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MD Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

May 17, 2020


Virtual ceremony  

Steven J. Scheinman, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Geisinger
President and Dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

National Anthem 
Joshua Dearing, MD '20 and Janara Koehler, MD '20

Presentation of the graduates
William Jeffries, PhD
Vice Dean for Medical Education
Vice President for Academic Affairs


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Carmine Cerra, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Alumni speaker
Brianna Shinn, MD ’16
First-year GI Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Closing remarks
Steven J. Scheinman, MD


Prerecorded remarks

In addition to our virtual ceremony, a few remarks traditionally included in our commencement program were prerecorded so graduates and others could watch them whenever they’d like.

Invocation: Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Diocese of Scranton

Greetings from the Board of Directors: Robert J. Dietz, PE, chair of GCSOM's Board of Directors

President's remarks: Steven J. Scheinman, MD, FACP, FASN, president and dean of GCSOM

Commencement address: Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger

Benediction: Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre