School of Medicine Impact Report Spring 2019

Dear Friends,

This May, nearly 200 students joined you as alumni of the School of Medicine. As we close another successful academic year, I would like to take a moment to extend my deepest thanks to you for embodying the Jesuit ideal of women and men for others. The School of Medicine’s ongoing success is a direct result of the generosity of donors, like you, who support students, faculty, and programs. Your philanthropy has sustained our efforts to lessen the burden of student debt and help make Georgetown accessible to all who have earned a place here.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, we were able to award $5,980,000 in scholarship funds to worthy students. This has resulted in more than 300 scholarship recipients. I am immensely proud of our commitment to providing resources and financial aid to future graduates, ensuring that the School of Medicine continues to attract the best and most deserving students. Next school year, we plan to increase the amount of available scholarship funds to $8,290,000. Your support secures a healthier tomorrow by making a world-class education available to some of the brightest minds, regardless of their ability to pay.

As we graduate the Class of 2019, I recognize that many of them would not have crossed that stage without the incredible support of our alumni community. I am truly inspired by the knowledge that you have not only changed the course of their lives, but the lives of their future patients and communities as well. Thank you again for your dedication to building a community that promises to improve the future of medicine for all.

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

With Gratitude

For current medical student Winnie Shivega (M’21), receiving a scholarship to Georgetown meant she was assured of not only an excellent medical education, but also one that perfectly aligned with her values and the kind of physician she hopes to be. Once she arrived at Georgetown, Winnie had the opportunity to serve at the HOYA Clinic, providing care for the underserved, which she described as “one of the most meaningful experiences of my life.”

“At Georgetown, we are not only trained to use science to cure disease, but also to understand and care for the whole person, as guided by the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis.  Thanks to my scholarship, I am confident that Georgetown is shaping me to become a physician concerned with every aspect of a patient’s life and one who reaches out to the less privileged in our community.

Thanks to generous donors like you, Winnie is able to utilize her medical education to serve others.

Why I Give…

Supporting the Georgetown University School of Medicine is an important part of the lives of many of our donors. Here is what three Hoyas have to say about the importance of philanthropy.

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