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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 Feasts” 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. Finals Feast 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 the Office of Admissions and 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 Finals Feast 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.

Donate today and help the MMS Organization of Family and Friends provide assistance for medical students for years to come. Don’t forget that you can double or triple your gift through your employer’s corporate matching program.

2019-2020 Co Chairs

  • Davida Smith
  • Alyssa Jackson

NEWS – Dates to Remember 

  • White Coat Ceremony – Thursday, August 1st
  • Fall Parent Meeting – Date TBA
  • Finals Feast – Date TBA
  • Match Day – Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Spring Meeting – Date TBA