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students as they go through the education process and move on to
residency. Their wellness will be central to everything we do. There
is an intricate balance in medical education, recognizing the timeconsuming, stressful and demanding schedule, while making sure the
students are exceptionally trained. Local physicians will play a vital
role in helping to educate students as to how to balance wellness with
training and these individuals will also be a key component in not
only teaching the students but encouraging their growth and wellness
along the way.
How do you hope to collaborate with local physicians?
I hope to learn from many of the local physicians about the
unique qualities of delivering care in this community. It truly takes a
village to train medical students. The collaboration will be essential
and I think exciting for all involved.
Is there anything else you would like the community and/or
local physicians to know about you, your new role, or Drexel
University College of Medicine at Tower Health?
I am thrilled to be back in Pennsylvania. I grew up in Delaware
County and went to college in downtown Philadelphia. I have family
here, including a sibling that lives 15 minutes from Reading. I have
three young adult children who are excited to have a landing spot
back east as they were raised on the east coast.

surrounding areas) might have an increased interest in attending at
the Tower Campus with the hope that these students will eventually
deliver care in nearby locations after they have finished their medical
training.
4) These are exceptional and in some ways unprecedented
times. We have the unique opportunity to impact social
disparities, economic inequalities, and racial injustice in the
House of Medicine and the delivery of health care. Do you have
any final thoughts regarding the role of medical education and
clinical training to both ensure excellence and address such
societal issues?
These are hugely important issues and definitely need to be a
part of the students' training. We must equip them to serve their
communities and their patients with understanding, skills to
constantly advance their knowledge, and the adaptability to meet
a changing world. We anticipate working with local community
leaders, national organizations, and our colleagues around the
country to assure that the training addresses and maximizes the
students' exposure and ability to serve and learn.
With sincere thanks for your consideration,
Michael L. Haas, MD
President, Berks County Medical Society

Dear Dr. Restifo,
On behalf of your colleagues and the members of the Berks
County Medical Society, we welcome you to Berks County. As
part of the feature to appear in the fall edition of our magazine, the
Medical Record, we would be very interested in your response to a
few additional questions, as follows:
1) Do you anticipate any unique challenges or opportunities in
establishing a medical school in Berks County?
The opportunities are many given the patients of Berks
County and the value of the Tower Health organization and its
commitment. A minor challenge of the Berks County location
will be related to logistics, with some school resources located
at the medical school campus in Philadelphia. That said, we will
be working to maximize the delivery of those resources on site,
allowing operations to be as seamless as possible.
2) Will the pre-clinical and clinical curricula closely mirror those
of Drexel's Philadelphia campus, or might there be adaptations
in view of the differences in the community environment?
The clinical curriculum will closely mirror that of the
Philadelphia campus. Adaptations will be made in referencing local
health care delivery systems, local patient demographics, available
community service resources, and the talent and expertise of the
local physicians and other health care providers.
3) Are there certain student characteristics that might be sought
as you build the first classes of this new campus?

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