“I owe a lot to professors Dr. Benedetta Sampoli-Benitez and Dr. Judith Hanks, who served as my mentors during undergrad and beyond. They were so helpful in writing me letters of recommendation for hospital volunteer opportunities, outside research jobs, summer internship programs, and medical school applications.”
Holly Ringhauser’s criteria for selecting a college was pretty simple: Go to school in a big city, but find a college that offers a close-knit science program. Enter Marymount Manhattan College. Enrolling in the Department of Natural Sciences, Ringhauser received remarkable hands-on experience in her field. Whether it was taking an independent study course in parasitology, conducting neuroscience research, or working as a teaching assistant in chemistry, organic chemistry, and physiology, Ringhauser sought out extraordinary career-building opportunities.
Ringhauser graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in Neuroscience. Now a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Ringhauser completed an emergency medicine residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, New York, in June 2016. The year prior, she put her skills to the test by traveling with a team to Hue, Vietnam, to teach emergency medicine. She worked in both an urban and a rural emergency department where she delivered lectures and gave demonstrations to medical and dental students, as well as residents.
Ringhauser headed to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to start a surgical critical care fellowship at St. Luke’s University Hospital in July 2016.
This spotlight originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MMC Magazine.