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Pulse - Commencement 2017 An Excellent Outcome

On Friday, May 19, a new journey began for 578 students as they lined up with their peers in the Kimmel Center. Led by University and College of Medicine offi cials, many proud faculty members were honored to play a role in their former students' Commencement ceremony.

When all was said and done, 26 PhD degrees and 297 MS degrees had been awarded to students in the College's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. Last to take the stage were the 255 newly minted MDs, 15 of whom were hooded by relatives.

On the way to their seats: Shay Adekunbi, Anika Afroz, Anshu Aggarwal and James A. Airoldi, who would be hooded by his father, James Airoldi, MD, MCP '93.

On the way to their seats: Shay Adekunbi, Anika Afroz, Anshu Aggarwal and James A. Airoldi, who would be hooded by his father, James Airoldi, MD, MCP '93.

An honorary Doctor of Science degree was presented by Drexel President John Fry to the Commencement speaker, Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, president and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties, in recognition of her commitment to the highest standards of patient-centered medical care, inclusivity and service. She is a graduate of ELAM, the College of Medicine's Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program for women.

Before the conferring of degrees, Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, introduced the 50-year reunion classes of Woman's Medical College and Hahnemann Medical College, to great applause.

 
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