Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) conferred 101 master of biomedical sciences (MBS) degrees upon students who comprise its MBS Class of 2020. The virtual commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, June 28.
For the virtual ceremony, class members were able to submit photos of themselves wearing their regalia and being draped in the hood that signifies their degree by a family member, friend or mentor.
Venard Scott Koerwer, EdD, GCSOM vice president for strategy and planning and vice dean for graduate education, presided, and John Coulter, MBS ’18, a member of GCSOM’s MD Class of 2023, offered greetings from Geisinger Commonwealth’s growing Alumni Society. The keynote speaker was Steven J. Scheinman, MD, executive vice president and chief academic officer of Geisinger and president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
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For her virtual ceremony photo submission, Jessica Yapi, MBS '20, donned her commencement regalia and proudly displayed her diploma.In his virtual ceremony photo submission, Robert Hodes, MBS '20, was hooded by Jennifer Boardman, PhD, assistant dean for academic affairs for graduate education.