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

Thank you to everyone who attended Alumni Weekend. We enjoyed catching up with our alumni and their families at all the events on and off campus. We look forward to seeing you next year as we celebrate class years '80 '85, '90, 95, '00 '05, '10, and '15. If you would like to help plan your reunion, please email us at alumni@evms.edu. It’s not too early to get started!

A group of EVMS alumni smile for a photo during the Alumni Weekend celebration in October 2019.
A mother and father raise up a baby as he holds an apple and smiles.

Community Impact Project

Join the EVMS Alumni Association in helping to give children a healthy start by participating in a Community Baby Shower for the Loving Steps program. Loving Steps is a Healthy Start home-visit program collaboration between EVMS and the Virginia Department of Health. Their services include assistance with community resources, nutrition help and depression screenings.

Show your support by purchasing items needed for new parents from our online baby registry.

Access the online alumni community to personalize your profile, network with alumni, learn about upcoming events and more.

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.