A Message from the President
Once you receive your M.D. or Ph.D. from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, you automatically become a lifetime member of one of the best clubs around, the UVM Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association. We recently updated our name to be more inclusive of all members of the College’s family, and to remain consistent with our mission to serve our community, patients, and alumni through the best that medical practice and research have to offer.
We are more than 5,000 alumni members strong and we are here to support each other and the College. Here is a snapshot of how alumni are making a difference:
• 125+ class agents help to keep classmates connected and share news and updates with the College.
• 20 Alumni Executive Committee members and past Alumni Association presidents generously give their time to help advance important College initiatives like the construction of the Firestone Medical Research Building (for which we celebrated the groundbreaking in October!)
We are currently recruiting for new members for the Alumni Executive Committee. Please email us at medalumni. firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being considered.
• More than 1,200 alumni gave last year to areas important to them. 75 percent of active Larner Alumni have made a gift to UVM in their lifetime. Together we have funded lecture series, scholarships, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and so much more. Did you know that 42 percent of students received funding from an Endowed Scholarship last year? That means 203 of the 488 students benefited from philanthropy that will live on in perpetuity, helping generations of students.
The College would not be where it is today without the many alumni who generously give back. In fact, your participation as a donor every year keeps the College in the top 10 among medical schools nationally for alumni giving. This is a true point of pride. THANK YOU.
I personally want to help you realize your passion within medicine as a Larner alum. Perhaps it is to honor a teacher, family member, or classmate. Perhaps you would like to see a certain area of our work strengthened in the future. Whatever you feel strongly about, talk with us so we can discuss some ideas!
In the toughest of times, it’s always nice to have something to celebrate, and we have a big milestone coming up for the College in 2022: the 200th anniversary of its founding! Watch for more information about ways we will marking the occasion, and send us your ideas for how we could celebrate!
As always, thanks so much for all you do for the College. I am honored and humbled to be your colleague and fellow alum.
Omar Khan, M.D. '03
President, UVM Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association