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The day alum Dr. Larry Schlesinger returned to campus to speak with students

The Class of 1971′s Larry Schlesinger returned to campus in March and had the chance to speak with students about his life’s experiences.

Larry Schlesinger, M’71, with four current medical students who have received the Miles Hench Scholarship.

He says a highlight of his visit was sharing lunch with the four current medical students who received the Miles Hench Scholarship in their M1 year. Schlesinger established the Dr. Miles Hench Scholarship in honor of the medical school’s former dean of admissions who gave Schlesinger the opportunity to pursue his dream of a medical career. Though he was the last person admitted to the Class of 1971, Schlesinger served as president of AOA and graduated at the top of his class.

The scholarship he established is awarded each year to the last person admitted to the entering medical school class.

Schlesinger, who specializes in plastic surgery in far-away Hawaii, nevertheless returns to campus periodically, usually in connection with Reunion Weekend. This year, he joined plastic surgery for their Grand Rounds and presented a lunch lecture that was open to all medical students.

In 2000, Schlesinger was named Hawaii’s “Physician of the Year” for his volunteer work with drug-addicted physicians and for his work in establishing a medical clinic for the homeless as well as the Maui drug court.

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