Health Speaker Series welcomes alumnus, general surgeon Dr. Andrew Pearson

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Kimberly Mueller | Pre-Professional Health Liaison
541-962-3070 | kmueller@eou.edu

October 23, 2012

Dr. Andrew Pearson

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) ⎯  Students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare have an opportunity to hear first-hand experiences from members of the area medical community participating in the Health Speaker Series at EOU.

Andrew Pearson, D.O., will give a free presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in Badgley Hall, Room 102. Pearson, a 1998 EOU graduate, is now a general surgeon at Grande Ronde Hospital’s Regional Medical Clinic. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed a five-year residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio before beginning his position with GRH.

EOU and the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center (NEOAHEC) launched the speaker series with the belief that there is a great benefit for students and the community to meet healthcare providers in a setting other than a doctor’s office or hospital. It also serves as an outlet for students to learn more about what a future in healthcare might hold for them.

The series will continue through spring term with one speaker scheduled each month. Information on upcoming presentations is available at www.eou.edu/prepro or by contacting Kimberly Mueller, EOU’s pre-professional health liaison, at 541-962-3070.