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Dean Akman in officeAkman: Remarks, Charge and Hippocratic Oath

Graduates, what a day to celebrate! As Dean of House Ross and Defender of Himmelfarb this will be the ninth and final time that I have had the honor of leading our MD commencement ceremony. 

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2019 MD GraduationMD Graduates Take Next Steps on Path of Medicine

There was only one thing standing between medical students at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Game of Thrones series finale Sunday, May 19: the 2019 MD Diploma Ceremony.

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2019 graduation cap From a Foundation of Values, Health Sciences Graduates Embark on their Next Journey

More than 600 students representing 27 health sciences programs at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) strode into Lisner Auditorium as family and friends cheered and waved them on..

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PA grads 2019Physician Assistant Graduates Take Lessons Forward

“Sense memory” is a technique frequently used by actors that uses the five senses to aid in emotional recall, Adam Hartheimer explained to the graduates, faculty, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Physician Assistant (PA) Program Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony on May 17.

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AOA 2019AΩA 64th Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony

On the cusp of graduation from medical school, advice to student inductees into the Annual Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AΩA) at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was simple: Follow a path that aligns with your mission and passion.

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PhD2019 graduation hat2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

When Paul Wahlbeck, PhD, JD, looked out into the Lisner Auditorium audience at the George Washington University (GW) Columbian College School of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, he saw amazing potential staring back at him, he said. Wahlbeck, the interim dean of CCAS, presided over the May 16 ceremony, which celebrated the candidates who successfully earned their Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Psychology degrees.

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Class of 2019 Doctor of Physical Therapy at annual awards ceremonyHonoring Those Whose Efforts Go Beyond

After earning a daunting 109 credits over eight consecutive semesters, with 34 weeks of full-time education and training, the members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Class of 2019 gathered with faculty, family, and friends in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre to celebrate their accomplishments and recognize the program’s highest achievers during the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) annual DPT Graduation Awards Ceremony on May 17.

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2019 Dean AckmanAkman Received GW Award at GW Commencement on the Mall

Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, vice president for health affairs, Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, and dean of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), was one of three recipients of the 43rd Annual George Washington Award during Commencement ceremonies on the National Mall May 19.

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StarsMD Program Class of 2019 Awards

Please view our list of rewards for the class of 2019 MD Program.

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