Caitlyn Moss '13, MD
After graduating from WAC in 2013, I earned my Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at Penn State College of Medicine. I then went on to complete my internal medicine residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. I am currently working as an academic hospitalist at Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA, where I serve as the Director for Curricular Development for the internal medicine residency and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. My role includes caring for patients on the general internal medicine wards on the teaching team with residents from multiple specialties and medical students on their third- and fourth-year clerkship rotations. I am also responsible for creating new curriculum for the internal medicine residency. Most recently, we have expanded our education to add a humanities curriculum and to gain more experience in caring for patients with opioid use disorder. When I’m not working, I enjoy golfing and spending time with my family.
Favorite Classes and Professors
My favorite classes were Comparative Anatomy and Comparative Physiology with Drs. Krochmal and Speelman. Comparative Physiology was where I realized my love for medicine and helped to spur my future career. Dr. Krochmal taught me to think critically and to really ask “why”. Dr. Amick’s organic chemistry classes taught me practical study skills that would help me in medical school. Dr. Verville was very helpful in my application to and preparation for medical school. I really can’t say enough great things about all my professors at WAC, especially those in the Biology and Chemistry departments.
Fondest WC Memory
Honestly, it’s hard to pick. Attending WAC for college was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I will always look back fondly on the experiences I had there, both in and out of the classroom, and am thankful for the lifelong friendships I have made.
Let's Hear It for the Liberal Arts
I feel that my liberal arts education truly helped me to become empathetic, a critical thinker, and to be a more well-rounded physician and human being. In addition, the leadership skills I learned from my time as a Peer Mentor working with Sarah Feyerherm and as vice-president of Zeta Tau Alpha have served me well in my career.
Really lean into WAC. Try different classes and clubs that you may not have initially thought would like. You may surprise yourself. More importantly, soak up every second of it. You will miss WAC more than you know when you leave.