Medical School Commencement to Honor 99 New Doctors, Other Professionals

Medical School Commencement to Honor 99 New Doctors, Other Professionals

May 18, 2005 6:00 PM

Two hundred fifty-seven graduates, their families, and friends will gather on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. in Kingsbury Hall for the 2005 University of Utah School of Medicine Commencement.

The commencement speaker is John D. Day, M.D., Salt Lake City cardiologist known for his expertise in heart rhythm abnormalities.

Representatives from the state board of regents and the Universitys board of trustees, along with University and medical school administrators, will participate in the ceremony. In addition to the 99 doctor of medicine degrees to be awarded Saturday, the medical school will confer 21 doctor of philosophy degrees, one master of philosophy degree, 56 master of science degrees, 22 master of public health degrees, 40 master of physician assistant studies degrees, three master of statistics degrees, 13 bachelor of science degrees, and two bachelor of university studies degrees.

John Day, who serves on the staff of LDS Hospital, has lectured extensively on heart rhythm topics and currently serves as chair of education at the Heart Rhythm Society, an international organization of cardiologists specializing in heart rhythm abnormalities. He is principal investigator on three major implantable defibrillator studies, involving more than 3,000 patients at some 200 centers nationwide.

Day graduated from Brigham Young University in 1991 and earned his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1995, followed by a residency and fellowship training at Stanford University.

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