Letter from the Directors

Dear MHP Alumni,

We hope this note finds you well.

So here in Gainesville, we just completed the Fall 2021 semester where we had mostly in-person classes, but with Zoom sprinkled in throughout the term.  As you can imagine, this posed many challenges to delivering the Honors curriculum, but students, staff, and faculty made the very best of it.  As we start the Spring 2022 semester, the current plan is for campus to open up even more, but as we certainly know, things can change at a moment’s notice. 

In this issue of the student-driven MHP Newsletter, the class has compiled some wonderful articles for you.  The first is ‘Recommended Readings for Physicians.’  We have read a few of the books on the list, but there are some that we had not previously heard of.  Another article is about how the current MHP class spends their down time.  Lastly, the class interviewed MHP Alum, Dr. Chris Cogle, and they share his thoughts with you on medicine and life.  We hope that you enjoy the content. 

As we have mentioned in previous versions of this Newsletter, there are a number of ways that you can give back to the program. Examples include spending one hour with our students via our monthly Lunch & Learn series, allowing MHP students to shadow you, being a Preceptor to MHP students once they are in medical school, having lunch with MHP students that are in your hometown, and/or making a financial contribution to the MHP Fund; the proceeds of which go entirely to our students.  If any of these interests you, please reach out to us for more information.  

Otherwise, wishing all of you a healthy and happy 2022! 

Warm Regards,  

Peter P. Sayeski, Ph.D.

Director, Medical Honors Program

Danielle L. Thomas, M.Ed.

Assistant Director, Medical Honors Program