|Doctor's Golf Tournament is May 30-31|
After a one-year hiatus the Doctor’s Golf Tournament is back. This tournament exists to sponsor the Buckingham-Dunnigan Foundation which, in turn, sponsors and supplements the efforts of the Bismarck UND Center for Family Medicine residency program in its efforts to produce fine family physicians for the people of North Dakota.
Funding for education of any kind is a perennial issue in political circles, and the residency programs are no different. There are many areas where we incur financial costs that for a variety of reasons cannot be funded by our budget. This is where the Buckingham-Dunnigan Foundation is able to help. It is administered by the UND Alumni Association to ensure that it is used for appropriate reasons. To date, we have reinvested the majority of the proceeds from the endowment to build the foundation’s balance. Last year, we finally reached a point where we could use some of the funds for scholarships to fund family expenses for residents who must travel for required rotations. The Doctor’s Golf Tournament is our only fund raising event, and we thank you all very much for your gracious and generous support in the past. We hope to see you again this year!
Lastly, a few details. We have resumed the overnight portion of the tourney to make it a more special and collegial event. The dates are Friday and Saturday May 30 and 31. The golf courses are Hawk Tree in Bismarck and The Bully Pulpit in Medora. The fee is $150 for one day or $250 for both, which includes your golf and cart, meals, and transportation for the second day event. If you want more information, please log on to our web site at www.cfmbismarck.und.edu, or give Pat Brandt a call at 701-751-9500.
Thank you once again for considering participation in the Doctor’s as either a player or by making a donation. Wishing you all the best. -- Jeff Hostetter, M.D., program director, UND Center for Family Medicine Bismarck.