Brain surgery may sound like a daunting challenge to tackle as part of your daily job, but for one Alvernia alumnae, it’s just another day at the office. Jamie Reiger ‘10, a neurophysiologist fellow for SpecialtyCare, Inc., provides intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring services to patients using complex treatment options that range from electromyography and electroencephalography to nerve conduction.
She spends her days involved in surgical procedures that can last up to 14 hours, various hospitals in Springfield, Pa., where she is able to put her talents and education to good use.
Reiger was an athletic training major at Alvernia, with a passion for sports, when she became steadfast in continuing her education in treating sport-related injuries.
“During my time at Alvernia, I was able to find my niche in the athletic training program,” explains Reiger. “I knew I wanted to continue my love for sports after high school and this program guided me in the right direction.
“The program was close knit so I felt that I was able to achieve the maximum education possible while also being encouraged to work independently.”
While in the program, Reiger discovered her love for the neurological sciences and later pursued her interests at the graduate level at Temple University in Philadelphia before entering the field.