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Love at Graduation


Class of 2016 graduates Erik Velez and Brooke Su

Pictured: Class of 2016 graduates Erik Velez and Brooke Su

"The journey through medical school is long and difficult. Fortunately, no student has to travel it alone," said Talmadge King, MD, in his welcome at the School of Medicine commencement on May 15 at Davies Symphony Hall.

The words of the school's new dean had special resonance for those members of the Class of 2016 who were graduating with a fellow classmate as a partner. This year, there was an unusually large number of couples among the 178 students.

King urged the graduates to be good listeners -- to seek first to understand and then to be understood. In that respect, the medical student couples have had a lot of practice, as they move forward in the next chapter of their shared lives.

Read their stories here


By: Patricia Yollin
Photo credit: Elisabeth Fall


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