Class of 2019 celebrates at Student Clinician Ceremony, marks half-way point of medical school

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine class of 2019 gathered for its student clinician ceremony at USF’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) on June 9. The ceremony marks the students’ official transition from the classroom into clinical training, and the halfway point of their journey to become medical doctors.

Members of the USF Morsani College of Medicine’s class of 2019 have officially reached the halfway point of their medical school journey.

The students celebrated the milestone during a student clinician ceremony on Friday, June 9, at USF’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa.

“Today’s ceremony signifies the importance of trust, accountability, collaboration and communication in doing the job,” said Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, USF Health senior vice president and Morsani College of Medicine dean.

Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, USF Health senior vice president and Morsani College of Medicine dean, speaks during the class of 2019’s student clinician ceremony.

During the ceremony, students honored five teaching residents with Humanism and Excellence in Teaching awards. Receiving the honor were:

Tanner Wright, MD – general surgery

Adam Fusick, MD – psychiatry and neurology

James Lee, MD – maternal newborn/inpatient pediatrics

Jacqueline Young, MD – internal medicine

Bailee Oliff, MD – general surgery

At the conclusion of the ceremony, students recited the Oath of Commitment, reaffirming their vows as medical students.

To conclude the student clinician ceremony, members of the USF Morsani College of Medicine’s class of 2019 recite the Oath of Commitment, reaffirming their oath as medical students.

“It’s very exciting to know that we’ve already gone through so much and we only have a little bit more to go,” said Catherine Divingian, a third-year medical student at MCOM.  “We’re learning how to function more as physicians and learning where we fit in as working members of the medical team.  I’m excited for what the future brings.”

Photos by Ryan Noone