Over the past few years, Dr. Copperman has become increasingly active as a mentor for third- and fourth-year medical students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest in Lebanon.
The medical students follow Dr. Copperman in the office, where they learn both the science and the art of medicine, and his philosophy of expressing love and protection for his patients through the practice of medicine. Participating in this program is one way Dr. Copperman is expressing his gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity, and privilege to care for patients. By helping teach the next generation of physicians, Dr. Copperman is helping to repay his debt for the wonderful experiences and opportunities he has had to savor life fully as a family physician.
Sometimes, having a medical student in the office with you may be undesirable. If you have any concerns at all about having a more private visit, please let either Christina or Dr. Copperman know. The medical students and Dr. Copperman are very understanding of this, and the student can take a break while Dr. Copperman sees someone privately.
We have found it very enriching to share not only our knowledge of medicine, but also to share the immense love and appreciation that we have for you, our patients.