School of Medicine Impact Report Fall 2019

Dear Medical Alumni and Friends,

Greetings from the Hilltop! We are well underway in educating the 169th class of medical Hoyas, many of whom are directly impacted by your ongoing philanthropic commitment to cura personalis, our shared value in “care of the whole person.”

More than 2,100 alumni, parents, and friends supported scholarship funding within the past year, providing an average annual award of $18,000 to our students with documented financial need. Your generosity in offsetting the daunting costs of a 4-year degree—more than $245,000 in tuition and fees—helps make Georgetown a compelling choice for some of the best and brightest.

This year, we offered need-based awards to four-out-of-ten students in a class of extraordinary achievers. In fact, this class is among the top 10 most selective medical classes in the United States in 2019.

I appreciate your continued devotion to Jesuit traditions, to educating doctors who elevate the principle of service and—most gratefully—thank you for ensuring that all who are qualified can attend the School of Medicine, and join us in our rewarding work as medical Hoyas.

Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D. (MBA’13)
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Dean for Medical Education

With Gratitude

Thanks to dedicated donors like you, Karin Collins (M’20), was awarded a medical scholarship. She graduated this past May and is looking to complete her residency in Emergency Medicine. As a newly graduated Hoya, Karin looks back fondly on her decision to come to Georgetown.

“When I got accepted from the waitlist, I had an important decision to make: do I, as an Oregonian, decide to move across the country and start afresh? Or do I continue my education in Oregon and stay within my comfort zone? Looking back, the reason I chose the former was two-fold. First, I noticed that the culture of GUSOM was one built on community and care for one another. Secondly, I recognized that the opportunities that would be afforded me by attending GUSOM would be countless. I am so glad I made that decision and look forward to the days when I will see my fellow M’20 Hoyas all over the world changing the face of medicine.”

Without your sustaining investment in the School of Medicine, students like Karin might not have access to the world-class education GUSOM provides.

“This scholarship reminds me of the crowd of people who have invested in and believed in me along the way—teachers, parents, friends, mentors, financial aid advisors, and selfless donors like you. Your gift will impact countless people and patients as it allows us to focus on the pursuit of our dreams rather than the repayment of tuition. Thank you for believing in us and choosing to express that through your incredible generosity and kindness.”

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