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Stritch School of Medicine

Program & Overview

Greeting, remarks, recognition of students

Sam J. Marzo, MD '91

Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine


Student speaker

Kevin Singh

Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine; President, Class of 2021


Introduction of Keynote speaker

Shashank Gupta

Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine; Vice President, Class of 2021


Keynote speaker

David Ansell, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center


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Loyola University Chicago Commencement Program
Loyola University Chicago Dean of the Stritch School of Medicine, Sam J. Marzo, MD '91

Dean’s note

Congratulations SSOM Class of 2021 Graduates,

On behalf of our entire medical school, we are very proud of your accomplishments, and wish you health, success, and happiness in your residency training and beyond. As a SSOM 1991 graduate, I can assure you that you have all of the necessary tools and skills to thrive in your future medical and surgical careers. May you find inspiration in the words of our patron, St. Ignatius Loyola, who urges us to "give without counting the cost, fight without fear of being wounded, work without seeking rest, and labour without expecting any reward."

Even though you are leaving us to complete your training, you will always be a part of our great medical school, and we eagerly look forward to all that you will achieve.


Sam J. Marzo, MD '91

Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Stritch School of Medicine

Keynote Speaker, Stritch School of Medicine, David Ansell, MD, MPH

Keynote Speaker

David Ansell is Rush University Medical Center’s first leader of community health equity, a role he assumed in October of 2016. Within that role, he leads Rush’s strategy to be a catalyst for community health and economic vitality on Chicago’s West Side. He previously was Rush’s senior vice president, system integration. Ansell joined Rush in 2005 as the Medical Center’s first chief medical officer (CMO) — a position he held until 2014 — as well as the associate dean and senior vice president for clinical affairs and the Michael E. Kelly MD Presidential Professor at Rush Medical College.

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David Ansell, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity, Rush University

Congratulations Stritch Class of 2021!

See Stritch graduates receiving their hoods, indicating completion of their medical degrees.Watch Video

The Oath of Hippocrates

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Presenting the Class of 2021

Just as we do in person, we recognize and celebrate the achievements of our graduates of college, school, and institute. In addition to each virtual ceremony, you can find all student slides in our searchable database.


Candidates will be recognized by degree group then major in alpha order in the same order as the program book. Candidates will have their name read followed by interdisciplinary honors (if applicable)  and laudatory status (if applicable). Candidates receiving an additional degree will also have that degree recognized.

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