Summer 2017

Alumni Association President Gifts that Keep on Giving

 

Photo: Alonso Nichols

What a privilege it is to be president of your medical alumni association—so far, it’s been one inspiration after another!  Last September I spoke to the first-year class at its White Coat Ceremony. The students were so excited to begin their medical journey. Later in the fall I met with M.D./M.B.A. students to discuss how they might use their skills going forward. And at Match Day in March, I saw joy as our students learned where they will be embarking on their residencies. Tufts is unique in placing so many in family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine—and its students are truly devoted to social justice. Through the Maine Track, student-run programs and community service learning projects, they exercise both skill and empathy for those in need. Your alumni dues support these initiatives, and the return on your investment is immeasurable.

Reacquainting myself with TUSM has affirmed its special attributes: excellence, opportunity and commitment. Not only are faculty at the cutting edge of research, but combined-degree options are equipping our students to become leaders. The reach and networks of these programs offer opportunities for graduates to advance their careers and quality health care. TUSM’s commitment to its students, alumni and the community is mirrored in the commitment of our students and alumni to providing the best, most patient-centered care possible.

In March, alumni and donors visited campus. We heard from faculty and student presenters and toured the space that will be—thanks to the Jaharis Family Foundation—a state-of-the-art gross anatomy lab. My appreciation for the first-class education TUSM provides only increased. As alumni, we must sustain our association and the annual fund, for the benefit of current and future students. Help out at giving.tufts.edu/med.

CAROLE E. ALLEN, M71
President, Tufts Medical Alumni Association
tmaapresident@tufts.edu

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