“I have had the pleasure of working with Rosemarie both clinically in the heart room, and professionally in her role as a journalist. She brings to the table a keen grasp of the details that impact our health and our lives, integrating her science background with the stories and events she reports on.”
Abe DeAnda, Jr., MD, FACS, FAHA
Professor and Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
UTMB – Galveston
“Rosemarie is an impressive person. She’s a successful healthcare professional who has made the switch to Journalism. It’s a brave move, done with all her heart and soul.
While still a student she’s come up with terrific ideas for her Master’s project, breaking ground in health reporting. As an intern at NBC News, she pitched and, reported 3 solo by-line stories.
She’s dedicated, motivated, smart and tenacious. I highly recommend her.”
Adjunct Professor & Producer
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, CNN, Yahoo Finance and News, Weather.com
“It is clear to me that you have what it takes to excel at reporting. You are intrepid, energetic, and well organized. You are willing to take on unfamiliar material and talk to strangers. You are willing to hunt for prospective sources in pursuit of news.
Your resolutely positive attitude will serve you well as a journalist. You come across as naturally inquisitive, not a journalist out to dig dirt or play “gotcha!” I have no doubt that you will find sources revealing things to you that they would not tell another journalist. This is not a small matter. It’s a major asset.”
Professor David Hajdu
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
“I trust Rose completely with my patients, both in and out of the operating room. She would be a valuable asset to your institution and I give her my highest recommendation.”
Andrew Hurwitz, MD
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale, CA
“I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Rosemarie Beltz for the past year in the capacity of Regional Director and Clinical Peer. Rose was hired by me, as a per-diem clinical perfusionist, assisting a dynamic cardiac surgical team, covering a variety of complex surgical cases.
She has shown clinical expertise, self-motivation, attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to make quick decisions in the most critical of situations. She is tenacious, hard–working, dedicated, and always ready to lend a hand and volunteer to help, even after having worked a 16 hour day.”
Patricia A. Travassos, C.C.P.
Senior Cardiovascular Perfusionist & Western Regional Director
Comprehensive Care Services, Las Vegas, Nevada
“Rosemarie Beltz was a student in my Broadcast News Reporting and Writing class during the just completed Winter quarter 2015, and when she asked me to write a recommendation letter for her, I was delighted.
Broadcast News writing is a very tough skill to master, and the course only runs 10 weeks and is very fast-paced. That said, in the beginning I was worried about Rosemarie because she was taking the course while also working in the medical field, and I was concerned she wouldn’t be able to devote her full time to the class.
I am very happy to tell you I was wrong. After a slow start, Rosemarie ended up being an excellent student. She was one of the top three in the class. She’s a tireless worker who is both devoted and engaging and applied all of these qualities in my class. Her medical career responsibility sometimes caused her to be late arriving to class, but she dutifully made up and completed all her assignments and showed enormous progress from the beginning to the end of the course, which she passed with an “A” grade.
I’ve only known Rosemarie a short time, however she’s someone whom I strongly believe will go on to make amazing accomplishments in life.”
Broadcast News Writing Instructor
University of California, Los Angeles
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