Four alumni gather for a group photo during a mini reunion.

Alumni Relations

Helping EVMS alumni maintain important connections and facilitating alumni-student interaction for enriching educational experiences.

Alumni Weekend 2019

Get ready! Alumni Weekend is set for October 3-5, 2019.

Alumni from all programs and class years are invited to reconnect, reminisce and see how EVMS has grown. This year, Alumni Weekend offers educational opportunities and exciting new events! Attend continuing education sessions, dine with former faculty and deans, get to know current students and enjoy our family-friendly barbecue. We’re celebrating class years '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09 and '14.

A group of EVMS alumni smile for a photo during the 2019 Alumni Weekend celebration.
A crowd watches Washington Nationals play a baseball game. The EVMS Alumni Relations logo is laid over the image.

Alumni Night at Nationals Park

Catch up with your fellow alumni during happy hour at The Salt Line. Space is limited, so please let us know you are coming and RSVP to alumni@evms.edu. After drinks, head over to Nationals Park to watch the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Washington Nationals at EVMS' inaugural Alumni Night.

Alumni Connections

Sadhana Jackson, MD (MD ’07)

As a student at EVMS, Dr. Jackson says she noticed something special about the pediatricians: They seemed to be the happiest physicians.

Dr. Jackson is now a clinical investigator with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. She works with patients and directs lab research on brain cancer, examining how to temporarily decrease the strength of the blood-brain barrier to improve drug delivery.

Dr. Jackson attributes her heightened compassion to the “great pediatric advisers” she had at EVMS. 

"They loved teaching, they loved their patients, and they loved solving medical issues," Dr. Jackson says. "I felt like that was what I wanted to become."

Read her story

Maj. Gen. Jerry Fenwick, MD (MD ’88)

Dr. Fenwick chose to attend EVMS because of the institution's focus on primary care. He used his training to provide care "at the end of the earth."

Dr. Fenwick joined the Army during his second year of medical school. After completing a residency rotation in emergency medicine, he went on to serve in Desert Storm and in Antarctica.

Dr. Fenwick is now the Joint Surgeon General of the National Guard, making recommendations to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau about the welfare of 450,000 guardsmen. He also serves as Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.

Read his story

Theresa Emory, MD (MD ’89)

When Dr. Emory began applying to medical schools, EVMS' philosophy and patient-centered approach stood out.

"[EVMS] was so patient-oriented and they were really trying to teach medicine holistically,” Dr. Emory says. “It was just so different than any other place I interviewed."

After graduating, Dr. Emory completed a residency at the Mayo Clinic and co-authored an acclaimed medical-reference book. Now a member of Peninsula Pathology Associates, she serves as medical director for three of the five hospitals in the Riverside Health System.

Read her story

Sadhana Jackson, MD (MD ’07)

As a student at EVMS, Dr. Jackson says she noticed something special about the pediatricians: They seemed to be the happiest physicians.

Maj. Gen. Jerry Fenwick, MD (MD ’88)

Dr. Fenwick chose to attend EVMS because of the institution's focus on primary care. He used his training to provide care "at the end of the earth."

Dr. Jackson is now a clinical investigator with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. She works with patients and directs lab research on brain cancer, examining how to temporarily decrease the strength of the blood-brain barrier to improve drug delivery.

Dr. Jackson attributes her heightened compassion to the “great pediatric advisers” she had at EVMS. 

"They loved teaching, they loved their patients, and they loved solving medical issues," Dr. Jackson says. "I felt like that was what I wanted to become."

Read her story

Theresa Emory, MD (MD ’89)

When Dr. Emory began applying to medical schools, EVMS' philosophy and patient-centered approach stood out.

Sadhana Jackson, MD (MD ’07)

As a student at EVMS, Dr. Jackson says she noticed something special about the pediatricians: They seemed to be the happiest physicians.

Maj. Gen. Jerry Fenwick, MD (MD ’88)

Dr. Fenwick chose to attend EVMS because of the institution's focus on primary care. He used his training to provide care "at the end of the earth."

Theresa Emory, MD (MD ’89)

When Dr. Emory began applying to medical schools, EVMS' philosophy and patient-centered approach stood out.

Dr. Jackson is now a clinical investigator with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. She works with patients and directs lab research on brain cancer, examining how to temporarily decrease the strength of the blood-brain barrier to improve drug delivery.

Dr. Jackson attributes her heightened compassion to the “great pediatric advisers” she had at EVMS. 

"They loved teaching, they loved their patients, and they loved solving medical issues," Dr. Jackson says. "I felt like that was what I wanted to become."

Read her story

Dr. Fenwick joined the Army during his second year of medical school. After completing a residency rotation in emergency medicine, he went on to serve in Desert Storm and in Antarctica.

Dr. Fenwick is now the Joint Surgeon General of the National Guard, making recommendations to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau about the welfare of 450,000 guardsmen. He also serves as Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.

Read his story

"[EVMS] was so patient-oriented and they were really trying to teach medicine holistically,” Dr. Emory says. “It was just so different than any other place I interviewed."

After graduating, Dr. Emory completed a residency at the Mayo Clinic and co-authored an acclaimed medical-reference book. Now a member of Peninsula Pathology Associates, she serves as medical director for three of the five hospitals in the Riverside Health System.

Read her story

A group of new EVMS students pose for a photo during new student orientation.

Help an EVMS student

Become a mentor for current students, serve as a community educator, plan a mini reunion or join the alumni board. There are many ways for alumni to get involved.