Thursday, August 05, 2004

August 4th 2004, The MD. Ph.D. Program, U.M.

Dr. Bookman and the crew Posted by Hello

The Students on the Bow Posted by Hello

The Professor and the students on the bow Posted by Hello

About 9 years ago, Dr. Richard Bookman, the Director of the MD. Ph.D. program at the University of Miami School of Medicine, had the great idea of chartering the RA, to introduce the incoming students to the program to the city where they will be spending the next seven years. He said there is no better way to have them feel good about being here for that long than showing them Biscayne Bay and the the beatuful Miami sky line at night. It beacame a ritual. And every year ever since he brought the new students on board. Last year was a land mark. In addition to the new students, the first graduates also came on board. Now every year the incoming and out going studens get to go sailing. Dr. Bookman says, that way the incoming students get to see that a day will come when they will be getting thier degree and come back aboard as outgoing doctors.

On board we had Dr. Richard Bookma, Dr. Richard Lee, Cynthia Gillikin, Taylor Schreber, Branden Ditay and Gillian Reierson.