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Alumni Engagement Springing Forward

CU Medicine Today Spring 2017


Dear Alumni,

At the University of Colorado’s Medical Alumni Association, we are celebrating spring. It is when prospective medical students visit us on campus and are amazed by the opportunities offered by our School. Our spring tradition is to join fourth-year medical students for Residency Match Day and celebrate their recent academic achievements. This is also the time of year when we put the finishing touches for the upcoming Alumni Weekend and Reunion that is May 25-27, 2017.

As the academic year concludes, I want to share a few additional highlights:

• Last August, we welcomed 184 first year medical students and presented each of them with a new stethoscope branded with the Medical Alumni Association logo.

• Our Association provided first-and second-year medical students with quarterly connections, including a Halloween breakfast, a December lunch, and a Valentine Dessert party. Each event is a bonus to a busy, rigorous week of coursework.

• Through the HOST (Help Our Students Travel) program, alumni from across the United States provided travel and housing accommodations to fourth-year medical students as they interviewed with some of the country’s best residency programs.

• Expanded our annual all-alumni event. A Night at the Ballet brought out more than 350 people- 33% Student; 33% Residents, Interns, and Fellows; and 33% alumni and faculty.

• Hosted two Medical Alumni Association regional events – one in Washington, D.C. and the other in Grand Junction.

• The Association awarded the $5,000 Medical Alumni Association Scholarship recognizing a student for outstanding academic performance and commitment to the work of the Medical Alumni Association.

• We offered significant benefits to the student population with the Stethoscope Sponsorship Program, and the Medical Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, just to name a couple.

Now, imagine what we can accomplish next year and beyond. The mission of our Association is to help advance and influence the interest of our beloved alma mater, to support current medical students on their journey to becoming physicians, and to provide programs and opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and the School of Medicine. This past year has been a testament to effectively meeting this charge, but we cannot do this important work without you!

There are numerous ways to help advance the work of the Association and the School of Medicine, and our incredible network of alumni do so each and every day. Take a moment to contact us and share a recent, exciting achievement. If you graduated in a year ending in a 2 or 7, consider becoming an ambassador and invite your classmates to Reunion Weekend 2017. Perhaps you would like to join our board of directors and help form the strategic direction of the Association. Your ongoing participation is vital to the Association’s success.

If you would like to participate in any of our programs, support our efforts, or update your contact information, please contact our alumni office at healthalumni@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-2518. We would love to hear from you!

With Appreciation,

Wag Schorr, MD ’63

President, Medical Alumni Association