NEOMED awards diplomas to 229 new doctors – business journal daily
ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University awarded diplomas to 229 new MDs, Pharmacy Doctors and other healthcare professionals at its virtual launch ceremony on May 1.
Throughout the event, guest speakers focused on the need for leaders in healthcare.
“Today we are all witnessing a promotion that represents the future of healthcare,” said Dr. John T. Langell, president of the university, at the start. “Leaders who will improve results, access and value. Leaders who may be called upon to respond to the next global pandemic, as history has shown us that it is certain that COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic we will face. I want to share with all of you, our newly created pharmacists, physicians and scientists, that we feel both confident and comforted as we move into an unknown future, that NEOMED is up to the task.
Dr Cliff Megerian, CEO of University Hospitals, also addressed the topic while emphasizing the need for honest, compassionate, accurate and transparent care.
“The art of medicine is what people will remember when they interact with you,” he said. “They will remember how you made them feel the most. You have the opportunity to make an excellent souvenir. “
Each graduate’s names were read aloud, followed by a live feed of each student’s reaction back home.
NEOMED’s 2021 class includes 139 graduates from the College of Medicine, who will go into residency in some of the best hospitals in the country. Of the 69 graduates of the College of Pharmacy, 20 have been placed in residences – with the success rate of those vying for residences exceeding the national average match rate – while the rest will go straight to practice. The 21 graduates of the College of Graduate Studies will enter fields such as drug development, health system management, anatomy, and public health.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.