Larner College of Medicine Ceremony for the Class of 2023
On Sunday, May 21, 105 members of the Cass of 2023 heard remarks from Dean Richard L. Page, UVM Medical Center President and Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Leffler, M.D.'90, guest speaker, Gaurab Basu, M.D.’10, M.P.H, student speaker Daniel Castro, M.D.'23, and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, Christa Zehle, M.D.'99. Mary Cushman, M.D.'89, M.Sc. and Cyrus Thomas-Walker, M.D.'23 served as Faculty Marshal and Student Marshal, respectively, at the ceremony.
In his welcome remarks, Page said, "The Class of 2023 is special. They joined us in the before times, and with the emergence of COVID they experienced an overnight
switch to remote learning in March of their first year. You, the Class of 2023, you are the clearest
indicators of better times ahead. You are the best promise for our future. You
have shown commitment, compassion and professionalism, and I thank you for
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