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,
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
• 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
• 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
303-724-2518. We would love to hear from you!
Wag Schorr, MD ’63
President, Medical Alumni Association