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School of Medicine and Dentistry

On May 16, 2014, the University conferred MD degrees on 147 new doctors at the School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement. The ceremony was held in the University’s Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The following day, the medical school honored recipients of master’s degrees in medicine.

  • two students taking a selfie with their smartphone Justin Roh (left) and Michael Barnes take a celebratory selfie before the ceremony.
  • a line of students prepares to walk into their commencement ceremony Members of the Class of 2014 gather in Lowry Hall.
  • large crowd of students and family inside Kodak Hall The candidates file into Kodak Hall, sit front and center, and kick off the ceremony.
  • Mark Taubman making a speech behind a podium Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry Mark Taubman reminds the candidates that although technology is changing health care, a smartphone can never replace the doctor-patient relationship.
  • students in theatre seats laughing and applauding The candidates laugh with and applaud Behdad Bozorgnia, their fellow classmate who offered his remarks for the Class of 2014.
  • Behdad Bozorgnia making a speech behind a podium In his remarks for the Class of 2014, Behdad Bozorgnia thanks family and friends for their support. In the years to come, he says, “let’s meet at the water fountain of youth. We’ll have a drink.”
  • Timothy Quill making a speech behind a podium Timothy Quill, the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor of Palliative Care, delivers the faculty address. He reminds the candidates that doctors are both guides and partners to their patients. “Learn how to provide the kind of care and advice you would want if you were a patient.”
  • President Seligman behind a podium, Louis Slaughter on stage, with Mark Taubman holding a large framed proclamation President Seligman (left) presents a presidential proclamation, held by Mark Taubman (right), to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, recognizing her commitment to the region and the nation.
  • Louise Slaughter making a speech behind a podium Congresswoman Louise Slaughter delivers the commencement address, in which she asks the candidates to reflect on how government policies and priorities affect the practice of medicine.
  • students in the crowd reading the graduation oath from pieces of paper The candidates recite the graduation oath. All physicians in attendance were also invited to stand and recite the oath with the graduating class.
  • student receiving her doctoral hood Tiffany Chi receives her hood from David Lambert, senior associate dean of medical student education.
  • student cheering and holding up her diploma Millicent Okereke celebrates after receiving her diploma from President Seligman.
  • student stops in the aisle as family members take photos and video with phones, tablets Clifford Pierre smiles for photos and video after receiving his diploma.
  • large crowd of graduates look up into the theatre balcony Candidates look for friends and family in the audience. Throughout the ceremony, the Class of 2014’s loved ones were acknowledged and thanked for their support.
  • man in graduate cap and gown kisses infant son Tyson Olson kisses his four-month-old baby, Hunter, in front of Kodak Hall after the ceremony.

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