate medical education program for MD/DO students offers rotations in Family Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, with plans to expand to additional specialties.

While committed to mentoring the physicians of the future, students are encouraged to explore the community of Lewes and other area communities to take advantage of numerous outdoor activities, restaurants, shopping, beaches, and venues.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you to the Beebe Healthcare family!

Michael A. Kalil Jr., D.O.
Medical Director for Undergraduate Medical Education


Opportunities


Welcoming Our Summer 2021 Medical Students

During July 2021, Beebe Healthcare welcomed its first group of medical students! Jeremy Heinle, OMS III, and Anson Marsh, OMS III, both attending the Philadelphia College of Osteophathic Medicine, came to Beebe to do their clinical rotations.

Beebe, in partnership with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, hosts third-year medical students for clinical education experiences in Family Medicine, General Surgery, OB/GYN, Psych with Sun Behavioral Health and Jewish Family Services, and Pediatrics with Beacon Pediatrics.

This hands-on clinical experience is vital to the education of these future physicians and we are honored to be a part of their medical education journey.

Shown are Family Medicine Residency Director, Dr. Joyce Robert, UME medical students, Anson Marsh and Jeremy Heinle, and Administrative Director, Tanya Ray.


Messages from Past Students

"I was with OB/GYN for my month at Beebe. The rotation allowed me to have a wide array of experiences across all aspects of OB/GYN patient care. I'm thankful for how willing everyone I interacted with was to teaching and helping me learn. The skills and knowledge I gained at my time at Beebe will be with me through the rest of my medical education."

-Jeremy Heinle, OMS III, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

"The family medicine rotation at Beebe Healthcare has provided a strong and unique experience for establishing a foundation in integrative patient care. The guidance of Dr. Bretzius and Dr. Morgan have been wonderful preceptors and provided a welcoming environment that is conducive for learning and growing as a future provider."

-Anson Marsh, OMS III, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Clinical Rotations - Medical Students (DO, MD)

Beebe's Undergraduate Medical Education program allows medical students such as those on the path to attaining an MD, DO degree or certification to rotate with our medical staff and faculty.

Beebe offers the following rotations:

Family Medicine: The clinical rotation in Family Medicine will take place at one of our many primary care outpatient offices.

General Surgery: During the Gen Surg rotation, students will work directly with the surgeons in both the outpatient, inpatient, and OR settings. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with other sub-specialty surgeons such as Vascular, Orthopedic, and Urology.

OB/GYN: Students on the OB/GYN rotation will also have the opportunity to work both inpatient and outpatient. Students will have the opportunity to learn multiple aspects of women’s health, including experience with laboring mothers.

How to Schedule Rotations: All rotations must be requested via CastleBranch. Please contact [email protected] for more information on these opportunities.


UME Faculty

Michael Kalil, Jr. DO
Medical Director, Undergraduate Medical Education


Dr. Kalil completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. He is a 2013 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Leigh Valley Health Network in 2016. Dr. Kalil joined the Beebe team as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist in 2017. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He has appointment as a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. When he is not mentoring the next generation of physicians, Dr. Kalil enjoys watching his beloved Penn State Nittany Lions during college football season, golfing, biking on the trails, microbrewery tasting, and spending time with his family.
Georgia Henry, DO, MPH
Family Medicine Faculty Lead

Dr. Henry is the Family Medicine faculty lead for the Core Clinical Campus in partnership with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is general faculty in the Family Medicine Residency and provides supervision in the continuity clinic. She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency training in family medicine at Suburban Community Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She previously worked as an urgent care physician with Patient First Urgent Care, also in Norristown. Dr. Henry has worked as an epidemiologist and public health data analyst for both state and federal public health entities. She sees patients at Beebe Family Practice Millsboro - Dupont Blvd and Beebe Family Practice – Long Neck. The diverse patient population in Sussex County, the need for primary care, and the growth of the community in the last five years is what brought Dr. Henry to Beebe and Sussex County.
Erik Stancofski, MD, MBA
General Surgery


Dr. Stancofski, is a board certified general surgeon with Beebe Medical Group. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and completed a residency in General Surgery at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Additionally, he earned his Healthcare MBA from George Washington University, in 2008. He practices with Beebe General and Bariatric Surgery & Wellness Center in Lewes.
Nancy Gideon, MD
Pediatrics

Beacon Pediatrics

Dr. Gideon grew up in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at University of Maryland College Park. She then attended Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Throughout high school, college and medical school, she enjoyed teaching young children a variety of subjects. Early on she realized that she enjoyed pediatrics the most. She did her pediatric residency training at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School) in Norfolk, Virginia. One of the greatest things about her training was that even though it was a small program the hospital was the pediatric tertiary care center for the area of more than 2 million people. The small program allowed us as residents to be much more hands-on with our care of patients. After residency, she moved to Sussex County to practice general pediatrics and has been here for over 15 years
Jacoby Spittler, DO
OB/GYN


Dr. Spittler is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He sees patients with Beebe Women's Healthcare in Rehoboth (Plantations Road) and in Georgetown, and in the hospital at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. Dr. Spittler received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic in Akron, Ohio. He has four years of experience working in a community based, academic institution.