As we enter this holiday season, I am reminded of how grateful we are at BUSM for the generosity and support of our alumni, parents and friends. We are thankful for those who believe so deeply in our mission of education, research, improving patient care and engaging with our community.
Philanthropic support provides students and faculty with opportunities to be extraordinary. Last month, 183 first year MD students received their medical equipment, including their stethoscopes-all donated by alumni. As a special surprise, they also received a copy of Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. This gift to the class was made possible through the generosity of alumna Elizabeth Dooling MED '65, who was on hand to personally hand out the books.
As a result of the gift, we invited Dr. Gawande to come the school to provide a lecture to the class and to sign their books. As a result of his acceptance to speak, a fellow alumnus, Arvin Garg MED '99, offered to host a series of discussions on the book leading up to Dr. Gawande's visit. An extraordinary gesture by an alumna that has created even more opportunity for the class.
BUSM Alumni like you fund resources that enable our students to thrive and allow us to facilitate excellence in teaching, learning, creativity and discovery.
During this season of gratitude, we thank you for your support.
Jean Ramsey, MD '90 MPH '08
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics