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For more than a century, November 11 has served as a reminder to honor all those who have – and continue to – step forward to defend our country. We benefit greatly from the lessons our faculty and staff, such as those featured below, have learned from their time in the Armed Services. Our heartfelt thanks go to them and to their families. If you would like to share your story for future features like this one, please contact SOMWeb@vcuhealth.org.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Match Day is a pivotal, momentous occasion, and one that deserves to be marked with grand, joyful commemorations for our students and those who have supported them. On this special day of professional and personal celebration in the medical community, our heartfelt congratulations go out to our VCU School of Medicine fourth-year students.
In November 2019, the VCU School of Medicine first years gathered at the Egyptian Building for their official class photo. Photography by Kevin Schindler
The Awards: Teaching excellence Awards (The Enrique Gerszten, M.D. Faculty Teaching Excellence Award - The Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching - The Distinguished Mentor Award - The Educational Innovation/Educational Research Award), Leonard Tow Humanism in medicine Award Presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine (wisdm) Professional Achievement Award, MCV Physicians Distinguished Clinician Award, VCU/VCUHS Leadership in Graduate Medical Education Award, Outstanding Departmental Teacher Award in Health Sciences Education, Outstanding Teacher Awards in Undergraduate Medical Education
The Class of 2023's 184 students were welcomed to the MCV Campus with an orientation week that began with Roll Call and culminated in the White Coat Ceremony where they heard from keynote speaker Clifford L. Deal, M'00, H'05. Photo credit: Kevin Morley, VCU University Marketing
On June 19, 2019, the medical school welcomed 148 new interns. For three days, they participated in the annual Walk the Walk orientation program, which uses an interdisciplinary approach to familiarize them with VCU Health’s core behaviors, including STAR service, teamwork, communication and patient safety.
On Friday, May 10, the medical school hosted its annual hooding ceremony for the M.D. graduating students. The speaker was world-renowned patient safety champion Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D. Dean of Medicine Peter Buckley, M.D., as well as Class President Kathryn Gouthro also addressed the class.
Reunion Weekend 2019 saw hundreds of alumni return to the MCV Campus for a weekend's worth of activities, April 5-7. On hand to welcome them back to campus was Dean of Medicine Peter F. Buckley, M.D., who hosted a reception for alumni before they headed to class parties all over town.
At noon on March 15, medical students along with their faculty, families and friends gathered for Match Day, the annual rite of passage when fourth-year medical students learn where they will go for residency training in their chosen specialties. Photos by Cabay Fine Photography and University Marketing.
In February, the 2019 MCV Campus Endowed Scholarship Brunch celebrated the generosity of hundreds of scholarship donors, providing an opportunity for them to meet with their student recipients. This year, the number of endowed scholarships at the MCV Foundation grew to 413 funds and paid out $2.7 million in scholarship awards across the MCV Campus.
Faculty Excellence Awards 2018
At noon on March 16, medical students along with their faculty, families and friends gathered for Match Day, the annual rite of passage when fourth-year medical students learn where they will go for residency training in their chosen specialties. Students celebrated with the theme “What would you be if you weren’t an M.D.?” Photos by Cabay Fine Photography.
Reunion Weekend 2018
In October 2018, the School of Medicine hosted a reception for alumni who live in the Tidewater area. Dean of Medicine Peter F. Buckley, M.D., was on hand to welcome guests, along with Orthopaedics Chair Stephen Kates, M.D., and Family Medicine and Population Health Chair Tony Kuzel, M.D. Special thanks to Allison D. Byrd, M'78, and J. Abbott Byrd III, M'78, who hosted the event in their home. Photos by Jay Paul Photography.
WISDM Conference 2019