ALTOONA – Two area students, Nicole Post of Tyrone and Joel Fleegle of Bedford, comprise the 11th class of interns from Findlay University Nuclear Medicine Institute to study at UPMC Altoona.
Post is the daughter of Karen Post of Tyrone. Fleegle is the son of Duane and Jackie Fleegle of Bedford.
This class has the distinction of receiving education from co-instructors Drew Appleman, UPMC Altoona Nuclear Medicine department supervisor, and Keith Grigg, UPMC Altoona chief technologist. When Appleman retires in early May, Grigg will finish teaching through August.
The students will complete a nine-month internship in the Nuclear Medicine Department, applying the knowledge from the classroom to the hospital-patient setting.
Upon completing the internship, taking a final exam, and graduating at Findlay in August, the students will sit for their national board exams in September. So far, all Findlay interns who have studied here have passed their national board exams, Appleman said.
Pictured are Keith Grigg (far left), Nuclear Medicine technician and Drew Appleman (far right) with Post and Fleegle.