|University of South Alabama College of Medicine Class of 2016 graduate Katie Richards walks down the aisle at the conclusion of the honors convocation ceremony at the USA Mitchell Center on May 6, 2016.|
The day before, the graduates participated in an honors convocation where they were "hooded" by an individual of their choice, signifying the awarding of a doctoral-level degree. During the honors convocation ceremony, students were also recognized for their academic achievements. Both ceremonies took place at the USA Mitchell Center.
Including the 2016 class, 2,546 physicians have graduated from the USA College of Medicine since its opening in 1973. Approximately one-third of the physicians practicing in the Mobile area earned their medical degree from USA or completed residency training in the USA Hospitals System.
Click here to view all photos from this year's event and here to see the award recipients.