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Match Day 2014

The Georgetown School of Medicine Class of 2014 received their matches on March 21 at noon. Dean Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., noted that 51 percent of the class matched with top 25 residency programs, according to U.S. News and World Report. Visit the Hoya Medical Alumni Facebook page to see photos from Match Day 2014. 

2014 St. Baldrick's Day Fundraiser Raises Over $35,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

On March 28, members of the Georgetown University Medical Center community participated in the St. Baldrick's Day event to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Over 60 participants shaved their heads in support of the cause. Please visit the Georgetown University Medical Center website for more information and to view photos from the event.   

John Carroll Award recipient, medical alumna, Regina Torsney-Durkin, M.D. (C'73, M'77)

Regina Torsney-Durkin, M.D. (C'73, M'77) was honored during John Carroll Weekend 2013 in London for her lifelong achievements that exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown University and its founder.  For more information on the Georgetown University Alumni Association Awards and past John Carroll Award recipients please visit the Georgetown Alumni website.

In Memoriam: John C. Rose, M.D. (M'50, H'73, Parent), former Dean of Georgetown University School of Medicine 

John C. Rose, M.D., former Dean of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, died November 11, 2013.  He was 88 years old.  "There have been gigantic people at Georgetown, and John Rose is one of them," said Dr. Milton Corn, who was the school's dean in the 1980's.  "I think he was the single biggest architect of the modern Georgetown School of Medicine."  Read Dean Mitchell's tribute to Dean Rose. 

Medical Reunion Weekend 2013 was a great success!

Over 450 alumni and guests returned to Georgetown University to celebrate Medical Reunion Weekend 2013. Check out the pictures from the weekend here.

Three Medical Alumni receive the 2014 Georgetown University Alumni Association Founders Alumni Awards

Congratulations, Stephen C. Luck, M.D. (G'86, M'90), Marissa McDonnell, M.D. (C'87, M'93, R'97), and John Patrick Nairn, M.D. (G'84, M'88) for your dedication and support to the Georgetown University School of Medicine. The Founders Alumni Awards will be bestowed on Friday, April 11 at the 2014 Alumni Service Recognition Awards Banquet.

2013 Georgetown  University School of Medicine Golf Invitational raised 4 student scholarships 

The Georgetown University School of Medicine would like to thank everyone who helped support this years' Annual 2013 GUSOM Golf Invitational, including our sponsors, guests, Dr. William Lauerman, Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, the student planning committee, Raspberry Falls staff and the Office of Student Affairs.  The goal of the GUSOM Golf Invitational is to implement a student-organized and student-sustained scholarship fund that directly benefits current medical students who exemplify the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis.  This year four students received a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 each; Paul Elsbernd (M'16), Versha Patel (M'16), Kamilla Esfahani (M'14), and Antonio Webb (M'14).  Check out pictures from the tournament.

W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater Video

The W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater is the highest-priority capital improvement project for the School of Medicine as part of Georgetown's For Generations to Come campaign. Improvements are underway and this completely new space will be named after one of the School of Medicine's most esteemed faculty leaders, the late W. Proctor Harvey, M.D., one of the nations most respected cardiologists who taught generations of Georgetown students about the importance of the human touch in medicine. To learn more about this important project please watch the video below:

To find out how you can help us reach our goal please contact Libby Bell at or 202-687-5428 or Laura Barnes at or 202-687-0805.

Bioethics Founder, Georgetown Professor Pellegrino Passes Away

Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics and senior scholar at Georgetown's Kennedy Institute of Ethics passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Read more about Dr. Pellegrino's work and dedication to Georgetown and the bioethics field.

World of Choices: Medical Alumni & Student Networking Event

On Thursday, April 11, over 30 Georgetown medical alumni mentored current and incoming Georgetown medical students on specialty and career decisions. This event provided a platform for students to visit alumni representing various specialties and ask questions about their specialty decisions, training experience, and work/life balance. Check out pictures from the event.

The story of a gift

Elinor Bond Martin, M.D. (M'79, R'83), lived her life as the embodiment of cura personalis, the Jesuit ideal of caring for the whole person that permeates every aspect of a medical education at Georgetown University. To honor her inspiring career and the countless lives she touched, her family has established the Elinor Bond Martin, M.D. (M'79, R'83) Endowed Scholarship for the School of Medicine. To learn more about her incredible career path and to see how great caring leads to great philanthropy, please watch the video below.


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