May 18, 2016

VIDEO: Watch the Medical School’s 2016 Commencement ceremony

Annual rite of passage for new doctors includes remarks by student speaker Elizabeth Michelle Perelstein and former dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.

On May 13, 2016, 166 future health care leaders entered the University of Michigan’s historic Hill Auditorium as students, and left as physicians.

In a few short weeks, they will embark on residencies to prepare them for their chosen area of medical practice. More than a quarter will stay in the state of Michigan for this next phase of their training — including 18 percent who matched to residency slots at the U-M Health System after being selected from among thousands of applicants. Nearly 1,200 doctors-in-training in 105 residency and fellowship programs currently train at U-M’s hospitals and clinics.

To view the Medical School’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, click on the image below. The video includes remarks by Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., former dean and featured speaker James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., and elected student speaker Elizabeth Michelle Perelstein.