Establishing the Network, Renewing the Bonds
More than 300 alumni of GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) converged on the Foggy Bottom campus for the 2012 Reunion Weekend. Over the course of three days in late September, we heard and shared many stories, including long-ago memories from medical school and the early days of the Physician Assistant program and more recent ones from professional experiences. Everyone spoke of the pride of working in the health care profession and of the role of GW in the formation of physicians and health professionals.
SMHS continues to be a major factor in academic medicine and in the formation of the next generation of health care professionals. SMHS continues to reaffirm its position as a powerhouse in educating and training the best and the brightest for their future careers. Nearly 15,000 students from across the country applied for a spot in the medical school’s Class of 2016. Our health sciences programs are recognized leaders in physician assistant, physical therapy, and clinical research education.
Our work in reaching out to alumni and friends of the institution is intended to advance the networks among those connected to the GW health community and to strengthen the professional and personal bonds attached to the profiles of great institutions. The fall’s Alumni Weekend once again showed that association with GW SMHS does not end with commencement. We invite you to become more closely involved both here in Washington and around the country.
Associate Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
and Associate Vice President of GW Medicine and Development and Alumni Relations