Alumni Weekend rekindles memories for nearly 200 former students
University of Florida College of Medicine alumni enjoy a weekend of panel discussions and dinners.
Jaima Woodiwiss, MD ’03, took time to share a favorite medical school memory during the Reunion Classes Celebration at the 2013 College of Medicine Alumni Weekend. That memory, however, was unexpected.
“The best memories were study weekends,” she said. “So many good friendships were made that way.”
Woodiwiss, a family practitioner in Riverview, Fla., celebrated her 10-year class reunion by bringing her family to visit her alma mater, including her 4-year-old daughter who enjoyed seeing where her mom went to school, she said.
The weekend kicked off Sept. 19 with a dinner honoring members of the George Harrell Club at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.
Current medical school students joined the mix for Lunch & Learn on Friday, which afforded alumni the opportunity to informally share advice with a student panel about their lives after medical school, while students spoke of the current medical school environment. Lectures from notable alumnus, David Gross, MD ’73, and UF professor of neurology and health psychology Kenneth Heilman, MD, followed.
The weekend’s centerpiece event came Friday night when nearly 200 College of Medicine alumni and their guests attended the Reunion Classes Celebration dinner at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The evening paid tribute to alumni from the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008.
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