The season of giving and thanks is quickly approaching. Alumni regularly express their gratefulness to BUSM for the education and training they received. I reassure alums that programs they remember fondly, such as Home Medical Service, continue to exist and positively impact the students today as they did when we were there. BUSM was a special place and continues to be a special place because of the generosity of alumni like you. Click here to remind yourself about the rich history of our institution.
You can see the impact of giving everywhere, from the brand new Godley Digital Media Studio to Medical Equipment Day, when all first-year students received their stethoscopes donated by BUSM alumni. Students' gratitude for this vital piece of medical equipment shines through, and they consider it to be a benchmark in their medical careers. As one student noted, it means so much to feel welcomed into the medical field by another doctor who is a BUSM graduate. So in this season of giving thanks, please consider making a gift to BUSM and immediately enrich students' learning environment.
As a reflection of gratitude, the Alumni Association has been posting about the tremendous efforts of Phonathon volunteers. Updates on the successes of the two nights of calling can be found on our new Instagram page. Check it out and follow us for future recaps!
The office also posts updates on BUSM initiatives and fun events, including the annual fund supplementary need-based scholarship, coffee and bagels before major exams, summer research experiences, wellness initiatives, and the occasional build-your-own ice cream sundae study break. These are all opportunities you can be a part of.
I continue to be inspired by our community and their commitment to giving back and making change. Take Caroline Moore-Kochlacs, PhD who has given back to Boston Medical Center after receiving cancer treatments there. Her fundraising idea was creative, and she far surpassed her $20,000 goal. Ambition and generosity like hers is what this time of year is all about.
Hope your holidays are filled with joy.
With much gratitude,
Jean Ramsey, MD '90 MPH '08
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of Ophthalmology