Dear Fellow Alumni,
It gives me great pleasure to serve you as the new Alumni Association Board president. In my five years as a board member, I have witnessed a renewed energy and excitement about our medical school. Your continued engagement with the students, faculty and each other will keep this momentum going!
A new initiative from the board is the creation of the Cultivation and Engagement Committee, with subcommittees for the College of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. These groups function as alumni ambassadors, reach out to classmates to encourage them to get involved, and generate new ideas for you to participate in the life of your medical alma mater. Here are a few good ideas to consider:
- Are you a medical school graduate from a class year ending in 2 or 7? Last year we had a 19 percent increase in graduates attending Alumni Weekend! Get involved in helping to gather your classmates at reunion events May 19 and 20, 2017.
- Are you in the Philadelphia area and want to connect with students? Become a Discovery Day judge, preceptor, HOP Clinic physician or speaker at a student event.
- Are you in a different part of the country or world but want to give back to our students? Join one of our LinkedIn groups, where you can connect with MD or PhD students and offer career advice.
- Keep us updated, and please share your new contact information with us by calling 215.762.2371 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that you receive alumni publications, invitations to events near you and other important news. See the inside back cover for more details, and stay connected.
I encourage you to consider the ways that you can reconnect with the College of Medicine. Staying in touch has never been so easy – and I guarantee you it will be very rewarding!
Timothy A. Manzone, MD, MCP ’89, JD
President, Alumni Association Board of Directors