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Class Day 2013
HMS and HSDM graduates celebrate their accomplishments with their family and friends on the Quad. View a roundup of the day's festivities.
Photos: Steve Lipofsky
The Class of 2013 celebrates on the steps of Gordon Hall.
Brighter smiles. HSDM graduate Richard Senatore will begin a general practice residency at the Maryland VA Hospital.
Lei it on. HSDM graduate Alison Quach received a lei from her family, a graduation tradition in California, where she is originally from.
Breaking tradition. HMS graduate Alyssa Sclafani’s parents and grandparents attended Class Day. Her grandfather, Albert, 94, said, “I am terrifically proud of her accomplishments. We have quite a few attorneys in the family, but this is the first doctor.”
Gele-full day. HMS graduate Benedict Nwachukwu stands with his mother, right, and aunt, who wear gele, a traditional dress from his native Nigeria.
Proud parents. The parents of HMS graduate Daniel Barkhuff, standing with his wife, Whitney, and daughter, Sadie, said “We are so, so proud of him.” Barkhuff will begin a residency in emergency medicine at the University of New Mexico.
Welcoming committee. Katherine Albutt and Sheena Chew, HMS co-moderators, and Richard Senatore, HSDM co-moderator, welcomed guests and kicked of the Class Day program.
It’s all in the beard. HSDM class speaker Chris Barth pulled the notes for his speech from his beard. “We’ll be entering a world full of people who will need our help,” he said.
Take a risk. Deep Shah, one of two HMS class speakers, asked classmates “If we cannot find the courage to take risks, how can we expect anyone else to?”
Best policy. IOM President and HMS alum Harvey Fineberg urged graduates to put patients first. “The first rule of putting patients first is honesty,” he said during his Class Day address.
HMS Dean Jeffrey S. Flier advises the Class of 2013.