Fourth-year College of Podiatric Medicine student Kathryn Bosia was named Student of the Month on her rotation at PIH Health Downey.

"Kathryn’s performance during her month-long rotation was truly exceptional," said Lily Mulroy, DO, PGY-2, Chief Resident, Family Medicine Residency Program, PIH Health Downey. "She was our Student of the Month, and served as a role model for her peers. Her energy and positive attitude were infectious, as she was well liked by her attendings, peers, nurses, and most important, her patients."

Bosia completed her final fourth-year rotation at PIH Health Downey in Downey, Calif., from March 31 to April 22, 2014.

"It’s nice, because I’ve already done a bunch of surgery rotations. I was a little more familiar with how the system works," she said. "A lot of the students I happened to work with were third-year DO students. I showed them things that I learned in rotating through other surgery rotations."

She scrubbed into a lot of surgeries and completed post-op notes and progress notes on surgical patients.

"I appreciate the opportunity to interact with medical students who are not just from WesternU. Interacting with other medical students and sharing knowledge is always helpful," she said.

Bosia will receive her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from WesternU on May 14, 2014, and will then begin a residency program at Silver Lake Medical Center and Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Fontana.

"It’s a nice surprise, and a great way to end my last rotation as a student at WesternU," she said about the Student of the Month honor. "I felt I ended my last rotation on a high note."