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Volume 9, Number 20Space holderMay 20, 2005

56th class graduates from UW Medical School

The UW School of Medicine Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Hippocratic Oath Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 4, in the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the UW campus. This is the 56th class to graduate from the UW medical school.

Terry Mengert, professor of medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, will give the keynote address. The graduating class selected him for a Distinguished Teacher Award in clinical science for the third consecutive year. Eric Kraus, associate professor of neurology, and Sherilyn Smith, assistant professor of pediatrics, also were selected for Distinguished Teacher Awards in clinical science.

Smith also will receive the Margaret S. Anderson Award for exceptional concern for and support of medical students.

Michael Ryan, associate professor of medicine, was selected for the third consecutive year to receive a Distinguished Teacher Award in basic science. The WWAMI Distinguished Teacher Award will be given to Suzanne Allen, clinical assistant professor of family medicine. She teaches medical students at the Family Medicine Residency in Boise, Idaho.

Medical students chose classmate William Finn for an Ellen Griep Award, given to a student who inspires peers, faculty, and staff by managing the demands of medical school and continued excellence in other endeavors. In addition, medical student Brian Johnson, who was not eligible for a Griep Award because he expanded his fourth year, will receive a special commendation for inspiring others.

For details on the 2005 Hooding Ceremony, visit

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