2013 School of Medicine Graduates Recognized for Contributions to School and Society
Thomas Jefferson Award recognizes a graduating senior who has made outstanding contributions to the university or to fields which have not been traditionally confined to science and medicine.
|Julian Thornton Hertz|
Leonard B. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award is a national award given to a graduating senior at each U.S. medical school by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a charitable foundation that has as one of its missions the development and recognition of humanistic physicians. The criteria for this award include that the recipient consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients, illustrates professional behavior by example, shows respect for everyone and is committed to continuous self-improvement. Nominations are solicited from the graduating class, and the recipient is chosen by a panel that includes previous faculty recipients of the award and the advisory deans.
|Whitney Anne Chadwick|
Andrew C. Puckett Essay Award is named for associate dean emeritus, Andrew C. Puckett, Ph.D, a veteran practice course small group leader and one of the most positive forces in the School of Medicine. When Dr. Puckett attempted to retire 6 years ago, this award was given to him as a gift from the School. Each year, Dr. Puckett supplies a topic related to humanism and professionalism in medicine and organizes readers to participate in the selection of the prize recipient.
When should family arrive?
Family can get reservations at area hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts. Book early! Recommend at least 2 nights, Friday and Saturday. The earliest your family has to be here is mid-afternoon Friday and the earliest they should plan to leave without missing any of the events is after 3:00 on Sunday.
What name will they put on my diploma?
The Registrar’s Office will be asking you to provide your name to the UNIVERSITY MARSHAL’s office that prints your diploma. The name appears exactly as the student enters it when applying for graduation on-line. Students should make sure that if they have a middle initial and wish for a period to be after the middle initial, they enter that punctuation during the application for graduation process.
Where do I get my cap, gown & hood?
For the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony, Diploma Ceremony, and University graduation caps, gowns & hoods are rented through the Bryan Center Bookstore, you will get information mailed to you by the University Marshal’s office (there is a fee to rent apparel). The caps, gowns & hoods are to be picked up by you and returned immediately after Sunday’s reception. (You can keep your tassels.) The link to order online is
Where do I get my Announcements and Invitations?
Graduation announcements and invitations may be purchased at the Bryan Center or Medical Center Bookstore. Hippocratic Oath and School of Medicine Diploma Ceremony invitations are provided by the Student Affairs office and will be available on Match Day (March 15, 2013).
Where are you going for your residency?
Please let us know where you Match so that we can include this information in the Hippocratic Oath Program. The Medical Alumni Office will want this information as well so they can keep you informed of future events for your class.
What are the dates for graduation events for May 2013?
Fri., May 10 – 7:00pm - Hippocratic Oath Ceremony, Duke Chapel – unlimited Guests (reception following with heavy hors d'oeuvres - RSVP)
Sun., May 12 - 10:00am - University graduation services – Wallace Wade Stadium
Sun., May 12 - 12:30 noon – School of Medicine distribution of diploma ceremony – Courtyard Duke Clinics.
For maps and parking information as well as other University activities for 2013
Graduation, please view the following.
More information to follow. Keep in touch. READ your email.
Barbara Gentry - 684-6528 or firstname.lastname@example.org