USF COM focus of Newschannel 8 story "A New DNA for Doctors"

Newschannel 8 anchor Gayle Sierens interviews Dr. Stephen Klasko, USF medical dean.

The USF College of Medicine was featured on last night’s (Nov. 3rd) newscast of WFLA Newschannel 8 in a story titled “A New DNA for Doctors.”

COM Dean Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, was interviewed by veteran news anchor Gayle Sierens for a segment on the college’s innovative approaches to teaching the next generation of doctors.

In introducing the interview with Dr. Klasko, Sierens said: “He’s old enough to remember Marcus Welby, MD, experienced enough as a doctor to know communication is the key to really helping patients, smart enough to have an MBA from Wharton, and wily enough to speak out and say the old way of getting kids into medical school needs a little tweaking…”

USF 2nd year medical student Elisa (Margret) McQueen and 3rd year student Courtney Bovee – both enrolled in the Business and Entrepreneurship scholarly concentration – were also interviewed.

Click here for video of the newscast “A New DNA for Doctors.”.

Sierens continued the conversation with Dr. Klasko, discussing healthcare reform’s impact on medical education, on the 11 a.m. newscast scheduled to air Friday, Nov. 13. Dr. Klasko commented on the shortage of primary care physicians who will be needed to anchor a health system insuring more people.

Click here for video of newscast “Where Will The Doctors Come From?”