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Welcome to the fall 2017 issue of 12th & Marshall, the twice yearly magazine for alumni as well as faculty and friends of our medical school.
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Fall 2017 Feature Stories
In the small Appalachian town of Wise, the Remote Area Medical clinic arrives each summer, drawing thousands of people desperate for medical and dental care. More than 100 student and faculty volunteers from the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy were on hand this year. This link takes you to the sights, sounds and stories from the three-day event that's the largest in the country.
From a student who is the newest in four generations of doctors, to another who is the first in his family to graduate from college, and everything in between, the medical school's incoming students bring together a wealth of diverse experiences and backgrounds to create the Class of 2021.
The Multiple Mini-Interview system is the medical school's new interview process that produced the Class of 2021.
Could scholarships and targeted preceptorships address the physician shortage?
Susan DiGiovanni, M'84, H'87, F'89, knows words are easy to come by. So instead of platitudes, she shares her own personal story.
Nearly two decades ago, researchers decoded the human genome. Ever since, they've been trying to use that code to transform the practice of medicine.
An MCV baseball uniform from the 1930s is a new addition to the medical artifact collection of Health Sciences Library's Special Collection and Archives.
A radiation oncologist, Tom Eichler, M'87, H'92, finds time to be involved with local theatrical and radio productions. Read more about how he got hooked on performing.
At VCU and VCU Health, efforts are underway to combat the opioid public health crisis - through addiction treatment, pain management, health care policy, education and research. Check out the news articles, videos and continuing education opportunities that provide a snapshot of those efforts.
Credited with helping to develop a new medical discipline, Myron Levine, M'67, was honored this year as a brilliant and determined visionary by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. You can read more about his career in the 2017 awards program.