The End. May 30 is the end of four years of intense study and learning, volunteering and research for 92 graduating medical students at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine.
It is also the beginning…the beginning of three- to five-year residency programs in locations ranging from the Cleveland Clinic to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. These new docs will continue to study medicine in their program of choice-from anesthesiology, primary care residencies, or diagnostic radiology, to radiation oncology, surgery, otolaryngology or psychiatry-the whole spectrum of specialties or generalist studies. They are our doctors of the future, and the future of our nation's health care.
The 2008 class of WSU's Boonshoft School of Medicine will graduate on May 30, at 6:30 p.m., in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton. Reed Tuckson, M.D., executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group, will give the commencement address at the graduation ceremony for these new physicians.
Tuckson is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program. He is also former president of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He served as senior vice president for programs for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and is former commissioner of public health for the District of Columbia.
Located in Dayton, Ohio, the community-based Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is affiliated with seven major teaching hospitals in southwest Ohio. In addition to providing medical education leading to the M.D., M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A. or M.D./M.P.H. degree, the medical school provides residency training in 13 medical specialties and continuing medical education programs for the community's practicing physicians. Its nationally recognized research programs include centers of excellence in genomics, toxicology, neuroscience, substance abuse and treatment, and human growth and development.
Photo: Michael Guy, '08, at the graduation's hooding ceremony