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Batts Health Equity & Inclusive Excellence Dinner Celebrates 2024 Graduates

May 15, 2024

By August Ryan

On May 7, College of Medicine students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at the Germantown Cricket Club for the annual Batts Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence Dinner. The event celebrated the achievements of the graduating students who have been personally impacted by health care disparities, socioeconomic or educational barriers, and raises funds for the Dr. James A. Batts Student Fund to support students with their education expenses, conference fees, test preparation materials and tuition support.

Take a look at photos from the 2024 Batts Dinner.

James A. Batts Jr. joined the staff at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1979 and retired as senior attending physician and professor emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Batts had an interest in increasing the number of underrepresented medical students and regularly recruited and mentored aspiring doctors. Each year, Dr. Batts hosted a party at his own expense for underrepresented students and faculty at MCP. We are proud to return to the tradition of naming the Health Equity & Inclusive Excellence Dinner in his honor.