May 13, 2005
Invitation to Cover
Penn’s School of Medicine Holds Its
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WHO & WHAT: Graduating Class of 2005 from
the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
As part of a memorable rite of passage, 147 PENN medical
students will receive diplomas, awards, and recite the
Hippocratic Oath for the first time as new doctors.
The Graduate Address will be given by Dr. Helene
Gayle, a Class of 1981 PENN Medicine alumna,
who is currently Director of the HIV, TB, and Reproductive
Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s.
Special guest Dr. Alfred Gellhorn,
who served as Dean of PENN’s School of Medicine
from 1969-1973, will present his grandson Alfred
Gellhorn Campbell, with his diploma and hood.
WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2005
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The agenda includes:
3:00 p.m. Processional
3:05 p.m. Opening remarks by Dr. Arthur Rubenstein,
Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
and EVP, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System.
3:15 p.m. Graduation address given by Dr. Helene Gayle
3:45 p.m. Presentation of diplomas and hoods
4:50 p.m. Recitation of the Hippocratic Oath
5:00 p.m. Recessional
WHERE: The Ballroom of Philadelphia Marriott
12th & Market Streets
Editor’s note: Please contact Olivia Fermano
in the Department of Public Affairs via pager (215)
980-5378 if you plan to attend.
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The University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine is one of the premier medical schools
in the country – ranked #4 by the US News &
World. PENN was ranked in the “Top 10” medical
schools in four specialty programs, including pediatrics
(2nd), women’s health (3rd), internal medicine
(5th), and drug/alcohol abuse (7th). PENN’s School
of Medicine also ranked among the top 50 medical schools
for students going into primary care practice and is
ranked #3 in the nation for receipt of federal research
funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Penn’s School of Medicine was the first and
only medical school in the 13 American colonies when,
in the fall of 1765, students enrolled for “anatomical
lectures” and a course on “the theory and
practice of physick.” During those pre-Revolutionary
times, the School of Medicine was called the College
of Philadelphia. For a complete history of Penn’s
School of Medicine go to http://www.med.upenn.edu/history.html.