The 2021 EVMS Virtual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. EDT and is expected to last about 2 hours. Pre-show streaming content will begin at 9:40 a.m. EDT with faculty/staff well wishes and other video content. 

OPENING

Vincent A. Rhodes, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

Vincent A. Rhodes, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications

WELCOME

Theresa S. Emory, MD (MD '89), Rector, EVMS Board of Visitors

REMARKS

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost, and Dean, School of Medicine

STUDENT REMARKS

Tavanda L. Lawrence, School of Health Professions Student Representative, Master of Public Health Class of 2021

STUDENT REMARKS

Suhas R. Bharadwaj, School of Medicine Student Representative, Doctor of Medicine Class of 2021

ALUMNI REMARKS

Paul E. Bibbins Jr., PhD (PhD '86)

PRESENTATION OF HONORARY DEGREE CANDIDATE

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost, and Dean, School of Medicine

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, President, National Medical Association (NMA)

PRESENTATION OF HONORARY DEGREE CANDIDATE

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost, and Dean, School of Medicine

REMARKS AND PRESENTATION OF DEGREE CANDIDATES

C. Donald Combs, PhD, Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions

REMARKS AND PRESENTATION OF DEGREE CANDIDATES

Ronald W. Flenner, MD (MD '89), Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

CONFERRING OF DEGREES

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost, and Dean, School of Medicine

THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OATH

Kimberly K. Dempsey, EdD, MPA, PA-C (MPA '03), Director, Physician Assistant Program

THE OATH OF HIPPOCRATES

Ronald W. Flenner, MD (MD '89), Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

PRESENTATION OF GRADUATES

The Class of 2021 will be presented by program in the following order:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences
  • Doctor of Health Sciences
  • Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Medical
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Research
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Physician Assistant
  • Master of Science in Reproductive Clinical Science - Embryology and Andrology
  • Master of Surgical Assisting
  • Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Science
  • Master of Medical and Health Professions Education
  • Master of Science in Contemporary Human Anatomy
  • Master of Health Sciences, Pathologists' Assistant
  • Master of Healthcare Delivery Science
  • Master of Healthcare Analytics
  • Doctor of Medicine

CLOSING REMARKS

Vincent A. Rhodes, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications