Medical Alumni Association Background

Since its inception, the USA Medical Alumni Association has been a source of strength and support for the Whiddon College of Medicine. Coordinated by then Associate Dean Clyde G. Huggins, Ph.D. of the Office of Student Affairs; Samuel Eichold, M.D., then Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education, and then Dean of the College of Medicine, Robert A. Kreisberg, M.D., the MAA was established to forge a bond between graduates and their alma mater. The founders of the Association understood that an organized and active alumni base would assist in recruiting strong students to the program, thereby solidifying the College's reputation of providing quality education, training and patient care as a teaching medical institution.

That vision and enthusiasm continues to this day. The MAA is proud to serve the college's alumni through professional development and networking opportunities as well as the college's physicians-in-training through scholarships and additional enhancements to their medical education.