Baylor College of Medicine held the 2022 commencement ceremony at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, its first in-person ceremony with family and friends since 2019. 265 students received their diplomas.
The School of Medicine graduated 170 students, while 86 graduates received diplomas from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and nine graduated from the Genetic Counseling Program in the School of Health Professions. Twenty-five students graduated from dual degree programs, and 14 graduates received diplomas from the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor.
Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine, made sure to acknowledge the strength and resilience of the 2022 graduating class. He defined Baylor graduates as having great intellect, compassion and vision for making a difference in a harsh world.
“Since March 2020, all of you have been a part of a healthcare crisis that no one could have imagined,” he said. “By training in these challenging times, you have had the opportunity to understand the importance of both science and medicine, and you see the impact that academic medicine and public health have on a community in crisis.”