The medical society has had quite a successful year. We are closing out our “Passport to Good Health” program made possible by a grant from Sentara. We have had consistent activities involving medical and premedical students. We are also able to give scholarships to deserving medical students attending Howard University Medical School and Eastern Virginia Medical School. In order to celebrate and acknowledge these accomplishments, our president, Dr. Stafford Brown, decided to have a happy hour for practicing physicians and residents at the Town Point Club in Downtown Norfolk. This event was held on Thursday, December 1, 2022. According to Dr. Brown, “there was a good mixture of retired physicians, practicing physicians and residents.”
On Saturday, November 19, 2022, members of Greater Norfolk Medical Society of South Hampton Roads met with EVMS medical students for a “speed networking” event. Some pre-medical students from Hampton University and Norfolk State University were also in attendance. The concept of the event was similar to that of a “speed dating event”, however, mentoring and networking were the activities. The medical society members have held similar events in the past but this is the first one since the pandemic has changed all of our lives.