School of Medicine graduate Sai Chennupati receives his academic hood from Amy Fleming, MD, MScHPE.

Commencement 2023

Hundreds of Vanderbilt medical, nursing and graduate students took part in last week’s Commencement.

Smotochukwu Ukwuani, MD, gets a hug after receiving her diploma at the School of Medicine ceremony.

Commencement 2022

Vanderbilt University’s Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Graduate School held Commencement ceremonies May 13.

Ceremonies honor 2021 graduates

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Graduate School held Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, for the Class of 2021.

Josh Thompson celebrates with his wife, Amy, and children Charlotte and Theodore.

Special ceremonies celebrate students who graduated last year

On Sunday, May 2, the Class of 2020 of Vanderbilt University Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the Graduate School held in-person commencement ceremonies for students earning degrees. While the classes participated in virtual ceremonies last year, many opted to return to campus to celebrate with friends, family and faculty.

Pearson receives Shovel Award from VUSM students

Each year, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduating fourth-year class honors one faculty member with the Shovel Award in recognition of the exceptionally meaningful impact he or she has had on their medical education.

Graduate School student Gabriela Alvarado, School of Medicine student Will French, and School of Nursing students are among those taking part in today’s Commencement exercises.

Commencement 2019

Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Friday, May 10.