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IL: Graduates Celebrate Achievements at CCOM Commencement

June 29, 2010

by Office of Communications

The commencement ceremony begins with a processional across campus for graduates of Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) recently celebrated the graduation of 166 students on the Downers Grove Campus. The graduates, who earned Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees, were honored in a ceremony led by Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of the University.

In her remarks, Dr. Goeppinger acknowledged the many achievements of the graduates during their four years of rigorous study and training. "This has been a wonderful class for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. They have made a great number of important contributions on this campus and in service to the community," Dr. Goeppinger said. "Today's graduates have also done a wonderful job in representing their chosen field with more than 90 of them visiting our elected leaders in Washington D.C. to talk about the osteopathic profession. And, they have taken a serious interest in research and international rotations working in Ghana, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and more." Class President Minh-Y Canh also addressed her fellow classmates and their families and friends at the ceremony.

Among the 166 graduates, 54 percent will enter primary care residencies while the rest of the class also secured residencies in various specialties. More than half the class will stay in Illinois for their residency programs, with the rest traveling to 25 other states for their residencies.

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