MD Program Commencement
Medical School Commencement

A Special Celebration

Recognizing the outstanding achievements of the MD Program's graduating class.

We celebrated our 174th graduating class at the 2024 commencement ceremony, which featured keynote speaker William E. Flanary, MD. 

We wish this amazing class all the best as they go near and far as leaders in medicine. Forever Go Blue!

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2024 Commencement Ceremony
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Medical School News
Laughter is the best medicine: Commencement speaker prescribes dose of fun
Commencement ceremonies are, by design, full of Pomp and Circumstance. There are speeches to deliver and diplomas to dispense. And, of course, there is an air of celebration and accomplishment for the graduates and their families and friends. The 2024 Medical School M.D. graduation ceremony had all of this, as well as an added layer of humor when William Flanary, M.D., a prolific writer of both medicine and comedy, delivered the Commencement address May 10 in Hill Auditorium.
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Health Lab
Comedy and medicine
An ophthalmologist and beloved comedian shares his thoughts on the field to aspiring clinicians.
Ahmad Hider, U-M Medical School graduating Class of 2024
Medical School News
2024 Graduation Awards honoree excited to become surgeon-in-training, reshape medicine
When M4 Ahmad Hider crosses the stage at Hill Auditorium this week to receive his diploma and officially become Dr. Hider, like his fellow graduates he is excited about the future that awaits him in residency and beyond. As Hider becomes more fully immersed in the health care system, however, he also feels that many things need fixing. So, when he begins a residency in general surgery at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, he is preparing to for a dual role — becoming the best surgeon he can, and improving health care for patients.