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A Doctor in the Family
Diverse medical school graduating class
BY LAYLA GARMS
THE CHRONICLE ;
The professional fates of more than 120 Wake Forest University
Medical School seniors were decided last week during a whirlwind cere
mony at the school's Bndger
A rite of passage for
American medical students.
Match Day is the highly antici
pated moment where graduat
ing students across the nation
receive their residency assign
ments. Students visit a variety
of medical centers, then submit
their top residency choices, and
the,medical center officials list
their top choices among the res
idents they interviewed. The
National Resident Matching
Program then uses computer
technology to match each stu
dent to the place he or she will
spend the next three to seven
years of their career.
This is one of those incredible moments in the lite ot a medical stu
dent because it's a juncture." said Steve Block, senior associate dean of
academic affairs at the medical school. "It's where you're going to spend
the next segment of your time."
The feeling of anticipation was palpable last Friday afternoon, as the
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Cameron Webb with his wife. Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, and their
is a priority
Policies of senior homes under
increased scrutiny after California
BY LAYLA GARMS
How far would you go to save someone else's
For a staffer in a California retirement facility, it
wasn't worth violating her company's policy. The
death of 87-year-old
Lorraine Bayless last month
has sparked a firestorm of
criticism for the staffer,
whom ABC News identifies
as a resident services direc
tor, who refused to adminis
ter CPR to Bayless when she
collapsed at her Bakersfield
retirement facility. The
staffer told a 911 operator
that it was against company
policy to give medical assis
tance to residents.
Brookdale Senior Living,
which owns the facility
where Bayless resided, initially sided with the
employee, saying she was conect to refuse treatment
and wait until emergency personnel arrived, but later
rescinded its statement, saying the employee had
misinterpreted the Brookdale's guidelines, accord
ing to national news repons.
Bayless did not have a "do not resuscitate" order,
or DNR, but her family said later that she wanted to
die naturally and they were satisfied with the care
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Sister Larretta Rivera-Williams and Gabrielle Mortis at St. Benedict the Moor.
Black Catholics find
hope in Pope Francis
BY TODD LUCK
Local black Catholics are
looking to the future with new
hope after the selection of the
first-ever Latin American pope.
Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio,
76, was elected by his fellow
cardinals as the 266th pope last
week at The Vatican. He chose
the name Francis, after the hum
ble 13th century Italian saint
who lived a life of poverty. Pope
Francis is the first non-European
pope in more than a millennium. His elec
tion came in the wake of the resignation
of Pope Benedict the XVI, who is the first
pope to resign in 600 years.
h nine is was a longtime arch
bishop and then cardinal oi
Buenos Aires. He is the son of
middle class Italian immigrants.
He's known as a humble man
who emphasizes social outreach.
"He seems like he has the
type of attitude ... comfort is the
word I want to use, that the
Catholic church needs at this
point in time," said lifelong
Catholic Gabrielle Mortis, 20, a
senior at Wake Forest University.
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Rev. Jeremiah Wright
CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT
Rev. Jeremiah Wright is
expected to preach on the impor
tance of faith and good deeds
Saturday at The Chronicle's 28th
Annual Community Service
Awards Gala at the Benton
Wright, pastor emeritus of
Chicago's Trinity United Church
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In a letter to Chronicle
Publisher Ernie Pitt, Wright said
he is excited about his invitation
to take part in a "banquet cele
brating the awesome work The
Chronicle does and those whom
The Chronicle will be honoring."
Wright also praised the
Black press and lamented the
shrinking print media industry.
"When 1 see Black newspa
pers like yours ... which are
committed to the cause of
integrity, justice and honest
news reporting. 1 am encour
aged." the reverend wrote.
"Thank you for all that you did
to make The Chronicle such a
different, distinct and important
organ for people of African
American descent and for all
those in the Winston-Salem
Awards will be presented to
19 local community servants,
including Man of the Year Coach
Connell Maynor and Woman of
i the Year Linda Jackson-Barnes
In addition, the legacies of a
number of community icons
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An evening at the opera for WSSU group
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BY LAYLA GARMS
More than 100 Winston-Salem State University stu
dents attended the Piedmont Opera's production of "The
Barber of Seville" earlier this week.
Among them was Greenville native George Bailey IV,
a freshman exercise science major who is a bit of an opera
veteran, having attended the Piedmont Opera's "Carmen"
last fall along with other members of WSSU's
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