As we celebrate the silver jubilee of our beloved Jefferson Forum, it is with great pride and admiration that I extend a warm welcome to each of you. For a quarter-century, this annual publication has stood as a testament to the dedication, passion, and scholarly pursuits of our internal medicine residents.

Within the pages of the Jefferson Forum, you will find the embodiment of our residents' commitment to excellence in patient care, education, and research. As the Program Director, I have had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the remarkable growth and development of our residents. Their journey from eager learners to competent clinicians and scholars is a testament to their resilience and unwavering dedication.

This year's edition is particularly special, not just because it's the silver anniversary, but also because it marks the countdown to our university's bicentennial bash! We're planning a residency reunion October 25, 2024 that promises to be at the level of the annual medicine ball, but more like the part after the faculty leave – equal parts good food and bad dancing. All alumni are invited, and we hope to see you there! Save the date and invitations will be forthcoming.

To our esteemed alumni, your continued support and mentorship are the mortar that holds the bricks of our residency program together. Your wisdom, guidance, and generosity are invaluable as we navigate the ever-changing landscape of medicine. To our current residents, your hard work, creativity, and passion shine through in every article, case study, and research paper. You are the driving force behind the success of the Jefferson Forum, and your dedication is truly commendable.

Here's to another twenty-five years of groundbreaking discoveries, heartfelt reflections, and the occasional inside joke that only residents truly understand. Together, we will continue to uphold the legacy of the Jefferson Forum and inspire generations of physicians to come.