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MU School of Medicine Awards 101 Degrees at Commencement Ceremony

Forty-five remain in Missouri for specialty training in residency

The University of Missouri School of Medicine celebrated the graduation of 101 medical students in the class of 2015 at noon Saturday, May 16, in Jesse Auditorium, 205 Jesse Hall.

Speakers included University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, PhD, and MU physician graduate Mark Beard, MD, assistant dean of medical student education at Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. Beard received a medical degree from MU in 2006. He also is an MU School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine residency program graduate and former assistant professor. MU's family medicine department is consistently ranked among the top 10 such departments in the country.

The class of 2015 had a 99 percent residency program match rate, meaning many hospitals and health systems chose MU medical school graduates as their top resident physician candidates. After receiving their medical degrees on Saturday, MU physician graduates will go on to receive additional training in their chosen specialties. The top specialties of this year’s class are internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. Forty-five of the 101 physicians will remain in Missouri for specialty training, with 30 of those at the University of Missouri.

Graduates of MU School of Medicine consistently score higher than the national average on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). MU School of Medicine graduates are trained, evaluated and expected to be competent in their ability to deliver patient-centered care, including their capability to communicate with the patient, family members and colleagues working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

More Missouri physicians received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university. The MU School of Medicine has improved health, education and research in Missouri and beyond for more than 165 years. MU School of Medicine graduates treat patients from every county in the state.

Posted May 15, 2015

MU Health Magazine


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