Welcome to the inaugural issue of 12th & Marshall, a new twice yearly publication for alumni (medical school, graduate school and housestaff) as well as faculty and friends of our medical school. We hope that it serves as a family album, chronicling the life of our school, our students, our faculty and—importantly—our alumni.

You can flip through the pages below, or click for a larger view. You'll also want to note that many headlines are hyperlinks that will take you to expanded coverage of the stories or to photo albums from the White Coat Ceremony or Graduation, for example.

Please let us know what you think of our new publication! You can send a message to MedAlum@vcu.edu or offer input via our online form.


Fall 2014 feature stories

Match Hysteria
An unprecedented Match year left hundreds of U.S. medical students with no residency destination, a trend experts say will increase in future years. But MCV Campus students proved to be strong contenders, especially in highly competitive programs.

The Original Golden Apple Retires
After 6,000 Students, 37 Match Days, You Knew You Were Always in Good Hands

What Not to Wear
A guidance paper suggests shedding white coats could reduce infections in the inpatient setting

Alumna Takes on DC Advocacy Position
Margaret “Kenny” Offermann, M’80, PhD’81, completes term as FASEB president

Friday Night Lights & Tackling Concussions
Football injuries place the need for team doctors in the spotlight

Piece of the Past
1904 graduate practiced medicine on the western frontier

3 Tips from the MCV Foundation
Use your IRA to support student scholarships

In Memoriam: The Jesse Steinfeld Era at MCV
Alumna Mary Beth Steinfeld recalls her father’s tenure as Dean of the Medical School