Larner College of Medicine Commencement


Sun, rain and a couple pairs of crutches were unable to dampen the spirits of the Larner College of Medicine's Class of 2019 Commencement participants on Sunday, May 19 at the University of Vermont's Ira Allen Chapel.

Commencement 2019 Julia CowenhovenAfter years of absorbing vast amounts of information, honing and demonstrating clinical skills and comprehension, and experiencing the dynamics of patient interactions and interprofessional health care teams, these medical graduates officially earned the title of “Doctor.”

Keynote speaker Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., UVM associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the College of Medicine’s Nutrition, Metabolism and Gastrointestinal System course, reminded the Class of 2019 of the special gift they will each bring to the next phase of their career. Citing the First Law of Thermodynamics in her address, she said "I know you remember that one - 'energy can neither be created nor destroyed.' However, it certainly can be transformed . . . That is the gift you have brought us today - Class of 2019 - transformed energy . . . You transformed all that energy into drive - propelling your education forward . . . you’ve been patient advocates . . . transferring that energy into kindness, connection and compassionate patient care." In closing, she advised the new physicians to "Recognize the ability to transform energy - store it for times of need - and be grateful for it."

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A full video of the Larner College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony on May 19, 2019 is available for viewing on YouTube here.








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