A year later, it could further that legacy as the first class to celebrate Commencement after the class behind it.
Rescheduled events for 2020 Graduates and Guests will be held during the weekend of June 5 & 6, 2021. He encouraged fellow graduates to pay forward the commitment to mentoring that Weill Cornell Medicine’s culture embodies.As the Class of 2020 moves to the next phase of their careers, medical school Commencement speaker Dr. Jason Silberman urged his fellow graduates to focus on what they have achieved over the past four years, rather than the bittersweet nature of the last few months.“Despite the circumstances, we owe it to ourselves to be proud of just how long and how much we’ve worked since the time we decided to go to medical school. For best results viewing this website use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. “Doctors, who will be entering the workforce in this particular moment in history with a tremendous opportunity to do good.” By what you have learned and achieved during and before your time at Weill Cornell, and by everything you will do to care, to discover and to teach, throughout your careers.”With those burgeoning careers comes great responsibility, and the important role graduates will have in communicating the value of science to society – particularly now, said Dr. Hempstead, dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.“You are also critically important to our country because you have become proficient in science communication,” Dr. Hempstead said. Check back in late Fall for further information.Commencement planning resource for families, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers The following weekend would celebrate the Class of 2020, whose on-campus Commencement – which had been scheduled for this past Memorial Day weekend – was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Use your clarity of thought and scientific persuasion to encourage a broad set of viewpoints from diverse stakeholders.”In a special address to the Class of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a graduate of the Weill Cornell Medical College Class of 1966, also emphasized the vital role graduates will play, in both science and medicine, as the world works to overcome the current healthcare crisis.“The international medical community are the people rising daily to meet this challenge,” said Dr. Fauci, also one of the lead members of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. After the quick transition to working in the field in April, he relished the opportunity Commencement afforded to mark the end of his medical education and reflect on why he chose medicine as his career. “As much as the pandemic has already defined the year of 2020, it will not define the Class of 2020,” Dr. Pollack said. Like more than half of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Class of 2020, Dr. Kevin Ackerman chose to “One of the core reasons I decided to go into medicine was a desire to help people and be of service to others, and I think that is a core value of people who choose to go into this field,” said Dr. Ackerman, who will be doing his residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The spring term would start Feb. 9 and end May 25.“Pending the progression of the pandemic,” Pollack said, dates for the Class of 2021’s Commencement over Memorial Day weekend would not change. Last year, Cornell hosted Joe Biden, Penn’s 2013 commencement speaker.