Annual Events

Academic Convocation and Awards Day
A college-wide convocation is held each fall to acknowledge the accomplishments of the previous academic year and to encourage even greater success in the succeeding years. Student-selected faculty awards are given for each academic year and awards presented to students include the following:

  • William H. Knisely Award for exceptional achievement in Anatomy
  • Irving and Esther Kanner Memorial Awards for outstanding performance in first & second year
  • Community Service Awards
  • Lange Medical Publications award for outstanding performance in third year

The Student Affairs Office sponsors the Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival to showcase the talent of the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Medicine. The Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society sponsors a Medical Humanities lecture each spring.

AOA Student Research Day
The Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society hosts a research day for the recognition of student research in the College of Medicine. Selected students present the results of their research to an audience of their peers and faculty. The presentations are integrated into a day of celebration of student research which includes a guest lecturer from the Dean’s Lecture Series.

Caduceus Ball
During late winter the Medical Student Government (MSGA) plans a semi-formal dance for the entire college. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend for a fun evening of dancing, food and fellowship.

The Medical Student Government sponsors Lampoons each spring. Lampoons provides an opportunity for each class to present skits about their lives as medical students. Faculty and administration are also invited to “poke fun” at the students.

Senior Brunch and Graduation
Each year’s senior class works with the Student Affairs office and the Medical Alumni Association to plan the Senior Brunch and Awards program on the morning of Graduation. Academic hoods and Diplomas are presented during Saturday afternoon graduation ceremonies in the Concert Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University campus. A reception for graduates and their guests is held immediately following the graduation program.