A class of 113 first-year medical students took a collective first step toward their medical degrees from the UMKC School of Medicine as they participated in the annual Year 1 InDOCtrination Ceremony on Aug. 16 at Pierson Auditorium on the Volker Campus.
The event marks the beginning of the school year and a six-year journey for the Class of 2019.
Raymond Cattaneo, M.D., 03, president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association, delivered the keynote address to students, speaking about what lies ahead for them and the significance of the career path they’ve chosen.
George Harris, M.D., assistant dean for Years 1 and 2 medicine, introduced the members of the class by their docent units. The class then listened to a reading of the Oath of Physicians, an oath that the class will recite together at their graduation in May 2019.
Rahul Maheshwari, MS 2, was recognized as the recipient of this year’sl Richard T. Garcia Memorial Award. The award is presented annually to a Year 2 student who displays outstanding leadership skills, compassion toward his or her fellow students, and outstanding academic performance throughout Year 1.