Islip High School students learn about healthcare careers from Southside Hospital employees

Southside Hospital’s Anthony Pellicone explaining his career path to Islip High School students.

Islip High School students got the opportunity to interact with Southside Hospital and Northwell Health employees from myriad careers during the school’s Medical Career Day on October 27. 

There were 30 different tables throughout the school’s gym where healthcare professionals were available to answer questions and provide information about their career paths as well as 18 presentations in the Islip High School choral room and auditorium. Anthony Pellicone, MBA, associate executive director at Southside Hospital, spoke to the students about non-clinical healthcare careers.

“For students to best determine their future career path, they need to know about as many of the options available to them as they can,” Mr. Pellicone said. “I appreciate the opportunity to speak with these students and I hope my presentation helped inspire them.”

Northwell Health’s community relations team has been organizing Medical Career Days for the last year, including an upcoming one at Brentwood High School. For more information about Medical Career Days or to bring this program to your school, call Matthew DePace at 516-465-8358.

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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals, over 550 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for more than two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and 3,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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