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Stritch School of Medicine Ceremony

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Stritch School of Medicine Ceremony

Remarks and Congratulations

Sam J. Marzo, MD, • Dean & Chief Diversity Officer

Keynote Speaker

Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MS, MD, • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation;Director, Medical Student Programs: Office for Health, Equity and Inclusion; Director, Adaptive Sports: Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance, Michigan Medicine

Student Speaker

Sahand Ghodrati, Doctor of Medicine

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Candidates will be recognized by degree in alpha order in the same order as the program book. Candidates will have their name read followed by laudatory status (if applicable).

Keynote speaker

Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MS, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation;Director, Medical Student Programs: Office for Health, Equity and Inclusion; Director, Adaptive Sports: Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance, Michigan Medicine

Born in Nigeria and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS, has triumphed over adversity and achieved distinction in his career. An assistant professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he also serves as director for medical student programs in the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion and director of adaptive sports in the Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance.

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Dean’s Note

Dear Stritch Class of 2020 graduates,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of SSOM, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for entrusting us with your medical education. You embody all that we hold dear at Loyola. You will be starting your residencies to continue your learning and education - with a focus on patients. Remember that we call our vocation the “practice of medicine” for a reason. Cherish your patient interactions. Learn from each patient. You will not be able to always cure, but you can always care. Remember to take time for yourself and your family. Please stay in touch.

Sincerely,

Dr. Sam J. Marzo, Dean & Chief Diversity Officer Stritch School of Medicine

The Oath of Hippocrates

I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.

I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due;

I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;

The health of my patient will be my first consideration;

I will respect the secrets that are confided in me;

I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honor and the noble traditions of the medical profession;

My colleagues will be my brothers and sisters;

I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics, or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I will maintain the utmost respect for human life, from the time of conception, even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.

I make these promises solemnly, freely, and upon my honor.

— Declaration of Geneva, version 1948

A letter from Alumni Relations

Dear Graduate,

Congratulations on your graduation, and welcome to Loyola’s alumni community! It’s a great time to be a Rambler and an alumnus. We celebrate the students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of Loyola who continue to make this University the special place it is.

While graduation signals a change in your status from student to alumnus, it also signals a new beginning. Commencement is the first step in your new relationship with Loyola. You join over 150,000 other proud alumni who have found a number of ways to stay connected to their alma mater.

Here are a few ways you can stay engaged:

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