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Summer graduations

November 11, 2013
Posted In: Features, Headlines

Graduation is always a special time at ATSU. This summer, all five schools held ceremonies, and here are the highlights.

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 5/18/13

176 doctor of osteopathic medicine degrees awarded

7 master of biomedical sciences degrees awarded

30/7 states and countries represented, respectively

“Graduation day was surreal. Medical school is rough, and when you are in the middle of it, you sometimes lose sight of that light at the end of the tunnel, but on graduation day you are finally standing in that light.” – Elise Grgurich, DO, ’13

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health 6/7/13

ASDOH’s seventh graduating class

ASDOH’s seventh graduating class ©Grad Images/ATSU

64 doctor of dental medicine degrees awarded

24 master of public health certificates awarded

30% to practice in a community healthcare setting

“On graduation day, I was overcome with joy and disbelief at the idea of having reached a goal that once seemed almost unattainable. I was also bursting with pride at receiving my degree from ASDOH.” – John-Cleeve Soter, DMD, ’13

School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona 6/7/13

SOMA graduation

SOMA graduation ©Grad Images/ATSU

98 doctor of osteopathic medicine degrees awarded

24% to practice in primary care

92.9% to practice in National Association of Community Health Center-identified needed specialties

“I can’t believe these past four years have come to an end. It is bittersweet, and I am looking forward to motherhood, residency, and life as a physician. Not just a physician, but an osteopath from A.T. Still University! I am so proud to have graduated from this esteemed academic institution.” – Kimberly Theos, DO, ’13

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School of Health Management 7/13/13

Doctor of health education graduates Sriyani De Silva, Melanie McAuley, and Beth Hopkins

Doctor of health education graduates Sriyani De Silva, Melanie McAuley, and Beth Hopkins

63 total degrees awarded

9 master of health administration

13 master of public health

26 master of public health – dental emphasis

15 doctor of health education

17 students walked the commencement stage

“The Master of Public Health – Dental Emphasis program allows us to go into the community and help those with dental care needs that don’t have access to care. This program starts the light so that we can travel through the tunnel to help those at the end.” – Aaron Fisher, MPH, ’13

Arizona School of Health Sciences 8/2/13

Degree candidates at ASHS summer commencement ©Grad Images/ATSU

Degree candidates at ASHS summer commencement ©Grad Images/ATSU

135/191 online and residential students earned degrees, respectively

16 human movement

36 occupational therapy

85 physician assistant

51 audiology

20 health sciences

101 physical therapy

17 athletic training

“On graduation day, I felt the pressure of my final assignment, which was getting to the Phoenix Convention Center with my cap and gown in place and on time.” – Paul West, DHSc, ’13

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