Fall 2012
Alumni Notes

synapse: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Tracy Delaplain

Message from the president of the alumni association

Tracey Lane Delaplain

As I begin my term as the president of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Alumni Association, it occurs to me that I want to say these words to each of you as well.

We are all students and teachers and we have an obligation to uphold the traditions of the School of Medicine for those who preceded us and all those who will follow us.

With your financial support, the alumni board is honoring our commitment to our students by introducing a Service Project Grant, whereby students can apply for financial support to create service projects to improve their learning experience and their community.

Your alumni dues will not only support the annual service project grant scholarship, but also the publication of Synapse and the purchase of white coats for first-year students.

Our alumni members act as hosts for students traveling to communities outside of Nevada. We serve as mentors and preceptors in every county and see uninsured patients at the Student Outreach Clinic in Reno.

The association has members in rural Nevada, Clark and Washoe Counties and throughout the nation. We are united in our strong sense of obligation to remember our roots and give back to the medical school in appreciation of the education that has given each of us an opportunity to pursue successful careers.

Keep the alumni association's traditions alive and show your support today by becoming a new member or by renewing your annual membership.

The association's commitment to you is to keep you informed through Synapse and newsletters, to organize formal and informal alumni social events, to coordinate reunion planning and to actively support students. Consider becoming a lifetime member today.

We are actively seeking reunion coordinators for the classes of 1988, 1989, 2003 and 2004.

This is not a difficult job and you will have all the support you need through the school's alumni office, but we need a coordinator for each year to shape the reunions to meet your individual class style.

There are many opportunities to volunteer your time and talent, whether you have an hour a semester to mentor or four hours a week to see patients with first- and second-year students at the Student Outreach Clinic, we have a need for you.

Community physicians who volunteer at the Student Outreach Clinic can now apply for adjunct volunteer faculty status, which allows for malpractice insurance coverage under the School of Medicine policy.

Tracey Lane Delaplain, M.D.'87, FACOG
President, University of Nevada School of Medicine Alumni Association

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