May 17, 2010

Diploma Ceremonies

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine had a total of 127 graduates, including 11 MD/PHD, 16 MD/MPH, three MD/MS, one MD/MBA, and seven cum laude graduates — the most the school has ever graduated. 

Donald Berwick, head of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement who earlier in the day received an honorary doctor of science degree from Emory, keynoted the medical school ceremony. Berwick shared a story from his time as a medical student, about an invaluable lesson he learned in India from a young boy living on the streets.

The graduates and their families and friends gave Berwick a standing ovation. Berwick has been nominated by President Obama to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Health Professions
In the medical school’s ceremony for allied health graduates, 80 students received degrees in the following programs: 15 in physician assistant; 42 in physical therapy; and 23 in medical imaging.

—Kay Torrance

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