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Welcome from President Claudia H. Daly, MD, Class of 2001

It’s a fabulous year already here at the Brody School of Medicine with our new students arriving, the merging of the clinical parts of ECU Physicians with Vidant Medical Center, and the arrival of our new dean, Mark Stacy. Not only do we see the excitement on the M1’s faces as they challenge themselves in those early basic science classes, we all are anticipating great things ahead under the direction of Dr. Stacy who officially joined us September 1. We all are happy to have him join us in our Brody mission to bring incredible doctors to the citizens of eastern North Carolina.

We welcomed our new Class of 2021 in early August with our White Coat Ceremony, preceded by the Medical & Health Sciences Foundation sponsored family breakfast. Both the breakfast and ceremony were standing room only as students, families, faculty, and friends of Brody listened to our speakers share important medical school history and good wishes with all.  The class picture with all those sponsored White Coats looks amazing! I thank all of you who were able to help provide these coats. All of our students are now back in classes or in clinical rotations but between their commitments those in the study lounge have already started to interact with the undergraduates who have come to interview for a spot in the Class of 2022.

BSOM Reunion Weekend will be held September 15-16th with events including an evening social, tailgating, football and a tour of the health sciences campus. The new recreation center on west campus is gorgeous and much more convenient. I hope you have received information about the events and are planning to attend. It is my hope to gather a list of people interested in serving on an Alumni Board during this weekend. If interested and you can’t attend the festivities, please reach out to me in the next month. I welcome all interested!

One final word about a new project from the Office of Student Affairs called “Dinner with a Doc.” We are providing dinner and a panel of residents and alumni for a casual question and answer evening about a specific specialty. Our students get to ask questions about what it is like to become and live as that specific physician. Our first dinner will be on September 19th. We will be focused on OBGYN. Other specialties will follow. Spouses and children of the specialists are invited too so they may share what it’s like to be on this professional journey with us. Again let us know if you would like to help.

With these immense changes we want to know, engage and learn how the BSOM family might better serve you. Together with the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, we encourage you to share your time, talent and treasure with our students as they prepare to join your communities and various specialties. Please let us know how we might better connect with you as we work to keep you updated on our forward progress and future growth!

Claudia Daly, M.D
Class of 2001
President, Brody School of Medicine Alumni Society