Congratulations, graduates of 2015!
June 5, 2015
Please join me in extending a warm congratulations to the School of Medicine’s Class of 2015! Today, we celebrated the newest group of phenomenal graduates at the all-university convocation and School of Medicine hooding ceremony. I was honored to join so many family members and friends – including many faculty members – who came together to recognize the hard work and collective accomplishments of our newest graduates.
In our ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center, we conferred 110 MD degrees, three M.D./Ph.D. degrees, ten M.D./MPH degrees, 41 Ph.D.s, 160 master’s level degrees – including 21 MPH and 39 MPAS – 82 associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and 55 graduate certificates in biomedical informatics, dietetics and other health care sub-specialties.
"Do your best to remain curious about the world and always excited to acquire new knowledge."
Since 1887, the School of Medicine has produced outstanding graduates, and today, our 461 graduates of the Class of 2015 join that proud 128-year tradition. In our uniquely collaborative environment, their success is to be shared with our dedicated faculty, whose countless hours spent teaching, mentoring, advising and leading shows their commitment to the health and well-being of the countless people in Oregon and around the world whose lives intersect with our graduates.
-- Dean Mark Richardson
We live in a time of health care transformation. The students who graduate today will be practicing medicine and advancing scientific knowledge in 2050 and beyond. Among other things, they will lead the fight in eradicating the most challenging diseases of our time, bring cutting-edge research from the lab bench to the bedside and will raise awareness of the social determinates of health. They will deliver difficult diagnoses and newborn children with equal compassion. Their work will touch the lives of thousands.
I am pleased to welcome the Class of 2015 into our distinguished community of men and women who dedicate their lives to health and healing. The future of health care needs leadership and creativity, and I know our graduates are up to the challenge.Regards,
Mark Richardson, M.D., MBA
Dean, School of Medicine
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