There’s no doubt that scholarships make a huge difference for students. My career in academic medicine may have been completely different, if not for a 1, 026-mile trip I took to interview for one in the summer of 1982. 
Back in July, I shared my personal goals under the UAB Medicine AMC21 strategic plan to create an enriched environment for engagement, innovation and discovery across mission areas in the School of Medicine. In order to meet any of those goals, we have to develop the environment of UAB as a destination for the country’s best talent.
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