Founders’ Day Convocation to Welcome New Medical Students
Members of the Class of 2006 at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine will become bona fide medical students as they don their white coats for the first time during the school’s Founders’ Day Convocation, slated for 2 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2002, in Thorne Auditorium, Arthur Rubloff Building, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago.
The annual event, which is the official opening of medical school academic year, will feature Patricia G. Spear, PhD, Guy and Anne Youmans Professor and chair of microbiology—immunology, as the keynote speaker. Several student and faculty awards also will be presented.
Founders’ Day is the culmination of a weeklong series of welcoming activities for the 172 new students. Beginning August 26, they will participate in student-organization sponsored lunches, a professionalism seminar, an introduction to the curriculum, a library open house, a financial aid seminar, a mock problem-based learning session, and the first day of the Medical Decision Making course. Other events include a night at the Second City comedy club, a “Big Sibs” dinner, an American Medical Women’s Association Ice Cream Social, zoo and museum trips, and the popular faculty-student dinners on Thursday evening.