Access to Excellence

Doctor with patient

Sally West

Bryan Meltz

One of Sally West’s patients was so moved by her work as a provider of high-quality, compassionate patient care that she made a $5 million gift to the School of Medicine in West’s honor. A senior associate in general internal medicine at the Emory Clinic, West is the first Margaretta “Retta” Taylor Clinician. One-fifth of Taylor’s gift created an endowment, the Margaretta Taylor Clinician Fund in Primary Care.

The remaining $4 million is supporting some of the medical school’s top priorities, including student programs and scholarships as well as recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty. This helps ensure that the school’s graduates possess the same commitment to excellence and compassion.

The lobby of the James B. Williams Medical Education Building also is named for Taylor.

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