One-hundred and seven members of the Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2013 received their M.D. degrees during the school’s commencement ceremony at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 24.
Michelle Au, M.D., author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit (and Other White Lies), delivered the commencement address. Au serves as a staff anesthesiologist at Physician Specialists in Anesthesia at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. She started her popular blog “The Underwear Drawer” in October 2000 during her second year of medical school. In 2011, she published her memoir, This Won’t Hurt a Bit (and Other White Lies.)
In addition to the degrees, several special awards and honors were presented during the ceremony:
Appreciation Award—Dayton Children’s Hospital
For exceptional collaboration and partnership in support of research and medical education at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Dean’s Award— Jeffrey E. Otte
For commitment to academic excellence, empathy, and compassion toward others, personal integrity and professionalism, and earning the respect and trust of classmates and faculty.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award—Casey K. McCluskey (student) and Virginia C. Wood, M.D., associate professor, internal medicine, (faculty)
For consistently demonstrating compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients.
Teaching Excellence Award— Gregory Toussaint, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics
View a slide show of Graduation 2013