|Medical students recite the Hippocratic Oath during the University of South Alabama College of Medicine Honors Convocation Friday, May 5, 2017.|
The day before, the medical school graduates participated in 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.
Dr. T.J. Hundley, assistant dean for medical education and student affairs and associate professor of internal medicine at the USA College of Medicine, delivered the address to the class. Both ceremonies took place at the USA Mitchell Center.
Including the 2017 class, 2,616 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 USA Hospitals.
Click here to view all photos from this year’s events and here to see the award recipients.