2012 Young Outstanding Alumni • Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith, a graduate from the class of 2005, will be presented with the Outstanding Young Alumni award.
Sarah Smith graduated from UMFK in 2005, summa cum laude, and with honors, with a double major in Biology and Behavioral Science. She later earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford Maine in 2010. Sarah currently is in the third year of her anesthesiology residence at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
During her studies at UMFK, as well as after her graduation, Sarah worked as an applied behavioral analyst at Child Development Services in Presque Isle, Maine. In that capacity she worked one-on-one with children with pervasive developmental disorders in developing their motor, verbal and social skills.
Sarah twice served as Student Senate President, and was a member of Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, as an undergraduate at UMFK. She was named as a recipient of Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges award during her junior and senior years. During her senior year at UMFK, Sarah received the University's Math and Science Award, and was the recipient of the Student Senate's Outstanding Senior Award.
In pursing her medical career, Sarah received four years of osteopathic training at the UNE's Osteopathic Medical School; a year of post-graduate training in medicine and surgery (2010-2011) at Baystate Medical Center; and currently is in her second year of post-graduate training in anesthesiology at Baystate Medical Center.
Sarah's research experience includes: two poster presentations entitled "The Use of Dexmetidomedine for Awake Intubation in an Achondroplastic Obstetric Patient," and "A Case of Carcinoid Tumor." Both will be presented at the American Society of Anesthesiology's annual conference in Washington, D.C. next month.
Sarah is a member of the National Honor Society of Psi Sigma Alpha for graduating in the top 15 percent of her medical school class. She is certified in advanced cardiovascular life support; HIPPA and OSHA training; and critical care.
Among Sarah's hobbies and interests are music -- particularly classical and opera. A piano player since the age of 7, Sarah provided piano accompaniment for a musical review of Cole Porter's music to help raise money for the University in 2006. She also enjoys reading, movies, travel, and history.