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Virginia Medicine March 2024

Virginia Medicine March 2024

Scholarships for Future Physicians

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has announced an initiative to raise $25 million for additional student scholarships as part of the University’s Honor the Future campaign.

“Increasing student scholarships is one of our most important goals,” says Melina Kibbe, MD, dean of the UVA School of Medicine and chief health affairs officer of UVA Health. “Scholarships are vital for recruiting the most promising future physicians regardless of their finances, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in medical school and our medical profession, and empowering them to reach their fullest potential.”

This effort will help students like John Quezada, SMD’27 (seen here), who shared his story about the impact of scholarships on his journey as a future physician. You can watch his video interview and learn more about this scholarship initiative online.



More than 220 alumni and guests are registered to attend 2024 Medical School Reunion Weekend, April 24-26. This event is for alumni from the classes of 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004. You can register, find hotel information, and more online. MORE


Horsley Memorial Prize

April 15 is the deadline for the 2024 John Horsley Memorial Prize, which recognizes an investigation carried out in the lab, clinic, or in private practice by a recent graduate of the UVA School of Medicine or current UVA housestaff and includes a $5,000 cash prize. MORE

Class Notes

Joseph F. Smiddy, MD ’67, was selected as a recipient of the 2024 Alumni Raven Award. The award, presented by the Raven Society, recognizes alumni for their significant contributions to their field of study, as well as their noted interest in the welfare of the University. Learn more or share your news online. MORE


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