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  News from the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association                                                    Fall   2013

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by Dr. Jan Ginsky, MVMA President

VMRCVM students at this fall's White Coat Ceremony.

We’ve had a busy fall with the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

The incoming first year students started their veterinary school days with a week of orientation activities ending with the “White Coat’ ceremony on August 22nd. In attendance from the VMAs along with myself, were Dr. Eric Boshoven (MVMA President-Elect), Dr. Mark Finkler (VVMA President), Dr. Jeff Newman (VVMA President-Elect), and Dr. Shawn Sette (WVVMA President-Elect).

After a luncheon, with the new students and their families, Dr. Gerhardt Schurig, former dean of the college, gave his final remarks to the incoming class, and presented them with their first white coats. Drs. Finkler, Newman and I gave them their new stethoscopes; gifts from the MVMA and VVMA.

In October I, along with 10 other members of the MVMA, and approximately 45 VVMA members, participated in the Mentor event at the college on October 17 and 18. We had an opportunity to meet with students from the first year class, as well as our mentees from the 2nd-4th year classes. It was wonderful to learn about our future colleagues.

The MVMA and the MVMA Student Chapter held a reception the evening of the 18th. MVMA members and 35 Maryland students attended. We were all able to mingle and get to know each other. Everyone had a wonderful time, and we’re looking forward to this becoming a long standing tradition with our students.

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MVMA president Dr. Jan Ginsky addresses VMRCVM students at this fall's White Coat Ceremony.

MVMA Immediate Past President Dr. Kris
Evans enjoying the Mentor Day barbeque.

Former MVMA president Dr. Tom Armitage meets with VMRCVM students during Mentor Day.

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