Student/Resident Observer Program

In order to foster the careers of our Hellenic youth, the Board of Directors has undertaken a program entitled the Student/Resident Observer Program.

Several Philadelphia hospitals and various Hellenic Medical Society members have offered observer rotations with them, lasting 1-4 weeks.  During these rotations, students will attend hospital rounds, office hours and research laboratory of mentor while participating in the academic enterprise of the Hospital.  At the end of these rotations, students are to complete an exit interview with the HMS and write a letter summarizing their experience.

It is the hope of the Board that these rotations may result in support of the student’s and resident’s ��������������������������������applications through letters of recommendations and professional networking.


Rotations include:

Allied Health

Pharmacy: Sandy Tzaferos, PharmD at MediLink


Cardiology: Dr Iliadis at Cooper University Hospital, Dr Pratsos at Bryn Mawr Hospital

Pulmonary: Dr Hadjiliadis at hospital of University of Pennsylvania medical center

Nephrology:  Dr Ellie Kelepouris at Hahnemann Hospital

Rheumatology:  Dr Stephanie Morris at Paoli Hospital

Neurology: Dr Anca Popescu at Kennedy Health System New Jersey

Neuro-Oncology: Dr Tara Morrison at Lehigh Valley Medical Center


Urology: Dr Costas Lallas at Jefferson University Hospital

Transplant: Dr Andreas Karachristos at Temple Univerisity Hospital

General: Dr Dean Andrews at Virtua Hospitals


Cardiology: Dr Fran Zappalla at A.I. Dupont Medical center


Students interested in these rotations should contact the society at the email or phone number below to arrange: or 856.671.1169