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Capsule September 2018

Headlines from the UVA Health System

U.S. News & World Report: UVA is No. 1 Hospital in Virginia for Third Consecutive Year

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

UVA Developing ‘Two-Headed Arrow’ to Kill Ovarian Cancer

In the Spotlight: Welcome to the Class of 2022

Students in the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Class of 2022 received their official welcome to the profession of medicine on August 10 as they were each presented with a personally embroidered white coat at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony and Convocation at Old Cabell Hall. There are 156 students in the Class of 2022, including four legacy students who have a family member associated with the School of Medicine.

The School’s Class of 1965 endows the ceremony, making it possible for all students to receive their first white coat at no cost to them. The ceremony was attended by students, family members and faculty of the School of Medicine.

“Every time you wear your white coat, you are representing the School of Medicine and our wider UVA family,” said Brie Gerry, SMD’19, president of the Mulholland Society. “Wear it with pride and confidence, even if you have no idea what you are doing, because patients will look to you as if you know what you are doing.”

Scholarship News

Are you considering an endowment to support students at the UVA School of Medicine? Your investment could be eligible for a match through the Bicentennial Scholars Fund, giving your support even greater impact. The fund provides matching opportunities for qualifying endowments supporting scholarships for students, including those attending the School of Medicine.

Hosts Wanted

Do you live near an academic medical center? We have a great volunteer opportunity for you: hosting a fourth-year student traveling for a residency interview. It’s a meaningful way for alumni and former housestaff to engage with current UVA students and share insight about the local community and medical center. Volunteers are needed October through January. Volunteer today!

Alumni News

Ed Sabanegh, MD ’85, has been appointed hospital president of the Cleveland Clinic Hospital System’s main campus. In this role, he is responsible for the clinical care provided by over 35,000 caregivers at 11 hospitals and 19 family health centers across the health system. Do you have professional or personal news to share? Send us a Class Note!

VMED Merchandise

Just in time for fall, the School of Medicine’s Mulholland Society is offering personalized jackets to show your UVA pride! The jackets are available for purchase online, along with other University of Virginia School of Medicine Merchandise, and all proceeds benefit the Mulholland Society The deadline for jacket orders is September 21.

Your Gift Matters

Thanks to the support of the Class of 1963, we were able to provide every incoming SMD’22 medical student with a new stethoscope for the fourth year in a row. This is a great example of the impact alumni have on the lives of today’s students and tomorrow’s doctors. On their behalf, we thank you for your continued support. Learn about ways to give online.