Alumni and Student News

All-School Reunion Weekend
June 3–4, 2011

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Photos: Whitman Dewey Smith, Team Photogenic; Jennifer Richard, Team Photogenic

Our award recipients

Every year, the UW Medicine Alumni Association recognizes several exceptional alumni on reunion weekend. The 2011 Alumni Award recipients, from left to right, are: Marshall S. Horwitz, Ph.D. ’88, M.D. ’90, Res. ’92 (Alumni Early Achievement Award), Lawrence K. Altman, M.D., Res. ’68, Fel. ’69 (Distinguished Alumnus Award), Anna H. Chavelle, M.D. ’57 (Medical Alumni Service Award), and Frank W. Ogden, M.D. ’61 (Humanitarian Award). Far right: Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., Dean of the UW School of Medicine.

Meet Them on Video!

Meet our esteemed 2011 Alumni Award recipients on video:

Videos: Mike Dommer

Nominate someone for the 2012 awards!


Clinical Transition Ceremony, May 27, 2011

Clinical Transition — a second year student’s transition into clinical training. Here are some photos from the celebration.

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Photos: Jennifer Richard, Team Photogenic


Family Day, Friday, September 2, 2011

This year the UW Medicine Alumni Association partnered with Student Affairs to host Family Day as part of the first-year students’ orientation week. Presenters gave an overview of the school, and shared insights and advice to the students and family members. The event culminated with alumni distributing stethoscopes to students.

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Photos: Amanda Butler, Team Photogenic


You can connect with students!

“The students are great. And it’s fun to remember the ‘good old days’ of being a medical student and to share a bit of life as a practicing physician,” says Nathaniel Schlicher, M.D. ’06.

Fun, information and food form the foundation of the Student-Alumni Informational Dinners (SAID), a program that takes place primarily at the homes of Puget Sound-area alumni.

And it doesn’t even need to be dinner, exactly, says veteran host Angela Chien, M.D. ’95. “Dinner can also mean brunch, lunch, or midday drinks and appetizers,” she says. “The key is to find time to spend with first- and second-year students and help them explore what it’s like to be a doctor today.”

HOST, Help Our Students Travel, offers another opportunity to get to know students. Alumni all over the country offer students a place to stay for a few days while they do residency interviews.

Interested in connecting with a student or two? Contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations at, 206.685.1875 or toll free 1.866.633.2586 for more information on SAID and HOST. Thanks!


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