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Maj. Gen. Jerry Fenwick, MD (MD ’88) chose to attend EVMS because of the school’s focus on primary care. He joined the Army during his second year of medical school and after completing a residency rotation in emergency medicine, he went on to serve in Desert Storm and in Antarctica, where he provided “primary care at the end of the earth,” he says.
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.
When Theresa Emory, MD (MD ’89) began applying to medical schools, EVMS stood out.
“The EVMS philosophy of teaching medical students to be patient-centered in everything they do is the most important thing for a physician to learn,” she says.
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.