Emily Broomell '12

    Major: Biology

    Emily Broomell, DO, is an ob-gyn with OBGYN of Lancaster. She is a graduate of Washington College, Class of 2012. She received her medical degree from University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Broomell’s clinical interests include the management and delivery of obstetrical care, minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, and providing wholistic, evidence-based care to all of her patients. 

    Favorite Professors

    Both the Biology and Chemistry Departments made a huge impact on my career. All of these professors not only taught me the sciences, but how to study and master material to prepare me for the rigorous training in medical school. Dr. K, Dr. Verville, and Dr. Amick were some of the very best professors I have ever had the privilege of learning from. 
    The theater department also had a huge impact on my time during Washington College. While I was not a major, or even a minor for that matter, they accepted me as part of their family. I loved spending time on stage and behind the scenes.
    Finally, Dr. Olsen's literature classes were some of the best classes I have ever taken. Learning how to think, anaylze, and understand literature was a profound skill that I still appreciate. 

    Let’s Hear It for the Liberal Arts

    Like most Washington College students, my resume after graduation was all over the place. I was a biology major who enjoyed being a part of several research projects, I played field hockey all 4 years, I was involved in theater, I studied abroad in Ireland, and I was able to take many classes outside of my major that enriched and deepened my education. I decided to pursue medicine after shadowing an orthopedic surgeon in Chestertown. Washington College gave me the opportunity to learn how to think, grow as a person, and allowed for opportunities that would prepare me to take care of patients as a physician. Becoming a doctor is a long journey, but the way Washington College fosters a true liberal arts education gave me so many vaulable tools that prepared me for medical school, residency, and finally serving my community as an OBGYN.