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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 studenteducation@beebehealthcare.org 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.
Joyce Robert, MD
Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency


Dr. Joyce Robert is Beebe's Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency. She is also a board certified family medicine physician. 
Dr. Robert received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her training at Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine. She previously served as a core faculty and advisor  for the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine, as well as Performance Improvement Chair and Transitional Year Residency Program Director all with Mount Sinai Health System. She was also Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and was an integral member of the admissions committee.  She has a deep commitment to the advancement of family medicine education and continuous quality improvement of patient-centered care.
At Beebe, Dr. Robert will be working with a team to create the curriculum and process for Beebe's Family Medicine Residency. This program will train  future physicians in the field of family medicine and will also allow medical students to work within the Beebe system. The goal of the program is to train the next generation of family medicine physician, who will hopefully choose to practice medicine here in Southern Delaware. Dr. Robert will also be seeing primary care patients at Beebe Family Practice - Long Neck. She is employed by Beebe Medical Group and is a member of Beebe Healthcare's Medical Staff.
Michelle Bretzius, DO
Family Medicine/OMM


Dr. Bretzius completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. She completed her Family Medicine residency training at Memorial Hospital in York, PA in 2014. She joined the Beebe team in March 2020 and sees patients at Beebe Family Practice Long Neck. Dr. Bretzius has appointment as a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her spare time Dr. Bretzius enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, being outside, and traveling to Walt Disney World.
Mark Morgan, DO
Family Medicine


Dr. Morgan completed his undergraduate degree in biology, before continuing his studies achieving an M.A in Education. He spent several years teaching before deciding to pursue medicine. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and completed his Family Medicine training at Memorial Hospital in York, PA. He joined the Beebe team in March 2020 and sees patients at Beebe Family Practice Long Neck. Dr. Morgan has appointment as a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his spare time Dr. Morgan enjoys any outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking or sports in general.
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.
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.
Andrew G. Feinberg, MD
Psychiatry
Jewish Family Services

Dr. Feinberg completed his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University, he earned an MS degree in human physiology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and he is a graduate of New Jersey Medical School. He completed a psychiatry internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as chief resident. He continues on the part-time faculty there as assistant professor, teaching psychiatry PGY III residents. He is board certified in psychiatry and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In his years of clinical practice, he has focused on forging close relationships with his patients, their families, and other clinicians. His areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adult ADHD and geriatric psychiatry. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, swimming, cycling, walking on the beaches, and exploring state parks with his wife and their Westie, Iris.
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