The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2019 will reaffirm its dedication to the ethics and professionalism of medicine in the Student Clinician’s Ceremony on Monday, June 26, at 6 p.m., in the auditorium of the Student Success Center.
Organized by medical students and supported by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which promotes humanism in medical schools, the ceremony celebrates the transition of the class of 2019 to clinical training in the third year of medical school. The ceremony reaffirms the values of patient-centered care and humanism in medicine. During the ceremony, medical students will commit to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct, approach their education with honesty and integrity, respect the humanity of all patients and value the knowledge and wisdom of all physicians, teachers and colleagues.
The keynote speaker will be Kennon Miller, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and internal medicine at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.
The ceremony also recognizes outstanding resident teachers with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards. During the ceremony, the class of 2019 will present awards to Jessica Woznick, M.D., Family Medicine Residency Program; Bryan Jacobs, M.D., Pediatrics Residency Program; Kevin Bree, M.D., Surgery Residency Program; Jonathan Pollock, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency Program; Priyanka Badhwar, D.O., Psychiatry Residency Program; and Xuan-Loc Nguyen, D.O., Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.
Ayotunde Ositelu, of the class of 2018, will lead the students in the pledge which begins, “I publicly acknowledge and accept the privileges and responsibilities given to me today as a physician-in-training and dedicate myself to provide care to those in need.”
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is a community-based medical school affiliated with seven major teaching hospitals in the Dayton area. The medical school educates the next generation of physicians by providing medical education for more than 444 medical students and 443 residents and fellows in 13 specialty areas and 10 subspecialties. Its research enterprise encompasses centers in the basic sciences, epidemiology, public health and community outreach programs. More than 1,500 of the medical school’s 3,229 alumni remain in medical practice in Ohio.