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Medical Student Ceremonies/Events

Honors Day  (Medical College Graduation)


The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Honors Day is the annual ceremony at which members of the graduating class are hooded, signifying the completion of their studies for the Doctor of Medicine degree. 

The speakers for the Honors Day Ceremony include the dean of the UC College of Medicine, a class representative selected by the graduating class and an invited guest to give the Honors Day Address. Student awards are given by the College of Medicine and by the college’s individual departments.   

Recipients of the Daniel Drake Medal, the highest honor conferred by the College of Medicine to living faculty and alumni for their outstanding or unique contributions to medical education, scholarship or research, attend the Honors Day ceremony.

2017 Honors Day

Held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Aronoff Center, 159 students received their medical degrees. Two of the students also received their doctoral degrees.

Honors Day featured an address by David Shulkin, MD, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Confirmed Feb. 13, 2017 as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Shulkin previously served as the VA’s Under Secretary for Health. His address was titled “Physician Leadership in the 21st Century.”

The Class of 2017 Speaker was Marcus Cleveland Germany, who will do his residency in internal medicine/pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine/MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Read more about Marcus.

Listen to Dr. Shulkin

Listen to Marcus Germany



2017 Honors Day Photo Gallery

a group of smiling, graduating people in red honors robes graduating honors group posing in a funny group photo honors' speaker in a gray and black honors robe and green sash speaking at a podium three smiling people pose for a photo, two of them are shaking hands Seated honors graduating class is smiling Graduating honors student is speaking at the podium an honors speaker is talking while being surrounded by seated faculty a seated honors class smiling at the speaker honors graduating class holding pamphlets and smiling honors faculty shaking hands with honors grad while both of them smile faculty putting a green sash around an honors grad's neck faculty putting a green sash around another honor grad's neck while they both smile a speaker smiles and congratulates a grad with a green sash faculty member puts a green sash around an honors grad's neck while another faculty member claps a faculty member shakes hands with a grad wearing a green sash while both smile a green sash is placed around a honors grad's neck by a faculty member with a blue sash a green sash is placed on a honor's grad's neck, both faculty members and the grad are smiling an honor grad with a green sash looks back and smiles at the faculty member who put it on her a group of honors grads claps while seated during graduation honors grads applauding while sitting down a group of honors grads do a pose where two of them are laying on top of a row of other grads honors grads watch the honors ceremony honors grads stand and read their pamphlets two honors grads smile while each of them hold a bouquet of flowers an honors faculty member stands next to an honors grad with a green sash while both of them look back at the camera  a group of honors grads looks up at the camera while standing on a set of green stairs a group of honors grads hold their green sashes over their arms smiling grads lined up with their sashes over their arms two honors grads smiling while holding their green sashes over their arms a long line of honors grads are smiling with their green sashes over their arms a group of grads are looking up while holding their sashes over their arms  an honors speaker / faculty member smiles at a person off camera  a line of honors' speakers walks through a crowd of ceremony viewers an honors' speaker smiles with a green sash around her neck honors speakers are standing up and looking at the honors graduation class honors speakers in red robes and and black robes stand Honors speakers looking out at the crowd of graduating students an honors speaker in black robes and a green sash is smiling a line of honors grads in red robes is walking down an isle and are surrounded by the ceremony spectators grads are shown only by their red graduation caps and are surrounded by ceremony spectators a speaker in black and green robes is standing at a podium a speaker in black and green robes at the podium is shown from a new angle a speaker is talking at the podium while wearing black and green robes and other speakers are watching him a speaker in red and black robes with a black graduation cap with a yellow tassle a group of grads in red robes are posing together for a photo being taken with one of the grads cell phones an honors speaker talks at the podium while other faculty members watch him a speaker in black and green shakes the hand of a speaker in red and black at the podium a speaker in red and black gestures outward to the watching crowd while at the podium the entire crowd of honors grads is shown standing up at the ceremony the entire crowd of honors graduates is shown an honors graduation speaker is shown at the podium while other speakers watch the speech a speaker in red and black at the podium is silhouetted in black a speaker in red and black robes smiles a speaker at the podium looks over at another speaker who's standing up two speakers stand up and look over to a speaker at the podium two speakers stand together in black robes while other speakers remain sitting and look up at them two speakers stand while other speakers, including the speaker at the podium, clap honors grads holding green sashes are standing in a crowd of spectators  a group of graduates in red holding pamphlets while looking out the crowd of ceremony spectators graduates in red and black robes holding pamphlets and looking forward a speaker in black and green robes speaking into two microphones at the podium  a speaker in red and black robes looks off to the left while another reads his pamphlet three speakers in black and green are sitting down, the speaker in the middle is smiling All speakers are shown in one photo, all but one are sitting down.  The other is standing at the podium a speaker is at the podium while other faculty members in black robes and red and black robes are sitting down Two faculty members shake hands, one in all black robes, the other in black robes with gold trim.  Both have green sashes Two faculty members shake hands, they both look very happy Two faculty members shake hands and smile at each other, one is handing a blue folder to the other A graduate in red looks at the speaker at the podium a graduate in red looks at the speaker at the podium A graduate in red is handed a blue folder by the speaker at the podium Graduate in red is handed a certificate while people clap A graduate is handed a certificate and smiles at the man giving it to him a graduate in red is waiting with his hands clasped in front of him A graduate in red is waiting with his clasped hands holding a certificate in front of him Graduate is shown with hands clasped in front of him, the faculty is shown seated behind him A graduate in red is shown speaking at the podium with faculty seated behind him Graduates in red and black are holding pamphlets and are shown surrounded by the honors day spectators Honors graduates are standing up and reading off pamphlets honors day grads reading off pamphlets Honors day grads are shown with their heads bowed reading pamphlets Graduates are shown reading off of important pamphlets Graduates in red robes reading important pamphlets graduates in red and black robes reading off of pamphlets The entire group of graduates is shown reading off of pamphlets The entire group of graduates is shown reading off of their pamphlets A speaker in a military uniform is standing up and watching the speaker at the podium A speaker in a military uniform is shown giving a grad in red something along with her diploma A speaker in a military uniform smiles at a graduate after handing her a diploma Both the speaker and the graduate are smiling while shaking hands Speakers sitting in a row are shown smiling at papers one of them is showing the others A speaker in red is giving a graduate in red a green sash A speaker in black robes with a green sash is speaking with other faculty seated behind him Three honors graduates are proudly posing together after graduation A speaker in a green sash is standing next to a speaker at the podium A speaker in black robes and a green sash is given a medal on a red ribbon by another speaker The speaker at the podium fixes the faculty member's medal  The podium speaker puts a hand on the medal receiver's shoulder The medal receiver and the speaker at the podium smile at each other The medal receiver and speaker shake hands. Both are smiling, and the speaker's hand is on the other's shoulder A speaker is waiting and looking down at the floor while the speaker at the podium talks The faculty member is looking at medal that the speaker is presenting to him Both the speaker and the faculty member are looking at the medal being presented The faculty member is bowing his head to be given the medal The faculty member is smiling while the medal is being lowered over his head The faculty member in red is smiling at the speaker after being given the medal The faculty member and the speaker shake hands after he's presented with the medal A faculty member in purple and red is waiting for her medal A faculty member in purple and red smiles as the speaker at the podium talks The faculty member in red and purple takes off her hat A faculty member in purple and red robes is given a medal, but its covered from the camera by her hat The faculty member in purple and red robes smiles down at her medal Faculty member in purple and red robes is shaking hands with the speaker who gave her the medal faculty member in black robes with a green sash waiting for her medal A faculty member waits for her medal A faculty member in black robes is given her medal A faculty member smiles while she bows her head for her medal A faculty member bows her head for her medal to be placed around her neck A group of faculty members lined in a row that have all received medals talking to each other A medal being placed around a faculty members neck Two medal receivers shake hands while sitting in a row of other medal receivers A speaker stands at a podium surrounded by other faculty members Five honored speakers sitting in a row, three in red and black robes lined with gold, the other two in black robes. The speaker at the podium respectively shakes hands with the honored faculty member in a green and blue sash The man in black robes with a green sash is speaking at the podium to the crowd A faculty member is speaking at the podium to the crowd man talking into a microphone at the podium A man is speaking at the podium while other faculty sits behind him and listens A man speaks at the podium while other faculty sits behind him and listens A graduate in red robes stands with papers in her hands and smiles A man speaks at the podium somberly A man speaks at the podium, smiling, while other faculty listen A man speaks to the graduates from the podium while the other faculty seated behind him listen. The man speaking at the podium takes a small pause to look down at his notes The man at the podium speaks to the graduates while other faculty members sit behind him. A group of red graduation caps is visible while a man speaking at the podium and the other faculty behind him are shown. A group of graduates are only shown by their red graduation caps as the listen to the speaker at the podium, who is also shown. A group of students are only shown through their red graduation caps while they listen to a speaker at the podium, who is also shown. A man in black robes and a green sash is shown at a podium, surrounded by people in black robes on the left, and people in red robes on the right. A faculty member speaks at the podium while other faculty listen A faculty member speaking at the podium while other faculty listen and smile behind him A faculty member speaks at the podium while others listen A speaker at the podium gestures to the graduating class A man at the podium speaks while other faculty listens while sitting behind him A man at the podium speaks into a microphone while other faculty listen A speaker at the podium lowers a medal onto a faculty member's shoulders A man speaking at the podium gestures outwards to the crowd The man at the podium speaks with his hands making a chopping gesture A previous speaker watches the current speaker while sitting in a crowd of other faculty Three faculty in red robes sit in a row Five honored faculty members are sitting in a row.  Three have on red robes. The other two have on black ones. Faculty clap for the speaker standing at the podium in front of them A speaker at the podium claps An honors speaker claps at the podium A speaker shakes hands with a graduate while another graduate walks up to the podium A graduate shakes hands with the speaker at the podium while another graduate watches them A speaker talks to the graduating class while two graduates stand on either side of him A graduate stands and speaks at the podium while another stands next to him holding a small red box A graduate holding a small red box shakes hands with an honored faculty member A graduate holding a small red box shakes hands with a faculty member A graduate shakes hands with a faculty member while they both smile A graduate presents a small red box to a faculty member A graduate presents a small red box to a faculty member A graduate gives a small red box to an honored faculty member, inside the box is probably a gift or award A graduate shakes hands with an honored faculty member while the other graduate behind him claps A graduate claps while the graduate next to him shakes hands with a faculty member The graduate that was clapping earlier is now shaking hands with the faculty member the other graduate is going to give a gift to A graduate is giving a gift of a small red box to a faculty member while another graduate watches Two graduates and a speaker stand smiling. One of the graduates and the speaker are shaking hands. Two graduates and a speaker stand smiling.  One of the graduates is shaking hands with the speaker. Two graduates and a speaker stand smiling. One of the graduates is shaking hands with the speaker. A graduate is standing and speaking at the podium One graduate is standing at the podium, and the other is standing next to him near the podium. A man is standing up with both fists raised joyfully to the sky, in one of his hands is a paper.  He's smiling Two graduates shake hands while the third graduate looks at them and smiles A graduate shakes another graduates hand and smiles, while a different graduate smiles at them both. Three graduates smile in a group, two of them are shaking hands Three graduates are smiling in a group, two of them are shaking hands A graduate is speaking at the podium A graduate is speaking into the microphone at the podium. A speaker at the podium is surrounded by other faculty who are listening to him talk An honored faculty member is being given a medal A graduate is speaking at the podium and faculty members are shown sitting behind him An honors graduate speaks at the podium A group of graduates are shown sitting and smiling Graduates are shown only by their red graduation caps, and they're watching the graduate speaker. Graduates sitting in a row smiling A speaker in red robes is talking into a microphone Graduates in red and black robes are sitting and smiling A speaker in red robes is talking into a microphone at the podium.  He's surrounded by faculty A speaker in red robes is talking into a microphone at the podium.  There's faculty sitting behind him. A speaker in black and green robes places a medal over top of the head of a faculty member in black robes The speaker is lowering a medal onto the honored faculty's shoulders The speaker is making air quotes with his fingers as he speaks from the podium A speaker announces something to the graduates.  She's wearing a green sash A speaker shakes hands with an honored graduate A speaker in black and green shakes hands with a graduate in red and black A smiling honored graduate shakes hands with a speaker An honored speaker in a green sash places a green sash around an honored graduate A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate.  The graduate is wearing a red cap and the faculty member is in a black cap. A faculty member is placing a green sash around an honors graduate's neck. A sash is being placed on a graduates neck while another faculty member smiles in the background. An honors graduate is being given a green sash by a faculty member, another faculty member smiles in the background. A faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate, who places his left hand overtop their clasped hands. An honors graduate is congratulated by a faculty member Honors graduates are sitting in rows of seats watching the ceremony An honors graduate smiles as a green sash is being placed over her neck An honors graduate smiles as a green sash is being placed over her neck.  A faculty member is clapping behind her An honors graduate smiles as a green sash is being placed over her neck.  A faculty member is clapping behind her An honors graduate smiles after receiving her sash A faculty speaker shakes hands with a very proud graduate after she receives her sash A faculty speaker shakes hands with a proud graduate after she receives her sash A faculty speaker shakes hands with a very proud graduate after she receives her sash A faculty speaker shakes hands with a smiling graduate after she receives her sash A faculty speaker shakes hands with a very happy graduate after she receives her sash An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate. She is smiling A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate. They say a few words of congratulations.  A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate while posing for a photo.  The photographer is out of the picture. An honors graduate smiles with pride as he has a green sash placed over his shoulders An honors graduate smiles as his photo is being taken by a friend or family member An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate. They're both smiling. An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate. The speaker congratulates him. A speaker shakes hands with an honors graduate. The speaker points to him while congratulating him. A speaker shakes hands with an honors graduate while they both smile. A faculty member puts his arm over the shoulder of an honors graduate after placing her green sash on her. A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate. They both look excited and happy A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate.  An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders An honored faculty member smiles at a graduate as she shakes her hand and congratulates her. An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders.  She holds onto the sash briefly.  An honors graduate looks back at the faculty member that placed the green sash on her shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders.  A proud honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders  A proud honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders A smiling honored faculty member shakes hands with an honors graduate. They're both very happy An honors graduate looks back over her shoulder and smiles as she's being given a green sash An honors graduate smiles as a green sash is being placed over her neck.  Three faculty members are shown behind her An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders.  He looks at the speaker's hands as she pats his shoulders.  Family members of an honors graduate sit and watch the ceremony An honors graduate talks to the three faculty members standing behind her A faculty member and an honors graduate hug A faculty member speaks at the podium An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders  An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders  An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders  An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders  A faculty member and an honors graduate hug A faculty member and an honors graduate hug Honors graduates clapping Honors graduates clapping  Honors graduates watching the ceremony Honors graduates clapping Family members and friends of honors graduates take pictures of the ceremony with their phones Honors graduates clapping An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders .  Three faculty member are behind her An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders  An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders  An honors graduate hugs a faculty member after being given their sash An honors graduate hugs a faculty member after being given their sash Family members of an honors graduate take pictures of the ceremony with their phones Honors graduates watching the ceremony An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders  An honors graduate has a green sash placed over his shoulders  Honors graduates clapping Honors graduates standing Honors graduates standing and holding pamphlets Honors graduates standing and holding pamphlets Honors graduates clapping Honors graduates standing and holding pamphlets Honors graduates are walking out of the auditorium Honors graduates are walking out of the auditorium.  They're surrounded by family and friends that came to watch the ceremony. Honors graduates are walking out of the auditorium.  They're surrounded by family and friends that came to watch the ceremony. Honors graduates are walking through the outer corridor of the auditorium Honors graduates are walking through the outer corridor of the auditorium and talking to each other Graduates are leaving the auditorium building Graduates are standing and talking to each other after the ceremony Graduates are standing and talking to each other after the ceremony Graduates are standing and talking to each other after the ceremony An honors graduate has a green sash placed over her shoulders  Honors graduates are standing up.  They're surrounded by family and friends that came to watch the ceremony. Four honors graduates are standing up among the other graduates An honors speaker and an honors graduate are standing next to each other and smiling proudly An honors graduate and his family are posing for a photo outside of the auditorium Two honors graduates hold bouquets of flowers Four honors graduates pose with a faculty member after graduation An honors graduate poses with her proud family members and/or friends An honors graduate poses with her proud family members and/or friends An honors graduate poses with a faculty member and a family member An honors graduate smiles at his friends and/or classmates An honors graduate smiles while standing between two faculty members A faculty member and an honors graduate pose together with their faces turned back towards the camera A faculty member and an honors graduate pose together with their faces turned back towards the camera Two honors graduates hold bouquets of flowers An honors graduate poses with her proud family members and/or friends Graduates are standing and talking to each other after the ceremony An honors graduate smiles while standing with her proud parents


2016 Honors Day Photo Gallery

A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together, along with a speaker in black robes A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together Honored faculty standing together Honored faculty standing together Honored faculty standing together, both wearing medals Honored faculty standing together. All three are wearing medals Honored faculty standing together, three have medals and one is wearing a green and black robe Honored faculty standing together, three have medals and one is wearing a green and black robe Honored faculty standing together, two have medals and one is wearing a green and black robe Honored faculty standing together, two have medals and one is wearing a green and black robe Honored faculty standing together, one has a medal and one is wearing a green and black robe Honored faculty standing together, one has a medal and one is wearing a green and black robe Honored faculty standing together,one has a medal and one is wearing a green and black robe An honored faculty member wearing his medal An honored faculty member wearing his medal An honored faculty member wearing his medal An honored faculty member with a medal posing with an honors graduate An honored faculty member with a medal posing with an honors graduate Two honored faculty members; one is wearing a medal A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together, along with a bearcat mascot A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together Honored graduates finding their seats at the ceremony Honored graduates finding their seats at the ceremony Honored graduates finding their seats at the ceremony Honored graduates standing in rows Two honored faculty standing together Honored graduates finding their seats at the ceremony Honored graduates finding their seats at the ceremony Honored graduates standing in rows Honored graduates are finding their seats at the ceremony.  The man at the front of the line high fives another graduate Honored graduates standing in rows Honored graduates finding their seats at the ceremony Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets Honored graduates finding their seats at the ceremony A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together A speaker stands at the podium while a faculty member stands nearby and waits for his medal Two honored faculty members shake hands A speaker stands at the podium while an honors graduate stands nearby and waits for his sash A speaker and an honored graduate shake hands A woman in a military uniform presents a certificate to an honors graduate A woman in a military uniform shakes an honors graduate's hand A woman in a military uniform presents a certificate to an honors graduate A speaker stands at the podium while a faculty member stands nearby and waits for his medal A speaker is placing a medal on around an honored faculty member's neck Two honored faculty members shake hands, one has a medal Honored faculty standing together, one has a medal and one is wearing a green and black robe A speaker stands at the podium while a faculty member stands nearby and waits for his medal A speaker is placing a medal on around an honored faculty member's neck Honored faculty standing together, one has a medal and one is wearing a green and black robe A speaker at the podium A speaker at the podium gesturing upwards The speaker and the sitting faculty are being shown together on stage Two speakers at the podium, both graduates Two honors graduates are posing with an honored faculty member Two honors graduates are posing with an honored faculty member Two honors graduates are posing with an honored faculty member A graduate speaker at the podium A graduate speaker at the podium A graduate is standing up in the middle of the rows of other sitting graduates A graduate is standing up in the middle of the rows of other sitting graduates A speaker and an honored graduate shake hands An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate is being congratulated after receiving a green sash An honors graduate is being congratulated after receiving a green sash An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An aerial view of the faculty from behind An aerial view of the faculty from behind An aerial view of the faculty from behind An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage An honors graduate is being given a green sash An honors graduate and honored faculty are walking towards each other on stage Aerial view of the auditorium as a whole An honors graduate is being given a green sash Aerial view of the auditorium as a whole An honors graduate is being given a green sash An honors graduate is being given a green sash An honors graduate is being given a green sash A speaker at the podium looking upwards A speaker at the podium in a blue-gray tinted robe A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together A group of honors graduates in red robes posing together Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets. The audience is also shown surrounding them A graduate is shown looking at something off camera while in a crowd of other graduates A speaker at the podium Honored faculty sitting in a row Honored faculty sitting in a row Honored faculty sitting in a row A speaker at the podium who is wearing a medal A speaker at the podium who is wearing a medal  A speaker at the podium with green tassels An honors graduate is being given a green sash An honors graduate is being given a green sash A speaker and an honored graduate shake hands A speaker and an honored graduate shake hands An honors graduate is being congratulated with a hug after receiving a green sash An honors graduate is being congratulated with a hug after receiving a green sash An honors graduate is being given a green sash An honors graduate is being given a green sash Rows of graduates standing and reading off of pamphlets.  The audience is shown surrounding them A speaker at the podium A speaker at the podium
Student and Dr.Ball at Honors Day Ceremony

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