Dr. Annemarie Sommer Scholarship Fund
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 medical schools in the United States, bringing lifestyle medicine education into practice for a new generation of physicians. The scholarship fund has already provided dozens of students with funding to start WWAFD programs in their communities, and we need your help to expand our reach to even more budding young medical students – our nation’s future doctors. Make a gift today to the Sommer Scholarship Fund.
Read more from a few 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