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The University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association exists to strengthen and support the University of Utah's School of Medicine by promoting life-long relationships between alumni, current students, trainees, and faculty. We do so by cultivating life long relationships with the alumni and students of the School of Medicine and hosting events and services that keep alumni and students connected creating opportunities to give back and support future students and the institution.

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J. Charles Rich, Jr. MD, ’65 - U of U School of Medicine
Oct 09, 2015

J. Charles Rich, Jr. MD, ’65 - U of U School of Medicine

deans roundtable, 2015

A neurosurgeon by training Dr. J. Charles, Chuck, Rich is a 1965 graduate of the School of Medicine. He and his graduating class were invited guests of Dean Lee to share medical school and career experiences with current medical students during the Oct 9th Dean’s Roundtable and 50th Anniversary Celebration of the School of Medicine during Alumni Weekend.... Read More

Joyce Johnson, MD, ‘75 Distinguished Alumni - U of U School of Medicine
Apr 17, 2015

Joyce Johnson, MD, ‘75 Distinguished Alumni - U of U School of Medicine

deans roundtable, 2015

"My parents thought I was crazy for wanting to be doctor. I was very good at shorthand and typing, and they thought I could have a good career teaching secretarial skills. It was the last thing in the world I wanted to do! I liked medicine, so people suggested I become a nurse, but that seemed to me like being in a convent; I didn't want to wear a starched uniform and white cap, so I applied to the University of Utah School of Medicine—but  never thought I'd actually get accepted.”... Read More

Catherine deVries, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Humanitarian Award
Apr 06, 2015

Catherine deVries, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Humanitarian Award

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Dr. Catherine deVries is professor of surgery (urology) and associate professor of family medicine (public health) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a master’s in pathology from Duke University and an MD from Stanford University. She trained in urology at Stanford and pediatric urology at UC San Diego. She has been very active in the development of sustainable global surgery since 1992. ... Read More

James Scott, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Service Award
Apr 06, 2015

James Scott, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Service Award

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Dr. James R. Scott completed his medical degree and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa. Following a fellowship in reproductive immunology at the University of Texas/Dallas, he returned to the University of Iowa as a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty member. At age 39, he became professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. ... Read More

John Lowe, MD, ‘80 Distinguished Alumni - U of U School of Medicine
Feb 13, 2015

John Lowe, MD, ‘80 Distinguished Alumni - U of U School of Medicine

deans roundtable, 2015

"My parents thought I was crazy for wanting to be doctor. I was very good at shorthand and typing, and they thought I could have a good career teaching secretarial skills. It was the last thing in the world I wanted to do! I liked medicine, so people suggested I become a nurse, but that seemed to me like being in a convent; I didn't want to wear a starched uniform and white cap, so I applied to the University of Utah School of Medicine—but  never thought I'd actually get accepted.”... Read More

May 30, 2014

R. Kent Jex, MD, & Terri Jex Medical Student Scholarship

Kent and Terri Jex were high school sweethearts and married soon after graduation. Then came the schooling. Lots of it! First college, then four years of medical school, five years of residency and two years of fellowship training culminating in Kent becoming a cardio-thoracic surgeon.... Read More

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