Message from the president of the
UW Medicine Alumni Association
Do you remember Match Day? If you’re an M.D. alumnus or alumna, it’s a difficult day to forget. During it, you find out where you’ll spend several years of residency after medical school. For me, waiting for the news was both nerve-wracking and exciting, and reading this issue’s article on recent graduate Taylor Abel, M.D. ’10, brought the day back into focus. Learn about Abel’s experience — and his bright future — in our Student Voices section.
Speaking of the future, I’m looking forward to my term of service as the new president of the UW Medicine Alumni Association; I have some ideas about our health — doctors’ health — that I’d like to promote during my time in office. I encourage you to contact me at 206-685-1875 if you would like to hear more, or if you’d like to become more closely connected with the association. Additionally, I’d like to thank past president Ray Vath, M.D. ’65, Res. ’69, who led us so admirably for the past two years.
As I read this magazine, I’m reminded of just how extraordinary UW Medicine alumni, faculty and staff are — and how monumentally important medicine is in changing lives. I’m proud to be part of this amazing community of healthcare providers and friends, and I hope you enjoy this issue of UW Medicine.
Patricia A. Raymer, M.D. ’89, Res. ’92 (family medicine)
President, UW Medicine Alumni Association
Photo courtesy of Dr. Raymer
UW Medicine Alumni Association Mission Statement
- Support the UW School of Medicine in the fulfillment of its mission, serving as diplomats and advocates in the communities where medical alumni live and work.
- Provide support for students, residents and fellows at the School of Medicine through programs, scholarships, fellowships and financial contributions.
- Establish and maintain a sense of unity among alumni.