Eric R. Schenk, DO, Joins the Staff of Penobscot Bay Medical CenterVillageSoup - Business News - VillageSoup
...Eric R. Schenk, DO, Joins the Staff of Penobscot Bay Medical Center
ROCKPORT (July 29): July 27, 2005â€""Science is a uniform language," says Dr. Eric R. Schenk
sits in his
freshly painted office at the Physicians Building in Rockport.He
is talking about his
transition from a career in electrical engineering to medicine.In 1997 he
was working on an engineering research project aimed at helping handicapped people.One evening while at the home of his
sister-in-law, a dermatologist, he
opened one of the medical textbooks on her
became fascinated with the content and wound up reading them all cover to cover.It was then clear to him that a career in medicine is what he
wanted.Dr. Schenk attended Ohio University where he received an MS degree in engineering in 1998 and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.
Upon graduation he
received the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean's Award
which is presented to a student who displays exceptional character in personal and professional conduct, maintains superior performance in the classroom and clinic, and shows unusual promise of future contributions to the profession of osteopathic medicine.Also from 2000 to 2002 he was a Family Medicine Fellow at the University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Following medical school he
completed an internal medicine residency at Bassett Healthcare
located in Cooperstown, New York in 2005.Wanting to remain in a small town, Dr. Schenk
wife targeted Maine as a place to settle, and they arrived here in the beginning of July. "We are delighted that Dr. Schenk chose to settle in mid-coast Maine and join our medical staff," said Dr. Dana L. Goldsmith, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Penobscot Bay Medical Center.
."And I'm excited about my future role in the community.Medicine is a service industry, and I believe that people have the right to the best healthcare available."
In addition to his
career in medicine, Dr.Schenk's interests include travel, kayaking, gourmet cooking and canine obedience training.Dr. Schenk
will be starting his
practice, Coastal Maine Internal Medicine, on August 1, and can be reached at 593-5717.