building with sign that congratulates graduates

EVMS celebrated its largest commencement to date in a virtual ceremony on May 15 as 482 students joined the ranks of EVMS alumni and entered into careers in health professions and medicine.

In his address, keynote speaker Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, President of the National Medical Association (NMA), focused on the power of mentorship, serving your community and life-altering decisions that arise in the practice of medicine. Dr. McDougle is professor of Family Medicine at Ohio State University and the first Chief Diversity Officer for the Wexner Medical Center. He directs several workforce diversity programs including the MEDPATH Postbaccalaureate Program.

Commencement was the culminating event of several days of graduation-related ceremonies, including the annual white-coat retirement ceremony for graduating medical students, the Surgical Assisting and Physician Assistant formal white-coat ceremonies and the Military Commissioning and Recognition Ceremony. 

See photos from all of the commencement events.

See the full list of award winners.