Fall 2010
Hooded Heroes

synapse: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Bailey Cannon with fellow graduates at the hooding ceremony

Bailey Cannon, M.D., celebrates with fellow graduates at the Class of 2010 hooding ceremony. Photo by John Reis

Class of 2010 graduates 55

By Anne McMillin, APR

The University of Nevada School of Medicine held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2010 on May 14, 2010 at Lawlor Events Center in Reno.

The 55 graduating students celebrated completion of their medical education by receiving their academic hoods and reciting the Hippocratic Oath, reaffirming their commitment to medicine.

Michael Casey, M.D., a critical care surgeon at the School of Medicine, served as the ceremony keynote speaker.

The Class of 2010 continued Nevada’s tradition of placing in some of the nation’s most competitive residency programs. Students matched with more than 30 different residency institutions across the nation and will enter specialties ranging from anesthesiology to orthopedic surgery.

Twelve graduates will stay in the state to enter into residency programs offered through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Of note, 19 graduates, or 35 percent, will enter primary care specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine. Nationwide, and especially in Nevada, there is a shortage of primary care physicians.

School of Medicine students matching with some of the most competitive residency training programs include placements with the University of Southern California, University of California at Davis, University of Wisconsin and Boston University.