Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scrubs Club Explores Medicine in the Navy

The Resurrection College Prep High School "Scrubs Club"  met with Robert Buckley, M.D., a retired Navy Physician to explore the field of medicine in the Navy.  The "Scrubs Club" is made up of 43 students who are interested in exploring opportunities and possibilities as future physicians and nurses. 

Dr. Robert Buckley is a retired Family Physician and former Executive Director of Medical Education at Resurrection Medical Center.  He served 23 years in the Navy, 14 years on active duty and 9 years in the reserves retiring with the rank of Captain.  His active duty assignments included two tours at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Senior Medical Officer South Atlantic Force, staff physician Patuxant River Naval Air Station, and Senior Medical Officer Naval Communications Station H.E. Holt Exmouth Western Australia.  His reserve assignments include Commanding Officer Battalion Aid Station B 4th FSSG,  Commanding Officer Naval Hospital Jacksonville Detachment 215, Officer –in-Charge Naval Reserve Fleet Hospital 14 Detachment E, and Commanding Officer Naval Hospital Great Lakes Detachment 313. 
Dr. Buckley spoke about what inspired him to be a physician and what gave him the drive to continue during challenging times and what he treasured most in his experiences as a Navy physician and a physician in the private sector.  He also spoke about how high school students can prepare and explore if medicine is right future for them, the years of study required, and various grants available.  Most of all he shared his love for helping others.

Any alumnae interested in exploring opportunities for medical education in the Navy, other branches of service, or medical education in general and would like to speak with Dr. Buckley, he would be happy to speak with you…just let me know and I can get you in contact with him.
Dr. Robert Buckley with a few of the Scrubs Club members

Dr. Robert Buckley receives a Resurrection coffee mug from Scrubs Club

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