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115 Graduates to Receive Medical Degrees from University of Kentucky


LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2014) -- The University of Kentucky's College of Medicine Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., May 17, in the Concert Hall of the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. Doctor of Medicine degrees will be bestowed upon 115 graduates at the ceremony.

This year’s ceremony marks the 51st graduation processional. Dr. Martin Gebrow, a 1964 graduate in the College’s first graduating class will hood his goddaughter, Martha (Marti) Robinson, a 2014 graduate in the 51st graduating class.

During the ceremony greetings will be presented by Dr. Frederick C. de Beer, dean of the College and vice president for clinical academic affairs; UK Provost Christine Riordan; Dr. Michael Karpf, UK executive vice president for health affairs; and Dr. William H. Mitchell, president of the UK Medical Alumni Association. The commencement address will be given by Dr. Charles "Chipper" Griffith III, senior associate dean for medical education; and the introduction of honorary class members and remarks will be given by Christine Gladman, president of the Class of 2014.

The seniors matched into 22 different specialties. Thirty-seven percent of the graduates are entering primary care specialties which include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics. Within the graduating class, 31 percent elected to remain at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital for residencies, and another 4 percent will stay at programs also in Kentucky.