A Message from the President of the Medical Alumni Board

Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends,

img_8488On behalf of the University of Florida College of Medicine and as the newly elected president of the Medical Alumni Association, welcome!

This year marks an incredible milestone for the UF College of Medicine. We are celebrating 60 years of providing exceptional education as Florida’s first public medical school. And although our medical school is still fairly young, we’ve accomplished numerous exciting things and have served more than 13,000 Gator health professionals with graduates from the medical and PA schools, and UF residents and fellows.

One of our goals is to preserve an enduring relationship among our alums by seeking meaningful ways to embrace your needs and unite our efforts at the UF College of Medicine.

This year, we will launch the Legacy Challenge, which seeks to increase the number of alumni contributing to student scholarships at UF College of Medicine. This is everyone’s unique opportunity to give a gift to advance the UF College of Medicine and enhance the opportunities we can provide talented and deserving students pursuing medical degrees at UF.

We are so excited about the future of the UF College of Medicine and look forward to sharing inspiring alumni accomplishments, updating you on alumni activities and providing information about important campus events throughout the year. I urge you to share in the wonderful activities and opportunities our College has to offer.

There are a variety of ways you can show appreciation and play an integral part in the continued success of the UF College of Medicine. Consider joining the Alumni Ambassador Network to connect with current students and discover the many other ways you can become involved. This is YOUR College of Medicine: together let’s continue to make it the best.

Don’t forget to stay connected with us on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and online through our website. I encourage you to engage with our community and to consider giving back in any way you can to the alma mater that has given so much to our students, residents and fellows. If I can be of assistance in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Alumni Affairs. Remember, each of us plays an important role in the continued success of the UF College of Medicine. Go Gators!


Best Wishes,

Duke Sig





James B. Duke, M.D. ‘85
President, Medical Alumni Affairs Board of Directors
UF College of Medicine