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P&S Journal: Fall 1996, Vol.16, No.3
Alumni Weekend.
Parents' Day

The turnout was standing room only in the Alumni Auditorium April 20 when family members of students gathered for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the satisfactions, trials, and tribulations of medical school. The day's activities, coordinated and presented by Parents' Day Program Chairwoman Carmen Ortiz-Neu'63, included welcoming remarks by Dean Herbert Pardes. Dr. Linda Lewis, clinical professor of neurology and associate dean of student affairs, spoke of the vitality of student life, of which she has firsthand knowledge. In her remarks, Ellen Spilker, director of Student Financial Planning, outlined the growing need for and scarcity of funding, urging students and parents to understand the planning side of financial aid. From his unique perspective as chairman of the admissions committee, Andrew Frantz'55 praised the intellectual and human qualities of those admitted.

Faculty presentations included remarks by Dr. Herbert Chase, associate professor of clinical medicine and course director for "Science Basic to the Practice of Medicine"; Glenda Garvey'69, professor of clinical medicine and course director for the third-year medicine clerkship; Dr. Dickson Despommier, course director for parasitic diseases; and John Bilezikian'69, professor of medicine and of pharmacology and associate chair for education, who spoke on the residency selection process.

Family members at Parent's Day Program
Three students and a recent graduate outlined various aspects of the student experience, including a student clinical training initiative and the popular externship in human rights.

Alumni Association president John Schullinger'55 welcomed one and all at a luncheon at the Faculty Club. The luncheon speaker, Donald Quest'70, professor of clinical neurological surgery, delivered a lively, informal, and often hilarious lecture on the history of P&S.

Following musical entertainment by members of the P&S Musicians' Guild, Dr. Ortiz-Neu officially welcomed student family members into the extended P&S family.

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