Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

On May 13, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2017 gathered with faculty, friends, and family in Memorial Hall to celebrate their graduation. The class selected surgeon Elizabeth Dreesen, MD, as commencement speaker.

The annual commencement ceremony marks the formal conclusion of these students' experience at the UNC School of Medicine. On March 17, the students celebrated Match Day, where they learned where they will spend the next several years completing their residency training.

Following remarks by School of Medicine leaders, and Dreesen's commencement address, the students officially received their hoods and diplomas.

Other facts about the School of Medicine Class of 2017:

  • Two students were commissioned as military officers
  • 35 students received dual degrees: 23 MD/MPH, 6 MD/MBA, 5 MD/PhD, and 1 MD/Master of Christian Sciences
  • 20 students graduated as Doctor Medicine with Distinction
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