School of Medicine


Dear alumni and friends,

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine celebrates the vibrant connections that are forged here between faculty and our future doctors, between mentors and bright young researchers, and especially the bonds between our school and its supporters. Thank you for your past involvement which helps shape our community and has an impact on our future success. We hope you will continue to help us excel by making a gift to VUSM.

The scholarships you help provide, and the highly collaborative culture of our school, draw talented students like Demetra Hufnagel, Class of 2020. She says, “As someone who has had many personal experiences within the health care system, I was attracted to VUSM due to the design of the curriculum and the strong sense of community. This feeling of support has absolutely characterized my experience on campus thus far, and I am so happy to be a part of the VUSM family.”

That’s our common bond here—we make medical education personal. We couldn’t do it without you, because you strengthen us in our mission to discover, learn and share. Through your generosity, we celebrated many notable accolades this year:

Please join me in making a gift today.

I am grateful for your help as we chart the future of health care. As our partner, you are Vanderbilt. The challenges society faces will require creativity and collaboration to solve, and with your support, we are training physician leaders who embrace these characteristics and will rise to the call.

Warmest regards, 

Jeffrey R. Balser, MD’90, PhD’90
Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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