|WHO & WHAT:
||The University of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine’s 2006 graduating class.
of a memorable rite of passage, 152 PENN medical students
will receive their medical degrees, and recite the Hippocratic
Oath for the first time as new doctors.
During the Hooding Ceremony - a tradition where graduates
are presented with a “hood” (an elongated scarf
draped over the shoulders to signify their high achievements
and level of education), three graduates will be “hooded”
by their fathers - each of whom is a current faculty member
in Penn’s School of Medicine:
- Jesse Civan, to be “hooded” by his father,
Dr. Mortimer M. Civan (Department of Physiology)
- Lili Grunwald, to be “hooded” by her father,
Dr. Juan Grunwald (Department of Ophthalmology)
- Anton Orlin, to be “hooded” by his father,
Dr. Stephen Orlin (Department of Ophthalmology)
||Monday, May 15, 2006
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The agenda includes:
8:00 p.m. Processional
8:05 p.m. Opening remarks by Dr. Arthur Rubenstein,
Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Executive
Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health
8:15 p.m. Graduation address given by Dr. Jeffrey M. Leiden,
MD, PhD, Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Pharmaceutical
Products Group, Abbott Laboratories
8:45 p.m. Presentation of diplomas and “hoods”
8:50 p.m. Recitation of the Hippocratic Oath
10:00 p.m. Recessional
||Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Editor's Note: Members of the media are asked
to contact Kate Olderman at (215) 349-8369 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if they plan to attend.
PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News &
World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the
School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education
and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and
leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three
hospitals [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which is
consistently ranked one of the nation's few "Honor Roll"
hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital,
the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center];
a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.