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A Special Weekend for Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Students

August 13, 2017 11:23 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Mayo Clinic School of Medicine gave special recognition to their class of 2021 on Saturday. 

For the last two days, students and their family members were welcome to attend panels, take building tours and enjoy meals together. All events leading to Saturday’s ceremony where each student was recognized.

Each student received a copy of the physician's pledge, a stethoscope and a book of quotes particularly meant for individuals in the medical field.

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“They are the best in the country. They come from diverse backgrounds. They have great personal experiences. They have great evidence of scholarship and academics. They are just exciting individuals...So we are excited because in a way that is the next generation of Mayo Clinic physicians.” Says Frederick Meyer. M.D., the Dean of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

“Today is the culmination of a long awaited dream.” “Now I know it’s just the beginning of the journey! We still have four years to go. So, I can't say it is all awesome until I get everything and everything is done. But it looks good. It feels good because it’s the begging of the journey and its official. You know I’ve got my stethoscope over there that will bring out at some point and wear and feel special. But for now, it's good…it’s a good feeling.” Says Kafayat Oyemad, a student at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

In 2016 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine received over 4,500 applications and only 45 applicants were selected.


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