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Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education


Medical Alumni Association Board and Past Presidents Meeting 

Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Tour

4 pm \ WFIRM
Tour the institute that is the international leader in translating scientific discovery in regenerative medicine into clinical therapies. Space is limited.

Alumni and Student Networking Reception

4:30 pm \ Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, Atrium
Come share your knowledge and professional experiences with rising third-year students.

Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Awards Celebration

6:30 pm Social \ 7:15 pm Dinner and Dessert Reception
Grand Pavilion Ballroom \ Embassy Suites
$35 per person
Open to all alumni
Hosted by the Medical Alumni Association Board Past Presidents. Black tie optional. Seating by Reunion Class.



For Saturday events, please park in the following parking lots:
P2 Lot is north of Wake Forest Biotech Place; P7 Lot is south of Wake Forest Biotech Place; and P8 Lot is located at the corner of E. Seventh Street and N. Research Parkway. For handicapped parking, the Alumni Office will contact you directly with directions.

Medical Alumni Association Assembly and Luncheon

10:30 am – Noon \ Biotech Place, Atrium
Complimentary for all alumni and guests.

  • Bowman Gray Society Inaugural Induction
    MD alumni who have reached their 50th reunion milestone will be recognized for all they have achieved in the medical profession and contributed to Wake Forest School of Medicine. During the ceremony, each member of this special group will be presented with a medallion bearing the school’s academic seal and an image of Bowman Gray Sr. Alumni will stand with their respective classes.
  • State of the School Address
    Dean Edward Abraham, MD, will present the Annual State of the School address, which includes a focus on medical education, curriculum and research at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
  • MAA Annual Meeting
    Medical Alumni Association Board President-elect Louise Y. Ledbetter, MD ‘87, MBA, invites all alumni to learn about the latest MAA updates and alumni engagement opportunities, and to recognize the MAA Distinguished Awards recipients.

Open House and Deacon Gallery Tours

Noon – 3 pm \ Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
Join the Dean’s Student Ambassadors as they lead walking tours of our new school of medicine. You will see our experiential and teleconferencing learning spaces that guide the new curriculum, learn about student “houses” and view our history in the Deacon Gallery.
Refreshments served. Tours leave from the Atrium.

Stay Connected: Faculty and Alumni Forums

1:30 and 2:30 pm \ Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education

  • 1:30 pm \ Vaccine Update – Only on Interesting, Relevant Clinical Stuff
    Presented by Larry Givner, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • 1:30 pm \ Translating Genomic Sciences to Personalized Cancer Treatment: Research for a Cure
    Presented by Wei Zhang, PhD
    Hanes and Willis Family Professor in Cancer, Director of Cancer Genomics and Precision Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • 2:30 pm \ It has been a Great Ride — the History of HELLP Syndrome
    Presented by Louis Weinstein, MD ‘72, MAA 2017 Distinguished Alumnus
    Director of Gynecologic Services, Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic
    Past Bowers Professor and Chairperson, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University

Wake Forest School of Medicine Admissions Workshop

1:30 – 3 pm \ Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
Offered to college-age family and friends of alumni; strategies and basic information for medical school admissions to include application process, traditional versus multiple-mini (MMI) interviews and references. A portion of the session will be specific to the Wake Forest School of Medicine admissions process.
Presented by David Grier, MD
Associate Dean of Admissions

MD Class Reunions

Dinner for Non-reunion Alumni, MAA Scholars and Student Representatives

6 pm \ Kimpton – The Cardinal Hotel
$60 per person



Farewell Breakfast

8 – 10 am \ Graylyn Manor House
Join us for breakfast and say farewell to your fellow alums until the next MD Alumni Weekend.
All alumni are welcome. Complimentary.

Scholars Brunch

10 am \ Bridger Field House
Event to introduce scholarship donors to their student recipients
By Invitation.

Hotel information

Please make hotel reservations at your earliest convenience. Refer to the Wake Forest School of Medicine room block.

Embassy Suites
460 N. Cherry St., 27101

Fairfield Inn and Suites
125 S. Main St., 27101

1900 Reynolda Road, 27104
$179 single, $199 double

The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
420 High St., 27101

Holiday Inn Express
110 Miller St., 27103

Kimpton – The Cardinal Hotel
51 E. Fourth St., 27101

425 N. Cherry St., 27101


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    Office 336-716-3921


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