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.
“This is the beginning of a long journey, rather than an end to one,” said Dr. John V. Marymont, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the USA College of Medicine. “As you transition from a student to alum, you will join a group of accomplished, revered and respected physicians who have dedicated themselves to the care of others. I ask that you always give your patients your very best – drawing from both the foundation of knowledge you received here and the wisdom shared with you by our outstanding faculty.”