Medical Alumni Reunion

Alumni gather during the 2022 MAA Reunion

Alumni Weekend is the cornerstone event for the Medical Alumni Association. Spend the weekend reconnecting with friends and classmates, participating in lectures, exploring the campus, and celebrating the Whiddon College of Medicine 50th Anniversary. 

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Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, June 8, 2023

4 - 6 p.m.: Medical Science Building Open House

Friday, June 9, 2023

9 a.m. - noon: CME lectures
1 - 7 p.m.: Registration
5 - 6:30 p.m.: Welcome reception
6:30 p.m.: Dinner on your own (Suggestions listed below.)

Saturday, June 10, 2023

7:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast
7:30 a.m. - noon: Registration
8 - 11:15 a.m.: CME lectures
11:30 a.m.: MAA Annual Meeting & State of the College
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: CME lecture
6 - 10 p.m.: 50th Anniversary Celebration (Advance reservations required.)

The Grand HotelAccommodations

Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa
One Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, AL 36564

A block of rooms is being held for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights offering our attendees a discounted group rate. Please reference "USA Medical Affairs" when making room reservations over the phone at 1-855-999-0490. Alternatively, you may use this special link to reserve your room online. The reservation cut-off for these discounted rates is Friday, May 12, at 5 p.m.


  • Deluxe room: $334
  • Spa Building Marina View: $404
  • Spa Building Resort View: $354
  • Deluxe Bayside Room: $384


  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with complimentary towel service
  • Daily shuttle to downtown Fairhope
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Kayak rentals
  • Fishing from the Grand Pier
  • Daily resort activities
  • Historic military procession and cannon firing
  • Horseshoes, croquet, ping pong, beach volleyball, bocce ball, cornhole, and putt putt
  • Tennis courts
  • And much more…

For an additional fee, golf and spa services are available:

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in Point Clear will serve as our host hotel for the weekend. For other lodging options, visit

Recommended Attire: Resort Chic

For most weekend events and resort venues, casual attire is appropriate. Men might select slacks, dressier shorts or nice jeans with a polo or other collared shirt. Women may choose dresses or blouses with nice jeans, slacks or skirts. Either sandals or closed-toed shoes are appropriate. 

For Saturday's 50th Anniversary Celebration, resort semi-formal attire is suggested. Men are encouraged to wear collared shirts, slacks and closed shoes. A jacket and tie are optional. Women may wear a dressy top with slacks or a skirt or a knee-length or full-length summer dress. 

Dining at the Grand HotelDining

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa offers a wide variety of casual to fine dining options, from coffee to cocktails. View a complete listing with hours and descriptions. Or check out some of our favorite local restaurants:

  • Char 32
    Located inside the elegant and historic Point Clear Tennis Club, Char 32 specializes in perfectly charred steaks and expertly prepared seafood.
  • Gambino’s Italian Grille
    Established in 1975, offering Italian classics, seafood and steaks
  • Pearl Seafood and Raw Bar
    Southern but contemporary favorites that highlight the outstanding seafood mecca that is the Gulf Coast
  • The Hope Farm
    An urban farm and wine bar that combines small-scale farming and fresh, on-the-spot ingredients for fine farm-to-table cuisine and cocktails
  • Sunset Point at Fly Creek Marina
    Delicious Gulf and farm-to-table offerings with high-quality cocktails, served in a relaxing waterfront space
  • The Bone and Barrel
    Down-home pub grub and cocktails served in funky, rustic surrounds with live music and outdoor seating
  • Thyme on Section 
    Avant garde Southern cuisine featuring a seasonal menu of local flavors including a selection of small plates and creative cocktails
  • Sean’s Prime Dining
    Upscale dining experience with locally sourced gulf seafood, produce, and ingredients with prime-cut meats in a casual dining atmosphere
  • The Fairhope Inn
    Southern coastal menu featuring gulf seafood, hand-cut steaks and locally grown produce
  • The Wash House
    Locally sourced coastal cuisine in a rustic, fine-dining atmosphere
  • Tamara’s Downtown
    Casual fine dining in an elegant, Tuscan-inspired atmosphere

50th anniversary celebration book on BrightCrowdBe Part of the 50th Anniversary Keepsake Book

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine, the USA Medical Alumni Association is calling all alumni, past and current faculty and staff, and past and current residents to create a page in our 50th anniversary celebration book on BrightCrowd. View the book and create your own page.

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