Larner College of Medicine Commencement for the Class of 2022
On May 22, 118 members of the medical Class of 2022 heard remarks from Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., UVM Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Isabelle Desjardins, M.D., keynote speaker Senator Bernie Sanders, student speaker Francis Mtuke, and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Christa Zehle, M.D. Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, and Patrick Clarke, M.D.’22, served as Faculty Marshal and Student Marshal, respectively, at the ceremony.
In his welcome remarks, Page said, “Hard work and long hours come with medical education, but nobody predicted you would become a doctor amid the greatest worldwide health crisis in a century.” He added that, “You, the Class of 2022, are the clearest indicators … of better times ahead … You’ve gained incomparable experience in helping to fight a pandemic … you have shown commitment, compassion and professionalism.”
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