Pen Bay Medical Center announces the arrival of Robin Cotter and Courtney Horton, third-year medical students enrolled in the Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program.  This is the fourth year Pen Bay Medical Center has been involved in the program.

Cotter and Horton will be at Pen Bay Medical Center for nine months, rotating through the departments of internal medicine, family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, women’s health and psychiatry. They will also follow staff and patients with hospitalists, in the emergency department, and with subspecialties.

Cotter was born and raised in Vermont. She attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., graduating with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in neuroscience. Since graduating, she has worked as an optometric technician in Brattleboro, Vt. The office serves the greater southern Vermont population and has given her insight and sparked a passion for serving rural communities.

Horton is from Newport. She graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor's degree in biology. During her undergraduate career, Horton dedicated much of her time to medically oriented community service organizations like Operation H.E.A.R.T.S. and Partners for World Health, which allowed her to gain a better understanding of health care issues in Maine and across the world. At TUSM, she will pursue both medical doctorate and master of public health degrees.