School of Medicine to Host Donor Appreciation Event

WHAT: Faculty, administrators, staff and students will join together to honor donors of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine.

WHERE: International Cultural Center Hall of Nations, 601 Indiana Ave.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (April 14)

EVENT: According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will have about 750,000 doctors by 2025, which is approximately 159,000 fewer than needed.  The U.S. population was expected to increase from 300 million in 2006 and 350 million in 2025, and a larger proportion will be older, thus more likely to need medical care.

Last year, because of donor support, the School of Medicine awarded more than $468,000 in scholarships. These scholarships enable the school to address the physician shortage by giving students the opportunities to pursue a medical education.

This donor appreciation luncheon is to honor donors who have supported scholarships, research, programs and faculty development for the TTUHSC School of Medicine.

Speakers will include TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Steven Berk, M.D., TTUHSC executive vice president and provost and dean of the TTUHSC School of Medicine, as well as student speakers Geoffrey Fisher, second-year medical student, Anna Venardos, second-year medical student and David Kidwell, fourth-year medical student and MBA candidate.

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