Dr. Angela Funovits, of Avon Lake, Ohio, was one of 184 public health professionals, pharmacists and physicians to graduate from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) during its commencement ceremony on May 18 at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Center.
Dr. Funovits was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Funovits will complete a transitional year at Summa Health System/NEOMED in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Funovits will pursue a residency in Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Funovits is a graduate of Avon Lake High School and Kent State University. She is the daughter of Bill and Fong Funovitis.
The College of Graduate Studies, founded in 2009, graduated its very first class of students. The College of Pharmacy graduated its third class of pharmacists and the College of Medicine graduated its thirty-third class of physicians.
Sixty-three percent of students in the College of Pharmacy were offered and accepted positions in Northeast Ohio following graduation. Fifty-two percent are entering community practice, 28 percent are entering residencies while the balance are pursuing health-system pharmacy practices, continuing their education or finalizing their plans. Fifty-three percent of the College of Medicine’s graduating class will remain in Ohio for their residencies, 29 percent of which will remain in NEOMED’s hospital partners, and 44 percent of graduates will continue their training in a primary care field such as family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics or obstetrics/gynecology.
As part of the event, The Honorable Louis Stokes, former congressman, lawyer and civic leader, received an honorary degree and served as the University’s commencement speaker.
Northeast Ohio Medical University is a community-based, public medical university with a mission to improve the quality of health care in Northeast Ohio working in collaboration with its educational and clinical partners. With a focus on scientific and medical research, and the interprofessional training of health professionals that is unique to the state of Ohio, the University offers a doctor of medicine (M.D.) and a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, in addition to graduate-level coursework and research opportunities leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in other medical areas. Northeast Ohio Medical University is a founding member of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. Visit www.neomed.edu.