The Warren Alpert Medical School Ceremony

THE FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
10:15 a.m.

PRESIDING
Jack A. Elias
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs 
Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences

PROCESSIONAL

NATIONAL ANTHEM
Medical Records

INVOCATION
Reverend Albert Duggan, O.P.
Associate Chaplain of the University 
for the Catholic Community

GREETINGS
Jack A  Elias
Introduction by
Kimberly Alzuphar M.D.’17

Richard Dollase 
Director, Office of Medical Education
“A Community of Hands (from Langston Hughes, Freedom's Plow)"

Introduction by
Vinay Rao M.D.’17

Marcos Aranda M.D.’17, Dorothy Liu M.D.’17, Kunal Sindhu M.D.’17
“It Takes a Village”

MUSICAL INTERLUDE

MUSIC
L. Frederick Jodry V
Senior Lecturer in Music, Organist

Aaron Lindo
Highland piper

George Caldow
Highland drummer

THE PHYSICIAN’S OATH
Now being admitted to the high calling of the  physician, I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the care of the sick, the promotion of health, and the service of humanity.

In the spirit of those who have inspired and taught me, I will seek constantly to grow in knowledge, understanding, and skill and will work with my colleagues to promote all that is worthy in the ancient and honorable profession of medicine.

The health and dignity of my patient will ever be my first concern. I will hold in confidence all that my patient relates to me. I will not permit considerations of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or social standing to come between me and my duty to anyone in need of my services.

This pledge I make freely and upon my honor.

PRESENTATION OF DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Allan Tunkel
Associate Dean for Medical Education

CONFERRING OF MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREES
Mark S. Blumenkranz'72, M.D.’75, M.M.Sc.’76
Board of Fellows

CONFERRING OF MEDICAL DEGREES
Mark S. Blumenkranz 

CONFERRING OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES
Mark S. Blumenkranz 

AWARDING OF MEDICAL SENIOR CITATION* PRESENTER:
Sanchita Singal M.D.’17

BENEDICTION
Rabbi Michelle Dardashti
Associate University Chaplain for the Jewish  Community and Rabbi of Brown RISD Hillel

RECESSIONAL ‡

 

‡ The audience is asked to remain standing until the end of the recessional. The assembly will then proceed to the Hope Club for a reception.