Commencement 2017 Archives
Challenges, opportunities ahead for VUSM graduates
May. 18, 2017—In his message to the class of 2017 at Commencement last Friday, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), spoke of challenges caused by the rapid pace of change in health care and eroding public trust in the U.S. health care system.
Nursing graduates ready to begin health care journeys
May. 18, 2017—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, told the Class of 2017 during Investiture ceremonies last week that they have chosen to become nurses at the best point in history.
Biomedical Sciences graduates driven by pursuit of discovery
May. 18, 2017—When Allison Norlander was visiting biomedical science graduate programs in 2011, she nearly crossed Vanderbilt off her list before she even visited. After six interview trips, she was worn out.
Commencement 2017 schedule
May. 11, 2017—Commencement begins at 9 a.m. Friday, May 12.
Class of 2017: Jacob Schultz, former walk-on snapper, heads to medical school on Navy scholarship
May. 8, 2017—When Jacob Schultz learned the U.S. Navy had awarded him a prestigious Health Professions Scholarship to medical school, he didn’t tell his family—at least not immediately. Four days later, Schultz, a senior snapper on Vanderbilt’s football team, also learned he’d been accepted into Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine.