The Class of 2020 has already made it to Houston to start classes at McGovern Medical School. But before classes began, McGovern Medical School visited some of the incoming class members closer to their hometowns.

The Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Admissions and Student Affairs and volunteer alumni hosted welcoming receptions for incoming medical students this summer in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

On June 14, Catherine McNeese, M.D. ’00 and Cedric DuPont, M.D. ’01 hosted the Central Texas students in Austin.  Houston-area students enjoyed meeting each other and alumni at the home of alumna Vicki Regan, M.D. ’87 and her husband, Tom, on June 21.

And on June 29, Dallas-area students enjoyed a reception held at the home of alumna Amy Wilson, M.D. ’92 and her husband, John. At all of the receptions, students enjoyed Mexican food and refreshments along with alumni stories about the school and its traditions.

Derrick Miller, director of alumni relations; Kisha Kohl, admissions administrative coordinator, and Mark Chassay, MD ’92, associate dean for alumni relations/assistant dean for admissions and student affairs, attended the receptions to answer questions and provide counsel for the students and alumni.

This is the third year for the welcome receptions in Austin and Houston and the second year for the Dallas area.