COMMENTS FROM THE GRADUATING CLASS
The class of 2003 would like to formally thank you for your donation.
We are much appreciative of your generosity. The donation will be used to fund our yearbook
this year. We will receive the printed yearbook in June. When it is distributed, please
stop one of us and take a look at the pages. We worked hard on creating the pages of
our yearbook and would love to share them with the Alumni.
We hope you were able to join us at our graduation on June 6, 2003. The ceremony was
held on the main UC Davis medical school campus. Thank you again for the donation.
Sincerely, Soon-to-be UC Davis Medical School Alumni and M.D.s!
"Thank you for your generous donation for our yearbook. Because of you the wonderful memories that we
had in medical school will live forever."
"I remember the first time I saw a baby being born. I was gowned and gloved, the attending was running
late, and the resident asked me if I was ready. When the baby came out, I blurted out "Wow!" It was surreal."
"I will always remember Hat Day for Anatomy first quarter. Everybody wore such funny hats and were in
such good spirits, not taking themselves too seriously. These are qualities which make UC Davis School
of Medicine so unique."
"What I will remember most about being a UC Davis student are the lifelong friendships that
"I would like to thank the Alumni Association for the generous donation towards the Class
of 2003 yearbook. The nine years I spent at UC Davis went by very fast, which is probably a reflection
of how much I enjoyed them. UC Davis is a wonderful place to be; from my first undergraduate Picnic Day
placing my hand in one of the world famous fistulated cows to my graduation from medical school placing
my hands on patients to help them; I will be forever thankful."
- Christopher Dolan
"Thank you so much for your generous donation for our yearbooks. The road has been long
and hard, with little time to smell the roses, but ample time to smell many things from cadaver "juice"
to pseudomonas. We really appreciate your kind donation. Thank you."
"We greatly appreciate your generosity and support. This has been a special time for us
all and nothing is as valuable as the experiences we have shared and the lasting friendships we have made.
Thank you for your help in keeping the memories."
- Hogan Shy
"Thanks for your generous donation. I'll cherish my yearbook and all the fun and friendly
people who are my classmates."
- Elaine Cham
"Every day on the hospital wards, I am amazed at the enthusiasm and genuine interest the
attending doctors and residents have for what they do. It has truly been a pleasure to be part of such
a learning process. I hope to carry such feelings with me during the rest of my career."
"Thank you for your generous donation which has allowed us to immortalize several memorable
moments from medical school."
- Tamila Robinson
"Working out at the rec hall after anatomy lab, and realizing that formaldehyde is excreted
through your pores. I realized that the more I sweat, the more I smelled like the anatomy room. I'm sure
that people were wondering why I had such a distinct smell."
"What I will remember most an amazing four years where I learned and grew a lot; the most
important thing I grew to learn, being, I don't know a lot."
- Kevin S. Weisman
"I remember coming out of 180 after three straight hours of lecture to see vet school puppies
playing on the lawn, being awakened at 4 a.m. in the student call room by flashing lights/fire alarm after
finally going to bed at 3, and being taught how to suture by the chief of surgery."
- Jessica Sitton
"My best memory of med school was eating BBQ right after the anatomy lab! Yuck!"
- Tom Bui
"I best remember the Alumni welcome dinner receptions a wonderful way of beginning medical
school. Thank you!"
- Feng Lee
"The Alumni Association has given so much to the UC Davis students! I still use my coffee
mug (from the welcome reception) today. Thanks for your generous donations to our class."
- T. Manes
"I have fond memories of school events with my classmates. Mirth control, wine tasting,
AMSA auction were all great opportunities to meet with my classmates outside of class and to have a great
- Matt Recktenweld
"Being part of the UC Davis medical community has been wonderful. Meeting Alumni who are now housestaff,
faculty, and community physicians has made my education more rich."
- Mark T.
" I have a great memory of sitting at a CMA (California Medical Association) Leadership
Conference and waiting with great anticipation to hear the keynote address that everyone was looking forward
to hearing. When he was introduced his bio read that he was a UC Davis Medical School grad. I remember
feeling so proud that a gathering of California leaders in medicine had a UC Davis grad as the keynote
- Brian Davidson