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Kern Medical Alumni Newsletter

The Power of Every One, and Every Gift.

Every gift matters at Kern Medical. As an academic medical center, Kern Medical relies on each and every philanthropic gift, no matter the size, to advance world-class patient care and education. By supporting our Alumni Society, you can make a difference to medical student and residents, now and for the future. Your investment promises an invaluable return: groundbreaking discoveries producing better healthcare for all.

Gifts can be put to use immediately and will go to areas most in need of support. Your contributions help ensure that significant projects and programs will continue.


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Kern Medical Alumni Society

Group of medical professionals collaborating.In celebration of our 150th Anniversary, we have launched the Kern Medical Alumni Society. The Alumni Society was designed to keep the graduates of Kern Medical’s Residency programs, as well as Faculty who have taught at Kern Medical connected.

Benefits of Membership in the Kern Medical Alumni Society will include:

  • Ways to reconnect with Alumni both inside and outside of Kern County
  • Learning opportunities with CME credits
  • Information to stay up to date on Kern Medical news
  • Invitations to Kern Medical events
  • Support of Resident and Medical Student Education at Kern Medical

We hope that you will consider joining this special group. Our membership is growing each day, please sign up today so you don’t miss any of the events planned.

All funds raised will be used for Resident and Medical Student Education at Kern Medial and 100% of your membership is tax deductible.

Contact Erica Easton via email or 661.489.5252 to be added to the membership list today!

Make a gift in memory of Dr. Jack H. Bloch to benefit Resident & Medical Student Education at Kern Medical.

Portrait of Dr. Jack H. BlochOn May 13, 2015 we lost a beloved member of the Kern Medical Family; Dr. Bloch was a brilliant surgeon and mentor to so many who had the privilege to be trained by and work with him. We mourn his loss and send our deepest sympathies to Gretchen and his family.

When Dr. Bloch and his family arrived in Bakersfield in 1976, no one knew the immense impact he would have on so many. Over nearly 40 years, Dr. Bloch trained more than 100 medical resident and students. As Chief of Surgery, Dr. Bloch was instrumental in developing the affiliation with UCLA that remains today. Dr. Bloch was more than just a gifted surgeon, but his kindness and compassion for all he encountered are what made him so special.

The Kern Medical Foundation has established a Jack H. Bloch Fund in his honor. All funds raised will go towards Resident and Medical Student Education at Kern Medical.

Make a gift today to the Jack H. Bloch Memorial Fund and help continue the legacy of exceptional Resident and Medical Student Education for years to come.

“Dr. Bloch was a exceptional surgeon, a wonderful teacher and a kind and understanding mentor.”