Organization of Family & Friends
The mission of the Organization of Family& Friends is to enhance the quality of life for our students by offering the following programs:
“Finals Feast” have been a tradition for over thirty years. Parents donate food and money to provide evening meals for the first- and second-year students during their fall and spring final exams. This event not only benefits our tired and hungry students but allows parents to meet one another as well as their student’s friends. “BurnOut” Dinners are not to be missed.
The Emergency Loan Fund provides 90-day, interest-free loans up to $2,000 for the medical students who find themselves stretched by unexpected expenses. Those students who may require a short-term loan apply to Student Affairs or the Financial Aid Office and funds are available in a few days.
Retreat is financially supported each year by the Organization underwriting the cost of the bus transportation to and from the event.
Family & Friends Meetings are held twice a year at the Medical School. Guests are offered a light meal, an informative speaker and updates from the class presidents. In addition, a financial report of the Organization is presented and the BurnOut Dinner co-chairs review the upcoming dinners. The meetings are a great way to connect with school personnel and other parents and most importantly to understand how we can be supportive of our students.
Organization Membership – All parents of medical students (includes MS1 – MS4) and those friends of medical students who are willing to support the purpose of the Organization are automatically enrolled in the membership. There are no dues to belong, however, if you wish to make a contribution to support our current and future medical students please click here to give online. Don’t forget that you can double or triple your gift through your employer’s corporate matching program. Please contact your benefits office to request a matching gift form.
2017-2018 Co Chairs
2017-2018 Steering Committee
Finance Committee Co Chairs
Finals Feast Co Chairs
NEWS – Dates to Remember
- Fall Parent Meeting – Date TBA
- Finals Feast – Sunday, December 10, 2017 and Tuesday, December 12, 2017
- Match Day – Friday, March 16, 2018
- Spring Meeting – Date TBA
- Graduation 2018 – Commencement Exercises will be held Friday, May 18, 2018, at George R. Brown Convention Center (details to follow).