School of Medicine reunion inspires class enthusiasm
June 07, 2012
Tufts University School of Medicine alumni descended on Boston May 11-13 for the annual TUSM Reunion, a weekend of reconnecting with former classmates and forging new ties with fellow Jumbos young and old.
Alumni mingle and share laughs at their class dinner, the culmination of a weekend's worth of reunion festivities.
Meeting senior colleagues left quite an impression on Louis Tramontozzi, M07, part of the 5th reunion class. “It was inspiring to see how much enthusiasm other classes carried as much as 50 years out and to see that many of them are even still practicing,” he says.
Attendees absorbed faculty lectures, heard from President Anthony Monaco about the state of their alma mater, and toured the medical school campus—which for some had changed dramatically since their days as students.
Following a Friday tour of the JFK Library and Museum, the Tufts Medical Alumni Association presented its new members and awarded five alumni with the coveted TMAA Dean’s Award for exemplary service to medicine: Lawrence K. Altman, M62; Frank M. Calia, M62; Sherwood L. Gorbach, M62, J84P; Steven M. Jaharis, M87; and Michael J. Paidas, M87.
Alumni cut quite a rug at their class dinners.
Reunion classes convened one last time on Saturday night for class dinners, where life updates and Tufts nostalgia filled the air. Says Joel Buxbaum, M62, “What was probably most memorable is that it was all pretty predictable given who we were in 1962 and who we are now.”