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2018 EVMS Military Commissioning Ceremony

2018 EVMS Military Commissioning Ceremony


[MUSIC PLAYING] Today, we are commissioning to
either lieutenant or captain in the Army Air
Force and the Navy. We’re not only medical
doctors, but we’re also officers in the military. And so today really gets to
mark that transition over to being an active
duty officer where we get to serve our country
as a medical officer. Your graduates have entered
the most noble profession, in my view, in the world,
in caring for patients in your respective professions. And you’ve entered the
most noble profession and doing the most noble
work within that profession, and providing care for those
that are defending our nation. I’m not sure if we choose
medicine, or it chooses us. You sit here today, the latest
link in an unbroken chain of knowledge. That chain connects
teacher to student, and extends back for millennia. Use this knowledge in your
clinical skills wisely. [SIDE CONVERSATIONS] Going through medical school,
children is obviously not easy. But as I’ve have had
some time to reflect over the last couple of weeks of
being done with rotations, and being done with everything,
and just being at home, it just makes you
just very thankful that I was able to do
this, and very thankful for my husband for
how supportive he is, and just excited for what
the future has to bring. My match is particularly
significant to me because I’m going to
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for my
intern here, which happens to be the same
hospital I was born in. I come from a Navy family. My mother was a Navy
nurse and my father was a Seabee in the
Navy for 26 years. So I have a long
history with the Navy. So it’s a really awesome
opportunity for me to continue my medical
training and bring everything full circle. You never feel like
you’re completely ready, but the one thing that
the Navy has taught me is that they do a
good job at training, and they prepare us really well. EVMS has done a
fantastic job giving us opportunities to work
with military families while we’ve been here. So I feel like I’m
going to do a good job.


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