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Sophomore Lecture Hall Renamed to Honor a Generous Alumna

Thursday, May 17, 2007

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 Dr. Gary Plotnick, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, was on hand to congratulate Dr. Hosick, who graduated with him in 1966.
 

Elizabeth Hosick, MD, Class of '66, celebrated the 40th anniversary of her graduation by making a generous gift to the University of Maryland School of Medicine last year. That gift is being used to refurbish the Bressler Building's sophomore lecture hall, which was rededicated May 17 as the Dr. Elizabeth C. Hosick Lecture Hall.

 

One of only six women in a class of 140, Dr. Hosick is thrilled that 61% of the current student body is female. "I've often been asked how I was treated as a woman in medicine," Dr. Hosick admits. "And I have to say, I was treated pretty darn well."

 

She credits her education for her success in the field. "The University of Maryland took a chance on a young woman from the Midwest," said the Kalamazoo, MI native. "Because of this opportunity I spent 30 years teaching med students and residents; I spent 16 years as medical director of ambulatory surgery at a 200-bed hospital; and I was chair of anesthesiology for 12 years in a 200-man, multi-specialty service. For this, University of Maryland, I thank you."

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 A sign inside the lecture hall honors Dr. Hosick's generosity.