Trish Raymer, M.D. ’89, and the UW School of Medicine
Trish Raymer’s career-long commitment to medicine started with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. In fact, it really started before then. “Medicine has been part of my life since I was a teenager,” says alumna Trish Raymer, M.D. ’89.
The born-and-bred Seattleite was an ICU nurse when she started taking pre-med courses, a path that led her to the UW School of Medicine. Her time at the School affected her profoundly. “I loved the whole experience,” Trish says. “It was such an open place to learn.”
Now a physician at The Polyclinic in Seattle, Trish is a stalwart supporter of the alumni association, having served as president not just once, but twice. She also has made numerous gifts to scholarships and to educational and research programs at UW Medicine — and she has made a planned gift, through her will, to the School.
Her giving is inspired, in part, by her own experiences. When Trish’s dad died the year she entered the UW School of Medicine, a family friend stepped in to support her education. “I had someone who was a giving champion for me,” she says.
Now she’s our champion, ensuring that students, many of whom accrue huge loans, benefit from their education. “Hearing what the debts are like now for students — well, you feel motivated to help them get through,” says Trish.