Medical School Graduation 2020: Some Pomp Under Unusual Circumstances – AAMC

Read article - Quotes Alison Volpe Holmes, associate professor of pediatrics, medical education, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how medical schools are altering graduation ceremonies to adapt to physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article notes that Geisel's graduates and their families will gather virtually on June 6 to hear commencement speeches, a roll call of names, and the recitation of the Hippocratic Oath. Holmes is impressed by how well students adapted to the changes. She, on the other hand, confesses to being a little heartbroken. "I love graduation. I love giving everyone a big hug and meeting their families. It's really hard not to be able to say goodbye," says Holmes.