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