School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine Hooding & Completion Ceremony

smiling graduates in procession
Photo by Michael Schmitt

“Graduation, especially in medicine and biomedical science, is really about hope,” said David Jacoby, M.D., dean of the OHSU School of Medicine. “It’s when the idealism, diligence and passion that fuel so many of our students are unleashed to help address our most pressing health challenges and to refresh our optimism and belief in what is possible for our patients and for humankind.”

On Friday, June 9, 2023, OHSU hosted Convocation. Then, in a tour de force of logistical excellence, the School of Medicine staged our Hooding & Completion Ceremony, combining Undergraduate Medical Education (M.D. Program) and Graduate Studies — ceremonies that are usually separate —  awarding 444 degrees and certificates (see the numbers below).

OHSU Convocation and the Hooding and Completion Ceremonies are the work of an army of staff and faculty members and months of planning. The School of Medicine thanks our staff and faculty who gave their best selves to ensure that this singular day ran smoothly for our students.

166 Doctors of Medicine (M.D.)
31 Doctors of Philosophy (Ph.D.): 

  • 2 Behavioral Neuroscience 
  • 1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • 10 Biomedical Engineering
  • 3 Cancer Biology
  • 3 Cell & Developmental Biology
  • 1 Computer Science & Engineering
  • 1 1 Microbiology
  • Molecular & Medical Genetics
  • 8 Neuroscience 
  • 1 Physiology & Pharmacology 

143 Master’s degrees:

  • 57 Master of Business Administration
  • 15 Master of Clinical Research
  • 30 Master of Physician Assistant Studies 
  • 3 Master of Science in Bioinformatics & Computational Biomedicine
  • 1 Master of Science in Food Systems & Society 
  • 6 Master of Science in Health & Clinical Informatics 
  • 15 Master of Science in Healthcare Administration 
  • 2 Master of Science in Healthcare Management 
  • 8 Master of Science in Human Nutrition 
  • 5 Master of Science in Medical Physics 
  • 1 Master of Science in Neuroscience 

39 Graduate certificates:

  • 16 Dietetic Internship
  • 12 Health & Clinical Informatics
  • 11 Human Investigations Program

46 Bachelor’s degrees:

  • 4 Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Management
  • 33 Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
  • 9 Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy

19 Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic

Cover of the 2023 Hooding and Completion Ceremony photo album
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