christopher duma

“For fourteen years, the COPE Clinical Care Extenders working at Hoag have enhanced the patient quality significantly. I will attest that every Clinical Care Extender who has come through our program has been an immense asset and has always been very interested in patient care and furthering their own education. The majority of these have been either pre-nursing or pre-med students, and I have taken great delight in adding to their clinical experience. Thus it is a great program for both the mentor and Clinical Care Extenders. I have found them to be extremely well educated, of very high IQ, and of excellent honor. I’m delighted to have a Clinical Care Extender at all times in my practice of neurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.”