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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Class of 2020 Commencement

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine conducted a virtual version of the commencement on Saturday, May 9, 2020, viewable on YouTube and Facebook.  

Order of Events

Welcome

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD
Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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Commencement Addresses

Justine E. McGiboney, Class of 2020
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Sol C. Moon, Class of 2020
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Jon M. Sweet, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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Michael A. Gallagher, MD
Internal Medicine Resident
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Alumnus, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Class of 2017
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Keynote Speaker

Timothy D. Sands, PhD
President, Virginia Tech
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Presentation of Degree Recipients

Aubrey L. Knight, MD
Senior Dean for Student Affairs
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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Recitation of The Hippocratic Oath

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Faculty
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Welcome to the Profession

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD
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Student Memories and Thank Yous

Class of 2020
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Well wishes for the class of 2020

We asked friends and family members, faculty and staff, and community members to submit well wishes for the class of 2020. We received more than 70 messages and compiled all your messages into one video for you. We also created a page featuring all of your messages

Military Promotion Ceremony - Hannah Palmerton

Hannah Palmerton, a member of the class of 2020, has been a recipient of a scholarship through the Health Professions Scholarship Program [HPSP] of the US Army. At the time of graduation from medical school HPSP students are promoted from second lieutenant to captain. Join us as Major Reglin oversees the promotion ceremony by administering the oath of office and [boyfriend] Adam Goode will pin on Hannah's rank.

[Major Reglin] Please raise your right hand, and repeat after me: 

I, Hannah Maureen Palmerton, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter, so help me God.

[Major Reglin] Congratulations Hannah!