Students, Faculty, Alumni Wind Down and Warm Up at Annual Mixer

Nearly 200 students, faculty and alumni gathered in Hiebert Lounge on Jan. 28 to network and stay warm from the winter weather at the second annual “Wine Down After Rounds.”

This student-driven initiative was designed as a way for medical students to interact with faculty and alumni to learn about different career pathways.

“We are excited to be part of this event and thank the students for inviting alumni to participate,” said Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs Jean Ramsey, MD ’90, MPH ’08. “Alumni appreciate the opportunity to meet current students and share their stories. It’s always great to see students past and present together under one roof!”

“Networking is an important part of any profession, so I’m happy to return to BUSM to talk with students about where their medical career path can take them,” said Alumni Board member Robert Najarian, MD ’05. Dr. Najarian is currently the medical director of the Pathology Center at University Gastroenterology in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and an associate pathologist at Metrowest Pathology Associates, P.C., in Framingham, Mass.

In addition, faculty were recognized by student-voted awards prompted by the Student Committee on Medical School Affairs (SCOMSA), as a testament to the exceptional faculty who teach, guide and mentor throughout the year.

This year’s winners are:

The Patient Whisperer
Clinical faculty member that inspires and educates with their enthusiasm and experience in teaching clinical medicine.
Ryan Chippendale, MD, Assistant Professor

The Challenger
Faculty member that continuously inspires and challenges students to do better both academically and within the community.
Priya Garg, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education

The Extra Miler
Faculty member that goes “the extra mile” both within and outside the walls of classrooms to improve the overall experience.
Omar Siddiqi, MD, Assistant Professor

The Unsung
Faculty (or staff) member that has made a positive impact in the lives of medical students both within and outside the classroom, but has largely gone unrecognized.
Erin Taylor, PrISM Curriculum Coordinator

The Advocate
Faculty member that consistently inquires about the interests of the students and is diligent about making these interests known to the administration.
Ann Zumwalt, PhD, Associate Professor

The Illustrator
Faculty member that goes above and beyond inside the classroom by using illustrations, visual and otherwise, to ensure understanding of lecture concepts.
R. J. Rushmore, PhD, Assistant Professor

To view photos from the event, visit the Facebook album.