The Future Is In Our Hands

A group of students on stage in white coats.

Published August 10, 2023

Over the last few weeks, I have had the pleasure of celebrating several important milestones with our Jacobs School community, including orientation, a student clinician ceremony and both short and long white coat ceremonies.

Each event, in its own way, represents the beginning of a new phase in the journey from student to physician.

The medicine they will practice in the future will be dramatically different from the medicine of today, but the patient will always remain at the heart of everything we do in medicine. 

As we begin the new academic year, I can’t help but think about the future, what’s in store for this next generation of physicians and researchers and how they will make an impact on society.

Whether freshmen, graduates, returning students or residents, the arriving classes bring with them a sense of promise and possibility. 

They join our amazing faculty, leaders in their fields of study, who are not only preparing learners for the future but leading the way in clinical advancements and biomedical discovery. 

As new learners join our community, I am reminded that we are all lifelong learners, seeking to improve the health of our community every day.

As learners, I invite you to join all of us as we seek to find patient centered ways to deliver care, new discoveries and innovative ways to adapt technology to improve the lives of everyone. 

It truly is an exciting time in health care. The future is in our hands.  

With warm wishes for a rewarding year,

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA
Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Vice President for Health Sciences