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At the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth annual Class Day ceremony on June 7, faculty, staff, families, and students gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 192 new graduates, including 64 from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at Geisel.
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The customary celebration, held the day before Dartmouth College’s commencement, took place in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center Courtyard. In addition to receiving the hoods denoting their degrees, the graduating students also received sage advice from Dartmouth faculty, alumni, their peers, and special guest speakers.
The Class Day address was delivered by Anne E. de Papp, MD, a 1988 graduate of Dartmouth’s medical school and the Global Director of Scientific Affairs for the Women’s Health and Endocrine Franchise at Merck & Co., Inc. She encouraged the graduates not to fear change.
“Embrace change in your life and your career and push yourself beyond your comfort zone,” said de Papp. “After all, this is what life is about, new experiences and new opportunities and as you progress through your future training you will realize that these opportunities are just beginning.”