Today is Founders'_Day and the official opening of the school year for our MD Class of 2018. Welcome to Feinberg! Each year at Founders’ Day, we celebrate the initiative and wisdom of our founders (young physicians whose mean age was only 36 in 1859!) and rededicate ourselves to continuing their commitment to excellence in medical education on behalf of today’s entering class.


For the past three year's, we've also celebrated Founders' Day as a way to connect our medical_alumni to our incoming class. At our Convocation, our white_coat Ceremony initiates medical school matriculates into our shared profession of medicine. Many alumni donate to support the white coats for the our incoming class--and we are very grateful for their support! Our alumni donor names are shared with the individual medical students whose coat they help furnish, beginning a new personal connection across our Northwestern_Medicine family.


Each year, our incoming students flourish because they are fortunate to benefit from our alumni's generosity—not only though their monetary gifts, but also through their time, mentorship, and expertise. Thank you, medical_alumni, and welcome to theFeinberg_School_of_Medicine, members of the Class of 2018!