Spring is always a new and exciting time of year especially for the Medical Alumni Association. We have been making connections with medical students and alumni and are proud of the work we are doing. Our student programs are a great way to support the next generation of CU physicians.
Our work starts when we welcome medical students to CU with a complimentary eight-year membership in the Medical Alumni Association. A few days later at the Matriculation Ceremony, we donate the first stethoscope to these budding young doctors.
The stethoscope program connects donors with students directly and gives us a tangible way to pass the torch. Throughout the students’ first and second year, we support them with breakfasts before class and study-break snacks.
In the fourth year of medical school we offer the HOST (Help Our Students Travel) program, where we connect students traveling for residency interviews with alumni around the country. It’s a great opportunity for students to get a sense of place and to connect with potential CU Alumni physician mentors.
In March, we sponsor the Match Day champagne toast to wish students well in their residency match. It is always a wonderful day, filled with energy and emotion, as we watch students open the envelopes to discover where their next phase of life will take place.
In May, we celebrate with alumni reunion attendees, students, and their families at the Silver & Gold Banquet the night before graduation. The next morning, the 50-year reunion class processes with the Class of 2014 at convocation, marching in this new cohort of CU doctors.
Support of medical students is paramount in our work to promote the CU School of Medicine and our profession. The Medical Alumni Association’s goal is to create a robust community of CU physicians and support the School of Medicine in educating the next generation of physicians. We are looking for alumni leaders to help serve in an advisory capacity on our Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors and also in a mentor and resource capacity for students.
William Maniatis, MD ’65