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Medical School Class of 2020 celebrates virtual commencement ceremony

UT Southwestern leaders, faculty, and students celebrate commencement for the Medical School Class of 2020.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Dallas County rules restricting large gatherings led UT Southwestern Medical School leaders to make the tough decision to hold a virtual commencement ceremony on May 2 for the Medical School Class of 2020. Watch highlights from the ceremony featuring institution leaders, faculty, and students above.


[Dr. Podolsky] I am delighted to welcome you all to the UT Southwestern Medical School commencement exercises for the Class of 2020.

[Dr. Barker] Today, we mark together a moment you've long dreamt about.

[Dr. Podolsky] You have each grown through a remarkable breadth and depth of experiences.

[Narrator] This year's Ho Din Award winner, Miss Priyanka Gaur.

[Dr. Gaur] I'm grateful for the patients, mentors, and classmates who have helped me foster this Ho Din spirit of compassion and service.

[Dr. Lee] I'm honored to present the following 226 candidates for the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

[Dr. Podolsky] I hope that your four years at UT Southwestern have deepened and strengthened the values and ideals that brought you to medical school, and that you will always be guided by them in the years ahead.

[Graduate] Happy graduation, everyone.

[Graduate] Happy graduation, and congratulations to the Class of 2020.

[Graduate] Hi, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone.

[Graduate] Coming into medical school, has been such a great four years of class.

[Graduate] Happy graduation, I wanted to thank you all.

[Dr. Akinmolayemi] Class of 2020, congratulations once again.

[Dr. Abraham] We know that you are gonna be great.

[Dr. Odedosu] All your training and education here at UT Southwestern has prepared you very well.

[Dr. McGregor] Go forth and do great things.

[Dr. Roman] Remember to be hopeful. Remember the wonder, and honor that it is, the great privilege that it is to be a physician.

[Dr. Nesbitt] I encourage all of you to keep your heart in medicine.

[Dr. Mihalic] You have each made a lasting mark on UT Southwestern, and on my life.

[Dr. Youngblood] I challenge you to serve others, and by doing so, lead.

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