Feb. 14, 2012 – The UF Medical Alumni Challenge, an effort by several College of Medicine alumni board members to raise funds for the new medical education facility, began three years ago.
The Alumni Challenge recently welcomed three new members, Gordon Burtch, M.D. ’80, a general and vascular surgeon in Ft. Myers; Kirkland Garner, M.D. ’77, an internist in Atlanta; and Nancy Hardt, M.D., H.S. ’90, director of health disparities and service learning programs and a professor of pathology in the UF College of Medicine.
“Our thanks go to Dr. Burtch, Dr. Hardt and Dr. Garner,” said Michael L. Good, M.D., dean of the UF College of Medicine who, with his wife, is also a member of the Alumni Challenge.
The goal of the challenge is to recruit 100 College of Medicine alumni to pledge $25,000 for the new building fund. Currently, there are 27 commitments including the newest three.
The College of Medicine must provide a facility that corresponds with its revised curriculum that has been designed to deliver the most advanced and proven approaches to medical education. The new home for students and faculty will include the H. James Free Center for Primary Care Education, small group learning spaces, blended classroom environments and the latest technology to enrich learning and cultivate the highest standards in patient safety.