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Photos: Docs for Morgan 2017

February 3, 2017

Both teams: docs on the left dressed in maroon shirts, medical students on the right dressed in light blue shirts
For the second year in a row, the doctors win over the medical students during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan scholarship game.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students tried unsuccessfully to win back their title against a team of Carilion Clinic residents, attending physicians, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences students in the fifth annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge. This fundraiser supports the Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

“Each year, the teams get more competitive, in a friendly way,” says Tracey Criss, a psychiatrist and assistant dean for clinical science years 3 and 4 at the medical school, and organizer of the event. “It’s all for a good cause—to celebrate Morgan’s life and support her legacy.”

Harrington, who was a student at Virginia Tech, interned at the medical school the summer before she was tragically abducted and murdered in 2009. She is remembered for her kind heart, exuberant laugh, and can-do spirit.

Dean Cynda Johnson (left) listens as WDBJ Anchor Jean Jadhon addresses the crowd during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge.
Students watch and cheer
Students watch and cheer during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge
2nd year medical student Lindsay McGuire hits a three point shot
2nd year medical student Lindsay McGuire hits a three point shot
2rd year medical student Mercedes Robinson fights for a loose ball
2rd year medical student Mercedes Robinson fights for a loose ball during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge.

3rd year medical student Scott Fligor fights for a rebound during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge. This fundraiser supports the Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. (David Hungate for VTCSOM)3rd

3rd year medical student Scott Fligor fights for a rebound
3rd year medical student Scott Fligor fights for a rebound.
3rd year medical student Scott Fligor fights for a rebound
3rd year medical student Scott Fligor fights for a rebound.
Adam Heilman taunts the opposing team during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge
Adam Heilman taunts the opposing team during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge
4th year medical student Daniel Krakauer drives to the basket during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge.
2nd year student Raymond Chang pulls down a rebound
2nd year student Raymond Chang pulls down a rebound.
2nd year student Swami Rajaram hits a shot while being heavily guarded
2nd year student Swami Rajaram hits a shot while being heavily guarded.
Gil and Daniel Harrington, M.D. address the players and the crowd
Gil and Daniel Harrington, M.D. speak during the 5th annual Docs for Morgan Basketball game.