letter from the President, May 2018
At the University
of Colorado’s Medical Alumni Association, we are excited about all the
activities happening on and off campus. In the spring, we join fourth-year
medical students for Residency Match Day and celebrate their recent academic
achievements. We also will welcome many of you to campus for different
festivities celebrating your reunion.
As the academic
year concludes, I want to share a few additional highlights:
August, we celebrated 184 members of the Class of 2021 at the Matriculation
& White Coat Ceremony, where they received their white coat and a new
stethoscope branded with the Medical Alumni Association logo. These
stethoscopes are provided by generous alumni supporters.
- Our Association provided medical students
with lunches each quarter to help keep them going during their busy course
the HOST (Help Our Students Travel) program, alumni
welcome fourth-year medical students traveling out-of-state into their homes
during their residency interviews. This year we had an increase of students
taking advantage of this program.
- The annual Dean’s Circle Dinner, thanking
alumni for supporting the School of Medicine, took place last December. We are
incredibly fortunate to have your support and pride in our school.
- 21 of our alumni participated as a
facilitator working with first or second-year medical students to review cases
and practice clinical problem-solving with Problem-Based Learning.
January, the Association participated by providing lanyards for interns and
residents during the Housestaff Appreciation week to show appreciation for all
our residents and interns.
continue to help support the student population with the Stethoscope Program
and the Medical Alumni Association Scholarship Fund that provides scholarship
support to medical students based on merit and financial need.
These are just a few of the many fantastic things we have accomplished. As we
look to the future, our mission 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. We hope that you will become involved to help further
advance the work of the School of Medicine. We are
recruiting members for our Board of Directors and if you would like
information, or to get involved with the Medical Alumni Association, visit our
website or contact the
Office of Alumni Relations at 303-724-2518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you at any of our upcoming
events. Feel free to contact me with any ideas on alumni engagement
Jan Kief, MD | Class of
President, Medical Alumni Association
University of Colorado School of Medicine