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PHILADELPHIA — One hundred and thirty-nine Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania students will take the Hippocratic Oath for the first time as new doctors this Sunday, May 13, 2012. Among the graduating seniors, several mothers will we also be celebrating Mother's Day, and the amazing amount of commitment they have put into obtaining their medical degrees while raising a family. In addition to these multitasking medical student moms, 14 students have earned duel MD/PhD degrees, with 23 students completing additional masters' degrees.

WHERE: Kimmel Center – Verizon Hall
260 South Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
WHEN:: Sunday, May 13, 2012:
  9 – 11 AM

9:00 AM

9:05 AM
Opening remarks given by J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

9:15 AM
Commencement address given by Nobel Laureate Peter Agre, MD

9:45 AM
Presentation of diplomas and hoods

10:45 AM
Recitation of the Hippocratic Oath

11:00 AM

WHO:: J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre, MD, Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health

NOTE: Reporters and photographers must sign in with Jessica Mikulski and pick up a ticket to gain admittance in the lobby of the Kimmel Center.

Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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