12th & Marshall, Spring 2023 issue

The twice-yearly magazine for alumni as well as faculty and friends of our medical school


June 1, 2023

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Spring 2023 feature stories

Match Day 2023

Coming to a medical center near you! Find out where our graduating students are headed for residency training.

Taking the long view

The new chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Shari Barkin, M.D., brings a generational perspective to child health. 

Two physicians in white coats walking down a hallwayCoaching surgeons

During a 40-year career in orthopaedics, VCU Sports Medicine Clinic founding medical director Thomas Loughran, M’77, H’82, patched up players and trained the next generation of physicians.

Making a big difference — with a little planning

Naming the MCV Foundation as the beneficiary of an individual retirement account is one of the simplest ways to make a legacy gift to the School of Medicine. Company stock, qualified charitable distribution and charitable gift annuities are other ways alumni and friends can use retirement assets to support the causes they hold dear.

Through Your Eyes

Cleve Francis, M’73, founded and ran a successful cardiology practice in Northern Virginia for decades. But he’s also a country music and folk singer earning newfound, overdue attention for his work.

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Spring 2023 expanded stories