Thompson hosts physician assistant student

UR Medicine Thompson Health recently announced that the physician assistant (PA) student it is hosting for 2020-2021 is Canandaigua native Rory Doremus.

Thompson has hosted PA students for a decade with the goal of increasing students’ interest in pursuing their careers in rural settings.

A graduate of Keuka College, where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry, Doremus is enrolled in the physician assistant studies master’s degree program at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

At Thompson, Doremus will complete 11, four-week clinical rotations. These will include family practice, women’s health, pediatrics, inpatient medicine, internal medicine (outpatient), general surgery, long-term care, emergency medicine, behavioral medicine and two elective clinical rotations in a sub-specialty of medicine or surgery. He began his first rotation Aug. 24, with physician Jonathon Lammers at Midlakes Medical Care, a Thompson Health family practice located in Clifton Springs.