Clinician's Ceremony marks transition for Class of 2016

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By Anne McMillin, APR

Students at the Clinician's Ceremony

Jacob Sorenson with friends and classmates at the Clinician's Ceremony. Photo by Edgar Antonio Nunez.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine hosted its 15th Annual Clinician's Ceremony on June 30 in the Council Chambers of Las Vegas City Hall.

This transitional ceremony for the 66 students in the Class of 2016 marked their progression from basic sciences classroom instruction to the clinical years of medical education. Nearly two-thirds of the class will be in Las Vegas completing clinical training in the academic year beginning this fall.

The ceremony was created by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to "underscore the challenges and imperatives to providing humanistic care to patients at the same time as students are pressed to demonstrate high standards of skill performance." It has been widely adopted by medical schools across the country.

The ceremony itself had several important elements including presentation of Professionalism Awards for outstanding examples of professionalism from the ranks of the Class of 2016.

In addition, medical residents were recognized with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Several students and residents were also inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society which recognizes exceptional medical students, residents and physician-teachers for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.



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