In the summer of 2018, Dr. Annemarie Sommer’s generous bequest helped establish this scholarship fund, which provides investment to medical students to cover the cost of launching a Walk with a Future Doc program at their medical school.
A pioneer and internationally‐renowned figure in the field of dysmorphology, Dr. Sommer was also a beloved leader, friend, and steadfast presence at Walk with a Doc. For over a decade, she led well more than sixty walks, took thousands of pictures, and when she was no longer able to attend walks herself, she was visited hundreds of times by her Walk with a Doc family. We are proud to honor her legacy by naming this inspirational program to commemorate her passion.
Your investment in the Dr. Annemarie Sommer Scholarship Fund will help establish the Walk with a Future Doc program at all 179 medical schools in the United States, bringing lifestyle medicine education into practice for a new generation of physicians. The Walk with a Future Doc program is currently in place at 32 of 179 medical schools – and we need your help to reach 100% by the time the 2019-2020 school year starts. Help WWAD expand its reach to budding young medical students—our nation’s future doctors. Make a gift today to the Sommer Scholarship Fund.
Read more from a few of the schools that have implemented the program:
- CUNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
- University of Florida
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Oakland University
- University of Southern California
- Chicago Medical School