Fourth-Year Medical Students Honored at 46th Annual Bowman Dinner

October 18, 2023 by

2023 Bowman Scholars

(left to right) Eugene McGahren, MD, Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Wat, Jack Lawton, Simon White and Micayla Menchel, Meg Keeley, MD

The 46th Annual Bowman Dinner was held October 14 to honor the 2023 Bowman Scholars, Jack Lawton, Micayla Menchel, Elizabeth Wat, Simon White and Abigail Williams. These five, fourth-year medical students were selected in recognition of their clinical excellence during the clerkship portion of the curriculum. They also exemplify the qualities of integrity and uncompromising strength of character, enthusiasm for acquisition of skills to provide the best possible patient care and compassion for the ill.

The C. Richard Bowman Fund was established in the memory of Dick Bowman, MD, a 1974 graduate of UVA School of Medicine. Dr. Bowman was dedicated to the constant pursuit of excellence in clinical medicine and demonstrated a spirit and ideals which impressed his fellow students, physicians, family and friends during his relatively short lifetime. Dr. Bowman had planned to start a fellowship in infectious diseases at UVA, but tragically died in May 1977 as a result of a boating accident. The University Trustees of the Bowman Fund are Meg Keeley, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education and Professor of Pediatrics and Gene McGahren, MD, Professor of Surgery.

The 46th Annual Bowman Lecture will be delivered November 10 by Amy Mathers, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. In honor of Dr. Bowman, the lecture is on an infectious disease topic and Dr. Mathers’ presentation is titled, “Practicing Medicine in a World with Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance.” The Bowman Scholars will be recognized at the lecture and Jack Lawton will be presented with the 2023 Bowman Scholarship.


Filed Under: Education, Honors & Awards