May 6, 2015
It’s already May and I am thrilled to be celebrating at the upcoming Spring Commencement with our graduates. Our students have put in a lot of hard work to get to this point. They have lost sleep, gained knowledge, and had adventures that culminate on Sunday, May 17. Students from osteopathic medicine, occupational therapy, education, nursing, physical therapy, and medical health sciences will cross the stage at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
I want to recognize our Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students who matched in residencies. During their fourth year of clinicals, our medical students also are on interviews for residency positions. After graduation, they must complete a minimum of three years in residency training to complete the requirements for their medical license. Our students have a few opportunities to match as they can participate in a military match in December, the DO match in February and the ACGME match in March. The DO students will be celebrating their matches at their private banquet on Thursday, May 14.
Our occupational therapy students and nursing students have a special ceremony before commencement to celebrate their achievements also. The pinning ceremonies for OT and Nursing students recognize the completion of the program and their entrance into their chosen profession.
The month of May also includes a special luncheon for our donors and scholarship recipients. It is an opportunity for donors to meet the students who have received their generous scholarship gifts and learn of the impact they have made on the student.
I’ve just touched on some of the happenings around Touro University Nevada. If you want to learn more, please call my office of advancement at 702-777-3100.
I hope to see you at Spring Commencement. Be sure to congratulate our wonderful graduates on their success! A special thank you to our donors who recognize the importance of scholarships for our students.