Fall 2019 Dean's Desk
Fall at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) is buzzing with new energy and a renewed commitment to our mission – to educate students to be highly competent doctors of podiatric medicine. As summer winds down, we take time to recognize the tremendous contribution that the College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) community is making to education, research, and service in the latest issue of the Footsteps Alumni Newsletter.
This August, CPM embraced 125 talented new students from across the country as first year podiatric medical students and welcomed back nearly 300 returning alumni for our Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend and $49 North Coast Foot & Ankle Symposium. Throughout the years, despite the considerable change that our College has endured, our undivided alumni community continues to join forces with our students in mind, as they hold the key to the future of our beloved profession. I hope that this issue inspires you to take pride in your ability to contribute to the growth of CPM by participating in our Giving Tuesday campaign this November, attending any of our CME events throughout the year or by giving to one of our funds dedicated to providing our students with the tools they need to have their best possible experience throughout their journey as student doctors.
Throughout our new fall issue you will read about how our alumni are finding new outlets to spread their love of podiatry and of service to youth around the world. You will hear stories of how our faculty, current students and alumni are leading the way in collaborative efforts in research and education. CPM continues to offer high quality CME events in prime locations, and I hope to see many of you at our 11th Annual Southeast National Conference this November 21 – 24th at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel in Orlando, FL. All CPM alumni will receive a $100 discount on full-conference registration. You can register now by visiting https://www.kent.edu/cpm/2019-southeast-national-conference .
Remember, you don’t have to wait for our next alumni newsletter to be delivered to stay up to date on what’s happening at CPM. I encourage you to take a moment to join our on-line community or update your contact information to keep up with the latest news:
Like us on Facebook: @KSUCPM
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Follow us on Instagram: @KentStateCPM
Visit our website: www.kent.edu/CPM
Wishing you and yours a warm and peaceful fall season.