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School of Medicine and Dentistry

The University conferred MD degrees on 102 new doctors at the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s commencement ceremony held in the University's historic Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on May 17, 2013. The following day, the medical school honored recipients of master’s degrees in medicine.

  • grads hugging Members of the Class of 2013 gather for one last hug before entering Kodak Hall to receive their degrees.
  • Candidates file into Kodak Hall The Main Hall at the Eastman School serves as the staging ground as candidates begin the procession for the ceremony.
  • smiling woman in sea of blue-clad grads Students find family, friends, and loved ones as the ceremony gets under way.
  • UR president Joel Seligman. University President Joel Seligman welcomes members of the graduating class and their families.
  • Mark B. Taubman speaks to grads Mark Taubman, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, addresses the candidates.
  • man speaks to grads Representing the Class of 2013, Michael Nitzberg titled his address to his classmates as “The Art of Worrying.”
  • grad intently listening Candidates listen as classmate Michael Nitzberg shares his thoughts on “The Art of Worrying.”
  • Jeffrey M. Lyness speaks to grads Psychiatry professor and School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus Jeffrey Lyness delivers the faculty address.
  • grads applaud In the next step of their medical education, graduates will undertake residencies at academic medical centers across the country. For this year’s class, the top residency specialties included internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and anesthesiology.
  • Edward D Miller delivers speech Former Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Edward Miller ’68M (MD) delivers the commencement address, titled “The Mantle of Leadership.” Miller was presented with the Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Medal, an award given to Rochester alumni in recognition of outstanding achievement and service.
  • doctor at microphone “I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity. . .” —David Lambert, professor of medicine, leads the MD candidates in the “Graduation Oath.”
  • students recite oath “. . . I will maintain respect for human life and dignity, and I will use my medical knowledge only for the benefit of humanity. I make these promises solemnly, freely, and upon my honor.” Janna Gewirtz and her classmates recite the “Graduation Oath” together before receiving their degrees.
  • man gives woman her hood Tamara John receives her hood. John will begin her residency in orthopaedic surgery at Yale.
  • newly minted grad with her family Jenie George, who will beginning her residency in neurology in Rochester, poses with her brothers, Jenson George, Robin Abraham, Edwin David, and Melvin David (left to right), after the ceremony.
  • man points to his MD diploma, with his mother Marcus Burrell, holding his diploma, celebrates with mother, Beverly, following the ceremony.
  • student poses for a photo with parents Louis Okafor, his mother, Maureen, and his father, Louis Sr., celebrate the day with a family photo outside Eastman Theatre.
  • three women grads Stephanie Guo, Aqsa Shakoor, and Meghan Kelly pause for a photo after the ceremony.

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